Solutions Architect

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 05-01-2018
On behalf of our client, Affinity is seeking a Solution Architect with extensive industry experience to provide designing, estimating, technical consultation in conjunction with internal and external  partners and stakeholders.  This is a six month contract. 
  1. Services Required:
The Solutions Architect is responsible for the overall technical design of the IT infrastructure projects, and mapping the business requirements to the systems / technical requirements.  The Solutions Architect works as a team member along with the Portfolio Managers, Technical Project Managers, Architects and Technical Analysts, in order to design and deliver a complete solution for the customer.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Participate in requirements gathering, analysis, and design activities along with the BCCSS Portfolio Manager(s) and Technical Project Managers
  • Participate and lead, when needed, design / technical meetings with the customers, internal subject matter experts and third-party vendors in order to gather technical specifications
  • Produce architectural design document to match customer requirements
  • Provide Architecture Oversight during implementation
  • Provide current best practices, design decisions and solution alternatives as part of the architectural design documentation
  • Participate in design, documentation, review and delivery activities, in conjunction with the Solutions Architect, Portfolio Managers and Project Managers
  • Provide technical information for project proposals
  • Work with other Solutions and Enterprise Architects to align designs with the enterprise roadmap
Specific Qualifications or Experience Required: 
 
A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or a related study, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, and a minimum of eight (8) years of recent related experience in an IT Infrastructure Solutions Architect role in a large, complex organization.
 
In addition, the successful candidate will have the following experience:
  • Experience in designing complex IT infrastructure projects
  • Ability to understand business requirements and convert them into solution design and specifications
  • Experience in Microsoft Technologies (Desktop, Server, AD, ADFS, SQL, RDS etc.)
  • Broad knowledge in different technologies (like Unix server, Storage, Virtualization, Database Citrix (XenApp, XenDesktop), Identity Management, Voice, Networking (wired/wireless))
  • Knowledge and experience with current architecture standards and industry best practices in various  technologies and security
  • Proven technical consulting experience in large enterprises
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • B.Sc. degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent preferred
Good to have:
  • Experience in Healthcare IMIT
  • Experience in developing IT design for facilities-related projects and DC migration projects
  • Experience in latest technologies like Cloud (Azure, AWS), Big Data and Mobile
About Affinity Staffing:
Affinity Staffing is a full-service Information Technology agency that takes a unique approach to recruiting. We believe recruiting is about creating long term relationships that foster a mutually beneficial partnership - an affinity. Bringing a new style of recruiting founded on four core principles – Transparency – Flexibility – Efficiency – Agility.
 
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