IT Architect (Hybrid Opportunity)
in Saint John, NB

Saint John, NB
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: R117170
Job Title
IT Architect (Hybrid Opportunity)
Who are we?
Founded in 1924, Irving Oil is a family-owned international refining and marketing company with a history of long-term partnerships and relationships. With operations throughout Eastern Canada, New England and Ireland we focus on delivering quality products and exceptional service to our customers and our communities. Every day, we strive to put our good energy in action to bring families together, support the environment and local wildlife, and to create learning opportunities that empower the next generation.
Here's what you can expect from us:
When you're a part of our team, you'll see how we bring good energy to all that we do. At Irving Oil, we strive for a work environment where each of us feels we belong, can bring our whole selves to work, and where we treat our fellow employees with kindness and respect. Together, we will support our corporate strategy, high standards and the communities where we live and work. Our collaborative approach, safety-first culture and commitment to building resilient teams helps reinforce our internal brand position where People Matter. That's why we're dedicated to investing in our employees' potential, so that they can reach their career goals.
Job Description
What you can expect in a typical day
The IT Architect translates business objectives into technology plans to propose, develop, document and implement IT architecture solutions to support core finance applications and assure their high availability. This role ensures that company enterprise architecture principles and standards are applied in the design and implementation of solutions/applications and technology (hardware/software).
What we offer:
  • Competitive salary, bonus, and pension plan Flexible benefits, including a Health Spending Account
  • Hybrid Work Opportunity - flexible work model that supports a blend of in-office and remote
  • Wellness support, including annual wellness allowance and paid personal care days
  • Paid vacation and vacation purchasing
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for six consecutive years

Your roles and responsibilities:
  • Participate in the assessment and definition of finance IT application architecture strategies, principles, policies and standards.
  • Support the design, development and prototyping of innovative solutions (process, applications, data and technology) that align with business strategies or solve business problems.
  • Develop technical specifications for new products/services, applications and service offerings.
  • Assess the compatibility and integration of proposed products/services to ensure an integrated architecture across technologies.
  • Lead the analysis of the technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Develop project and technology roadmaps and define plans to mitigate gaps between the current and future state.
  • Maintain positive relationships with IT and business leaders to effectively promote, advise, and communicate the IT architecture value proposition.
  • Provide leadership of solution designs and configuration of systems and supporting applications within the Corporate Technology group.
  • Plan, research, evaluate, design, document and develop network systems by applying engineering, hardware and software design theories and principles to develop a compatible system infrastructure in line with organization standards.

Professional skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, troubleshooting and documentation skill.
  • Proven ability to maintain good working relationships with stakeholders including senior leaders.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to quickly identify and mitigate problems
  • Experience dealing with multiple priorities and deadlines / proven ability to meet hard deadlines.
  • Good presentation skills.

  • Travel is not a requirement for this position.

Education and experience
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, or equivalent would be preferred.
  • Overall 10+ years including 7+ years of experience in system architecture, design, development, and deployment.
  • TOGAF certification would be an asset.
  • Hands-on experience with software development and system administration
  • Understanding of strategic IT solutions
  • Experience in project management and service-oriented architecture (SOA)
  • Familiarity with various operating systems (e.g. Windows, UNIX) and databases (e.g. MySQL, Oracle)
  • Experience in cloud technologies (e.g. Azure, AWS)
  • Experience with financial applications (e.g Oracle, JD Edwards) is a definite asset

Irving Oil supports a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.
Job Requirements - Work Experience
Information Technology
Job Requirements - Education
Bachelors: Information Technology
Saint John, NB
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