Principal Infrastructure Architect

Principal Infrastructure Architect

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Information Technology




Aplin has partnered with a Saskatoon-based company to hire a Principal Infrastructure Architect to join their team. This position provides technical expertise and is accountable for infrastructure hosting, storage, and network implementation. This role requires the successful candidate to work a hybrid work model out of their Saskatoon office.

The Role:
  • Responsible for evaluating technologies and products, determining, and enforcing standards
  • Develops Technology Infrastructure Roadmap strategy, current state, target state and architectural models in alignment with the current and future needs of the business
  • Works directly with Technology Enterprise Architecture, and peer Technology Architects in Data and Solution (Application) domains
  • Manages the existing and roadmap portfolio of technology infrastructure designs, patterns, and services
  • Understands and contributes to technology services across the company globally
  • Assesses the current landscape to detect issues / risks and opportunities for improvement
  • Applies architecture tools/best practices and develops, designs, and approves architecture guardrails to drive secure, well-designed systems to deliver maximum business value
  • Defines the conception, development, and implementation of a product
  • Applies an understanding of knowledge in Cloud and Hosting, including virtualization, operating systems, compute and high-performance computing, data protection, storage, public cloud transport, private cloud transport and virtualized applications
  • Monitors and manages the performance, capacity, and availability of infrastructure, resolves performance issues and conducts asset and inventory management throughout the lifecycle
  • Provides specialist advisory on architectural standards, governance frameworks and emerging technologies
  • Analyses a variety of cyber security information and tests existing security controls to advise on mitigation and preventative measures for cyber risks / threats
  • Identifies, engages, and manages a range of diverse internal and external stakeholders
  • Defines value drivers and determines the boundaries of an opportunity to determine if it is worth further investment
The Ideal Candidate:
  • Must have years of experience in an Architect role
  • Broad understanding of technology solutions and can present solutions and portfolio-level strategy to clients at all levels
  • Broad understanding of technology areas such as;
  • Application Development (multi-tier, Web, and / or Mobile)
  • Server Operating Systems
  • Database / Information Management
  • Application / Data Security
  • Application Platforms
  • Application Integration
  • Enterprise Content Management
  • Mobility Solutions
  • Agile Development
  • Social Computing
  • Experience deploying emerging technology (e.g., automation, artificial intelligence, facial recognition)
  • Experience researching new technologies that align with business strategy and improve the user experience
  • Experience communicating to both technical and business audiences
  • Degree or Diploma in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
Recommended Designations Or Equivalent
  • IT Information Library Foundations Certification (ITIL)
  • The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

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