Solution Architect

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date Posted: 11-20-2018
Affinity has an exciting opportunity for a contract Solutions Architect. The SA is responsible for leading the design of solutions and the creation of architecture deliverables. This role will provide subject matter and best practice expertise on designing enterprise applications, enterprise data solutions, and service-based integrations between internally hosted private cloud and external cloud SaaS applications.

Responsibilities:
  • Take a consultative and business value focused approach to ensure all architecture related activities and deliverables add value, benefit and support our client’s business strategy
  • Act as the Solution Architect and architecture SME on high-profile application and data related initiatives
  • Perform impact assessments and support the selection of enterprise solutions
  • Lead requirements gathering as it pertains to solution architecture and design
  • Translate business and non-functional requirements into solution designs and assist with development of design specifications
  • Work with Project Managers to develop project scope statements and effort estimates
  • Work with analysts to define business and technical requirements and test plans
  • Coach vendor architects to enable high quality solution deliverables to be produced by outsourced delivery teams
  • Ensure that teams implement solution designs as intended
  • Develop and publish best practices, standards, and guidelines for the design of enterprise solutions
  • Provide thought leadership on current and emerging technologies and trends and advise on how they can be used to support business and technology objectives
Education and Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent education/experience
  • Supporting certifications in Enterprise or Solutions architecture (e.g., TOGAF, ArchiMate, Azure/AWS Solution Architect, etc.)
  • Experience working in Cloud / XaaS-intensive environments and a sound understanding of Cloud deployment and integration patterns
  • Experience with an enterprise-level customer relationship management solutions
  • Knowledge of core enterprise systems such as ERP, ECM, CRM, P2P, HRIS
  • Experience working with an Enterprise Architecture modeling tools
  • Experience authoring solutions architecture standards, guidelines, and process documentation at both the system and the enterprise levels
  • Experience managing and/or leading cross-functional technical teams
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, influencing, collaboration and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills
About Affinity Staffing:

Affinity Staffing 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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