Solutions Architect

Location: Markham, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 10-22-2018
On behalf of our client, Affinity is currently seeking a Solutions Architect specializing in  Oracle PL/SQL  to join their team for a full-time role.  This is a senior position that will strategically design and develop in-house application systems that aligns with the enterprise systems architecture and the IT road map.  You will evaluate and select technologies required to deliver software solutions and be hands-on developing and directing software development projects.  If you bring a strong software development background and have a wealth of experience implementing web and database driving applications using Oracle - based technologies you will succeed in this role.
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Help define the IT technology road and alignment to business strategic goals
  • Work closely with business and IT groups to translate business objectives into enterprise solutions
  • Design software solutions that encompasses multiple systems and integration points
  • Lead a portfolio of software development projects to successful from technical design to development and implementation
  • Demonstrate expertise in software concepts, practices, patterns and procedures
  • Evaluate software trends and make recommendations for fit and implementation  
  • Provide expertise, direction and support for system analysts, software developers and other IT staff
  • Contribute to new and existing system documentation creation
  • Define standards and best practices for system solutions and software development
  • Support mission critical applications and it’s operational excellence
  • Work to resolve production issues, where needed 
 Desired Skills and Experience 
  • Extensive experience with Oracle forms and reports, and Oracle database design, development and performance optimization strategies
  • Expert knowledge of Oracle PL/SQL, database packages, stored procedures, views, triggers and indexes
  • Proficient knowledge of enterprise integration strategies, including batch ELT/ETL and real-time web services, REST APIs, webhooks, and JSON and XML payloads
  • Familiarity with web technologies, including website and web application builds using HTML, CSS/SASS/LESS, JavaScript/ES6 and SPA frameworks such Angular and VueJS
  • Good knowledge of applicable data privacy practices, laws and security best practices 
  • 7+ years relevant experience with post secondary degree in computing or engineering
 Personal Attributes
  • We are looking for someone who has demonstrated the ability to;
    • Be a self starter and look for solutions and recommendations that don't exist
    • Strong people communicator
    • Always looking around the corner for what's coming down the pipe in technology - always learning and teaching
    • Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.
    • A leader in the technology role but not afraid to roll your sleeves up and code once in awhile.
About Affinity: 
Affinity is a full service Information Technology agency that takes a unique approach to recruiting. We believe recruiting is about creating long term relationships that foster a mutually beneficial partnership - an affinity. Bringing a new style of recruiting founded on four core principles – Transparency – Flexibility – Efficiency – Agility. 
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