Application / Technical Architect - Information Technology


Openings 1
Location Name
Alberta Blue Cross - Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Date Posted Mar 27, 2018
Profession Information Technology
Career Level(s) Experienced (Non Manager), Senior Level
Job Type(s) Permanent, Full Time, Contract
Education Level(s) Bachelors
Job ID job-9227

Position Summary


We are looking for an employee or contract resource to architect, plan, coordinate and supervise all activities related to the architecture and/or integration of software programs, applications, and third-party solutions as required to meet the business requirements of the organization. This individual is responsible for developing and maintaining the architecture blueprint for each implementation assigned.  This individual will work closely with the technical teams to understand the architecture and / or product capabilities and what is required to implement the product.  Proven communication skills, problem-solving skills, and knowledge of integration best practices are critical to successful performance in this role.



  • Develop and maintain architectures along with architectural documentation for each product, application, capability or service being architected.
  • Collaborate with Project Managers, technical teams and business teams to understand the product capabilities, architecture and integrations.
  • Document the associated architectures.
  • Ensure that the architectures align with our Enterprise Architecture and Requirements.
  • Develop standards, processes and other documentation to support and facilitate the project initiatives.
  • Develop coding, integration, process standards to be used by technical teams.
  • Mentor Team members where appropriate

Acquisition and Deployment

  • Work with project teams to select, assess / evaluate products (business, security, infrastructure).
  • Assist team in the vendor assessments.
  • Work with project teams to define the non-functional testing requirements.
  • Build and maintain relationships with vendors of products that are being evaluated or currently implemented.
  • Mentor Team members where appropriate


  • Four year college diploma or university degree in computer science or computer engineering,


  • 10+ more years of progressive experience in architecture.
  • Proven experience in developing enterprise and solution level architectural designs.
  • Proven experience in architecting application / product integrations.
  • Proficiency in multi-tiered architecture, design and implementation.
  • Experience with business and technical requirements analysis, methodology development, and data mapping.
  • Experience with Security applications and Infrastructures (Server / Storage / Network / etc.).
  • Technically fluent with PLSQL / Java / Oracle ADF / HTML5 / XML structures.
  • Experience with integration and ETL tools.
  • Knowledge of relational database design and management techniques.
  • Experience with Project management / project based work structures.
  • Strong knowledge of system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies.
  • Confidence and experience with API protocols and schemas such as SOAP and REST.
  • Knowledge of network protocols and standards.
  • Understanding of the organizations goals, objectives and priorities.
  • Strong working knowledge, ability to apply Enterprise Architecture concepts, frameworks and methodologies in the context of corporate planning and business transformation.
  • Proven experience in Object Oriented, Relational and UML methodologies.


  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Exceptional planning, organizational, analytical, problem-solving and consultation skills.
  • Outstanding writing and documentation skills.
  • Able to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Able to conduct research into application issues and products.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.

This position will remain open until suitable candidates are selected. If you have the qualifications we are looking for, apply online at

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