Senior Solution Architect

Intact - Montréal, QC (30+ days ago)

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Would you like to shape the insurance company of tomorrow?! Working with multiplevarious Intact departments, and with all engineering groups to build the solutions that will power Intact for years to come?

Do you want to bring massive programs to life and work with amazing people from different lines of business?

On our team, you will have the opportunity to create the most amazing experience for our clients, our brokers, and our employees, making sure we promote organisational and technical scalability to create the best possible architecture so that Intact can thrive in the digital age.

Your Job
We are currently looking for a Solution Architect to join the architecture team and play a crucial role in Intact’s growth. You will provide architecture and technology leadership to project delivery teams as they develop end to end solutions, and integrations to services & API's supporting our ever evolving ecosystem.

You will have key involvement in building our initiatives and in providing expertise and counsel ensuring technology teams and business areas understand the architectural options and technology choices in support of their business. Architects recommend solutions that account for total cost of ownership, risk and leverage (or advance) strategic enterprise assets.

You must possess a balanced mix of technical and business skills, as you will often work with business and technical leaders in the organization. This role requires leadership and involvement in all stages of the solution definition, from the conceptual architecture creation to the solution development and definition, and even more specific areas depending on skills and interests.

Hiring Manager : Duc Vo

Job location: Montreal (2020, Robert-Bourassa Blvd.)

Your responsibilities:
As a central player within the project teams, facilitate solution definition within the company :
Requirement analysis
Solution Design
Document solution
Problem solving with the different teams
Implementation follow up
Participate in product selection when a new product or technology is required
Participate in the development of standard & patterns definition with architects
Facilitate the research, evaluation, and selection of software technology and product standards, as well as the design of standard configurations.
Help the enterprise architect define metrics to measure and demonstrate enterprise technology value
Manage and develop the architecture for a broader scope of projects, working closely with application architects that manage and design architecture for a single project or initiative.
Monitor the current-state solution portfolio to identify deficiencies through aging of the technologies used by the application, or misalignment with business requirements.
Contribute to the evolution of the enterprise application portfolio from future to current.
Consult with application and infrastructure development projects to fit systems or infrastructure to architecture, and identify when it is necessary to modify projects to accommodate the solutions architecture.
Liaise with the business and your team to review solutions
Participate in the development of roadmaps & strategies. Make sure the goals of the business are aligned with the appropriate solutions and that we are making an impact and adding value for our organization.
Define and document the application architectures, jointly with the product tech lead and taking into account the demands of the projects
Act as a technical mentor among the development teams
Document all solution architecture design and analysis work
Assist in the development to define business vision and communicate to all stakeholders
Collaborate with business constituents, EA team members, project teams and staff in various IT functional areas as needed to fulfill the responsibilities described above.

Your Skills

Demonstrated knowledge & architecture experience in:
Architecture (micro / macro / monolithic services, apis)
Service oriented architecture
Event driven architecture
Application architecture
Distributed architecture
Data architecture and modeling
Integration patterns and best practices
Demonstrated experience with modeling languages & techniques
Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations
Strong technical background (platforms, languages, protocols, frameworks, open source etc.)
University Degree in Information Technology/Software Engineering or any equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience with architecture frameworks (TOGAF) & architecture certifications a plus

Who You are:
A team player and a technical mentor - willing to learn and collaborate with many groups of strong professionals
Understands or willing to learn about our different lines of business (policy, billing, claims, sales, self-serve, telematics, etc.)
Open and transparent - able to communicate with the business, telecom, infrastructure, security, audit and software engineering
Driven by challenges and results
Organized, proactive and a catalyst for change
Knowledgeable on security best practices and understand the impacts it can have on a business
Comfortable working in a constantly evolving technological environment
An excellent team player who demonstrates leadership
Comfortable speaking with all level of the organization and different audiences
Bilingual in both French and English

Here are a few reasons why others have joined our team:
An award-winning, inspiring workplace that supports its people and recognizes great work
Stimulating, challenging projects and development opportunities to help you grow your skills and career
Flexibility in how and where you work
A comprehensive financial rewards program that recognizes your success
An extensive, flexible benefits package
An industry leading Employee Share Purchase Plan where we match 50% of net shares purchased
A casual ‘dress for your day’ culture that encourages you to be yourself
A $350 annual wellness account that promotes an active lifestyle

Closing Statement

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Intact, our values guide everything that we do. We celebrate our differences and appreciate our similarities. That’s why we are committed to building an inclusive and inspiring environment for all employees. If you need a specific accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know and we will be happy to provide.

Background Checks

As an employer and publicly traded financial services company, the best interests of our customers, employees and shareholders are important to us. We want Intact to be a great place to work! This means that you’ll be asked to consent to background checks so we can learn more about you. Please note that for positions with access to financial data or funds, your credit must be in good standing.

Internal Candidates

For internal candidates, you can apply for a posted position if you have been in your current position for at least 12 months and are performing at a satisfactory level. Please note we may have identified other internal candidates through our Employee Development Program, and that the selection process may also be opened to external applicants.


It’s important that you are legally eligible to work in Canada at the time an offer of employment is made. You may be requested to provide proof of eligibility at that time.


Referral Bonus

This role is eligible for employee referral bonus. #myReferrals1000