Posting Start Date : October 16th, 2020
Posting End Date : October 29th, 2020
Do you want to make an impact with your work, including helping to provide low-cost energy solutions to families across Ontario? At Bruce Power, we offer exciting career opportunities for tech-savvy professionals to make their mark in an exciting industry. You’ll have an opportunity to consider growing and enjoying the camaraderie of teamwork. We have a variety of complex systems to engage and challenge you. You will enjoy a sense of pride that comes with making a meaningful contribution to the environment, Ontario and healthcare across the globe. Being located on the shores of Lake Huron means you’ll love where you live and enjoy small town roots.
The Bruce Power Information Technology division is looking for a Manager, IT Architecture to join our team. The successful candidate will provide leadership to the Enterprise Architecture and Solution Architecture disciplines and practitioners within IT and establish and maintain IT architecture standards, patterns, frameworks and processes on behalf of Bruce Power.
As a member of the IT Leadership Team, the successful candidate will also contribute to the development and execution of the IT Strategy, champion Continuous Improvement and Modernization initiatives to drive quality and performance improvements and ensure that Information Technology is leveraged safely and effectively to strengthen Bruce Power’s business outcomes.
For the right candidate this is an ideal opportunity to develop technical leadership skills, influence business outcomes, build relationships throughout the company, and make an important contribution to the success of Information Technology at Bruce Power.
Reporting to the Director, IT Strategy and Performance, you will be responsible for the development, implementation and on-going management of Bruce Power’s enterprise technology strategy and our overall IT architectural framework.
Your ability to influence and translate Bruce Power’s business strategy and key outcomes into executable integrated delivery roadmaps will determine your success in this role.
You and your team will also establish and maintain the principles, standards, patterns, blueprints and reference architectures that govern, direct and bound the use of Information Technology at Bruce Power.
Finally, you and your team will evaluate emerging technologies and vendor partners to identify opportunities to improve performance and/or reduce operating and information technology risk.
Establish architectural principles, a governance framework and IT standards, patterns, blueprints and reference architectures to guide technology decisions for Bruce Power (note these artifacts are used by Bruce Power IT as well as a number of System Teams that exist in our lines of business and our many vendor partners).
Analyze, provide input to and understand Bruce Power’s business strategy and business drivers across our domains to validate business information, business capability and information system requirements. Develop information systems target states and delivery roadmaps to support current and emerging requirements inclusive of infrastructure, application, data, integration and security considerations.
Create and maintain a consolidated enterprise-level view of Bruce Power’s business applications, their structure, integrations and relationships to business capabilities. Identify and recommend simplification, modernization and consolidation opportunities.
Periodically assess and report on the health of Bruce Power’s IT landscape. Highlight areas of information system risk and opportunity based on performance, security and relative importance to Bruce Power’s business outcomes.
Conduct research on current and emerging technology trends to determine how these may positively or negatively disrupt desired business outcomes and provide appropriate briefings and recommended response plans to leaders across IT and our business domains.
Lead the selection and retirement processes of enterprise solutions through the analysis of requirements, solution capabilities, integrations and other strategic and commercial considerations.
Promote the use of shared infrastructure and applications to reduce cost and complexity, improve information flow and drive enterprise-wide thinking and common practices within and across IT and business domains.
Assess and report on architectural compliance and health across Bruce Power and our vendor partners and create risk mitigation plans when necessary to address gaps.
Manage and provide leadership to a team of IT Architects.
Understand and ensure Bruce Power remains in compliance with IT Security, IT Architecture and other IT requirements as mandated by our operating license and our regulators.
Skills and Knowledge:
Able to think strategically and pragmatically, capable of both developing and executing short and long term action plans that balance strategic enterprise views with tangible, business driven solutions.
Possesses a high degree of business acumen and the ability to translate business needs and requirements in to practical outcomes.
Strong facilitation, negotiation and conflict-resolution skills.
Ability to understand and communicate successfully with individual team members, middle managers and senior executives across IT and business teams in both abstract and concrete concepts.
Ability to think beyond the traditional IT environment and make decisions in the context of Bruce Power’s corporate environment and desired business outcomes
Strong leadership skills and a proven ability to manage and mentor staff
Education and Experience
This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired through a 4-year Bachelors Degree in a related field like Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or equivalent.
A period of over 8 years and up to and including 10 years is considered necessary to gain this experience including 5 years in a Senior IT Architecture role and with a demonstrated delivery of architectural frameworks, roadmaps, strategies and projects
3+ years of experience in a leadership role, managing and mentoring staff
Proven experience in the architecture, design and implementation of large, diverse systems and complex enterprise wide projects spanning multiple architecture domains
Experience with data modeling, business modeling, process modeling, system modeling, requirements gathering and analysis and systems design
Experience with modern stacks including cloud, microservices, containers, etc.
Experience with SAFe or other agile and iterative delivery approaches
Experience and/or training related to Architecture & Service Delivery Frameworks (TOGAF, Zachman, FEA, eTOM, ITIL, CoBiT, etc.)
We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected to move forward will be contacted.
In order to ensure you are given full consideration for this position, please ensure your candidate application is completely filled out and up to date. The information in the candidate application will be used in the selection process to assess candidacy for this position.
Bruce Power is proud to be an equal opportunity employer; valuing and respecting diversity. We encourage applications from qualified members of the four designated groups.