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BMO

Solutions Architect Consultant

BMO
Location
Toronto, ON
Details
Full Time
3 days ago
Address:
100 King Street West

Job Family Group:

Technology

Architecture Solutions Consultant

Develops and implements IT infrastructure & platform strategies for BMO. Develops strategic technology based on technical and business needs to support anticipated business strategies and organizational growth. Must understand and be able to lead the design, build, install, testing, maintenance, monitoring and infrastructure upgrade process involving computing platforms, servers and networks. Understanding of application servers, infrastructure and system integration will be key to this role in order to provide solutions and technical planning. Understands current and future technical platform hardware, operating system, security, and system services layers. Ensures reliable and secure computing and communications capabilities to run the business software while enabling the lowest operational cost/highest availability options. Performs capacity workload modeling and availability analysis for a variety of platforms and environments. Implements disaster recovery procedures and troubleshoots any network and connectivity issues in a timely manner, with minimal disruption to normal functioning. Works with stakeholders and recommends infrastructure solutions based on engineering requirements. Ensures that systems and infrastructure align with business value and are technically sound and well-integrated. Responds immediately to critical connectivity and access issues by evaluating solutions, coordinating recovery and ensuring resolution. On call and flexibility may be required.

  • Designs, costs, develops, tests and implements system solutions developed internally and/or in conjunction with outside vendor.
  • Recommends and implements solutions based on analysis of application and business needs, issues and implications for the business.
  • Designs and engineers systems through capacity planning (such as bandwidth, disk space, storage, and CPU utilization) to ensure high availability and performance of end-user applications and systems.
  • Ensures that infrastructure solutions are scalable, flexible, and supportable, and are as standardized and automated as possible.
  • Understands the functionality and integration of applications as they relate to business requirements and technical deployment within the physical and virtual infrastructure.
  • Performs capacity workload modeling and availability analysis for customer facing applications, systems and environments and recommends changes/enhancements for improving performance and reliability and promoting a seamless customer experience.
  • Works across teams to ensure IT system upgrades are implemented with minimal impact to production operation.
  • Identifies and defines new process and/or system improvement opportunities.
  • Evaluates and recommends emerging technologies to influence the design process.
  • Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making.
  • Conducts independent analysis and assessment to resolve strategic issues.
  • Leads and conducts assessments and investigative work in a constructive manner.
  • Ability to break down strategic problems and analyze relevant data and information to provide insights and recommendations.
  • Exercise judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within corporate IT guidelines and rules.
  • Facilitates technical issue resolution across various platforms and environments.
  • Leads and conducts detailed design reviews in a constructive manner.
  • Technical planning and development of road maps.
  • Identifies opportunities to strengthen the capability of the technology organization at BMO,
  • Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities & individual learning.
  • Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO, but may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.
  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external counterparts.
  • Works well with others, and independently and regularly handles non-routine situations.
  • Track record of planning and leading assignments.
  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.


Qualifications:

  • Typically between 5 - 7 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Relevant IT infrastructure & platform knowledge in the following technology domains: application servers, on premise and cloud, databases, distributed/server, storage, networking, workplace technology and unified communications.
  • Possesses a deep technical understanding and strong problem-solving ability.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with technology/solution design and configuration, capacity management, impact of design decisions to infrastructure and application components, functional / technical behaviour of middleware and data layers, virtualization, service design, Dev Ops, Production Ops and various support arms, deployment environments, packaging and distribution of the application, and production readiness.
  • Understanding of application integration and relevant infrastructure (servers/storage /firewalls).
  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth.
  • Collaboration & team skills - In-depth.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills - In-depth.
  • Data driven decision making - In-depth.
  • Hands on Unix (Linux/Solaris) experience with shell scripting / development / system administration experience.
  • Should have experience with migration projects and upgrades.
  • Cloud exposure with AWS is a nice to have.
  • App development experience is a bonus.


Grade: 7

Job Category: Individual Contributor / Collaborator

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At BMO we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

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.

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. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

We're here to help

At BMO we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

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://jobs.bmo.com/ca/en .

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. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

Note to Recruiters: BMO does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to BMO, directly or indirectly, will be considered BMO property. BMO will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. A recruiting agency must first have a valid, written and fully executed agency agreement contract for service to submit resumes.
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