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Solutions Architect

  • Employer: iA Financial Group
  • Office: 26 Wellington Street East
  • City: Toronto
  • Province: Ontario
  • Job category: Information Technology
  • Job ID: JR10009949
  • Job type: Permanent Job Full time
  • Apply before: 2021-12-20


Solutions architect

Our IA Private Wealth Team is currently undergoing a major digital transformation. Among other things, we are looking to provide an outstanding digital experience to our network of independent Wealth Advisors, Capital Markets team and our clients.  To this end, we are looking for a Software Solutions Architect (DPM) that will reside in the IT solutions and digital experience team supporting iA Private Wealth's Operations, Compliance, Legal, Finance groups, and the Capital Markets business.   You will also collaborate with the client and advisor experience agile pods (as necessary) to bring forward opportunities for the end-to-end experience.

As the Solutions Architect, you will establish relationships and work with various stakeholders (Enterprise Architecture, Business & Technology teams) to shape opportunities.


  • Lead solution design (architecture lead) for all aspects:
    • System -- functional requirements, development, component selection and reuse, integration.
    • Technological -- non-functional and technical requirements, use of new design approaches (e. g. cloud, mobility), safety, performance, availability);
    • Organizational -- processes, change management, requirements (functional specifications), legal and regulatory obligations.
  • Owner of the global solution architecture documentation, which will serve as the main information vehicle within the architecture process and should facilitate the review of all technical aspects in addition to supporting decision-making.
  • Ensure that the solution is secured and integrated into the affected ecosystems in order to minimize potential problems and, when likely or unavoidable, propose pragmatic workaround solutions.
  • Ensure the integrity and quality of the end-to-end solution -- from design to delivery -- including constant validation of the team's understanding of requirements.
  • Maintain the traceability of architectural decisions, certify the technical project documentation and verify the updates of the core documentation affected by the work.
  • Provide multidisciplinary leadership within the solution delivery team (designers, analysts, developers, etc.) and peripheral collaborators, including external suppliers.
  • Contribute to the success of the project, by acting in a fashion to help manage target schedule, scope and budgets.
  • With the support of the enterprise architecture team, and in collaboration with it in order to maintain corporate alignment, ensure compliance of the solutions with prescriptive design guidelines and models, processes, use of standardized tools, standards and other architectural methods approved by enterprise architecture.

·By constantly monitoring trends in architecture, promote and participate in the evolution of cutting-edge methodologies, tools and services that conform to corporate standards and guidelines.

Target profile :

·Bachelor's degree in computer science, management informatics, information systems, computer engineering or software, mathematics or any other relevant training at the same level.

·12 years of experience in information technology and a minimum of 7 years as an IT architecture professional in various projects and large organizations.

·Multidisciplinary team leadership demonstrated time and again

·Ability to simultaneously handle several aspects of the same complex situation, in the best interest of the internal partner and the organization.

·Excellent communicator and accessible technical speaker, both with IT teams and business people

·Excellent negotiation and advanced conflict resolution skills.

·High tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty.

·Knowledge of enterprise architecture frameworks (e. g. TOGAF, Zachman, etc.)

·Experience in designing highly availability, reliability, usability and high-volume applications and systems.

·Good knowledge/understanding of key strategic IT technologies

·Experience working with SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle), DevOps, Agile and LEAN methodologies and ITIL framework

·Very good knowledge of English, both orally and in writing – equivalent knowledge for French will be considered a strong asset

·Knowledge of Microsoft technology and Java

·Proven knowledge of the financial services and insurance sector (asset).

·Azure cloud or other cloud provider (AWS, GCP)

·Expertise in one or more of the following technologies or platforms

oInter-system integration (Kafka, API, microservices, etc.)

oDigital technologies (SPA frameworks, open APIs, security, mobile/web, containers)

oAzure Dev Ops

·Ability to work in an agile manager and to make decisions

·Expertise in evaluating solutions and costs

·Develop sustainable, creative solutions while respect respecting the corporate framework

·Design solutions with a focus on asset reuse

·Raise the functional and non-functional requirements associated with expressed needs

·Guide modern solutions based on cloud and loosely coupled technologies

·Act as a high-performing team player on a multidisciplinary team

·A mobilizing attitude towards the team, encouraging the spirit of collaboration

Locations (s) Montreal or Toronto; currently working from home

Company Overview

iA Financial Group is the fourth largest life and health insurance company in Canada and offers a wide range of products for all stages of life and to meet the needs of clients across its vast sales network.  Founded in 1892, iA Financial Group’s stability and solidity make it an employer of choice that invests in its employees and their development over the long term.  With operations across Canada and in the United States, iA Financial Group and its over 8,000 employees work hard every day to offer the best service to over four million clients.

At iA, we invest,
in you.

Our employees are our best investment and we have much to offer them.

Company Overview


iA Financial Group is the strength of a company with a human side, with its over 8,000 employees. Together, we have earned the trust of our more than four million clients and 25,000 advisors who have chosen us for their insurance, savings, and wealth management.

With over $200 billion in assets and half a billion invested in technological innovation, we’re a key player in the financial services industry in Canada and the United States. The secret to our success? Investing in you, one person at a time. Because, for over 125 years, we have believed that it’s by supporting our employees and surrounding ourselves with the most reputable leaders in the industry, we will continue to innovate.

At iA, we’re invested in you.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At iA Financial Group, we support and celebrate diversity. We strive to provide a workplace that is recognized as inclusive for all, regardless of ethnic origin, nationality, language, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family situation, or physical or mental disability.

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