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Enterprise Architect

CGI

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted August 8, 2017.

Job DescriptionEnterprise Architect

Position Description
Our award-winning Public Sector team is driven, and is inspired by the mandate of our clients to improve the experience of citizen services by simplifying their lives each and every day.

Our programs are high-visibility, multiyear, large-scale strategic transformation initiatives that cover a broad spectrum of disciplines; from financial regulatory services to health care to utilities.

We are looking to add exceptional talent to our team

Purpose of the role:

The Enterprise Architect in CGI has responsibilities to develop and deliver comprehensive application systems and solutions and the supporting infrastructure required in a combination of business sectors and technical domains. The incumbent evaluates business goals, provides assessments, sets direction, conceives systems architectures and designs, develops proposals and provides consulting. He/she is accountable for independent recommendations and decisions affecting a broad range of enterprise architectures and business applications together with the enabling Information Technology and the corporate infrastructure to provide it.

The Enterprise Architect performs research, originates and develops integrated processes and system architectures to meet the Client’s information needs and contributes directly to the Client’s success in expanded market opportunities, increased revenue, reduced cost and more effective use of resources.

Job Responsibilities:
• Understand and evaluate the underlying business goals of the Client;
• Provide an effective high level assessment of the costs, benefits and risks to develop and deliver total solutions;
• Develop plans to migrate from the existing base to the target architecture;
• Develop and sell proposals to the Client’s senior management and technical staff;
• Evaluate technology opportunities for new Customer product offerings and recommend to Clients the business/technology potential.
• Liaise with all the groups in CGI in the formulation of technology and architecture plans to ensure that they are comprehensive;
• Evaluate and determine the opportunity to add or remove technologies, methodologies and tools for use by CGI;
• Provide leadership and knowledge transfer to project teams and focused groups in the use of technologies, methodologies and development tools;
• Provide advice and direction to CGI’s senior managers for technical training and the curriculum necessary to develop staff to effectively use the selected technologies, methodologies and development tools;
• Promote and facilitate the effective sharing of architecture knowledge and best practices;
• Promote the CGI "architecture brand" through active participation in industry and technology conferences, user groups, and professional organizations.

The Lead Architect’s responsibilities do not usually involve the supervision of subordinates. However, through leadership and coordination, the incumbent is often required to provide direction and coaching to Senior Architects, Senior Technical Consultants as well as Managing Consultants and Partner organizations or other 3rd Party organizations as appropriate in the completion of their work.

• The ability to analyze, define, design and propose solutions to business problems at the highest level of complexity or in areas calling for significantly innovative approaches;
• Knowledge and the ability to deal with a broad range of old and new technologies with the skills to recognize and exploit the advantages of both;
• The ability to advise and recommend ways to plan, organize and provide technical control for manpower, time and computing resources required in the development of system solutions;

Education:
Undergraduate degrees in Computer Science, Engineering, Science or Business (Information Systems) and graduate work at the masters’ level

Required Experience:
• Minimum of 10 years relevant working experience in: Public Sector, Banking & Financial Services

To function effectively, the Lead Architect is required to conceptualize and think abstractly, work and manage in a technically complex and ambiguous environment, and effectively communicate with all levels of management. The functions performed require:
• The ability to analyze, define, design and propose solutions to business problems at the highest level of complexity or in areas calling for significantly innovative approaches;
• Knowledge and the ability to deal with a broad range of old and new technologies with the skills to recognize and exploit the advantages of both;
• The ability to advise and recommend ways to plan, organize and provide technical control for manpower, time and computing resources required in the development of system solutions;
• Excellent oral, written and presentation skills to clearly express and communicate concepts, designs and proposals.

Technical Experience:

Recognized proficiency, developed through a combination of academic education, training and extensive working experience in several of the following disciplines of technology and application systems integration is required:
• Enterprise-wide systems strategies, planning, tools, and methodologies,
• Systems Oriented Architecture (SOA),
• Data analysis and database architecture and design,
• Client/Server concepts and application architecture and design,
• Batch & on-line application architecture and design,
• Desktop operating systems and architecture,
• Mid-range computer operating systems and architecture,
• Large computer operating systems and architecture
• Programming, query and job control languages,
• LAN/WAN concepts, designs and knowledge of protocols,
• Software development methodologies and toolsets,
• Management/measurement of software quality.
• Object technology and its use for Enterprise wide systems. Your future duties and responsibilities
Required qualifications to be successful in this role
Build your career with us.

It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change-supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

Learn more about CGI at www.cgi.com.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

CGI is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, CGI is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.

Skills

  • Communication (Oral/Written)
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • SOA Certified Architect

Reference

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Company DescriptionAt CGI, we are a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company – one that has grown to 68,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients – and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at www.cgi.com.

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.