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Enterprise Architect and Integration Expert

Toronto Public Library
Toronto Public Library
Application Deadline: 2022-10-08
Date Posted: 2022-09-22
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Ontario
Compensation: 97,916.00 per annum

Posting #:                    22-891EXT

Posting Date:           September 22, 2022

Closing Date:           October 07, 2022

 

Job Title:                     Enterprise Architect and Integration Expert

Location:                   120 Martin Ross

                                        Information & Technology Services

                                       

Status:                         Permanent Full-Time

 

Hours Per Week & Schedule of Work: (Subject to change in accordance with Article 19)

35 hours per week.

 

Weeks 1 & 2:

Mon. to Fri. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Job Summary:

The Enterprise Architect supports the Manager in overall enterprise technology initiatives, by serving as the organization’s expert in enterprise IT architecture. Key responsibilities are planning and designing the ITS capabilities to meet desired organizational objectives. Activities include cataloging, developing, coordinating, communicating, maintaining, and enforcing overall enterprise architecture models, representations, initiatives, capabilities, and components to perform the organization’s business and technology activities. The position will provide the final review of architecture documentation and provide guidance to other ITS teams to ensure all projects and changes are in adherence to architectural principles and adhere to the overall enterprise architecture vision and design. As a part of this role, the individual will also be a subject matter expert to enable the integration of business, data, and technologies.

 

Duties:

Under the general direction of the designated supervisor, and working within a team structure, this position is responsible for enterprise architecture design, planning and compliance.

 

Design:

 

The duties include the final review of documents and providing technical expertise in architecture design, including the following:

  • Analyses, defines, evaluates and provides final review of enterprise architecture requirements across the various architecture domains for large scale/enterprise wide IT systems in order to optimize effectiveness
  • Participates in/conducts feasibility studies, architecture reviews of new IT systems or modification / redevelopment of legacy systems;
  • Facilitates and seamlessly integrates business strategy and service strategy into the enterprise architecture roadmap by partnering with both the business and other ITS teams in the areas of:
    • Business architecture design, including co-ordination of business processes and collecting business requirements/ objectives, incorporating geographic, functional, and organizational targets;
    • Information system architecture, including designing the integration of data and applications across the enterprise in alignment with the business architecture; and
    • Technology architecture, including designing the integration of technology systems and middleware;
  • Provides subject matter expertise for the integration of solution components in ITS architecture domains, including the final review and technical decision-making on the complete integration of complex systems;
  • Promotes the use of a shared infrastructure and application roadmap to reduce costs and improve how information flows;
  • Provides facilitation and stewardship across the spectrum of enterprise architecture across all of the architecture domains;
  • Partners with business and technology subject-matter experts to elicit and translate business requirements into technological solutions;
  • Establishes guidelines and strategies for the selection of solution architecture components, and co-ordinates design activities
  • Creates and documents architecture artifacts;
  • Manages and facilitates evaluation of project proposals for architectural fit, collaborate with other team members to achieve project milestones and evaluate IT solutions against the organization’s IT needs;
  • Provides expert technical support for the integration of systems for both sustainment and projects.

Planning:

The duties include the final review of documents and providing technical expertise in ITS planning, including the following:

  • Works closely with business and technology teams to connect strategic goals to business outcomes
  • Builds the long-term strategic roadmap for all IT systems architecture;
  • Aligns IT strategy and planning with the company’s business goals and objectives;
  • Creates and communicates architecture strategies capabilities and plans, including future states and roadmaps, to all partners including the business, delivery teams, and ITS Management;
  • Researches and understands industry trends and their applicability to support architectural plans and strategies for the enterprise;
  • Completes impact and risk assessments and presents results to influence strategic investment decisions;
  • Leads the analysis of the business’ s future state capabilities, operating models and future ITS ecosystems to detect critical deficiencies; makes strategic recommendations to business and ITS leaders to rationalize business and technical services
  • Leads a cross functional team of subject matter experts in the development of enterprise architecture/architectural blueprints, enterprise reference architectures, and technology roadmaps that will be leveraged in an integrated fashion;
  • Leads the analysis, development and evaluation of new directions and options for architecture, in order to recommend policy and standards which are consistent with diverse corporate and client needs, strategies, directions and resources.

Compliance:

The duties include the final review of documents and providing technical expertise for the compliance of architecture processes., including the following:

  • Consults with ITS leaders to ensure consistency and alignment with the enterprise architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture;
  • Develops and maintains policies, standards, and guidelines to ensure that a consistent framework is applied across the organization;
  • Conducts final review of and documents the architecture artifacts for legacy systems through facilitation with key stakeholder groups;
  • Educates participants to the enterprise architecture processes and continuously improves the program.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree in Computer Science
  • Enterprise architect certification (TOGAF or Zachman) is preferred, or demonstrated equivalency through experience
  • Expert technical knowledge and experience in the following areas:
    • Technical certifications in relevant technology stacks (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure, IBM)
    • Experience designing, integrating, and managing complex infrastructure solutions (e.g. Cloud computing, HyperV, VMware, Citrix, middleware)
    • Comprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, application, and systems engineering
    • Integration of complex and disparate systems
  • Five (5) years of business experience in strategic and operations planning and/or business analysis
  • Ten (10) years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience in an enterprise architect role, including the development of architecture roadmaps, project architecture, and program sustainment.  This includes business, information, solution or technical architecture, application development, middleware, information analysis, database management or operations in a multitier environment
  • Ability to establish, implement, and enforce appropriate IT standards to meet business requirements
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with experience leading discussions, communicating technology paradigm shifts to business and technical staff, developing and fostering teamwork and facilitating team dynamics
  • Demonstrated strength in documentation and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment with the ability to collaboratively lead technical teams through the architectural processes
  • A proven track record of leadership and high-level skills in managing and sustaining projects

Salary:                 $97,916.00 per annum (2022 Rate)

 

How to Apply:

E-mail your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job Posting #, to recruitment@tpl.ca. We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

COVID-19 vaccines are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical or other protected ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

 

The Toronto Public Library invites applications from all qualified individuals. The Library is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

Upon request, accommodation will be provided for persons with disabilities through all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

 

Toronto Public Library
Application Deadline: 2022-10-08
Date Posted: 2022-09-22
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Ontario
Compensation: 97,916.00 per annum