application architect (cots implementation) in toronto

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Our client is looking for an Application Architect for an initial 8 month contract

Role 1. Applications Architect

Defines the structure and relationship amongst applications, including the identification of re-usable components, the organization and layering of software, and the determination of interfaces. Responsibilities also include developing, implementing and managing at least one cross-platform application architecture in a large and distributed environment.

Experience Levels:
Level 3: 10+ years of experience

General Skills
• Leadership experience in the development and implementation of application architectures at the specified experience level

• Extensive experience with at least two different computing platforms, operating systems, environments, database technologies, programming languages and communication protocols

• Experience with middleware and gateways

• Knowledge of performance considerations in different environments

• Experience in structured methodologies for the design, development and implementation of applications

• Extensive experience in systems analysis and design in large systems environments

• Experience in the use of development tools, Computer Aided Software Engineering tools, information retrieval packages, and other software tools such as project management software and business re-engineering software

• Experience in the use of data and process modelling methodologies, techniques and tools, including a working knowledge of metadata structures, repository functions, and data dictionaries

• Awareness of emerging IT trends and directions

• Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal and negotiation skills

• A team player with a track record for meeting deadlines

• Experience in developing enterprise architecture deliverables (e.g. models)

Desirable Skills
• Knowledge and understanding of object-oriented analysis and design techniques

• Experience in developing enterprise architecture deliverables (e.g. models) based on Ontario Government Enterprise Architecture processes and practice

• Knowledge and understanding of Information Management principles, concepts, policies and practices


• Post Secondary Education within an IT (Computer Science) or Engineering discipline and/or courses or designations relating to specific IT technologies (applications, information) and specific technology management methods, techniques and tools.

• Ten (10) or more years’ experience in a large to medium sized IT environment; seven (7) or more years’ experience in leading the design, build and implementation of complex business applications and technology solutions.

• 5-10 years of technology leadership in implementing COTS application. The architect will have the ability to understand various configurations both at the application and system level.

• 5-10 years in working with product vendors and understand the technical aspects required for the product to deploy in client's infrastructure.

• Experience in working with product vendors to implement and integrate with various application,

• Knowledge is required in IT technologies (applications, information, platforms, networks and security), tools and methodologies. In-depth knowledge in application and information technologies technologies as well as technology management methods, techniques and tools.

• Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal and negotiation skills

• Experience in programming and analysis

• Experience with relational and hierarchical database technologies

• Experience in the use of information retrieval packages using query languages

• Experience with one or more communications protocols

OLG Desirable Skills
• Knowledge of the distributed, federated complex systems
• Knowledge of Gaming Management systems
• Knowledge of regulatory systems

The Application Architect will be assigned to any project that is under execution by IT that requires this skill set. IT projects are intended to achieve the interface between individual sites and central GMS system. All these projects require intense technical design. The resource should have detailed knowledge about infrastructure and understand how to create the DRP / FRP scripts etc.

The Architect will provide technical leadership for all the solution aspect including support for the testing group.

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