, we strive to build value for the people who choose us every day: our people, our clients and our investors. We do this by holding true to the values that guide us. We put people first and build relationships with intention. We seek out and embrace new ideas, knowing that better is always possible. We believe that how we do things is as important as what we do. And we harness the power of inclusion. Our culture is who we are and how we show up - as individuals and as a team - to accomplish our strategy.
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Miracle worker. Superhero. Undeniable maven. Solutions architect. Not your typical IS gig.
This career altering opportunity will provide you with unlimited learning opportunities & professional development through resolving & conquering complex challenges. Canadian Western Bank (CWB) is growing. Creatively and with purpose. Strategically, we are positioning ourselves as disruptors in the financial industry – are you ready to jump on board and be part of something great? Join a dynamic team of security experts & visionary leaders building out a team set to alter our course and steer CWB toward unparalleled success.
We are looking for innovators, difference makers, contributors, proactive achievers, game changers - the passionately committed.
The Solutions Architect will lead, guide, evaluate & define the appropriate architectural strategy and technology-based solutions to align business objectives with Information Services (IS) strategies. Mindful of the comprehensive cost of ownership & required investment for future, the Solutions Architect contributes to the development of all styles and patterns of architecture solutions – and can easily articulate how technology choices affect current and future business value.
Identify problems. Identify solutions. Make it all happen. Document. Learn & optimize. Repeat.
Develop and implement architectural processes (governance and operational) to gather requirements, obtain business consensus, perform vendor and product evaluations, deliver solutions, including thorough documentation.
Design implementation, migration, and interface strategies within assigned applications and/or projects to facilitate conformance to CWB technology architectures. Responsible for continuity across integration projects through standards enforcement.
Provide technical guidance and ensure solutions are consistent with architectural direction and consist of approved technologies and reusable assets. Actively seeks ways to re-use components to improve ROI on assets.
Analyses user requirements taking into consideration interfaces with other CWB systems, as well as hardware and software limitations and develops options to satisfy user requirements and optimize reliability and availability.
Resolves complex issues of an operational and/or applications nature or issues. Leads IS and/or project management through a process of narrowing a problem statement to settle on an overall scope and approach to solve it.
Identifies gaps and maintains a repository and their associated roadmaps as architectural assets.
Identifies opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of supported applications.
Create and manage technology strategy and roadmap to influence IS decision making.
Research and evaluate emerging and maturing technologies to facilitate the identification, introduction, and exploitation of technologies for solutions.
Identifies opportunities for IS to ensure high quality in all deliverables and continuous improvement in solution definition and delivery.
Oversee the creation, delivery and approval of detailed functional and design specifications being produced by developers and/or vendors and review test plans. Ensure all architecture goals are communicated as work transactions to detailed specifications prior to any construction beginning.
Documents formal architecture definition per solution where IT components and IS services are needed, filling any gaps, and shows traceability back to business and functional requirements.
Provides feasibility documents, solution diagrams, rough cost estimates, and comparative viewpoints as supporting material to help make decisions.
Promotes the Enterprise Architecture function and advocates benefits of longer term or more holistic thinking
This role requires an individual fueled by curiosity to uncover, investigate, and understand complex problems. And then solution them. Highly analytical with methodical & logical thought processes. Armed with technical expertise and broad business acumen they can translate key business requirements into architectural deliverables. Both relatable and influential – at all levels. Acute listening & communication skills. This role requires someone highly organized & proficient, confident in attaining desired goals and who will seek out failure to achieve & sustain required results - committed to getting the right solution, every time. Exercises critical judgement in the face of total ambiguity. Agile and adaptable, able to understand the big picture while expertly functioning in the minutiae. This key role demands commitment and persistence to achieving and continuing a heightened state of optimization. You must be a lifelong learner with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. This role is not for the faint of heart and requires someone with a winning aspiration. At CWB, we play to win. Do you?
Core knowledge requirements
College diploma or university degree desired, equivalent relevant experience accepted.
Enterprise architecture certification is desirable, such as TOGAF.
Expert knowledge of messaging systems, adapter technologies and web services.
Knowledge of Enterprise Data Architecture, Data Warehouse and ETL.
Knowledge of all components of an enterprise technical architecture.
Strong understanding of information and integration architectures, common solution architecture patterns and frameworks, and application development methodologies.
Ten years of progressive experience in Information Services covering a broad technical range with a variety of application systems and technologies.
Five years working experience in an architecture position dealing with enterprise level applications/solutions.
Experience must include leading and defining architectural strategy, standards, and governance.
Experience in the design and construction of solution architectures that enable well integrated transactional, collaborative, and analytical systems. Developed architecture solutions to address complex needs of the organisation, at the enterprise level.
Background in software development and system enhancements, preferably in the financial industry. A practical and pragmatic understanding of integration is essential.
Demonstrated ability to translate strategic requirements into reusable enterprise solution architecture.
Fluent in the use of multiple technologies (programming languages, databases, middleware, development tools, system software, networks, security).
Architect your career at CWB. Apply today.
Winners of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture 2021 &
Recognized as one of 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by Great Places to Work 2021
& Best Workplaces for Mental Wellness in Canada 2021
Values driven people first benefits
We offer an award-winning benefits package that includes hybrid work environments, everyday flexibility, 100% company-funded health coverage, health care spending account, a flexible wellness program & generous time-away options to unplug, rest & recover. Bring your whole self to work.
Inclusion is a journey requiring practice & experience to result in a powerful outcome. Your perspective matters & voice will be heard. Find a community within the CWB family
in our employee represented groups. Career development.
We invest in our employees’ development to help them reach their professional goals with organization wide Coaching services.
Strategic career design is an investment in our core asset – our people. Innovation.
Learn. Grow. Enhance. At CWB, we pay to win.
When we fail, we fail forward. Recognition.
Peer-to-peer recognition programs for “in the moment” and monumental wins. Community giving
. Make a difference. Drive economic prosperity in your community. Get involved. Volunteer. Fundraise. All with CWB support. ESG & sustainability focused.
Be proud of where you spend, work & invest. Financial rewards. Base salary & pay for performance incentives. Retirement investment strategy.
You can’t work forever! So, we’ve got you covered. Company ownership.
No greater sense of motivation & empowerment than being an owner! Find your “why” at
Be proud of where you work. Join CWB. Apply today.
As an equitable employer, CWB Financial Group is committed to providing a safe and
where a diverse workforce thrives. You are welcomed and encouraged to bring your whole self to work. Dignity, respect and equality are non-negotiables. If you require
during any part of the recruitment or selection process, please reach out.
- Position closes at 12:01am on the close date identified below.