Solution Architect




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Job Description:


The successful candidate will report to the Associate Director of IT Project Management Office (IT PMO), as well as the Project Manager. The Solution Architect liaises with clients and business representatives to understand the needs of the business, review vendor proposals to ensure needs are met at the lowest possible cost, and work with other professionals to design and deliver a high quality solution.  


  • Liaise with clients and business representatives to understand the needs of business
  • Liaise with other professionals to design solution architecture for businesses and clients
  • Ensure compliance to solution architectural design in the implementation of projects
  • Render consulting and technical support services on project implementation to the project team
  • Ensure that solution milestones are accomplished at the right time
  • Ensure that solution architecture (software and programs) designed are in sync with business needs and hardware
  • Review the proposal of vendors and suppliers to ensure that quality inputs are delivered at the least possible cost
  • Monitor the activities of external programmers or developers on IT solution projects
  • Identify and mitigate existing business risk or risks associated with solution architecture


  • Keep accurate record of materials used, expected deliverables, and milestones achieved
  • Translation of functional and non-functional requirements into a solution architecture
  • Develops design principles, policies and guidelines governing implementation of the solution
  • Provide architectural guidance to the project team
  • Creation of proposals and associated estimates for potential solutions for stakeholders
  • Capture the solution architecture in a variety of artifacts as required:
    • Statement of Architecture
    • Capability Assessment
    • Compliance Assessment
    • Architecture Vision Document
    • Architecture Definition Document
    • Stakeholder Map matrix
    • Value Chain diagram
    • Solution Concept Diagram
    • Architecture Requirements Specification
    • Architecture Roadmap
    • Implementation and Migration Plan

Job Requirements:

Qualifications and Skills

  • University degree in computer science, software engineering, or computer engineering, or an acceptable combination of education and experience (required)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Expert knowledge of the architecture discipline
  • Expert knowledge of the technology solutions discipline
  • Process modelling tools and best practices
  • Project management tools and best practices
  • Data modelling
  • Systems analysis and design
  • TOGAF or related certification is considered an asset
  • ITIL certification is considered an asset