Solution Strategist

Service New Brunswick
Solution Strategist
Open Competition
Pay Band 6
Flexible Work Location

Service New Brunswick is seeking individuals to join the Enterprise Architecture and Planning Unit within the Technology Services Division as Solution Strategist.

As a member of the Technology Services team, you will be reporting to the Manager of IT Architecture Services and be responsible for the development and documentation of architectures for business solutions satisfying business needs while aligning to Service New Brunswick Enterprise Architecture and industry best practices. You will work collaboratively in a team environment, providing technical leadership to business stakeholders as well as to internal executive and technical teams and will lead the delivery of documented architecture specifications (Business, Information, Application, and Technology) as required to support the business solution requirements.

As a Solution Strategist, you will possess high standards and apply proven communication skills, problem-solving skills, and knowledge of best practices to guide your efforts to deliver high-quality solutions that meet or exceed business requirements.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement an enterprise architecture that aligns the corporation's technology investments, business visions & enterprise strategies
  • Act as solution lead on projects responsible for solution architecture and designs
  • Assess incoming technology requests
  • Perform research and market scans
  • Create solution options documentation
  • Create briefing notes on technology positions
  • Represent Enterprise Architecture (EA) and IT during the request for proposal process
  • Work on developing the EA practice and other internal organizational continuous improvement activities

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: A university degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Administration or in another related discipline and a minimum of six (6) years of related experience with exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, and processing environments OR a two (2) year College Diploma in a related discipline with a minimum of eight (8) years related experience with exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, and processing environments.

Subject to the response to this competition, an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered, or the required years of experience may be increased.

Written and spoken competence in English is required.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please state your language capability on your application and ensure that preferred language for assessment is clearly identified.

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS: Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate they have training or experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Experience with different frameworks, methods or BOK (e.g. ITIL, COBIT, Lean, Six Sigma, TOGAF, PMBOK, BABOK, BIZBOK)
  • Experience with architecture modeling tools
  • Experience as a member of an Enterprise Architecture team, such as Solution Architect
  • Experience practicing methodology within TOGAF or equivalent
  • Experience in developing Application, Information and/or Technology Architectures
  • Experience establishing collaborative relationships with relevant corporate stakeholders, vendors, and fellow employees
  • Experience participating in vendor assessments, requirements gathering, project life cycle and process improvement engagements
  • Experience with significant marketplace technologies, enterprise architecture approaches, security frameworks, and development best practices
  • Experience documenting architecture specifications and assessments effectively
  • Experience managing and resolving conflict

Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: On occasion, some travel throughout the province may be required.

Candidates will be required to undergo Criminal History Clearance prior to appointment.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioral competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking/Judgment
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Relationship / Network Building
  • Organizational Commitment
  • Results Orientation
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Organizational Awareness

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Ability to Use Office Technology, Software and Applications
  • Planning and Organizing Skills
  • Written Communication
  • Presentation Skills
  • Specialized Subject Matter Expertise and Knowledge

Resumes should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

Salary : $64,038- $85,228 annually - Pay Band 6 - Management and Non-Union Pay Plan

We encourage applicants to apply on-line, by email at HR-RH@snb.ca OR by mail at the following address by July 23, 2018 indicating competition number 2018-SNB-341. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Service New Brunswick
Human Resources
Westmorland Place
P.O. Box 1998
Fredericton, NB E3B 5G4
Telephone: (506) 476-7572

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

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