Cloud Architect- Azure

  • Date Posted Aug 22, 2022
  • Location Toronto, Ontario
  • Job Type Contract
  • Job ID 14990

Are you collaborative, innovative, and enjoy visionary thinking? Are you a self-motivated individual who is hardworking with proven work history? Are you a forward-thinking, creative individual who willingly takes ownership of complex and challenging initiatives? Then, Apply Now!

Working with one of the top financial clients this role calls for a Cloud Architect- Azure who will be responsible for providing architectural direction, guidance and governance in structure, design, technology applications and/or infrastructure, as part of the process of developing, customizing, and integrating systems. This candidate will lead, design and develop an architecture framework including technology domain architecture strategy, policies, guiding principles and standards to govern how technology solutions will be developed and implemented.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop enterprise or segment technology roadmaps and associated plans.
  • Review project blueprints: Segment Architect approves, or vetoes blueprints based on alignment to enterprise standards.
  • Advises on how best to design overall solutions. Oversee/define development specifications, technical requirements, and system performance objectives and identify system modifications required to meet objectives.
  • Research/analyze business requirements to evaluate and recommend optimal solutions within technology architecture.
  • Provide expert consultation and participate as the top technical expert on the highest risk and complex initiatives/projects.
  • Provide insight and recommendations to develop and implement system architecture within business units and/or IT departments while creating awareness of the total cost of ownership.
  • Influence vendors in product design through subject matter expertise and may develop and/or contribute to negotiations of third-party contracts/agreements where applicable.
  • Build consensus and facilitate collaboration and decision-making within/across business units/business leaders/IT professionals, vendors and outsourced partners to ensure consistent application of IT strategy and compliance with architecture framework.
  • Contribute to the development of project plans by providing input and managing projects/initiatives by directing assigned resources, communicating project status and providing timely escalation of issues
  • Ensure projects are compliant with technology domain architecture and design/operate processes to provide ongoing review of in-progress activity against technology architecture and development standards. Identify, recommend, source, negotiate and implement emerging IT trends, developments and improvements /solutions (buy / build / reuse).
  • Comply with well-defined enterprise technology delivery practices and standards and project management disciplines.
  • Apply industry/technical knowledge to provide solutions that increase business results and/or minimize risk.
  • Conduct pre and post-implementation reviews, ensuring all technical solutions have met business requirements. Protect/enhance the security, availability of technology, brand integrity and shareholder value by establishing parameters for continued investment in technology solutions, and by providing technical risk analysis and assessment.
  • Provide guidance to technology teams and business partners to understand the architectural options and technology choices that account for the total cost of ownership and risk and leverage of strategic enterprise assets.
  • Continuously enhance knowledge/expertise in own area and keep current with emerging industry trends, new technologies and best practices in the external market that can contribute to delivering effective client solutions.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the team and business partners by sharing information, knowledge and lessons learned on a regular basis.

Desired skill set:

  • 10 years of experience as an Infrastructure Architecture
  • 10 years of experience with Azure Cloud
  • 10 years of experience working with stakeholders to gather and translate business requirements into technical solutions
  • Solid experience with MS Visio
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Nice to have:

  • Experience working at a FI or a large corporation 
  • Strong solution architecture background

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