• Solution Architect

    Job Location CA-ON-Toronto | CA-QC-Montreal | CA-ON-London | CA-MB-Winnipeg
    Posted Date 6 days ago(12/4/2018 4:00 PM)
    Job ID
    Great West Life
    Job Category
    Information Technology
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
    Career Level
    Posted End Date
  • Job Description

    At Great-West Life, the customer is at the centre of what we do. We are looking for candidates that exemplify this and can demonstrate it in their work. If this is you, come join our newly formed DigitalHub Team.


    DigitalHub is looking for a Solution Architect who will be responsible for building out the digital experience and managing the solution architecture for the business solution. Reporting to the Director Business & Systems Architecture, the successful candidates will provide technology leadership and innovation; constantly looking for ways to improve.


    The Architect will work with the DigitalHub Business Solution Architecture team, with the business solution architecture teams from the business units, and with business leaders to develop roadmaps. This role will define and maintain architecture artifacts for supporting BU project delivery and app support.



    Manage the design and usage of the various solutions to serve and balance the needs of all the tenants of the solution (Customer, Plan Sponsor, Advisor, Employee).


    Activities would include:

    • Develop and maintain conceptual, logical, and physical models and artifacts for large complex operational systems employing deep system integration and SOA architectures.
    • Interpret and deliver plans that specify strategy and improve integration, quality and delivery in support of business systems initiatives and roadmaps to achieve results.
    • Contribute to analysis, solution design, development and implementation.
    • Understand technical constraints from legacy systems and how to enable innovation in this environment
    • Research and recommend opportunities to extend usage of existing technology stack
    • Research and recommend opportunities to use vendor partners to fill gaps in capabilities
    • Develop best practices on usage, assisting with capacity planning, and ensure adherence to licensing of products
    • Collaborate with data governance, LOB, and technology teams to implement such solutions
    • Track Solution Health and Technology Debt for inclusion in future initiatives

    Qualifications and Competencies: 

    • University education in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent degree
    • Proven experience in solution, data and information architecture
    • An understanding of multiple technologies from list: Identity Mgmt, SAP Hybris (eCommerce), Adobe AEM (Content), Salesforce (Sales/Service/Communities/Lightning), Angular/React/Vue (UI), JAVA/J2EE/Spring, and CI/CD (DevOps)
    • Excellent communicator, both written and verbal.
    • Highly organized with the ability to arrange complex material effectively.
    • Self-starter with the ability to operate independently and with comfort in ambiguity.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams to achieve win win outcomes.
    • Ability to challenge; understanding how to impact and influence.
    • Background or knowledge of financial services industries, particularly the areas of insurance and wealth


    Due to the high profile of a number of our clients, a Federal Government Enhanced Screening is a job requirement and this will involve fingerprinting and a credit check, which will require your consent to fully participating in the process.



    Discover your opportunity….Apply today!


    Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.


    Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.


    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.



    Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.


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