Enterprise Architect (Virtual)

Alberta, Canada Req #13
Monday, October 4, 2021
Remarkable team.  Remarkable service.  Remarkable growth.

WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?


Reporting to the Director Digital Innovation, the Enterprise Architect will set the IT direction, improve the IT infrastructure including cloud, and optimize IT operations while aligning delivery to support the achievement of business objectives and goals.


More specifically your duties will include:

  • Enable an enterprise approach to technology portfolio management, facilitate impact analysis of the changes driven by the business, evolution of technologies, and/or external factors (e.g. vendor product roadmaps, technology trends etc.)
  • Develop and coordinate architecture planning
  • Advise and assist business stakeholders and project delivery teams in aligning within enterprise architecture standards & principles while promoting reusability, interoperability, use of shared resources and services, flexibility and agility of the business solutions
  • Serve as an advisor to the business on information integration strategies through driving business technology planning, architectural alignment discussions and solution feasibility analysis
  • Create business architecture models to reflect the organization’s strategies and goals and align the technology target state with business vision
  • Conduct research to inform strategic directions & guidance
  • Develop target state architectures across application, data, network and infrastructure domains to align with business strategy and priorities
  • Determine and implement strategic principles & technology standards in alignment with overall business strategy
  • Evaluate systems engineering, operations, and security models for discrepancies and vulnerabilities
  • Evaluate internal functions, business development strategies, and IT processes for improvement opportunities
  • Recommend improvements in current state architecture to increase cost effectiveness, and simplify the environment, while ensuring quality outcomes
  • Develop roadmaps to reflect priority initiatives to progress towards target outcomes highlighting dependencies
  • Organize training to improve employees’ knowledge and skills for future organizational growth and architecture roadmap alignment
  • Provide guidance to improve the efficiency, security, and support of the organization’s goals
  • Evaluate business initiatives & technologies for alignment with future state architectures as well as cost savings and revenue growth potential

WHAT DO YOU BRING?

  • Diploma or Degree in Information Technology or related field
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in system architecture
    • Experience in modeling and graphic representations
    • Experience in cloud architecture
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered
  • Ability to interact with all levels of stakeholders and leaders
  • Proven teamwork, and relationship building skills
  • Strongly committed to provide an excellent employee experience and environment
  • Strong dedication to confidentiality
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Proven ability to work effectively and professionally in a dynamic environment while managing multiple client demands and priorities
  • Advanced analytical, organization, and interpersonal skills

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A competitive salary that’s benchmarked to Mercer salary data.
  • For commissioned roles, an uncapped commission structure
  • Participation Corporate Incentive program based on 10%+ of annual salary.
  • Paid vacation time plus 5 personal days.
  • One half-Friday off per month.
  • Health and dental benefits and an EAP program focused on your mental health (Headversity)
  • Company paid professional development plus access to LinkedIn Learning.
  • Employee recognition system – movie tickets, household items, electronics, gift cards, etc.
  • Flexible working arrangements

We run our business based on our values and we value those who:

  • Dare to be adventurous, have a fresh, outward-looking way of thinking, determined, independent, entrepreneurial, and ambitious.
  • Care to do what’s right and demonstrate trust, reciprocal respect, humility, honesty, and personal responsibility in all relationships.
  • Share by collaborating and working together as one team to pursue mutually beneficial relationships and better outcomes for all.
  • Uncomplicate by making life easier for customers and each other and make the complex simple and straightforward for everyone.
  • Deliver by aiming to be the best, leading the way in service excellence, and continuously working to innovate and improve products, services, and processes.

Firma is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Firma provides a supportive and respectful environment free of bias, where each employee feels valued. Together our opinions, strengths, experiences, and diverse backgrounds empower us to perform better and be innovative, which is essential to Firma’s continued success.

Applicants are required to be able to work remotely and pass a background check to be eligible for consideration.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.