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Senior Director, Solution Architecture

Canada, Remote · Computer/Software
Senior Director Solution Architecture 

The Senior Director, Solution Architecture will lead a team of Architects and/or Principal Software Engineers and will collaborate closely with our Product and Engineering teams. You are the driving force of the Architecture Team, leading in the specification, consistent design, and implementation of solutions across the product platform. Working as an Architecture Leader, you’ll bring critical day-to-day leadership and thinking to the table, aligning cross-functional projects, ensuring that they’re within reason, fiscally and technically. You’ll collaborate with internal teams and business leaders alike, creating strategically sound Target State Architectures. You will play an integral role in building the team’s skillset while demonstrating your leadership values through delegation, motivation and trust. You will not just lead, but you will be "hands on" as well.

Essential Functions

  • Build, maintain, lead, manage, and direct a team of solution architects.
  • Act as a role model, demonstrating the our values, providing clear management support and development to the team, and following all of our people processes.
  • Maintain a team strategy, ensuring alignment to broader organization strategies, with clear foresight on growth and development of team members.
  • Lead the implementation of the strategy and principles in the solutions delivered by the team.
  • Create, refine and lead the implementation and delivery of the healthcare platform architecture vision, through the definition of architecture roadmaps, transition architectures, and solution documents.
  • Create and maintain a solution alignment framework, working with the engineering teams to understand adherence to designs, managing exceptions through a governance process.
  • Contribute to strategic transformational planning initiatives from an architecture perspective.
  • Design, champion and govern adherence to our architecture principles and standards.
  • Provide direction to solution architects on how to apply enterprise architecture guidance at the individual solution level.
  • Develop senior management relationships and knowledge that is conducive to understanding and articulating the impact of business and technology direction on the initiatives and solutions being delivered by Product Development.
  • Support business planning and project portfolio decision making with enterprise context and strategy driven future state alternatives.
  • Build, maintain and be accountable for a solution architecture lifecycle and methodology appropriate to the wider enterprise architecture and engineering capabilities, including the definition of artifacts, deliverables, models, processes, roles. and responsibilities.
  • Support the agile methodology with scrum teams, ensuring delivery of value early and aligned to strategy.
  • Increase knowledge and experience of all aspects of enterprise architecture in the team of solution architects.
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned based on business need

Minimum Requirements

  • 10+ years experience as an architect, including problem definition, design, modeling, analysis and presentation
  • Experience leading a team of solution architects/engineers
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in architecting, designing and implementing high volume, high availability systems, complex enterprise wide platforms that require in-depth knowledge across multiple architecture domains
  • Experience with Cloud/Azure/AWS, Analytics, workflow, mobile, Service oriented, Microservices/API, Security and other leading edge technologies
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving skills with an ability to negotiate and trade-off technology options against goals & costs
  • Knowledge of Agile approaches to software development and able to put key Agile principles into practice to deliver solution incrementally
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a faced-paced environment
  • Knowledge of architecture development methodology (ADM) and frameworks like TOGAF, Zachman, etc. is preferred
  • Proven ability to maintain both a strategic long-term outlook and enterprise perspective, while also supporting tangible, business-driven and IT-delivered solutions.
  • Quickly understand organizational dynamics and management priorities, and to be able to work effectively in a fast paced, results driven company.
  • Demonstrate strong facilitation, negotiation, interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrated ability to easily deal with both abstract and concrete concepts and be able to reconcile them for the appropriate audience and context

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