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The Core Enterprise Architecture team works as the “conscience” of IT in Telus, providing guidance to our most critical strategic transformation projects, defining and supporting our Enterprise Architecture practice, supporting our IT governance activities, and bringing knowledge of emerging technology and trends into our architecture and IT practices. As a senior member of that team, the Senior Enterprise Architect is expected to have significant industry and IT experience to guide, lead, and mentor other team members.

Here’s the impact you’ll make and what we’ll accomplish together - You will:
  • Work with Business and IT stakeholders to define the Blueprint for building Cloud Native Applications at TELUS
  • Work closely with various teams (Business, Vendors, Partners, Development, Infrastructure, PMO, etc.) to understand the existing key capabilities and tools at TELUS (e.g. Access and Identity, Event Driven Architecture, Master Data Management, Architecture Modelling, etc.) and determine their role and roadmap in relation to the Cloud Native architecture and DevOps
  • Lead proof of concept work to demonstrate the cloud-native technical solution works and is appropriate
  • Provide input on creation of a strategic roadmap for moving TELUS application development to the Cloud, with the goals of increasing the value, cost-effectiveness, reliability, security, and agility of TELUS cloud-native applications
  • Work with Business and IT stakeholders to define the Cloud strategy for TELUS and create a strategic roadmap as well as cloud native applications blueprint, with the goals of increasing the value, cost-effectiveness, reliability, security, and agility of TELUS IT applications
  • Guide, review and approve architecture solutions, roadmaps, integration services, frameworks, standards, and models developed and maintained by others, ensuring that they are consistent with the architecture strategy and standards
  • Collaborate to define program-level solution architectures for the most critical transformational programs
  • Liaise with industry standards bodies and other collaboration partner companies to evolve application, data, and infrastructure standards and best practices at TELUS
  • Be regarded as one of the most senior IT professionals in the organization, actively engage in process improvement, learning activities, and mentoring and coaching for other architects and IT team members
  • As a senior member of the EA team, take an active role in assisting architecture leadership with increasing team member engagement, knowledge, and career opportunities.
Here’s how - You will have:
  • Solid knowledge of Enterprise Architecture concepts, techniques, and discipline
  • Solid knowledge and proven experience in Cloud Native technologies at an enterprise level
  • Solid application architecture experience with GCP and the services they offer, ability to compare different managed services and experience with integrating services in a cloud setting
  • Direct experience with Docker, Kubernetes and OpenShift from a developers perspective
  • Knowledge of Cloud Native development requirements: CI/CD pipelines, DevOps, Microservices, Containers
  • Comfortable with hands-on development in Node.js/React or Spring Boot
  • Direct experience designing, building, or migrating applications onto the cloud
  • Knowledge of typical architecture activities and deliverables, including creation and presentation of roadmaps, position papers, strategic proposals, standards, and models
  • Exposure to industry enterprise architecture frameworks, including TOGAF, ITIL, Zachman, Archimate; knowledge of telecom based frameworks like TAM, SID, and eTOM is a plus
  • Business knowledge of one or more business domains (Sales, Marketing, Order Entry, Fulfillment, Assurance, Billing, Finance, Planning and Engineering, Logistics)
  • Broad knowledge of an array of programming languages, database technologies, integration technologies, infrastructure tools, and operating systems
  • Familiarity with specific telecommunications OSS, BSS, and enterprise support systems is a plus

You’re the missing piece of the puzzle - with experience in:
  • Strategy and Architecture
    • Ability to “think above the trees” and focus on long-term strategic direction and disruptive trends and technologies without getting distracted by current state challenges
    • Ability to recognize opportunities to move towards long-term goals via individual project decisions and solutions
    • Ability to look outside the current set of technologies, methodologies, applications, and tools to recognize new opportunities in the industry
  • Leadership and Communication
    • Strong self-management, initiative, and skill in leading without direct authority
    • Strong interpersonal, mentoring and coaching skills
    • Effective spoken and written communications skills, including experience in preparing documents for and presenting to executive level stakeholders and distilling complex concepts into simple messages
    • What can be more impressive:
      • A University degree in a related field or the equivalent experience demonstrated by progressive responsibilities
      • Experience with a minimum of 8 years as an IT architect in a large/complex organization or solutions provider or
      • Experience with a minimum of 5 years as an enterprise architect
      • Great-to-haves
        • Cloud Architect Certification strongly preferred
        • Some project management experience is a distinct advantage
        • Experience in the telecommunications industry is preferred
        Who is TELUS?

        We're a high-performing team of individuals who collectively make TELUS one of the leading telecommunications companies in Canada. Our competitive consumer offerings include wireline, wireless, internet and Optik TV™. We also deliver a compelling range of products and services for small, medium and large businesses; and have carved out a leadership position in the health, energy, finance and public sector markets with innovative industry specific solutions.

        Everyone belongs at TELUS. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do or how you do it, at TELUS, your unique contribution and talents will be valued and respected. Because the more diverse perspectives we have the more likely we are to crack the code on what our customers want and our communities need.

        Do you share our passion?

        At TELUS, you create future friendly® possibilities.

        At TELUS, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.
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