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Permanent Full Time


Role Description:

Canada Technology group is looking to hire a Cloud Solution Architect reporting to the Director Technical Solution. The Solution Architect will collaborate with their Portfolio & Technology teams as well as business leaders, sponsors, and stakeholders to develop solution designs and technology roadmaps. They will work to define and maintain architecture artifacts for supporting project delivery and application support and lead technical vision and direction for solutions, ensuring consistency with overall enterprise and portfolio architecture that may at times include hands-on development (e.g. Proof of Concept and project development). The Solution Architect will also have an opportunity to effect change within the organization by incorporating new patterns and/or technologies into new ways of working that improve business value.

What you will do
• Design, define and facilitate a solution architecture that leverages enterprise capabilities... and efficient usage of process, technology, data and people to align these capabilities.
• Leverage organizational standards and architecture guiding principles to define infrastructure non-functional requirements and assure technical solution adherence to these guidelines.
• Leads the definition of and maintains the technical architecture(s) in collaboration with EA for the architectural decisions, solution architecture, technical vision and supports the development of technology roadmaps.
• Focal point for significant infrastructure and development issues ensuring quality designs.
• Proactively identifies opportunities where solutions can enhance organizational efficiency.
• Keeps abreast of latest technological/industry trends.
• Fosters a high-performance culture for staff in the architecture team and engineering.
• Works closely with all team members to create solutions that accommodates future architectural changes and designs.

What you will bring
• Bachelor Computer Science / Software Engineering degree or equivalent experience.
• Minimum 6 years of experience in complex IT environments especially in the areas of application development and integrations.
• 4+ years of experience in hands-on cloud solution architecture and solution design with good understanding of Enterprise Design Patterns
• Knowledge of Microservices architecture, PaaS-based architectures and SaaS-based applications; Experience designing and leveraging Cloud PaaS and SaaS solutions.
• Values simplicity and is unafraid to challenge technical constraints and procedures to utilize an iterative or agile approach.
• Advanced level of analysis of the big picture while maintaining a level of detail appropriate to the context of a variety of situations.
• Ability to build and maintain collaborative stakeholder relationships across multiple geographies and business functions as well as with vendors

• Experience in the financial services industry or in a similar complex and regulated industry.
• Experience with Hyperconverged Infra, Infrastructure as Code (IaC); Automation Platforms; Cloud service offering IaaS & PaaS-based architectures. Experience with Container platforms
• Experience working with at least one of the major public cloud providers (Azure, AWS, or GCP) and a willingness to continue to expand your knowledge.
• Knowledge working with technologies such as Terraform, Ansible or other Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools
• Knowledge with CI/CD tooling such as Gitlab, Git, Jenkins, SonarQube, Nexus, Vault etc.
• Architectural experience using modelling languages and frameworks (UML, TOGAF, ArchiMate, 4+1 View Model, etc), architecture practices and principles in Business, Information (data), Application, Technology, and Security architecture disciplines.
• Experience in, and understanding of, Scrum, Kanban and Agile values and principles
• Understanding of continuous architecture and value stream approach to business solutions


The base salary for this position is between $61,900.00 - $114,500.00 annually. This represents base salary only and does not represent other variable compensation components of our total compensation ( i.e. annual bonus, commission etc). If you are selected to move forward in our recruitment process, your recruiter will be able to discuss additional details of our total rewards program with you.

Career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting, closing dates will vary depending on the search activity. All applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Be your best at Canada Life- Apply today!

Being a part of Canada Life means you have a voice. This is a place where your unique background, perspectives and talents are valued, and shape our future success.

You can be your best here. You’re part of a diverse and inclusive workplace where your career and well-being are championed. You’ll have the opportunity to excel in your way, finding new and better ways to deliver exceptional customer and advisor experiences.

Together, as part of a great team, you’ll deliver on our shared purpose to improve the well-being of Canadians. It’s our driving force. Become part of a strong and successful company that’s trusted by millions of Canadians to do the right thing.

Canada Life serves the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations. 

We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential. 

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Canada Life policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact [email protected].

Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

Winnipeg MB


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