IT Architect - Retail Strategy

IT - Application & Software Development
St Jacobs, ON
Dec 09, 2021



The position aligns projects and programs with IT strategy and plans, provides support on technology expertise to technology leaders across the enterprise. The incumbent also ensures compliance to architecture standards and policies across all relevant architecture domains and in all projects and programs.


Creating a comprehensive technology architecture keeping in mind overall architectural integrity, maintaining the vision of services provided from an architectural perspective.

Providing leadership and facilitation across technical domains in the development of the IT architecture.

Conduct research on emerging technology in support of development efforts and aligned with near term IT strategies.  Scans the industry for major disruptive technology and nontechnology trends (trendspotting) that affect business.

Ensure all necessary IT content is documented and available.

Accountable to continually stretch the status quo of service offerings and identify new opportunities for efficient and effective solutions.

Work with Project teams, Solution, Technical and domain architects in supporting the execution.

Support Strategy development and execution by understanding disruptive forces, economic and financial levers that are susceptible to digital transformation, translates and supports business strategies.

Collaborate with business and IT to identify an approach/process to resolve people, process and technology gaps.


Post-secondary education in Information Technology with a focus on architecture and systems design.

Knowledge of major architectural frameworks (Zachman, TOGAF etc.).

Proven ability to learn new technologies, understand their pros and cons from an archite

ctural perspective and how to best leverage them in the organization.

Experience in developing and designing solution architecture for Business, Information, Application and Technical domains; experienced working with SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), Event-driven Architecture etc.

Strong leadership abilities, especially influencing others who are not direct reports.

Strong verbal, written and presentation skills with the ability to work well in a group or individually.

Must have initiative and be results oriented.

Retail industry background preferred.

Solid business and marketing acumen to drive business performance, profitability, and customer satisfaction.

Bilingual in French is an asset.

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