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Solutions Architect

Montreal, ON

Job ID: 14126 Type: IT-Information Technology

Solutions Architect – Montreal - $110,000 Base Salary

Dean Groups Client is a technology consulting company specializing in advanced business intelligence, data integration, application development, application support and Business Process Outsourcing services .As an end-to-end IT solutions provider, our teams love challenges and think outside the box to help our clients succeed. We continue to push the limits of our software solutions to ensure dynamic data integration, insight and decision optimization techniques for our customers.We look for fun, intelligent, team players who believe in our values: customer focus, transparency, diligence, optimism, and agility to join our team.

Currently looking for a Solutions Architect.  You will be a well-rounded individual with maturity, vision, and a depth of experience that allows for grasping issues quickly and making educated, critical judgements in the absence of complete information.


  • Providing technical architectural designs, solutions, reviews for major business application and technology initiatives focusing on high volume high complex online systems (i.e. J2EE, Web Services, Websphere, Internet Protocols, and Security standards). This includes all aspects of the solution (from a systems perspective) involved in the delivery of highly-complex initiatives with complex integration needs across multiple technologies to business clients. Activities will include defining development specifications, technical requirements system performance objectives and identifying system modifications to meet objectives.
  • With respect to environment analysis and oversight, from a project to project basis, to perform reviews on the processing environment to ensure that the solutions deployed are scalable and will fulfill the business requirements. This includes processing capacity application security, system/database capacity and performance. This also applies to monitor, analyze and manage Performance and Capacity of the system on daily bases. Present analytic result and upgrade plan to Director, Enterprise Architect and other Information Technology & Solutions (IT&S) Solutions Architects on all systems supported.
  • Manage system availability and disaster recovery plan.
  • Develop roadmaps and strategies for applications based on enterprise infrastructure blue print. Liaise with Senior Solutions Architects as well as the IT&S Enterprise Architecture Office strategy and direction on architecture and application design
  • Presenting work for review in structured walkthrough presentations of application systems to/with project team members and users during various stages of the development process.
  • Providing consultation on all infrastructure related items while participate in all phases of the project development life cycle.
  • Conducting design review and code walkthrough; mentoring and coaching other team members on technical best practice.
  • Assisting in the analysis of system test strategies, and the execution of the tests (including unit, QA and non-functional).
  • Investigating, analyzing and resolving system problems during standard working hours and assigned on-call hours.
  • Assist in the most difficult support problems.
  • Escalating and/or reporting system problems to management as per the documented escalation procedure.
  • Researches and maintains knowledge in emerging technologies and recommends possible application to the business and senior management.
  • Leads selected technology projects to production.


  • 6 to 8 years’ experience as a Solutions Architect
  • Must possess expert knowledge of web-based information technology principles, J2EE framework, database integrations, system integrations, methodologies and standards/metrics.
  • Must have hands-on technical working experience in the system analysis, design, and architecture of complex, multi-tier development & production environments.
  • Must have working experience in a technical environment that utilized Agile delivery methodologies.
  • Must have strong software development experience with J2EE and with Rational development and modeling tools.
  • Must have strong knowledge of WebSphere Application Server.
  • Must have strong knowledge of enterprise architecture, including Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), Hub and Spoke, Messaging, etc.
  • Must have strong knowledge of Web Services, Web Services Description Language (WSDL) and SOAP, Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS).
  • Must possess excellent communication skills (verbal/written/presentation).
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple complex initiatives.
  • Knowledge of XML schemas and data models; File Transfer Protocols (FTP)/Secured File Transfer Protocols (SFTP) processes; SQL & DB2 stored procedures; Host (Mainframe) systems & Pega Systems are desirable assets.
  • Demonstrated experience with SSL and HTTPS protocols are desirable assets.
  • Proven experience with UNIX command and shell programming are desirable assets
  • Bilingual (English, French) and interpersonal skills

 Significant Assets

  • Strong Java Skills and understanding of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).


If you feel you have what it takes to fill this position please contact Simon Darby at


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