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Solution Architect – Enterprise Applications

BANQUE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DU CANADA

This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted October 22, 2021.

Job Description No other bank is doing what we do.

At BDC, we’re devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs.

We’re also dedicated to our employees.

Adaptable.

Inspiring.

Different.

There’s a reason we like to work here and we think you’ll like it too.

At BDC, we help Canada and its entrepreneurs create a prosperous, inclusive and green economy.

Our mission is to help Canadian businesses thrive by providing financing, capital and advisory services.

Furthermore, for over a decade, we have been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.

Diversity.

Inclusion.

They’re more than just words for BDC.

We are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion.

Our goal is to have a team that reflects gender and visible diversity.

In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Recently, BDC embarked on an ambitious digital transformation journey.

In order to complete this journey successfully, we will need the brightest and most passionately talented individuals.

By joining our team, you’ll have the opportunity to shape the bank’s future.

You will be working with multiple business departments, and with all IT groups, to build the solutions that will power BDC for years to come.

POSITION OVERVIEW A solution architect takes the user’s requirements from initial concept, all the way through an executable technical journey.

Additionally, a solution architect researches advanced technologies and approaches regarding best practices in the field.

In this position, you will have the opportunity to create the most amazing experience for our clients and our employees, making sure we promote organizational and technical scalability to create the best possible architecture so that BDC can thrive in the digital age.

If you have strong analytical skills, great abilities to develop solid relationships with business and technical stakeholders, as well as the ability to balance business requirements with technical feasibility and sustainability, you are our ideal candidate.

In this position, you will partner with seasoned application specialists, as well as development teams, to craft highly scalable, flexible, and resilient streamlined solutions.

CHALLENGES TO BE MET Work with stakeholders to identify customer needs; gather, review, validate and document business and functional requirements; design and scope robust solutions; establish performance metrics and drive their implementation.

Provide architecture and technology leadership to project delivery teams as they develop end-to-end solutions, supporting our ever-evolving ecosystem.

Lead the development of the applications, data and technology architectures in conjunction with Corporate Architects, Project Managers, Business Relationship Managers, Analysts and Software Integrators.

Lead the technical solution evaluations, proofs of concept, prototypes, and testing procedures and make recommendations, ensuring alignment between the solutions and the target architecture.

Lead and/or participate in the design of solutions that meet the business needs of projects based on architecture targets and foundations that maximize the achievement of business objectives in a simple, efficient, compliant and secure manner, and that promote reusability.

Keep abreast of ongoing research and new technology, evaluate their applicability, and make recommendations as required to enable BDC to best align its technology to meet its business objectives.

Be a key player in building initiatives.

Provide expertise and counsel, ensuring that technology teams and business partners understand the architectural options and technology choices.

Your architecture will support BDC on its ongoing journey towards agility.

Be part of a multi-disciplinary architecture team and collaborate with several specialists, including security & cloud, to provide the best architecture to meet business objectives.

Maintain ongoing relationships with the vendor and development community to ensure optimal usage of internal/external applications software.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR University degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum of 10 years of IT experience as a business analyst, solution architect or software architect.

Ability to derive practical and viable solutions from the articulated strategic plan vision.

Ability to work effectively with ambiguous or little information and quickly move to the core issue of an IT or business problem.

Collaborative team player and leader.

Demonstrates energy and drive to “make things happen.” Strong communication, interpersonal and facilitating skills that include developing presentations, selling concepts, and conducting work sessions.

Proven expertise in defining and implementing Business Processes, Security and Integration in the enterprise applications domain, including extensive experience as a solution architect in the following areas: development and maintenance of systems, application and systems integration, package acquisition, evolving the application target architecture.

In-depth business knowledge and technical expertise, preferably as solution or application architect, in one or more enterprise solutions: Enterprise application suites such as: ServiceNow, Workday.

Finance enterprise systems such as: PeopleSoft, Loan Accounting Systems.

AS400/iSeries and low-code rapid application development platforms (LANSA).

Experience with Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) applications with focus on adapting business processes to limit customization and leveraging out-of-the-box integration via APIs.

Container technologies and Tanzu Application Services (asset).

Enterprise Project Management and time management applications.

Application Integration, API development and management.

Data mapping to provide the means of system integration by considering the target, as well as the source.

Data integration, databases and the means to receive the data.

Bilingual with excellent ability to write clear, concise, and rigorous documents, in English and French.

Financial industry experience (asset).

Experience with architecture frameworks (TOGAF, SAFe, other) and architecture certifications (asset).

Experience with Agile methodology (asset).

Do you want to bring innovative and large-scale programs to life, be part of an agile architecture community of practice, use technology at the cutting edge of the market and work with amazing people from different lines of business?

If you answered yes, then this position is for you Join BDC and help make a difference With us, you’ll be able to achieve the work/life balance you’re looking for, with competitive working conditions and flexible benefits.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER At BDC, we value diversity in our workforce and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

We appreciate all responses and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.