Application Architect


Req Id: 273272
At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content - we're revolutionizing how Canadians communicate.
If you're ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values bold ideas, professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team.
The Bell IT team uses emerging technologies, Agile and DevOps to design and build innovative solutions that enable Bell's communications services for businesses and consumers. We're looking for creative problem-solvers who are curious, collaborative and ready to be on the leading edge of technological transformation.
The Application Architect supports the delivery of the most challenging projects our organization implements, including new technology and solutions proofs of concept, integration in to existing systems and assisting with support across multiple delivery domains. Involved in every cycle of project delivery, the Application Architect is the design authority in term of hardware/software selection, application architecture, security & network requirements, specifications and design review and implementation.
Tasks and Responsibilities :
Working within our team on various projects, the Application Architect will be responsible for:
  • Participate in the planning and early design sessions of new project and technology functionality
  • Perform impact analysis of new technologies and projects.
  • Develop, deploy and monitor new solutions.
  • Document technical user stories and implemented solutions.
  • Perform code and design reviews with vendors and other technical specialists
  • Order, configure and deploy new hardware infrastructure.
  • Capacity planning and definition of the performance testing plans, including overseeing the execution of the performance testing by user teams.
  • Integrate platforms from different business units.

Preferred Qualifications/Competencies:
  • Training/Education
    • Bachelors of computer engineering or computer science (preferred)
    • Bachelors in telecommunications / network engineering
    • Equivalent experience and / or education

  • Skills
    • Ability to independently investigate and learn about new technology
    • Strong analytical and communication skills
    • Strong troubleshooting skills (ability to uncover trouble rapidly, investigate root cause and provide resolution)
    • Good organization and time management skills
    • Excellent ability to articulate and document technical concepts to non-technical audience both verbally and in writing.
    • Autonomous, resourceful, strong tolerance to ambiguity, excellent capacity for applied learning
    • Bilingualism is an asset (English / French)

  • Technical Knowledge
    • CI/CD pipeline (Jenkins, Artifactory, uDeploy, uRelease & GitHub) (Mandatory)
    • Linux Server Administration
    • Apache / Confluent Kafka (Definite asset)
    • Kubernetes
    • OpenShift (Asset)
    • Elastic Stack (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana)
    • Unix / Linux shell scripting (Asset)
    • Web Services systems integration and performance bench-marking

  • Databases (Asset)
    • Any RDBMS (Oracle - primarily, MySQL, SQL Server, Teradata, etc)
    • Any Hadoop NoSQL knowledge/experience
    • Experience building/executing procedures using SQL, PL/SQL, ETL

  • Programming languages (mandatory)
    • Any procedural language (C, Perl, Shell, AWK, Expect, TK, etc)
    • Enterprise application frameworks (Java EE, ESB, .NET, etc) Any OO language (Java- mainly, C/C++ an asset, Javascript, Python, etc)
    • Any markup language (HTML + CSS, XML, SGML, etc)

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  • General understanding of:
    • Agile, Scrum or SAFe methodologies and related tools (Jira, Confluence etc.)
    • Network architecture concepts such as NML, MPLS, ICN, DMZ (asset)
    • Virtual Servers, VMWare, Docker, OpenShift

Working Conditions:
  • Ability to work efficiently in virtual teams with geographically dispersed team members.
  • Availability to work occasional weekends and evenings to meet hard deadlines and available to work occasional overnights to take part in deployment activities
  • Ability to travel on occasion as required.
  • Fast paced, continuous learning environment with new technologies
  • Good work / life balance opportunities.

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Bilingualism is an asset (English and French); adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec.
Additional Information:
Position Type: Management
Job Status: Regular - Full Time
Job Location: Canada : New Brunswick : Saint John || Canada : Newfoundland : St. John's || Canada : Nova Scotia : Bedford || Canada : Nova Scotia : Halifax || Canada : Ontario : Mississauga || Canada : Ontario : Ottawa || Canada : Ontario : Toronto || Canada : Quebec : Montreal || Canada : Quebec : Verdun
Application Deadline: 01/22/2021
Please apply directly online to be considered for this role. Applications through email will not be accepted.
At Bell, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it. We're committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.
Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email your recruiter directly or recruitment@bell.ca to make arrangements. If you have questions regarding accessible employment at Bell please email our Diversity & Inclusion Team at inclusion@bell.ca.
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About Bell

Canada’s largest communications provider, Bell is at the forefront in delivering world-leading broadband networks, the next-generation services consumers and businesses rely on, and the media content that Canadians want the most.

Joining the Bell team puts you at the centre as we connect Canadians with each other and the world. Recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and a Best Diversity Employer, Bell offers a wide range of career opportunities: network engineering, research & development, customer service, IT, media production, marketing, finance and many more.

Our more than 50,000 team members in every province and territory of the country work in an environment that promotes collaboration, creativity and professional growth, while the positive impact of Bell Let’s Talk is reflected in our award-winning mental wellness workplace programs.

If you’re looking to bring game-changing ideas to life, we encourage you to consider joining the Bell team.

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