Solutions Architect

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Department: Information Technology

Date Posted: 6/22/2022

Location: Toronto, Ontario, CA

Reference No.: 2022-18

Position Type: Contract

Our Enterprise Architecture area is looking for a highly motivated Solutions Architect to join their team

(Approx. 12-month Contract) 

(You will be hired as an employee of OPB)


At OPB, the health, safety and wellness of our employees, clients, vendors, and stakeholders is our top priority.  Recognizing the benefits of working from home and the collaborative teamwork experience in the office, we have commenced a gradual return to the workplace and are in the process of implementing a hybrid work model. Eligibility to participate in the hybrid work model will be assessed based on the requirements of the role. To learn more about our hiring protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our Careers site at


OPB is looking for a highly qualified Solutions Architect to lead the definition of OPB’s architectural vision for all in-scope business areas and projects in support of OPB’s business strategy and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). A key aspect of the role is to lead analysis of impacts to, and the maintenance of, business architecture artifacts in support of business process improvement initiatives and/or strategic business change projects.


As the successful candidate, you will partner closely with the business to elicit business details to define principles and models and develop current and future state road maps to guide the solution decisions for assigned initiatives. You will ensure compliance and successful integration of architecture standards within strategic, tactical and operational solutions while also continuing to support business application processing, data, compliance, and internal control needs. Working closely with the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), you will consult with various stakeholders to ensure alignment of plans, including migration plans and road maps, with the projects being delivered and assess overall change impacts and identify gaps with the future infrastructure requirements, with specific attention to performance, security, privacy, records management, and accessibility laws and standards. You will plan, execute, and manage the integration of new applications into existing systems and software and ensure all individual solution architecture design and analysis work is documented. You will proactively research, analyze and recommend appropriate technical adjustments and reviews as required to provide for a robust architectural framework.


Education & Experience:

* Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent combination of education and experience. TOGAF certification is a definite asset.
* Minimum of 5-7 years of hands-on system design, development, and implementation experience in IT, with exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments, and knowledge in application development, middleware,database management, development tools (XML etc.) and applicable laws, standards and practices (application security, data and privacy, accessibility).
* Experience with solution architecture in support of projects/initiatives. Pension plan administration solution architecture is an asset. Working knowledge of other architectural disciplines including information, business capabilities, and technology architecture.
* Proven experience with business and technical requirements and analyses, elicitation, modeling, verification, and methodology development. Experience using application development methodologies, especially Agile or Agile-like, and value/business case methodologies.


Key Skills:

* Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills combined with a strong technology research skillset to perform market research, define and assess emerging tools, techniques and technologies, and architect technology solutions based on scope-level business concepts.
* Excellent written communication skills to translate business needs into solution architecture requirements and options that are responsive to current and future business priorities/activities and integrate technical with the business for complete solutions. Sound knowledge of financial models, budgeting and business case development.
* Excellent advisory, facilitation and negotiation skills to recommend, guide and influence stakeholders on the benefits of the architecture solutions and achieve informed support from the business management and executives, and market enterprise solutions services to the business.
* Strong leadership, relationship management and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work well with others to establish and maintain healthy working relationships, work collaboratively and promote teamwork with client users, management, vendors and other staff of OPB.

Please submit your resume if you are interested in this exciting opportunity.
The competition will remain open until a successful candidate is selected or until the competition is closed.


This competition is open to all employees of OPB and has been advertised on LinkedIn.
OPB is committed to providing accommodation for people with disabilities in its recruitment process.
Please advise OPB if you require an accommodation, and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Candidates being considered for this position will be required to submit to a background screening.
We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to build a career in an innovative and dynamic organization, submit your resume by clicking on Apply Now below. 
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Ontario Pension Board is an equal opportunity employer.