Senior Technical Advisor


At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content - we advance how Canadians connect with each other and the world.
If you're ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values, 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.
Job descriptions and responsibilities
The Senior Technical Advisor team is a highly specialized group that supports the delivery of the most technically challenging projects in our organization. Involved in every cycle of project delivery, the Senior Technical Advisor is the design authority in term of hardware/software selection, application architecture, security & network requirements, specification and design review and implementation.
Working within our team on various projects, the advisor will be responsible to ensure all technical aspects are answered and addressed. Including but not limited to:
  • Lead the technical planning (conceptual solution review) and early design sessions of new project or functionality
  • Participate in the backlog refinement sessions and in the elaboration of the user stories
  • Assess the impacts to the service assurance domain, following the implementation/introduction of a new solution
  • Maintain the different development and lab environments
  • Elaborate the capacity planning, definition of the performance testing plan and oversee the execution of the performance testing
  • Develop, implement and review non functional, performance related requirements and tracking to produce system performance metrics
  • Evaluate the current utilization of the systems within the user community and propose improvements to meet business needs
  • Develop and document system interface agreements with new internal and external interfaces

As part of the IT delivery team, the advisor will be working on major integration initiatives in the network assurance domain.
Qualifications/Competencies:
  • At least of 5 years of experience in the following:
    • Application architecture (e.g., Kafka, stream design, APIs, caching, throttling NoSQL DB)
    • Data Architecture (e.g., data mapping, data modeling, REST APIs)
    • Infrastructure Architecture (e.g., containers, Openshift, VMs)
    • As a developer

  • Experience in the following:
    • Event based/streaming architecture
    • Domain driven architecture
    • Micro-services based architecture
    • High performance real time application
    • Modern UI development
    • Mobile platforms development
    • Application logging

Knowledge in the following technologies:
  • Networking and Infrastructure:
    • SSH, AWK, SED, etc.
    • Citrix software and infrastructure
    • Open Shift and Kubernetes container platforms
    • Java/JEE Application servers: Weblogic, JBoss
    • OS :UNIX -Solaris, HPUX, Linux, Windows
    • DNS, SMTP, FTP/SFTP
    • Network architecture concepts such as NML, MPLS, ICN, DMZ
    • IP stacks and protocol analysis tools

  • Programming and markup languages
    • Web Services, SOA, N-Tier Architectures
    • Procedural languages: C, Perl, Shell, AWK, Expect, TCLTK, etc.
    • Enterprise application framework: Java EE, ESB, .NET, etc.
    • Oriented Object languages: Java, C/C++, Javascript, Python, etc.
    • Markup languages: HTML, CSS, XML, SGML, etc.

  • Databases
    • Relational database management system: Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, Teradata, etc.
    • NoSQL DB (Cassandra, Oracle)
    • Elastic Stack
    • Experience building or using SQL, PL/SQL, ETL, SODA

  • General
    • Understanding of industry standards of IT, such as TOGAF, ETOM and TMF models
    • Knowledge of the Atlassian application suite: Jira, Confluence, Bamboo and Bitbucket
    • Knowledge of Kafka distributed streaming platform
    • Knowledge in microservice development using the Spring stack

  • Methodologies
    • Scrum Agile
    • SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)
    • Continuous integration and continuous deployment principles

  • Skills
    • Strong analytical skills (ability to quickly determine the problem space and organize it into simple components through data mining, statistical analysis and quantitative analysis)
    • Strong technical writing skills (ability to write clearly and concisely)
    • Strong troubleshooting skills (ability to uncover trouble rapidly and provide resolution)
    • Bilingualism is an asset (English / French)
    • Proven leadership and organization skills
    • Excellent ability to articulate and document technical concepts to non-technical audience
    • Autonomous, resourceful, strong tolerance to ambiguity, excellent capacity for applied learning

Working Conditions:
  • Efficiently work in virtual teams, handling multiple projects 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
  • Fast paced, changing working environment
  • Ability to travel on occasion as required by the project approximately 2 weeks a year

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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: Mississauga || Canada : New Brunswick : Moncton || Canada : New Brunswick : Saint John || Canada : Newfoundland : St. John's || Canada : Nova Scotia : Bedford || Canada : Ontario : Mississauga || Canada : Ontario : Ottawa || Canada : Ontario : Toronto || Canada : Quebec : Montreal || Canada : Quebec : Verdun
Application Deadline: 06/30/2021
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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