WAWANESA INSURANCE Architect I Full Time in Winnipeg, MB


Branch Winnipeg MB CA

Architect I
Winnipeg, MB

Provide leadership and direction guidance to solution delivery teams to ensure solution design and implementation aligns to the target state architecture, as…

The Information Services organization at Wawanesa Insurance provides value to our customers by contributing to the goals of the business through leadership in the development and effective delivery of information technology services.

We continue to initiate strategic projects that will enable our business community to achieve their goals. As a result of these initiatives, we are growing our team! Consider this exciting, challenging Winnipeg based opportunity:

Solution Architect

Working under moderate supervision, this role contributes to Wawanesa’s success by providing high level architecture design of IT solutions to meet business objectives taking into account the existing architectural landscape at Wawanesa including architecture standards and principles. The architect ensures IT solutions are implemented following the solution architecture design.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain current state architecture models and artifacts including the four key domains of architecture: Business, Application, Data, and Technology.
  • Gather solution architecture requirements from various sources including interviewing business and IT stakeholders, established architecture standards and principles, and reference architectures.
  • Identify non-functional solution requirements.
  • Identify key business and technology drivers that impact application architectures, such as end-user requirements, existing application environment (including legacy and packaged systems), and non-functional requirements.
  • Evaluate alternate approaches and develop target state architecture models based on project objectives, architecture requirements, and non-functional requirements.
  • Provide leadership and direction guidance to solution delivery teams to ensure solution design and implementation aligns to the target state architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the architecture to accommodate solution needs.
  • Ensure architectural compliance of solutions to enterprise architecture standards and principles.
  • Participate and provide architectural guidance in the construction, modeling, and design of prototypes, proofs of concepts and working models of complex or new design elements.
  • Ensure that all aspects of the solution design follows best practices and meets the requirements of the business by participating in conceptual and physical design, participating in design reviews and approving/signing off on design deliverables.
  • Ensure proper and effective reuse of application and technical services, patterns, frameworks and standard tools and templates in the proposed solution.
  • Design external system interface architecture, including appropriate application of techniques and standards such as service-oriented architecture, web services, etc.
  • Create and maintain system and architecture design standards and provide guidance to project teams regarding guiding principles, system and application design, coding and design standards

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 7 years of experience in full life cycle solution design using object-oriented analysis and design techniques, preferably in medium to large enterprise environments.
  • Experience with enterprise application integration using a variety of techniques including enterprise service bus and/or message brokers, and web services.
  • Experience with specific technologies: SonicESB, SonicMQ, Mule, JBoss Fuse, JBoss A-MQ is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, an analytical discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in comprehensive modeling for applications, services, systems, and data with approaches in component-based, service-oriented, model-driven manner.
  • Expert knowledge and experience with designing and delivering solutions that factor in system performance, usability, quality, cross-system interdependencies, scalability and overall cost to develop and maintain.
  • Familiarity with current Enterprise Architecture frameworks.
  • Sound knowledge and experience with design patterns, service-oriented architecture, solution frameworks, technical patterns and technical services.
  • Ability to balance the long-term (“big-picture”) and short-term implications of individual decisions and drive actions that are consistent with long-term goals
  • Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, in a persuasive and eloquent manner.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to manage and prioritize a busy workload and multiple projects.
  • Ability to lead others to embrace, perform effectively, and adapt quickly to change.
  • Ability to make excellent and well justified decisions in complex and high pressure situations.
  • Experience designing, developing, and implementing large scale n-tier applications using Java technologies is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Websphere, Tomcat, AIX and Linux is considered an asset.
  • Experience implementing, configuring and integrating enterprise commercial off the shelf software is considered an asset.

Wawanesa provides its employees with an environment conducive to achieving their goals for personal performance and career development. Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, profit sharing, benefits and a pension plan). The benefit package is comprehensive and far ranging. Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.

Join a Canadian success story!

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, please submit your résumé and cover letter at www.wawanesa.com by Monday, May 25, 2015

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA
Posted on: 2015-05-11
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