Domain Architect and Solution Manager, Cloud Computing Infrastructure Services

February 21 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Information Technology, Consultation, Business analyst, Data Centre, Warehousing, Cloud, Systems architect, Design
Montreal, QC

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Job Level

NV-11

Looking to play an active role in the IT transformation of a rapidly developing, modern and people-focused organization? Interested in joining a large team leading the development and governance of IT foundations, which are central to Desjardins Group's modernization efforts? Desjardins is going digital and speeding up its IT transformation by implementing IT foundations, cloud platforms, tools and practices that will allow us to offer innovative, optimal and sustainable business solutions in a coordinated way that ensures data security. Within this division, our team is responsible for accelerating the organization's modernization efforts through scalable and sustainable foundations that are easy to use and wisely integrated into business solutions.

As an architect in charge of Desjardins's cloud computing infrastructure services, you ensure that their development is in line with the organization's strategies and priorities. You ensure that these services meet business project needs. You therefore work closely with Enterprise Architecture, Information Security and your IT and business partners to complete your roadmap and develop flowcharts to ensure the sound use of these business services. In product mode, you manage the corresponding backlog for the Agile SAFe delivery teams. Lastly, you provide tools and coaching to the designers of the solutions underlying your areas of responsibility. You serve as expert advisor and subject matter expert, as well as a resource person and coach for senior management and decision making bodies.

The nature of the initiatives requires extensive expertise in several technology fields, covering aspects pertaining to processes, data, applications and infrastructure. These require analysis and an overall, in-depth understanding of the organization and its strategic priorities. Coordination is critical, so you frequently interact with stakeholders. Highly developed interpersonal skills are therefore essential.

General Information on the Position

Main responsibilities

  • Develop the strategic vision for improvements and the annual priorities for the cloud computing infrastructure, and incorporate the organization's priorities, business needs and suppliers' roadmap.
  • Serve as an expert advisor for projects and strategic initiatives whose scope and impact are significant and may be felt across Desjardins Group.
  • Advise and assist business partners and specialists with strategic initiatives. Organize, manage and deliver guidelines, as needed, on specific technical subjects requiring the consensus of multiple stakeholders.
  • Develop and update policies, standards, architecture targets and technology solutions to support strategic initiatives.
  • Explore and identify innovations and participate in proofs of concept.
  • Analyze major issues and make recommendations to the decision-making bodies and committees concerned.
  • Represent your unit in dealings with senior management committees and decision-making bodies.
  • Represent Desjardins when negotiating and committing to agreements with partners or external organizations.

Other working conditions

  • Workplace: Montréal or Lévis according to the candidate's preference
  • Number of job available: 1

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
  • Relevant experience with cloud ecosystems like Azure, Google Cloud and VMWare
  • Experience with cloud-based management for multiple suppliers (cloud management platform)
  • Experience in enterprise architecture (an asset)

Please note that other combinaisons of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required

Specific knowledge

  • Solid understanding of cost management in a cloud computing context
  • Solid understanding of cloud computing system principles (immutable infrastructure, automation, availability, service-oriented approach, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of how Kubernetes-based platforms and ecosystems operate
  • Solid understanding of network environments like Azure, Google Cloud and VMware NSX
  • Solid understanding of the security aspects of cloud computing (Zero Trust model)
  • Azure, Google Cloud or VMware certification (an asset)
  • Knowledge of SAFe methodology (an asset)

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Interpersonal Savvy, Strategic mindset

Work Location

400, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest Montréal

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