Solutions Architect, Infrastructure Expert

September 10 2020
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Information Technology, IT, Consultation, Business analyst, 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


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.

Additional responsibilities

  • Serve as an expert advisor and subject matter expert for projects and mandates specific to your area of expertise and whose scope and impact are significant and may be felt across Desjardins Group.
  • Identify and prioritize projects that combine business and technology and that support business strategies.
  • Advise and assist business partners and specialists with the positioning, planning, development, performance and follow-up of various strategic mandates under your responsibility.
  • Identify and analyze problems. Raise any major issues. Establish frameworks and make recommendations to the decision-making bodies and committees involved.

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 relevant experience in IT architecture, including five years in solution architecture
  • Experience in an Agile delivery context
  • Experience as an IT infrastructure architect, having contributed and presented solutions to decision-making bodies in the feasibility and design phases of business solutions
  • Experience in solutions involving high security requirements and integrating some of the following elements: PCI, encryption, HSM, GIA, cryptography, endpoint, firewall (an asset)
  • Experience as an infrastructure integration architect (architecture component) in developing complex cloud computing business solutions (Azure, Pivotal, PaaS, SaaS, IaaS, CaaS) (an asset)
  • Experience developing solutions architecture in the VMware ecosystem—NSX Data Center, network virtualization and security platform for the 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

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