Sr. Technical Architect

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Category: Architecture
City: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Position ID: J1216-1916
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

Due to ongoing growth and success in the province of BC, CGI is seeking an experienced architect to join our world-class IT company in a permanent full-time role in our office in Victoria BC. This is senior level role providing leading information technology services to our clients in BC.

We are seeking a talented individual who has a minimum of five (5) years working experience in an architecture role deploying Enterprise Java, with a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in the information technology sector. The ideal candidate will want to work in a highly dynamic and fast paced environment where he or she works closely with our internal and external clients. If you have the experience, drive and commitment, now is the time to make yourself known to us!

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Be a leader in a team-oriented environment, providing architectural technical expertise and guidance to key stakeholders on a broad range of architectural related projects;
• Mentor architects, developers, and other resources (technical and non-technical) in aspects of architecture;
• Work closely with clients and team members to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions;
• Participate on various engagement pursuit teams designing suitable solution models which address client requirements;
• Document, evaluate and recommend architecture and design alternatives;
• Validate design proposals for new solutions and technical reviews of existing systems;
• Define, analyze and validate detailed system architecture, requirements and design;
• Evaluate changes and perform impact analysis;
• Review and validate system deliverables to maintain the integrity of the system architecture;
• Apply SDLC concepts for designing, coding, testing and implementing application software chat is delivered on time and within budget;
• Review code for adherence to CGI quality standards;
• Make recommendations on how to replace customized functionality with out-of-the box solutions; Assessing COTS solutions and integration requirements;
• Successfully support the assessment of current architectures, recommend future architectures and document a road map to implement future architectures;
• Follow policies and procedures like change management, project governance and software configuration management;
• Utilize excellent oral, written and presentation skills to clearly express and communicate concepts, designs and proposals.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Strong knowledge of enterprise and solution architecture concepts, values, methodologies, and differentiators;
• Advanced technical expertise in a variety of technologies and technical/architecture areas such as Enterprise Java, Oracle, Web and Application Servers, CRM, COTS, SOA, Modeling skills/UML, BPEL/BPMN, SharePoint, , Data Architecture, Data Warehousing, Clustering and High Availability, Message Broker, Security/Identity Management, UI and Graphic Design, Cloud, Mobile, Desktop/Client Server, and Network solutions.
• University/College degree or diploma in Computer Science or a related discipline
• Minimum ten (10) years working experience in the information technology sector
• Minimum five (5) years working experience in an architecture position dealing with enterprise level applications/solutions
• Certifications in both technical and architecture areas, such as Oracle/Sun, IASA, TOGAF, ITAC, ITIL, PMP, etc.
• Highly self-motivated and capable of working with minimal supervision
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to provide thought leadership to technical teams

Nice to have:

• Sparx Enterprise Architect
• Experience in Government or public sector environments
• Oracle Fusion Middleware


What you can expect from us:

At CGI, we’re a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 68,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

CGI is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, CGI is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.


  • BPMN
  • Communication (Oral/Written)
  • Mentoring/Coaching
  • SDLC
  • Solution Analysis
  • Systems Architecture
  • Technical Analysis
  • Technical Architecture
  • UML (Unified ModelingLanguage)

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