Enterprise / Solution Architect

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Category: Architecture
City: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Position ID: J1017-2400
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

CGI is the World’s 5th largest independent IT and business process services company. We provide high-end business and IT Consulting, Systems Integration and IT & Business Management services. CGI has over 100+ IP-based business solutions and operates in 40 countries spanning Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, Telecommunications, Utilities and Oil & Gas. We are a proven and demonstrated success, achieving an industry-leading track record of on-time, on-budget projects and innovative solutions.

CGI’s Systems Integration and Consulting business is provides application development and application management services for our clients. With more than 35 years of experience developing & managing applications for large companies across the globe, CGI has long-term partnerships with leading organizations in multiple industry sectors. We deliver using local teams backed by global resources with a strong track record of quality delivery and high client satisfaction (9.1 out of 10!).

CGI has been winning new work and growing in Victoria, BC. Consistent, quality service delivery has contributed strongly to our growth and reputation. The candidates most likely to be selected will demonstrate their own track record of tangibly improving their client’s business as a member of an effective, agile team. We are looking for professionals who align well with CGI’s values, especially our culture of entrepreneurship. Management is supportive and collaborative. The work environment is both flexible and dynamic. Helping the public sector perform better ultimately improves quality of life for all BC residents.

We are seeking a talented individual who has a minimum of five (5) years working experience in an enterprise / solution technology architecture role. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in designing and implementing technical infrastructures that support multiple databases and technology solutions. The ideal candidate will want to work in a highly dynamic and fast paced environment where he or she works closely, as a consultant, with our internal and external clients.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

Key responsibilities:

• Work in team-oriented environment, providing architectural technical advice and expertise and guidance to key stakeholders on a broad range of technology architectural related projects;
• Work to align multiple solution and project teams towards a common set of principles, objectives and standards;
• Understand and communicate architecture principles, approaches and standards across internal and client technical teams;
• Work as part of various engagement pursuit teams designing suitable solution models which meet client requirements;
• Work closely with clients and team members to understand the business/technical requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions;
• Contribute towards the building of appropriate client deliverables, which may include RFP responses, PowerPoint decks, and other artifacts;
• Develop and validate design proposals and technology roadmaps 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 that is delivered on time and within budget;
• Make recommendations on how to replace customized functionality with out-of-the box solutions;
• Provide knowledge with a broad range of old and new technologies to recognize and exploit the advantages of all;
• Assess, address, and recommend solutions to technical risks to the system architecture;
• Document, evaluate and recommend architecture and design alternatives;
• Mentor architects, developers, and other resources (technical and non-technical) in aspects of architecture;
• 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:

• Highly self-motivated and capable of working with minimal supervision
• Strong knowledge of enterprise and solution architecture concepts, values, methodologies, and differentiators;
• 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, including Oracle/Sun, IASA, TOGAF, ITAC, ITIL, PMP, etc.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Advanced technical expertise in a variety of technologies and technical/architecture areas to include:

Web and Application Servers, CRM, COTS, SOA, Modeling skills/UML, BPEL/BPMN, SharePoint, Four Plus One Architectural View Model, 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.


What you can expect from us:

Build your career with us.

It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change—supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

Learn more about CGI at www.cgi.com.

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.


  • Communication (Oral/Written)
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Agile / Collaborative Method
  • Confluence
  • DevOps
  • Mentoring/Coaching
  • Strategic Thinking
  • UML (Unified ModelingLanguage)

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