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Solutions Architect

Sep 14, 2021

Title: Solutions Architect 

Company: Coast Capital Savings Federal Credit Union

Location: British Columbia (CA-BC), [[filter1]]  

Job Type: Full Time 




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What’s the job?


We’re looking for a Solution Architect to play a critical role in our Enterprise Architecture practice. The Solution Architect will be responsible for delivering technology solution architecture designs that meet business needs within the standards and reference architectures defined by the domain and enterprise architects. The Solution Architect will provide long and short term planning and governance of solution strategy and design, collaborate with Business to understand business goals and processes, sell their solutions to Business and Enterprise Technology Solutions (ETS) and collaborate with Business and ETS on technical design, implementation and test of their solutions.



What you’ll get to do:


  • Create and complete solutions architecture designs compatible with the enterprise context developed by the domain architects (Application, Data, Security, and Infrastructure).
  • Recommend cost effectiveness and systems flexibility utilizing knowledge of current or emerging technologies as they pertain to Coast Capital systems development efforts.
  • Document the company's existing systems architecture and technology portfolio as appropriate and make recommendations for improvements and/or alternatives.
  • Conduct peer reviews and make recommendations for new and existing systems design projects.
  • Develop and facilitate solutions for integration of internal and external systems.
  • Report on project status, forecasts and identified or new issues (and solutions), and risks & mitigations.
  • Act as a bridge between technical and business stakeholders during solution development to ensure proposed solution meet immediate and strategic business objectives of external Stakeholders (Business Analyst, Business Users, Technology/Application SMEs)



Who are we looking for?

  • Minimum 7 – 9 Years of Job Related Experience
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in a technical position within IT, minimum of 3+ years’ experience in Architecture and design & 3 years’ experience in in application development. 
  • Bachelor's Degree or a diploma requiring 3 - 4 years of full-time study.
  • Advanced knowledge in solution design and architecture is mandatory.
  • Solid knowledge and hands-on experience of web technologies like Application Servers, J2EE, ESB, web services, HTTPS, SOAP, Java Script framework, Sql/NoSql Database.
  • Solid knowledge and hands-on experience on application integration patterns and techniques, experience in web services/API design.
  • Solid experience designing solutions for data integrity, usability, and scalability
  • Knowledge of and experience with SDLC and standards
  • Knowledge and experience with application security techniques
  • Solid experience with technology implementation
  • Advanced skill in structuring and solving business and technical problems in a fast-paced and complex environment.
  • Able to see the big picture and exercise strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration skills and able to translate complex needs and requirements between technical and business audiences
  • Advanced experience in writing technical documentation
  • Advanced project management skills
  • Solution design experience with PaaS/IPaaS, on AWS/Azure is an asset.
  • Experience on Internal/Mobile Banking Platforms or Core Banking Platform will be an Asset.
  • Experience on Temenos Core Banking platform will be an asset.
  • Awareness TOGAF framework an asset



Why join Coast Capital Savings?


We don’t mean to toot our own horn, but…


  • We improve Canadians’ financial well-being through providing simple financial help.
  • Employees do what’s best for our members. Every day.
  • We believe in being a great corporate citizen so we invest in our local communities by donating our time, money and expertise.
  • Our employees take advantage of the many opportunities to grow their careers.
  • Employees love having a cool place to work, which includes wearing their jeans on Fridays & Saturdays and being recognized with a virtual (and, at times, an actual) high-five.
  • Our inspiring leaders help our employees develop their talents and encourage them to be their fabulous selves.
  • We have a unique culture where we take our business seriously, but ourselves, not so much.
  • In 2017, we earned double kudos by being named one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies – two of the nation’s most coveted business awards, may we add.

At Coast Capital, we value diversity, equity and inclusion. We’re not all the same and we like it that way. We don’t just accept differences - we celebrate, support, and we thrive on them for the benefit of our employees, our members, and our community. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe, the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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