Expert Solution Architect – Locomotive Onboard System

Canadian National Railway - Montréal, QC (7 months ago)

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The Expert Solution Architect – Locomotive Onboard System is responsible for defining and recommending a sound architecture that supports business needs and that is aligned with CN’s directions and standards. In additional, the role defines solution score and plan architecture, collaborates with Enterprise Architecture and architects, provides direction in the solution delivery to Designers and Integrators. The incumbent builds the solution and gets approval from other stakeholders (e.g. security, Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM), Safety), drives alignment of the proposed solution with the Enterprise and Domain strategies, masters plans and roadmaps and manages risk mitigation, and drives issue escalation and resolution related to the architecture. The position signs off on architecture depending on the delegation authority and governs the architecture implementation during the design phase.

Main Responsibilities
Build Solution Architecture

  • Create, scope, plan, document and estimate work required to deliver solution architecture
  • Work with peers and designers to make sure the proposed solution is realized as per the architecture requirement
Modernization

  • Prepare and review solution’s technological evolution
  • Build technology roadmap for 6 to 18 months
Technical Leadership

  • Lead communication and drive escalation and resolution with stakeholders
  • Ensure technical development of subordinates
Working Conditions

The role has standard working conditions in an office environment with a regular workweek from Monday to Friday. Due to the nature of the role, the incumbent must be able to meet tight deadlines, handle pressure and manage stress. The role requires 3 to 4 short business trips per year across North America.

Requirements
Experience - Solution Architecture
Minimum 10 years of overall work experience
Minimum 5 years demonstrating technical leadership qualities or overseeing deliverables
Experience in Operating Technologies, I&T, Development engagements, Prime Integration

  • Any experience for these above would be considered an asset
Education/Certification/Designation
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Sciences, Engineering or equivalent
Graduate studies in Computer Sciences or Engineering*
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification*
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification*

  • Any designation for these above would be considered as an asset
Competencies
Inspires others with impactful communications and adapts to the audience through speech and writing
Applies analytical thinking
Innovates through problem solving
Knows the business and stays current with industry trends to elevate expertise and work
Demonstrates organizational abilities
Collaborates with key internal stakeholders to enable higher productivity
Works independently with little supervision
Technical Skills/Knowledge
Knowledge in architecture within numerous fields such as business, application, information and technology architecture facets
Applied engineering, mission critical system of systems
Knowledge of Embedded System Development*
Knowledge of Railroad environment standards*
Knowledge of Network and Communications systems*
Knowledge of Energy Management systems*
Knowledge of Power and Control systems*

  • Any knowledge for any of the above would be considered as an asset.
About CN

As a leading North American transportation and logistics company, CN is a true backbone of the economy. With a team of approximately 25,000 railroaders, our focus is on moving both our company and the economy forward. We transport US$200 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors from resource to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a 20,000-mile network spanning Canada and mid-America. CN is the only Canadian company listed in the Transportation and Transportation Infrastructure sector of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). Launched in 1999, the DJSI World represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.

CN is an employment equity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.