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Solutions Architect, Infrastructure Expert

January 12 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Information Technology, Project management, 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


As Solutions Architect, Infrastructure Expert, you work with a team of 50 or so advisors working in the infrastructure solutions architect field. This skilled cross-sector team assists with Desjardins Group's infrastructure and business projects that leverage architecture and foundation targets.

You will take on, from a Desjardins Group perspective, a leadership and influencer role when interacting with business partners and specialists on solution or business architecture for strategic, complex and innovative initiatives. The nature of the files will require extensive and in-depth expertise in several technology and/or business fields, covering aspects pertaining to data, applications and infrastructures.

You will make recommendations regarding solution or business architecture, and produce deliverables pertaining to your field as part of files or projects that have a very high degree of operational and conceptual complexity. These will require analysis and an overall, in-depth understanding of the business and the organization. Coordination will be critical. You will be called upon to interact with a very large number of stakeholders in a variety of fields of expertise. As such, you will need highly developed interpersonal skills.

You will serve as expert advisor and subject matter expert, as well as a resource person and coach for senior management and decision-making bodies.

General Information on the Position

Additional responsibilities

  • Agir à titre d'expert-conseil et de contenu dans le cadre de projets, de mandats spécifiques à votre domaine d'expertise et dont l'envergure et les impacts sont majeurs pour l'entreprise et dont la portée peut être au niveau du Mouvement.
  • Identifier et prioriser des projets conjuguant Affaires et Technologies et soutenant les stratégies d'affaires.
  • Conseiller et accompagner les partenaires d'affaires et spécialistes dans le positionnement, la planification, le développement, la réalisation et les suivis relatifs à divers mandats stratégiques sous votre responsabilité.
  • Cibler et analyser des problématiques. Soulever les enjeux de taille. Établir des encadrements et faire des recommandations aux instances et comités concernés.

Other working conditions

  • Work place: Montreal or Levis (St-Romuald), depending on the candidate's preference
  • Number of jobs available : 2


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • A minimum of eight years of a relevant experience en architecture technologique, dont cinq ans en architecture de solutions
  • Expérience dans un contexte de livraison Agile
  • Expérience en tant qu'architecte technologique infrastructure ayant contribué et présenté aux instances décisionnelles des solutions dans les phases de faisabilité et conception de solutions d'affaires
  • Expérience des solutions nécessitant des exigences de sécurité élevées et intégrant certains des éléments suivants (PCI, chiffrement, HSM, GIA, Cryptographie, End Point, coupe-feu) (an asset)
  • Expérience en tant qu'architecte intégrateur infrastructure (volet architecture) dans la conception de solutions d'affaires complexes dans un contexte infonuagique - Azure, Pivotal, PaaS, SaaS, IaaS, CaaS (an asset)
  • Expérience en conception d'architectures de solutions dans l'écosystème VMware - NSX Data Center, Plate-forme de virtualisation de réseau et de sécurité dédiée au « Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) » (an asset)

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

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

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Ambiguity, Interpersonal Savvy, Persuades, Strategic mindset

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal network