Director, Solution Architecture

Director, Solution Architecture

Toronto, Ontario, Canada  - Permanent

Job Description

We’re looking for people who believe in our mission to make wearable technology truly ubiquitous and convenient so that everyone can benefit from it. We are a cross-functional team solving big challenges at the intersection of fashion, electronics, software, and data science. We are considered leader in HeathTech / IoT.

• Accountable for the associated technical strategy and architecture patterns & roadmaps, optimally balancing business needs with enterprise target architecture objectives.
• Champion and drive modernization within the portfolio, identifying technical issues & risks to ensure technology currency.
• Collaborate with senior developers, architects, technical specialists, business subject matter experts, vendors, third parties, and related stakeholders across the organization to drive detailed design and implementations.
• Represent IT in dialogues with business teams; present options with pros, cons, and implications for consideration in business decision making.
• Provide critical thinking and technical leadership from the idea creation stage to the implementation of each project
• Present architecture design recommendations to senior management and executives for review, including local Project Architecture Review Committee (PARC) and Architecture Review Board (ARB) meetings.
• Focus on reducing friction, increasing reuse, and innovating towards accelerated delivery.

Must Have Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in a technical area of study (computer science, mathematics, engineering, etc.)
• Total IT experience of at least ten years out of which five years were proven experience leading Enterprise, Application, or Solutions Architectures on large projects.
• Skilled at designing/developing systems in a team environment, based on all aspects of architecture including application, data, security, infrastructure, and resiliency.
• Strong leadership skills (not a follower), comfortable dealing with large cross-functional teams with the ability to manage issues and define, influence, and impact technical direction.
• Experience with SaaS implementations, including full architectural designs including network and security overlays and SRMAs

• Deep knowledge of cloud integration/security standards, patterns, and best practices, including:
• Data at rest security controls (access, policies, encryption algorithms, key management)
• External User Auth
• Outbound API configuration (Apigee and Akamai)

Tech environment: Mobile / Web / JEE/ Nodejs / AWS /etc.


Starting: ASAP

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