Enterprise Architect, specialized in API & Microservices

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Intact

Our employees are at the heart of what we do best: helping people, businesses and society prosper in good times and be resilient in bad times. When you join our team, you’re bringing this purpose to life alongside a passionate community of experts.Feel empowered to learn and grow while being valued for who you are– here, diversity is a strength. You have our commitment to support you in reaching your goals with tools, opportunities, and flexibility. It’s our employee promise.Our hybrid work model provides the balance between working from home and enjoying meaningful in-person interactions.Read on to see how you can shape the future, win as a team, and grow with us.About the roleWe’re looking for a seasoned professional Architect with extensive experience in Modern API design, development, and deployment strategies for external APIs to lead Intact’s External and Internal API and Microservice strategy as part of our Enterprise Architecture practice.The role will encompass:Develop Intact financial Corporation (IFC) External facing API strategy.Leading IFC Modern API design, development, and Deployment StrategiesProviding standards and guidance moving large SOAP Service to containerized Rest/ JSON services.Cloud migration of legacy applicationsSupport the development of DevOps automated pipeline development on Kubernetes for a one button environment setup and deployment.Gaining Business and Technology Executive “Buy in”The ideal candidate will have:Startup or Consulting experienceDemonstrated ability to communicate with senior executives.Financial services experience in banking or InsuranceFamiliarity with Open banking or Open Insurance conceptsSelf drivenWhat you’ll do here:Modern API design, development, and Deployment StrategiesTransformation guidance with moving large SOAP Service to containerized Rest/ JSON services.Cloud migration of legacy applicationsSupport DevOps automated pipeline development on Kubernetes for a one button environment setup and deploymentDevelop Intact External facing API strategyContribute to the creation and improvement of the enterprise architecture practices, processes, governance and compliance.Establishes overall direction and strategic initiatives for a Global Enterprise Architecture guided by the overall business and IT strategy.Define and maintain governance and compliance standards and policies.Execute based on of the Enterprise Architecture processes.Create, update and maintain architecture models, roadmaps and strategies.Lead risk and cost analysis including build vs. buy strategies and recommendations.Lead analysis of the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.Contribute to the definition and evolution of global IT architecture based on long-term business strategy considering the diversity of Intact activities, the need for compliance to information Security requirements, the long-term business plan scenarios, the obsolescence of mission-critical applications and the evolution of IT solutions offerings from various sources.Capture current state Architecture and establish future state Architecture vision for each domain, supporting the business and IT strategy and vision.Utilize this roadmap as the basis to review and approve all project designs, at the Design gate state of the Project lifecycle.Understand, advocate and promote the Enterprise Architecture vision and value proposition within the IT and business community.Lead and facilitate research and assessment of new approaches and technologies for potential use within the organization.Lead and facilitate the creation and evolution of architecture principles to support decision-making.Drive the Architecture review of all proposed programs as part of the yearly planning process.Propose Architecture driven programs that actively achieve the Architecture goals of simplifying complexity, reducing redundancy and duplications, and leveraging the leading edge of technology innovations.Consult with infrastructure teams to fit infrastructure to architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the technical architecture to accommodate infrastructure needs.Review and ensure the soundness of the proposed solutions of all major projects and its alignment with enterprise architecture.What you bring to the table:Bachelor’s degree in information technology or business administration, or any combination of equivalent education and experience.10+ years in information technology.5+ years in IT strategic planning, enterprise, solution or business architecture.Work with the Senior leadership to gain buy in.Consulting Experience an assetFinancial services Banking or Insurance experience an assetFamiliarity with Open Banking or Open Insurance an assetBusiness value driven person with positive organization-wide outcome mind.A team player and a technical mentor.Sharing Intact’s values: integrity, respect, customer driven, excellence, and generosity.Utilize this roadmap as the basis to review and approve all project designs, at the Design gate state of the Project lifecycle.Actively participate in all strategic programs and guide its design, in line with the architecture principles.Propose Architecture driven programs that actively achieve the Architecture goals of simplifying complexity, reducing redundancy and duplications, and leveraging the leading edge of technology innovations.Serve as an internal spokesperson for Enterprise Architecture on significant matters.Comfortable working in a constantly evolving technological environment.Extensive experience with enterprise architecture best practices, trends and transformation.Experience in defining global enterprise architecture.Experience in providing leadership on Technological innovation in an enterprise.Experience in vendor management, contracts and capacity planning in a hyper-growth environment.Knowledgeable in IT solutions, trends in IT and experience evaluating/implementing new tools and solutions.Experience in the business/system/solution architecture.Excellent presentation skills.Excellent and effective communication, both verbal and written.Bilingual is essential (French/English).

This role need to interact on a regular basis with colleagues across the country.Effective at driving short-term actions that are consistent with long-term goals.Experience with cloud architecture is an asset.Familiarity with the IT application development life cycle.What we offerWorking here means you’ll be empowered to be and do your best every day. Here is some of what you can expect as a permanent member of our team:A financial rewards program that recognizes your successAn industry leading Employee Share Purchase Plan; we match 50% of net shares purchasedAn extensive flex pension and benefits package, with access to virtual healthcareFlexible work arrangementsPossibility to purchase up to 5 extra days off per yearAn annual wellness account that promotes an active and healthy lifestyleAccess to tools and resources to support physical and mental health, embracing change and connecting with colleaguesA dynamic workplace learning ecosystem complete with learning journeys, interactive online content, and inspiring programsInclusive employee-led networks to educate, inspire, amplify voices, build relationships and provide development opportunitiesInspiring leaders and colleagues who will lift you up and help you growA Community Impact program, because what you care about is a part of what makes you different. And how you contribute to your community should be just as unique.We are an equal opportunity employerAt Intact, we value diversity and strive to create an inclusive, accessible workplace where all individuals feel valued, respected, and heard.If we can provide a specific adjustment to make the recruitment process more accessible for you, please let us know when we reach out about a job opportunity. We’ll work with you to meet your needs.Click here to review other important information about the hiring process, including background checks, internal candidates, and eligibility to work in Canada.If you are an employee of Intact or belairdirect, please apply for this role on Contact People.

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