Solution Architect

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Wawanesa is a policyholder owned mutual insurance company that offers great stability for employees and plenty of opportunity for growth. We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who will thrive in an environment which welcomes change. The Information Services team at Wawanesa is currently engaged in delivering truly transformational change to both our business partners and throughout all our technology platforms. As a result of these initiatives the team is growing. If you're interested in joining a team of motivated, skilled, IT professionals who are both equipped with and actively working on exciting new technologies, consider this exciting, challenging Winnipeg-based opportunity! Solution Architect Position Description Working under moderate supervision, this role contributes to Wawanesa's success by providing high level architecture design of IT solutions to meet business objectives taking into account the existing architectural landscape at Wawanesa including architecture standards and principles. The architect ensures IT solutions are implemented following the solution architecture design. Key Responsibilities Primary responsibility of the Enterprise Application Integration architecture at Wawanesa. Develop and maintain current state architecture models and artifacts including the four key domains of architecture: Business, Application, Data, and Technology. Gather solution architecture requirements from various sources including interviewing business and IT stakeholders, established architecture standards and principles, and reference architectures. Identify non-functional solution requirements. Identify key business and technology drivers that impact application architectures, such as end-user requirements, existing application environment (including legacy and packaged systems), and non-functional requirements. Evaluate alternate approaches and develop target state architecture models based on project objectives, architecture requirements, and non-functional requirements Provides leadership and direction guidance to solution delivery teams to ensure solution design and implementation aligns to the target state architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the architecture to accommodate solution needs. Ensure architectural compliance of solutions to enterprise architecture standards and principles Participate and provide architectural guidance in the construction, modeling, and design of prototypes, proofs of concepts and working models of complex or new design elements. Ensure that all aspects of the solution design follows best practices and meets the requirements of the business by participating in conceptual and physical design, participating in design reviews and approving/signing off on design deliverables. Ensure proper and effective reuse of application and technical services, patterns, frameworks and standard tools and templates in the proposed solution Design external system interface architecture, including appropriate application of techniques and standards such as service-oriented architecture, web services, etc. Create and maintain system and architecture design standards and provide guidance to project teams regarding guiding principles, system and application design, coding and design standards. Develop solution architecture roadmaps based on organizational business units and IT objectives and strategies.To apply:

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