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Solutions Architect (Infrastructure Cloud)

Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Thornhill, ON, CA, L3T 0A1

Company: CAA Club Group

About Us

Our IT department is seeking a Infrastructure Architect to join our team.

Who we are

As Canada's largest automobile association, we are passionate about keeping our Members safe - whether they are on the road, at home, or travelling abroad. We value our Associates' career growth and ongoing professional development-- and we regularly recognize their achievements and outstanding results. 

Position Details

•    Provide architectural consulting expertise, direction, and assistance to Systems Analysts.
•    Document and develop in-depth knowledge of company’s existing IT architecture/infrastructure, and technology portfolio.
•   Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of infrastructure development efforts and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and infrastructure flexibility.
•    Develop, document, make recommendations, and communicate plans for investing in IT infrastructure, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.
•    Develop and execute test plans to check infrastructure and systems technical performance. Report on findings and make recommendations for improvement.
•    Prepare RFPs, scope of work reports, and other documentation for infrastructure projects and associated efforts.
•    Negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure infrastructure-specific products and services.
•    Assist with the planning and deployment of infrastructure security measures.
•    Work on multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring that the infrastructure technology being implemented is compatible with the current standards.
•    Prepare and present all necessary infrastructure diagrams, data flows, etc. to the ARB (Architecture Review Board) for any proposed and planned solutions.
•    Review new and existing IT projects, systems designs, and procurement/outsourcing plans for compliance with IT standards and architectural plans.
•    Manage and set priorities for the design, maintenance, development, and evaluation of all infrastructure systems, including LANs, WANs, Internet, intranet, security, wireless implementations, etc.
•    Define hardware and software standards in conjunction with owners and stakeholders.
•    Test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports; develop strategies for maintaining network infrastructure.
•    Test server performance and provide network performance statistics and reports; develop strategies for maintaining server infrastructure.
•    Practice IT asset management, including maintenance of component inventory and related documentation.
•    Provide research and development to ensure that the systems infrastructure is well positioned to support current and emerging distributed systems solutions
•    Research and implement open-source products.  Keep up to date with developments in the open-source community.
Who you are:
•    Diploma or university degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or computer engineering
•    In-depth technical knowledge of network, PC, and platform operating systems,
•    Design, Deployment & Support of Microsoft Active Directory Services at the Enterprise Level
•    Detail knowledge of Windows Networking Services (DNS, DHCP, WINS, DFS, DFSR)
•    Working technical knowledge of current systems software, protocols, and standards.
•    Extensive experience with developing strategic plans
•    Hands-on experience with business requirements analysis
•    Good knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws
•    Excellent technical architecture and technical support 

Our Commitment

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). CAA CCG will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.