Principal Solution Architect

Principal Solution Architect

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Information Technology




Join a top employer and advance your career. Aplin has partnered with a Saskatchewan-based company to hire a Principal Solution Architect for a hybrid permanent opportunity.

The role will provide leadership in technology decision making and governance/assurance of a major capital project within the company, delivering a new operating asset, in advanced digital strategy. In many ways, the company will be leading technology in choices for the future due to the greenfield (no legacy systems/no technical debt to overcome) nature of the future operating site and greenfield Asset in the company, new Business Asset with future major capital project development stages.

  • 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
  • Develops and selects effective design solutions, works with relevant vendors/stakeholders to procure products, and provides design expertise to inform selection
  • Defines and manages functional and non-functional requirements that consider business expectations for the system and operational concepts
  • 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
  • Engages the capabilities of the entire organization
  • Strives to achieve 100% safety, 100% customer value and 0% waste
  • Knows customer and is obsessed with meeting their needs
  • A Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) related diploma or degree from an accredited post-secondary institution
Candidate to possess one of these relevant designations or equivalent:
  • IT Information Library Foundations Certification (ITIL)
  • The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
  • or Project Management Professional (PMP)
Pivotal Experiences for the role:
  • Must have years of experience in an Architect role
  • Broad understanding of technology solutions and is able to present solution 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, and 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

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