Solution Architect

Department:

Infomation Products, Technology and Services

Location:

2235 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, ON

Status:

Full Time

Posting Date:

2020-01-28T05:00:00Z

Expiry Date:

JOB SUMMARY:

The Solution Architect will be responsible for security, design, delivery and support of all IT applications services. As a senior member of the IT organization, the Solution Architect will develop and champion IT architecture principles, application security, standards and processes within IBC. This role will also guide project teams in deploying appropriate secure solutions by participating in and validating requirements, determining solution alternatives, creating proof of concept and effort estimations. 

This role will provide context through which IT solutions are properly defined and designed while following cyber security industry best practices.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build and maintain secure software solutions, analysing business requirements and incorporating industry standard design principles for Microsoft Technology platform .NET, SQL Server, Reporting Services, Analysis Services, ADFS, Biztalk, SharePoint, CRM, GP and Azure
  • Develop and maintain the application architectural framework for development teams
  • Conduct design reviews and code reviews, coaching and guiding development team
  • Review and assist QA team with testing strategies
  • Define, implement and maintain corporate security policies
  • Evaluate and recommend new tools and technologies, including developing evaluation process, and acceptance criteria
  • Maintain, communicate and enforce guidelines for industry recognized best practices and security standards for all aspects of data and application development efforts
  • Assist Infrastructure Architect to design technology solutions that meet current and future technology requirements ensuring services are design appropriately and with security as a foundation
  • Develop business cases with cost estimates, adoption strategy, and rollout plan
  • Assist the support and operational team for root cause analysis, identification and remediation of application issues
  • Working closely with other key IT departments such as, IT infrastructure, Quality Assurance, Project Management Office and Service Desk, to support all phases of systems design, development, QA, deployment and transition to operations
  • Following best practices, continuously improve systems availability, performance and recoverability ensuring IT operational performance and availability meet or exceed agreed-upon SLA targets
  • Adherence to and recommend improvements to IT security best practices to continuously improve the security of infrastructure and systems

QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in designing and implementing IT solutions using Microsoft’s application technology stack; ADFS, WAPI, AD, .Net, SQL, SharePoint, CRM, GP, Azure Teams and Office 365
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in IT infrastructure in the areas of network, server and server virtualization, storage, monitoring, and load balancing
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in cloud technologies and services (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS)
  • Experience in TOGAF Architecture 
  • CISSP certification or working to complete certification
  • Experience in cloud services/technology deliveries
  • Experience in waterfall and agile development methodologies
  • Experience managing and developing applications using Microsoft TFS
  • Knowledgeable in current IT trends and technologies
  • Customer service and satisfaction orientated
  • Strong technical leadership skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, management, senior executives and external stakeholders (industry, government, vendors)
  • Excellent facilitation and negotiation skills

Please send résumé to:

Human Resources Department Insurance Bureau of Canada Contact:  Azan Khan  E-mail: careers@ibc.ca



IBC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

This position qualifies under the Employee Referral Program. IBC is an equal opportunity employer.