Solutions Architect

Information Systems & Technology Toronto, Ontario


Description

Solutions Architect

Toronto, Canada

 

About Citco

Citco is a global leader in fund services, corporate governance and related asset services with staff across 80 offices worldwide. With more than $1 trillion in assets under administration, we deliver end-to-end solutions and exceptional service to meet our clients’ needs.

For more information about Citco, please visit www.citco.com

About the Team & Business Line:

Proprietary software solutions and innovation are at the core of what differentiates Citco in the alternative investment space. Through our network of global development centres, Citco invests heavily in technology development, security, and infrastructure to ensure our clients continue to receive award-winning products that underpin our commitment to service excellence.

As a core member of our Solutions Architecture and Engineering team you will work with dedicated professionals to ensure our clients maintain access to their critical information assets while keeping Citco ahead of industry trends.

The Solutions Architecture and Engineering department is looking for a Solutions Architect with Cloud and Containerization skills to help establish guidelines/standards and technical architectures for the enterprise. The ideal candidate should have strong cloud experience in Google Cloud Platform, AWS or Azure with knowledge of open source Kubernetes and Docker architectures, Cloud agnostic tools (Terraform, Jenkins, etc.), and be familiar with virtualization technologies. They would also have a good hands on skills to learn and evaluate new technologies. They would work well with a team and show initiative with regards to providing creative solutions to technical and practical challenges.

This position reports to the Solutions Architecture Manager. The Architecture team plays a vital role in the development of infrastructure and technology standards, along with Research and Development activities. The work will span both on-prem and cloud environments.

Architects partner with business analysts and other technical teams to define the technical requirements, sizing, principles and topology diagrams that generally guide all solution decisions for the ecosystem. They are responsible for analyzing and translating business, information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions that integrate across applications, systems and platforms.

Your Role:

  • You will design topology and developing technology for medium to large-scale, distributed systems on Public Cloud - using programming languages like Python, JavaScript and Java.
  • Define standards and guidelines for Cloud services (reference topologies, configurations, deployment, identity and authorization policies, and CI/CD scripting) by researching best practices. Build prototypes to validate best practices and configurations.
  • Define a standard process to review and baseline new Cloud services
  • Proactive research of new features on existing services and new services to provide more efficient, secure and cost effective architecture solutions
  • Socialize cloud services as part of standardization exercise. Conduct deep-dive "hands-on" education/training sessions to transfer knowledge to internal teams.
  • Evaluate and define technology standards selection and definition processes
  • Contribute to the principles that guide technology decisions for Citco
  • Document technical design patterns for enterprise reuse
  • Provide technical guidance and recommendations
  • Contribute to the delivery of Solution Designs diagram and documentation aligned to the business requirements
  • Review Solution Designs to ensure enterprise compliance of the delivered design
  • Participate in organization architecture process optimization
  • Ensure enterprise compliance of the delivered design

About You:

  • You have 4+ years of working experience in Technical Architecture, Cloud Architecture, Application Architecture, Containerization and Virtualization.
  • Proficiency in Linux Shell, Windows PowerShell or Python scripting
  • Cloud certifications in Google Cloud, AWS or Azure
  • Automation: DevOps, CI/CD experience and proficiency, scripting
  • Networking knowledge
  • Experience with Graph QL, API development, Service Mesh, Microservices, Kubernetes are a plus
  • DevOps Experience is a plus
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills are required

Our Benefits

Your well-being is of paramount importance to us, and central to our success. We provide a range of benefits, training and education support, and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve success in your career while balancing personal needs. Ask us about specific benefits in your location.

We recognize diversity as a source of organizational pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization.

Citco welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection.

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