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Organization:    Ministry of Government Services
Division:    Central Agencies I&IT Cluster
City:    Toronto
Job Term:    2 Permanent
Job Code:    21ASY - Systems Serv (Ama Unit) ASY21
Salary:    $82,621.00 - $108,423.00 Per Year
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    53089
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Are you looking for a great career and rewarding future where you can make a difference to the lives of Ontarians? IT Source is a professional services organization that offers the Ontario Public Service I&IT Community a modern, effective approach to resource acquisition.

You will have the opportunity to work with leading technologies on an interesting and diverse range of projects. The project assignments require the ability to travel throughout the GTA and Oshawa.

We are proud to have been chosen as one of:
• Canada's Top 100 Employers
• Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers
• Canada's Best Diversity Employers
• Canada's Greenest Employer
• Best Employer for New Canadians
• Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers

We are proud to offer:
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• Comprehensive Health Plan
• Life and Disability insurance
• A progressive work environment that promotes a work/life balance
• Flexible learning and development opportunities including online, training and mentorship programs
• Opportunities for career advancement and specialization through a wide range of career fields

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Technical Architect, you will:
• undertake comprehensive architecture needs assessments, architect new solutions and conduct complex reviews in support of systems and infrastructure needs for OPS clients
• provide advice and technical leadership to ensure compliance with current OPS and industry architecture policies, standards, processes and controls
• participate in challenging enterprise-wide and cross jurisdictional architecture projects with technical components

How do I qualify?

Technical Architecture Knowledge and Experience:
• you have demonstrated expert knowledge and advance professional skills in all aspects of technical architecture
• you have strategic architecture planning and related applications, technology, tools, methodologies, monitoring and trends
• you have expertise in defining informational requirements and in developing detailed plans for large scale and complex technical architecture projects or components
• you have expertise in ensuring integrity of technical architecture models to monitor and ensure compliance with policies and standards
• you can successfully lead and complete technical architectures in complex, multi-project or multi-client organizations
• you can provide practical expertise to meet quickly-evolving, complex and/or diverse needs

IT Skills:
• you have knowledge of other architecture domains, architecture management, the software development lifecycle, software integration, management, evaluation and control mechanisms, database concepts and networking (e.g. Zackman Framework, The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) guidelines for enterprise architecture artefacts and processes)
• you have knowledge of hardware environments, change management, business analysis, including business design and I&IT business management, capacity planning, quality assurance, risk management, disaster and recovery planning, business process modelling and process re-engineering
• you have experience in systems analysis and design, and in establishing and enforcing policies in systems design

Project Management Skills:
• you have excellent project management skills including planning, estimating, and budgeting to manage multiple, concurrent complex, large scale technical architecture projects
• you have the ability to provide functional expertise to assigned project staff
• you have knowledge of the procurement process to prepare technical specs and provide input into Request for Service/Request for Proposals

Research and Analytical Skills:
• you have superior research, analytical, evaluation and practical problem-solving skills
• you have strong goal and results orientation, resourcefulness, innovation and creative thinking, in order to provide cost-effective and reliable technical architecture experience and solutions
• you have experience monitoring progress, resolving problems and reporting regularly with recommendations to I&IT management and clients

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:
• you have excellent presentation and communication skills to make persuasive presentations, and also to communicate technical information to a non technical audiences
• you have strong relationship management skills to work with I&IT management, clients, business partners, stakeholders, and project staff
• you can consult and lead complex reviews to assess causes and recommend solutions for technical architecture problems

Additional information:

  • 2 Permanent, 222 Jarvis St, Toronto, Toronto Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) and Personnel Security Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:   Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Schedule:   6
Category:   Information Technology
Posted on:   Thursday, April 25, 2013
  • Prior to the offer of employment, in accordance with the Ontario Public Service personnel screening checks policy, the top applicant(s) will be required to undergo personnel screening checks, which includes a police records check.
  • T-MG-53089/13(2)
    As a result of the recently agreed to AMAPCEO collective agreement, a new job evaluation system will be implemented on October 1, 2013 and the job code identified in this posting is subject to revision. In the new job evaluation system, the classification level of this position has not yet been determined
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 9, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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