IMMEDIATE HIRE for a Master Architect with Mainframe experience!
Job ID: 83372
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Job Category: I.T. & Communications
Job Description: IMMEDIATE HIRE for an experienced Master Architect for designing migration strategies and infrastructure solutions to fulfil client and business requirements. This is a 12+ month contract position (potential to extend) and can be located anywhere in Canada with a preference for the Toronto locale, but not required. Qualified candidate must possess excellent oral and written English skills with proven capability to represent client at external events including client sessions.
DUTIES: 1. Architect will establish and maintain a professional working relationship at multiple levels both internally and with the client by developing a core understanding of the client's unique business needs and competitive challenges 2. Assist in shaping strategy and architect solutions to fulfil client needs, and interface with both internal and external/industry experts to anticipate customer needs and facilitate solution development. 3. Architect is responsible for migration strategies, technical governance, and solution design supporting the global program and interfacing with program management for client engagements in global locations. 4. In project delivery, the Architect will be responsible for data rationalization and detail design.
REQUIRED: 1. Minimum 8 to 10 years Architecture experience and a minimum of 12 to 15 years of business experience. Demonstrated skills in migration strategy development, solution design and client IT consulting experience. Demonstrated skills in migration strategy development, solution design and client IT consulting experience. 2. Experience with Mainframes. 3. Ability to understand the client's business problem, need, or opportunity and solution design addressing the business problems, needs, and opportunities. 4. Ability to lead the architectural design, development, deployment, and technical quality of large enterprise or global solutions that span multiple technologies and disciplines. 5. Ability to provide architectural direction for multiple medium to large sized projects concurrently in various stages of their life cycle or a large project full time. 6. Ability to comprehend the client's business problem, need, or opportunity and to design a strategy/solution that completely and correctly addresses the business problem, need, or opportunity. 7. Ability to validate/evaluate if an information systems or operational architecture meets business needs. 8. Relates risks and challenges the client should expect to encounter with a given strategy/solution with other client efforts or projects (use of internal knowledge of organization; trusted advisor relationship). 9. Develops Architecture Specification deliverables that map customer business requirements into complete information systems (technologies, processes and people) or operational solutions. 10. Ability to apply knowledge of how the industry uses IT to address business challenges using, for example, technical standards and infrastructure, cross-industry trends that impact IT investment, industry-specific roadmaps, and IT enablers. 11. Ability to establish a leadership role in business development activities for large, complex opportunities as solution architect. 12. Build rapport and trust internally within and externally with the client. 13. Ability to strategically consider all sides of an issue within the contexts of time, breadth, and range of options. 14. Ability to systematically gather, assess and apply critical organizational, technical, operational, and sales/marketing information for business decisions. 15. Ability to prepare clear, concise, and persuasive communications for multiple audiences, including demonstrating effective writing and presentation skills, listening actively, and projecting a credible image. 16. Ability to articulate technical or operational problems into understandable business terms appropriate for the audience. 17. Ability to design and present high-impact messages to a client's executive level management. 18. Ability to leverage presentation tools to persuasively communicate complex messages to multiple audience levels, including executive level management.
EDUCATION: College Degree required or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree.