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Solutions Architect

Requisition #1773934
Job LocationCanada-Ontario-Toronto
Job Stream Engineering
Job TypePermanent, Full-Time
Number of Positions Open1
Start Date of Employment ASAP
Posting Date08-Jan-2014
Travel RequiredNot Required
Educational RequirementsBachelors Degree
Languages RequiredEnglish
Job Description

Overall Accountabilities:

Designs Application architecture to optimally support the activities of IFDS. Participates in the initial stages of major projects to identify their directions, establish high level estimate and prepare high level design with in the long term architecture roadmap while respecting long-term and tactical objectives. Remains continually aware of technical and business-related infrastructure issues, acting as a consultant and helping to develop creative solutions.


General Role

& Responsibilities:

  • Understand and analyze business requirements
  • Prepare high level estimate for projects
  • Participates in the preliminary analysis stage of projects and create high level design and directions for complex projects
  • Align all functional solutions with application road maps
  • Maintains a balance between tactical and strategic visions to ensure the proper recommendations are made
  • Participates in the RFP process
  • Stays abreast of business and technology strategies to provide value-added expertise and allow for the elaboration of pertinent architectures
  • Act as a subject matter expert in application architecture strategy
  • Contribute technical guidance to the development of applications to support business strategies
  • Conduct audit or review of Architecture & Standards with Service Provider
  • Approve application and system documentation used in design, testing or programming efforts
  • Recommend new technologies and leads the development of new IT standards and processes based on industry standards and best practices
  • Oversees and approves creation and maintenance of application and system documentation used in design, testing or programming efforts




(Behavioral and Functional)


  • University degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of IT experience, including at least three (3) years as an application architect and more than 5 years of programming and design experience
  • Experience in Data modeling and Database design
  • More than 2 years of experience in estimating software development
  • Intimate knowledge of the software development life cycle
  • More than 2 years of experience working with clients to understand requirements and ability to negotiate with the client to come up with an optimal design
  • Experience in Mutual fund applications and/or any other financial applications
  • Good working knowledge in structured programming and object oriented programming
  • Team player with leadership skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate good problem-solving abilities, and have initiative and show sound judgment
  • Attention to detail and ability to work effectively under time constraints are required
  • Ability to exhibit maturity, reliability and stability by adhering to commitments is critical in order to maintain business credibility
  • Strong oral and writing skills in English



  • Understanding iFast application would be a definite asset
  • Experience any of the following technology would be an asset
  • JEE technology
  • C++
  • OpenEdge ABL