Senior Solutions Architect Senior Solutions Architect …

in Toronto, ON, Canada
Permanent, Full time
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in Toronto, ON, Canada
Permanent, Full time
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Senior Solutions Architect
What is the opportunity?

You will be responsible for architectural delivery in the one of the various domains of Finance IT architecture. You will play a critical role in leading key aspects of the Finance technology development and ongoing operation for their application domain portfolio. This includes driving the development of end-to-end technical solution architectures for programs and projects within the Finance portfolio in conjunction with cross-functional architecture teams in other line of businesses. You will also be supporting the development of comprehensive roadmaps to ensure project investments are in alignment with RBC strategic initiatives as future-state.

What will you do?
  • Support one of the finance portfolio in solution delivery, strategy roadmap in alignment with business function, providing input from an architecture maintenance and on-going operations.
  • Be able to assess and analyze business strategy, business requirements, current state environment and technology choices to evaluate solution alternatives that meet business sponsor needs
  • Define and deliver end to end architecture blueprint / solutions that take into account the enterprise architecture strategy, current state environment and constraints. Analyses the viability of the solution to meet program timeline, budget and quality
  • Works with key Finance team members to support the development of the Finance technology roadmap
  • Responsibilities includes the following:
  • Drive the technical evaluation of identified 3rd party vendor solutions
  • Work with technical systems specialist, business systems specialists from the impacted application groups/3rd parties to understand the current state and constraints for defining the future state Finance architecture & the integrated interfaces.
  • Work with Data Strategy & Architecture, Information Security Architecture, Operation Architecture and Infrastructure SME's to ensure that all aspects of the solution architecture are defined and elaborated
  • Provide input, guidance and direction for the development of product level solution architecture
  • Develop the architecture artifacts (Solution Architecture Document, Architecture Decisions) as defined by the PMF/SDLC and reviews with Program Design Authority, Data & Analytics, IT Risk and Information Security, Enterprise Architecture, Lead Architects, Business Architects and the key program stakeholders

What do you need to succeed?


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or other BS/BA degree with a concentration in computer science or information systems.
  • Must have experience in financial institutions with expertise in one of the Finance portfolios i.e. Corporate Treasury, Retail and/or Wholesale portfolios, Data Strategy & Architecture, Business Management Office / Operations, US Regulatory Compliance and Business Architecture.
  • Total IT experience of at least 10 years with 3-5 years in delivering / leading solution architecture of a large program from initiation to implementation
  • Expert knowledge, experience, and understanding of architecture, application development, application systems design, and integration
  • Working knowledge of emerging technologies including Cloud, Containerization / Micro-services, API, Enterprise / Domain Service Bus / Messaging, Micro-Services, Security design, System Integration, Infrastructure, BI & Reporting, Data Science / Deep Learning and AI.
  • Exposure with different architecture/design methodologies and frameworks e.g. TOGAF, SOA, Event Driven Architecture, Structured Analysis, component-based design etc.

Nice to have:

  • Diverse experience with a variety of technologies/approaches/standards specifically data management functions with large data platform i.e. Hortonworks Hadoop, HP Vertica.
  • Strong communications and active listening skills. Demonstrate leadership and coordinate effectively. Must be able to make and drive decisions efficiently
  • Expert knowledge, experience, and understanding of architecture, application development, application systems design, and integration
  • A practitioner of both Enterprise Architecture and Solution Architecture with a record of both program and delivery outcomes based on their architectures

What's in it for you?

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  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation,
  • Commissions, and stock where applicable
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • Opportunities to do challenging work
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