Solution Architect – Applications/Systems


Esri Canada has an exceptional professional opportunity for a Solution Architect based out of our Ottawa office. You will leverage your extensive consulting experience in leading GIS solutions based on Esri technology and provide the highest quality technical advice, based on a sound understanding of current and emerging trends in not only the GIS, but also the wider Information Systems field. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Design major aspects of the Esri product-based architecture of an application, including components such as user interface, middleware and infrastructure
  • Provide technical leadership to the applications development.
  • Ensure that uniform enterprise wide application design standards are maintained
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to ensure architecture is aligned with business requirements
  • Work with Esri Canada customers to understand strategic enterprise Esri product deployment objectives and apply Esri design methodology to establish infrastructure specifications
  • Complete technical studies and write technical recommendations and reports
  • Undertake Quality Assurance reviews of proposed solution architectures for other projects, including if appropriate, alternative views on the architecture
  • Conduct customer training and workshops on Esri system design methods and system deployment best practices
  • Support pre-sales and post-sales activities related to technical aspects of Esri products

Specific skill requirements:

  • 10+ years working with Esri technology or Spatial Technology equivalent
  • 3+ years of development experience
  • Working experience developing solution architectures
  • Demonstrated experience in the strategic analysis of information technology and enterprise architecture
  • Demonstrated experience in and the knowledge of current and emerging technologies
  • Demonstrated experience preparing and presenting technical materials, including standards, procedures, and technical specification to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience with development and evaluation of system architecture design strategies
  • Strong technical writing experience
  • University degree in computer science, engineering, math, GIS or equivalent education and experience

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to attain a Government Security Screening Top Secret Clearance (Level III)

Competencies in the following are essential:

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership, mentoring and coaching skills
  • Possess good problem-solving skills; be organized, flexible, and a team player
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, time management / multi-tasking ability

Considered as assets for this position are the following:

  • Bilingual (English and French)
  • Esri Enterprise Certification in Geodata Management, Enterprise System Design or Enterprise Administration

Esri Canada provides a dynamic work environment, an opportunity to build your skills with leading tools and technologies and a team-based approach. We offer attractive salaries with an outstanding benefits package.

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Esri Canada believes in employment equity and welcomes applications from all interested candidates. Efforts to provide accommodation will be made upon request at any stage of the recruitment and hiring process. Please be advised that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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