IT Architect Specialist

Website BC Hydro

Job Description:

Reporting to the Chief Enterprise Architect, this role is accountable for providing enterprise wide leadership and vision for data, information, analytics and integration architecture. Services to be delivered

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with business, application, infrastructure and security operations teams to provide guidance on architecture and technology best practices.
  • Perpetually review data management, analytics and integration technologies for investment recommendations.
  • Build upon and maintain the architecture process to deliver business aligned data, information, analytics and integration strategies, capabilities, roadmaps and solutions.
  • Exhibit a creative and innovative mindset when crafting solutions for complex business challenges.
  • Guide solution architects on developing and implementing architectures with a focus on aligning to enterprise wide architecture strategies and roadmaps.
  • Participate in research, evaluation, and proof of concept for new products, technologies and applications impacting data, analytics and integration architecture.
  • Develop signature-ready artifacts (e.g. reference models, templates, checklists) that can be leveraged for developing strategy aligned data management, analytics and integration solutions.
  • Act as a program or project architect for high risk, complex and cross business unit initiatives, ensuring that architecture elements are consistent enterprise wide.
  • Exercise tact, courtesy and professionalism in ensuring effective teamwork and foster in productive relationships.
  • Develop, maintain and promote principles, policies, standards and guidelines that define best practices in the information, data and integration domain and guide architecture and design decisions.

Job Requirements:

  • A combination of equivalent qualifications may be considered.
  • Demonstrable breadth and depth of experience in developing prognostic and actionable deliverables across several large-scale, complex technology-enabled transformation projects (e.g. strategies, roadmaps, visions, reference architectures and solution blueprints).
  • Demonstrable experience in presenting and explaining complex architecture concepts to nontechnical audience.
  • Experience with or familiarity with data management, integration and analytics tools including: Oracle DB, SQL Server, Hadoop, EMC GreenPlum, Tibco ESB, Informatica, Business Objects, SAS, Tableau, SAP Analytics Tools and Power BI.
  • Experience with or familiarity with SOA principles and integration middleware technologies and standards e.g. ESB, ETL, XML, SOAP/REST, API Management.
  • Demonstrable experience in delivering complex data, information and integration architectures which would be gained through 8+ years of progressively more responsible work in this field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.
  • Experience with or familiarity with architecture frameworks like DAMA’s DMBoK and Open Group’s TOGAF.
  • Experience with or understanding of data architecture patterns like Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), Logical Data Warehouse (LDW), Data Lake and Lambda Architecture.
  • Experience with or understanding of disruptive technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, Internet of Things etc.
  • Experience with or thorough understanding of key data and information management capabilities including data and process integration, data warehouse, big data, metadata management, data quality, master data management, business intelligence and analytics, enterprise content management, data security, data privacy and information life cycle management.

Job Details:

Company: BC Hydro

Job Category: Government

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Surrey, British Columbia, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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