Job Description :

RQ00566 - Applications Architect Senior

Toronto, ON

Start Date

2021-04-01

End Date

2022-06-30

Rate: CAD $ 640/Day

Assignment Type: Onsite

Security Level: No Clearance Required

# Business Days: 350.00

Description

MSP Notes

Shortlisting Date: Tuesday, March 30th at 2:00 pm EST

Maximum number of Candidate Submissions: 1 (One)

Feedback from the MSP: please do not submit any Project Managers for this role. This is a technical position and the candidates need to speak to their architecture experience.

Must Haves:

  • Experience as an Application Architect with integration experience
  • Strong writing and verbal communication experience
  • Architecture governance experience examples
  • Risk management experience

Nice to Have:

  • Public Sector Experience

Note

Assignment Type: This position is currently listed as "Onsite" due to COVID-19 related WFH direction. Once OPS staff are required to return to the office, the resource under this request will be required to work onsite as well.

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Responsibilities/Assignment Deliverables/ Skill Set Requirements:

The purpose of this RFS is to acquire one (1) Applications Architect, Role 1, Level 3 to support the Employment Labour Management Solution (ELMs) Project and the Apprenticeship Digital Project (ADP)

The Application Architect will be responsible for the following activities and deliverables:

  • Develop, recommend, implement, and manage the application architecture (hardware, software, database, and communications) which will be used for all or specific applications in a large, distributed cross-platform environment.
  • Define and describe application and business architecture requirements with clients and obtain I&IT management approval. Develops and obtains approval for detailed plans and resource estimates for large-scale and complex information architecture projects and/or components of other projects with application architecture elements.
  • Undertakes and/or leads in-depth and complex application architecture reviews and assessments, development and/or support projects, to support new and changed enterprise priorities and initiatives, and client clusters' and their clients' application architecture and/or business needs.
  • Researches, develops, implements and maintains application architectural policies and standards, as approved by management.
  • Ensures integration with related corporate and client cluster policies and standards, and incorporation of best practices in the industry.
  • Provides general and situation-specific application architecture interpretation advice and expertise to other project and/or enterprise level I&IT project teams, client management and staff, cluster clients, and external contractors.
  • Leads and/or participates in highly sensitive application architecture investigations.
  • Deliver architectural artefacts as required by the OPS/RUS Zachman Enterprise framework.
  • Deliver architectural artefacts as required by the GOSMART methodologies and IT gating process. (e.g. Software Architecture Document, Logical architecture, Conceptual architecture document.)
  • Deliver architectural artefacts as required by the project to successfully pass through the project review checkpoints and gateways.
  • Provide leadership, facilitation and presentation for the architecture definition and implementation of the projects.
  • Provide leadership in updating an existing architecture work plan and design meetings. If required, participate in the selection or implementation of acquired solutions and tools.
  • Participate in the review of the artefacts in all architectural domains to ensure overall architecture quality and consistency.
  • Define solutions to accommodate the communication between the system components and the other systems that it must interact with to support the business and any new or modified service delivery requirements.
  • Resolve technical and system problems/issues with business clients and other teams in order to ensure the project activities are implemented.
  • Ensure the project teams develop artefacts according to Ministry standards and methodologies.
  • Assist in the resolution of system related issues when needed.
  • Provide post implementation support.
  • Assist in IT project management in the preparation and maintenance of project plans as required.
  • Provide effective knowledge transfer to Ministry staff at all stages of this assignment.

Skill Set Requirements:

  • Leadership experience in the development and implementation of application architectures at the specified experience level.
  • Extensive experience with at least three different platforms (e.g. Mainframe, Mid-tier, Mobile), operating systems (e.g. Solaris, Windows, AIX, Android), environments, database technologies (e.g. Oracle, MS SQL, DB2, IMS, MySQL), programming languages (e.g. Java, C/C++, PL1, Cobol, C#, JavaScript), and communications protocols (ftp, http, smtp, ntp, tcp/ip, udp, icmp)
  • Knowledge of and experience with MTO application patterns and infrastructure
  • Experience in structured methodologies for the design, development and implementation of applications
  • Extensive experience in systems analysis and design in large systems environments
  • Experience in the use of Computer Aided Software Engineering (Case) tools (i.e. PowerDesigner) and other software tools
  • Awareness of emerging technologies, trends and direction
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of and experience working with MTO IT applications

Skills

Experience and Skill Set Requirements

Requisition RQ00566 Information Architect Evaluation Criteria

Information Architecture - 30%

  • 10+ years of experience in the development and implementation of applications and databases
  • Demonstrated experience providing information architecture interpretation advice and expertise to other project and/or enterprise level I&IT project teams
  • Demonstrated experience delivering architectural artefacts as required by the project to successfully pass through the project review governance points.
  • Demonstrates previous leadership in complex application architecture reviews and assessments, development and/or support projects for enterprise initiatives

Environmental - 25%

  • 10+ years of experience with vendor integrated solutions
  • 10+ years of experience with platforms such as Mainframe, Midtier, and Mobile
  • Experience with operating systems such as Solaris, Windows, AIX, and Android
  • Experience with database technologies such as Oracle, MS SQL, DB2, IMS, and MySQL
  • Experience with programming languages such as Java, C/C++, PL1, Cobol, C#, and JavaScript
  • Experience with communications protocols such as ftp, http, smtp, ntp, tcp/ip, udp, and icmp

Technical Skills - 25%

  • Experience in structured methodologies for the design, development and implementation of applications
  • Solid experience in cloud design and solution including infrastructure design with cloud subscription
  • Solid experience in cloud native architecture including microservice architecture, RESTful API, API management
  • Experience in systems analysis and design in a large, integrated systems environments
  • Experience in the use of architecture design tools and cloud management tools such as Power Designer, DevOps, and Collaboration tools.

Public Sector Experience - 5%

  • Experience with Public Sector enterprise architecture governance and committees
  • Experience with Public Sector IT standards including:
  • nformation Modeling Standards;
    • Information Modeling Handbook (IMH);
    • Common Data Elements Model Party LDM
    • Common Data Elements Model Address LDM
    • Common Address Data Usage Patterns LDM
    • Enterprise Architecture Principles and Artefacts Appendix A - Ontario
    • Public Service Enterprise Architecture Principles
    • Enterprise Architecture Principles and Artefacts Appendix B
    • Corporate Enterprise Architecture Review Requirements Guidebook
    • Public Sector Guides to Data Migration

Soft Skills - 15%

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills and process mapping skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent documentation skills