Senior Solution Architect

Information Services Vernon, BC


Description

The Sr. Solution Architect will work with business stakeholders, the Information Services (IS) team and vendors to ensure that solutions are effective and delivered against Kal Tire’s overall business and technology strategy.

Reporting to the Director, Business Systems, the Sr. Solution Architect will fulfill a wide range of solution level architecture activates across a variety of application areas. They will assist project managers and business analysts in the design and planning of projects, providing expert advice to help identify the most appropriate solutions available.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Analysis of Business Requirements

  • Work with business units to analyze operations and data, identifying opportunities, and building plans.
  • Understand and interpret business processes with the ability to create “fit for purpose” technology solutions.
  • Seek opportunities to automate or streamline application processes where appropriate.
  • Influence and negotiate with key stakeholders at various levels across organizational boundaries.
  • Be a key influencer on the solutions chosen to be implemented into the Kal Tire application portfolio.

Project Development and Support

  • Participate in the planning and execution of projects that impact business applications and their stakeholders.
  • Translate business needs and requirements into coherent functional and technical specifications.

Documentation of Processes and Technical Specifications

  • Participate in the definition and improvement of business application support processes and procedures.
  • Assist in the preparation and update of business processes.
  • Must be proficient in developing business process documentation.
  • Prepare and deliver informative, well-organized presentations and communications.

Trouble Shooting and System Maintenance

  • Troubleshoot, analyze, prioritize and help coordinate the resolution of problems and issues with business applications.
  • Participate in and coordinate all types of testing and quality assurance activities related to business applications.
  • Establish and maintain close working relationships with vendors and service providers.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Proven experience in support of vendor escalations.
  • Ability to problem solve and have a keen interest in emerging technology and trends.
  • Skill in systems testing of specification requirements.
  • Skill in business or technical writing as evidenced by previous work-related experience.
  • Ability in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to effectively participate in multiple major projects or project roles or lead a variety of project team activities/tasks.
  • Ability to perform objective analysis and re-engineering of business processes to maximize quality service and cost-effectiveness.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the existing automated business applications, their relationship to each other, and interfaces to outside systems.
  • Strong commercial and business focus.
  • Enthusiastic problem solver with a passion for technology.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience working with business systems in a medium to large organization, with 5+ years’ experience as a Solution Architect.
  • 10+ years’ business experience with a keen interest in learning business processes.
  • Proven experience in providing solution architecture across multiple platforms within an enterprise technical environment.
  • Experience with support and implementation of Cloud based applications.

EDUCATION

  • Post-secondary graduate with a degree, diploma or certificate in computer science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Evening and occasional weekend work may be required.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

KAL TIRE AIMS

Must be consistently able to demonstrate the Kal Tire AIMS:

  • Earn trust of customers by providing them with quality and value of service and products.
  • Work productively, efficiently, and contribute.
  • Work towards expansion of the company and maintain competitiveness in the industry.
  • Honesty and Integrity.

HOW TO APPLY

Start your journey at Kal Tire by contacting our Vernon Office Recruitment Team or by clicking Apply below!