*** Please note the extension of the closing date. Candidates who have already submitted an application for this position should not resubmit a new application.***
Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.
The results of this competition may be used to staff similar term or indeterminate positions within the Information and Innovation Solutions Division (IIS).
Please note that this position is being posted simultaneously internally and externally.
The Information and Innovation Solutions (IIS) is part of a Common Administrative Service that supports both organizations NSERC and SSHRC. The Enterprise Architect will report directly to the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO). The DCIO has been given a strong mandate to transition the IIS organization from a legacy operational environment to a strategic technology partner who provides innovative solutions, integrations with third party solutions and/or partners and delivers a state of the art user experience to our internal and external stakeholders. As the Enterprise Architect, you will play a key role in fulfilling that mandate. So if you are creative, innovative and enjoy working in a fast paced environment with a team that works hard but knows how to have fun, this may be the opportunity for you!
Intent of the process:
The intent of this advertisement is to establish a pool of partially qualified and qualified candidates that may be used to staff a determinate or indeterminate position within the Information and Innovation Solutions Division (IIS) over the next 24 months, following the results of the competition.
The pool could be used to offer assignments, secondments, deployments, or Interchange Canada Program opportunities.
Travel and relocation expenses incurred as part of this job opportunity are the applicant's responsibility.
Candidates must meet the essential qualifications (education and experience) to be appointed to the position.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of education, either a diploma or an official transcript.
A written examination and an interview may be administered.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the education and experience factors listed in the essential and asset qualifications. The cover letter should not exceed two (2) pages (8.5X11; 11 point font; normal margins). Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the qualification is met. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter. Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the screening criteria (Education and Experience) will result in the rejection of your application. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.
IMPORTANT NOTE: NSERC and SSHRC are closely following the recommendations of appropriate health authorities in light of the rapidly evolving situation concerning COVID-19. As a result, all assessments will take place remotely, until further notice.
We are committed to being an employer of choice by offering a progressive, positive and flexible work environment. We value our contribution to Canada and are proud of our reputation for supporting research excellence.
The Enterprise Architect’s (EA) provides the expert technical advice to clients on the evolving state of the Agency’s IT architecture needs, ensures that the respective business, application, data and technology perspectives are in line with the Agency’s technology and governance strategies, policies, standards. Recommends and provides technical changes to IT architectural frameworks, plans, and designs for the Agency and external partner organizations.
The EA is responsible for the creation, maintenance and management of IT architecture models and their lower level components. The EA is required to interpret, use and apply information contained within IT architecture to inform on a range of business improvement activities. The incumbent is expected to ensure that the overall architecture is maintained in a coherent manner and that appropriate considerations are made for its security and quality.
Statement of Qualifications
Foreign Credential Validation against Canadian Standards
Graduation from a recognized university or successful completion of two years of post-secondary educational program in computer science, information technology or in a field of study relevant to the position being staffed, or an acceptable combination of education, training or experience.
Asset - Education
Masters in computer science, business administration or another field relevant to the position being staffed.
Enterprise Architecture certification (TOGAF, Zachman…).
Experience in the preparation and presentation of business cases (problem statements/opportunities, expected benefits, proposed solutions, risks, etc.) and recommendations to address a wide-array of complex business and IM-IT issues to senior management;
Experience in developing, implementing and maintaining architectures, frameworks and strategies for enterprise architecture components (business, information/data, application, technology, etc.);
Experience in conducting organizational and environmental research and analysis to identify solutions and needed corrective actions to best meet business needs;
Experience in promoting enterprise architectural concepts as well as developing communications and training strategies;
Experience in building partnerships with internal and external stakeholders on IM/IT products or services and working collaboratively with and through others at all levels in an organization;
Experience in the management of strategic and corporate planning cycles to produce proposed investments and operating plans that will meet strategic objectives, outcomes and organizational mandates.
Knowledge of the Government of Canada’s digital strategy, principles and practices;
Knowledge is needed of the theories, principles, practices of computer science and enterprise architecture;
Knowledge is required of applications development, of IT systems and of technology platforms and architectures;
Knowledge is needed of IT standards and plans development, architecture development and implementation;
Knowledge is required of information technology, information management and data management;
Knowledge is needed of research skills and techniques;
Knowledge is required of strategic planning; and of negotiation techniques and skills;
Knowledge is needed of project management techniques and skills.
Ability to plan, organize, control and manage a high volume of activities under tight deadlines;
Ability to independently identify, analyze and resolve problems under pressure; and to assess their appropriateness to meet project objectives and user requirements;
Ability to identify issues in response to changing corporate needs and to anticipate future requirements;
Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships; and to work effectively at all levels in the organization;
Ability to influence others to move toward a common vision or goal;
Ability to facilitate and mediate discussions, to negotiate solutions and timelines, and to influence outcomes;
Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly orally and in writing; and to understand messages;
Ability to respect and understand the needs of others;
Ability to lead working groups or project teams and to provide guidance to contractors;
Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences.
Create Vision and Strategy
Uphold Integrity and Respect
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders
Promote Innovation and Guide Change
Condition(s) of Employment
Security Clearance: Secret
In their application, candidates must fully demonstrate that they have all of the required qualifications.
We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise us in a timely fashion, of any accommodation assistance you require to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from women, members of a visible minority group, Indigenous Peoples and persons with disabilities.
Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women.