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Manager, IT Architecture

  • NetHire
  • 03/02/19
  • Canada
  • M3B 0A3
  • Confidential / Yearly
  • Full-Time
We are currently seeking a dynamic professional in the role of Section Manager, IT Architecture.
This job is located in Tiverton Ontario along the beautiful Saugeen shores of Lake Huron.

As Manager, IT Architecture, you will be responsible for the development, implementation and on-going management of enterprise technology strategy and the overall IT architectural framework. You and your team will establish and maintain architectural principles and IT standards and patterns and will evaluate emerging technologies and vendor partners to identify opportunities to improve performance and/or reduce operating and information technology risk. Your ability to understand and translate business strategy and desired outcomes in to an executable technology strategy and then facilitate the delivery of this strategy will determine your success in this role.
Role Responsibilities:

Establish architectural principles and IT standards and patterns to guide technology decisions

Develop architectural frameworks for application and system development, as well as maintenance and enhancement efforts, while ensuring the alignment of data, security, infrastructure and application architectures

Analyze and understand our business strategy and business drivers across our business domains to validate business information, business capability and technical architecture requirements

Create and maintain a consolidated enterprise-level view of our business applications, their structure, integrations and relationships to business capabilities. Assess the health of each application by understanding the applications criticality to our business and its relative performance, supportability and life-cycle to identify critical deficiencies, opportunities for simplification and recommend improvements

Develop and maintain a 3+ year technology roadmap across all business domains including the identification of requirements for the infrastructure, data and applications required to support the desired business outcomes

Establish IT strategies and an investment roadmap of projects to achieve the desired outcomes of the business domains in an efficient and effective manner

In conjunction with the business domain leaders, develop an enterprise-wide data, application and technology architecture strategy as well the governance and processes required to support the on-going maintenance of these strategies and roadmaps

Conduct research in to current and emerging technology trends to determine how these may positively or negatively disrupt desired business outcomes and provide appropriate briefings and recommended response plans to leaders across IT and our business domains

Lead the selection process of enterprise solutions through the analysis of requirements, solution capabilities, integrations and other strategic and commercial considerations

Establish and lead the IT estimating function, developing preliminary estimates and timelines for IT deliverables to inform business cases for our project approval process

Establish and chair an IT Technical Review Board to vet and approve all architectural design artifacts for adherence to standards, completeness and overall acceptability

Promote the use of shared infrastructure and applications to reduce cost and complexity and improve information flow within and across business domains

Measure compliance and architectural health and create risk mitigation plans when necessary to address gaps. Create and help execute sun-setting and legacy application retirement plans

Manage and provide leadership to a team of IT Architects


University degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or equivalent

Minimum of 10 years in IS/IT including 5 years in a Senior IT Architecture role and with a demonstrated delivery of architectural frameworks, roadmaps, strategies and projects

3+ years of experience in a leadership role, managing and mentoring staff

Experience and/or training related to Architecture & Service Delivery Frameworks (TOGAF, Zachman, FEA, eTOM, ITIL, CoBiT, etc.)


Able to think strategically and pragmatically, capable of both developing and executing short and long term action plans

Strong facilitation, negotiation and conflict-resolution skills

Ability to understand and communicate successfully with individual team members, middle managers and senior executives across IT and business teams

A high degree of business acumen and the ability to translate business needs and requirements in to practical solutions

Ability to quickly grasp the essence of a complex issue and to synthesize data and/or views to capture key messages

Ability to think beyond the work environment and make decisions in the context of the total environment

Ability to organize content and write in a style appropriate to the audience and to the purpose of the document

Ability to assemble and deliver presentations tailored to specific audiences

An analytical mindset

Strong leadership skills and a proven ability to manage and mentor staff

Ability to demonstrate a strong track record of execution

Extensive experience with data modeling, business modeling, process modeling, system modeling requirements gathering and analysis and systems design

Track record of collaboration and consensus building

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