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I&IT Architect

Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry
Land and Resources I+IT Cluster, Digital Solutions (DS) Branch
Dryden, Guelph, Peterborough, Sault Ste Marie, South Porcupine, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary - up to 12 months with possible extension
Job Code:
6A003 - InformationTechnology06
$74,877.00 - $110,338.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you looking to take your I&IT career to the next level?

In this position, you are responsible for technical implementation of cloud deployment and migration strategy. This is a hands-on role crafting the cloud usage patterns for the organization with a strong focus on microservices, containers, infrastructure and migrating existing work loads to cloud. You will also contribute to enterprise-wide architectures and related policies, standards, guidelines, best practices and governance processes.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Execute the strategic roadmap for cloud architecture
• Ensure all technology implementations in the cloud architecture are in line with OPS standards
• Provide subject matter expertise on cloud technology
• Define technology patterns within the cloud infrastructure
• Work closely with the enterprise architect to make sure usage is integrated and optimized
• Gather business requirements and designs solutions and enable service journeys into the cloud
• Work in partnership with cloud vendors, corporate services procurement, infrastructure, network and security
operations and ministry application owners to:
- Deploy cloud hosting services
- Integrate and secure cloud services
- Develop and certify cloud application design patterns
- Identify application candidates best suitable for cloud hosting
- Migrate applications and data to cloud
• Provide strategic and authoritative advice to support architecture, policy, procedures and program development
• Provide architecture guidance and support to client ministries, I&IT product managers and solutions designers
• Participate in enterprise-wide and cross jurisdictional architecture projects

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge and Experience (Domain Expertise):

You have:
• Knowledge of I&IT enterprise architecture (business, technology, applications, security and information) strategies, frameworks, policies, plans, current and emerging enterprise architecture principles, methodologies, mechanisms and techniques
• Understanding of disciplines of enterprise software development such as configuration & release management, source code & version controls, and operational considerations such as monitoring and instrumentation
• Strong knowledge of software development methodologies like Agile/Scrum, Kan Ban etc.
• Comprehensive understanding of enterprise project lifecycle
• Demonstrated experience delivering complex large scale cloud architecture solutions
• Strong understanding and experience with many or all of the following:
 Cloud technology integration (Orchestration, network, data, identity and services)
 Cloud application design methodologies
 Cloud vendor contract management
 Documenting cloud architecture and services
 Understanding of Government IT practices, standards, policies, etc.
• Expert knowledge of cloud native solution design and best practices such as Microservice, API management.
• Demonstrated ability to design, plan, manage and provision cloud solution architecture, infrastructure, networks.
• Strong understanding of IAM and modern security mechanism/protocol, such as OAuth2, OpenID connect, etc.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the cloud data management including but not limited to Security, Scalability, Governed access, automated backup and recovery.

Technical Knowledge and Experience (Agile Expertise):

You have:
• Demonstrated experience in Agile development
• Demonstrated experience working across multiple cloud environments
• Demonstrated experience with Cloud App Containerization
• Extensive experience with data ingestion, storage and processing on cloud
• Demonstrated experience delivering on large scale enterprise cloud migration initiatives

Communication Skills

• You have strong communications skills to consult and clarify needs, present information, options and recommendations, explain technical concepts and terminology and architecture-related topics to peers/clients/stakeholders.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit theOPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 77 Grenville St, Toronto, Toronto Region or 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region or 159 Cedar St, Sudbury, North Region or 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 1 Stone Rd W, Guelph, West Region or 95 Ghost Lake Rd, Dryden, North Region or Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region or 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Information Technology
Posted on:
Thursday, February 3, 2022
  • Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated' under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.

    The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
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, February 17, 2022 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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