Creates a visionary architecture roadmap and organizational strategy to align Business and IT; leads and facilitates the design and implementation of technical solutions and processes related to technology architecture
Defines the architecture principles, standards and guidelines regarding the proper use and deployment of business applications, data and technology within the Bank
Creates and manages the various key architecture assets for the designated portfolio and scope
Partners with broader stakeholders in technology and business in defining architecture possibilities and futures
Works with Business and development teams in recommending process or system design and enhancement
Provides input into the preparation of business case
Participates in the system specification review process to ensure system requirements can be translated into valid software architecture
Identifies risks or issues with technology solution & design which may impact realization of project benefits and provides guidance and support to stakeholders in making good decisions to pro-actively resolve or mitigate potential risks/delays to the project
Ensures that systems are functionally appropriate, technically sound and well-integrated
Analyzes and designs viable solutions to high complexity business problems according to user specifications.
Ensures sound and robust architecture and provide sufficient guidance for the successful implementation of solutions to mitigate any negative impact on Technology and Enterprise budget.
Provides immediate response to critical production program wide problems. Presents and evaluates alternatives, coordinating and ensuring resolution.
Identifies and researches relevant technologies, performs Proof of Concepts / Prototypes, and recommends applications of such technologies to future product architectures
Proactively identifies and implements strategies to improve reliability, leveraging automation wherever possible.
Seeks to integrate digital methods for agile, rapid prototyping, and for customer involvement.
Leverages metrics and analytics to gain insight for planning, design and management to facilitate the identification of improvement opportunities.
Designs and oversees implementation of end-to-end integrated solutions.
Develops a deep understanding of organizational complexity to build strong rapport with the appropriate matrix areas for the construction and delivery of the solution.
Actively participates and contributes to future Infrastructure Releases and Middleware/Hub.
Ensures that chosen technology is flexible, supportable and requires minimal maintenance.
Ensures the tactical implementation of the computing styles and architecture.
Creates and maintains current state of architecture in his/her area which includes:
Actively participates in architecture governance meetings (may be as a non-voting member)
Actively participates in setting technical direction of the styles of computing
Actively participates in checkpoint and design reviews
Identifies opportunities to strengthen the capability at BMO, such as: sharing architectural expertise to promote technical development, mentoring employees, building communities of practice and networks across technology.
Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities & individual learning.
Qualifications: Core Knowledge:
Generally 7-10 years of work experience in IT or business environment and/or BS/BA or MBA/MS in computer science, engineering, information systems, math or business
Deep technical and system-level expertise in one or more technology areas.
Expert knowledge of computer or network systems hardware and software theory, practice, concepts and technology relevant to organizational vision.
Sufficient business knowledge to assess impact of applied technology on customer’s business processes.
Ability to review technical work
Knowledge of project management methodology and its applicability to successful delivery of technical change.
Understands the strategic technical direction of:
Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
Enterprise Data & Access Layers
Pertinent Styles of computing
Possesses a deep understanding and problem solving ability of Information Technology of various scale, degree and dimension of complexity
Proficient in the techniques that go into producing designs of complex systems, including requirements discovery and analysis, formulation of solution context, identification of solution alternatives and their assessment, technology selection, and design configuration.
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At BMO we have a shared purpose; we put the customer at the centre of everything we do – helping people is in our DNA. For 200 years we have thought about the future—the future of our customers, our communities and our people. We help our customers and our communities by working together, innovating and pushing boundaries to bring them our very best every day. Together we’re changing the way people think about a bank.
As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.
To find out more visit us at https://bmocareers.com.
BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process
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More Information About the Job
Is Relocation Available? No
Is there a bonus structure? 15%
Are you open to sponsorship? No
This position is: New Position
Is there a possibility to work remote? No
Is there equity? No
Are there flexible work hours? No
Does this position have direct reports? No
What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position? Experience working with Channels.
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