IT Architect, Manufacturing (OT)

SAPINC Saputo Inc.

At Saputo, our best comes from our people. We’re a talented and caring team with a longstanding history of excellence. Since our first days delivering cheese on a bicycle, we’ve grown into a leading global dairy processor by staying true to the culture that defines us. Each of our employees is committed to uphold our tradition of care, quality, and passion through food, and together, we foster an environment where we can all make contributions that matter–from our manufacturing plants to our office locations and everywhere in-between.

Overview of The Role

Reporting to the IT Director Infrastructure Management & Innovation, the IT Infrastructure Architect is responsible for developing technical architecture, managing intake for I&S, and supporting technical architecture governance. This role drives the intake process from the initial request to high-level analysis and solutioning and is responsible for engaging the right stakeholders for detailed design. In addition, this role develops and maintains architectural standards and documentation for a dynamic growing organization.

The IT Infrastructure Architect will perform planning, estimating and roadmap definition for IT initiatives, projects, and new emerging technologies.

As an IT Infrastructure Architect, you will join a team of Technical Architects that will collaborate with other IT functions (i.e., Security, Digital, Core Infrastructure, PMO and Regional Service Delivery Managers.) as well as engage with global business stakeholders.

How You Will Make Contributions That Matter:

  • Executing intake processes for technical architecture, including requirements gathering, consulting with other specialists, investigation of solutions, and high-level design.
  • Build trusted advisor relationships and influential partnerships with peer architect/SMEs/specialist based on strong technology expertise and leverage them to gather insights concerning on-going/upcoming project initiatives
  • Develop high-level solution architecture that may span multiple work streams whilst identifying downstream dependencies, conduct solutions and options analysis, and lead proof of concepts.
  • Consult, develop estimates (e.g., time, resources required, cost) for projects and support with planning
  • Consult, develop, manage, and maintain architecture standards, reference architectures, and documentation repository
  • Conduct architectural reviews and facilitate review meetings; review technical architecture developed by others and ensure alignment to standards; support technical architecture governance processes and meetings
  • Maintain technology roadmaps
  • Collaborate with architects from other IT functions (e.g., Digital, Security, Applications etc..)
  • Conduct research to identify potential solutions, future trends and innovations in technology, and assess applicability to I&S
  • Provide subject matter expertise on technical architecture
  • You Are Best Suited for The Role If You Have the Following Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Computer Science, Info Systems, related field or equivalent experience
  • 8 years’ progressive work experience focused on architecting, designing and implementing infrastructure systems
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a senior IT network role
  • 3-5 years working within the OT domain; either in a consultant capacity or as part of an organisations internal OT function
  • Deep expertise in at least two IT/OT infrastructure domains, with broad knowledge across all domains (e.g., Network Architecture, Inventory Gathering, Situational Review, Endpoint Protection, Policy & Governance, Standards, compute, network, storage, backup’s, disaster recovery and security, etc.) with support of the full lifecycle management. From planning to implementation & maintenance
  • Experience working in a consultant capacity or within an organisations OT environment to establish IT/OT roadmaps to a target Architecture.
  • Experience leading an assessment or evaluation of an IT/OT environment to include execution of the assessment, analysis of results, and formulation of a final report for dissemination to key stakeholders.
  • Minimum Cisco CCNA required, CCNP Certified is preferred or at least relevant qualifications from another.
  • Experience with security solutions such as DDoS, IPS, PCI compliance.
  • Strong communication skills written and spoken
  • Strong Knowledge in Cloud platforms (Azure, AWS, GCP, Microsoft 365)
  • Strong analytical skills (quantitative and iterative), coupled with strong ability to produce detailed technical documentation at both high level and detailed design.
  • Strong understanding of architecture frameworks and best practices (e.g., TOGAF)
  • Knowledge of IT security management practices and relevant certifications (e.g., CISSP)
  • As part of his duties, the incumbent will have to communicate and collaborate in English, both orally and in writing with colleagues or other stakeholders in Quebec as well as in the rest of Canada or in North America.

    We support and care for our employees and their families by providing:

  • Competitive salaries
  • A hybrid work environment with the possibility to work from home 2 days a week
  • Advantageous corporate agreements
  • Full range of group insurance benefits
  • Group retirement pension plan with employer contribution
  • Purchase option of company stocks
  • Group RRSP
  • Health and wellness program in the workplace
  • Assistance program for employees and their families
  • Saputo products at a discounted price
  • We support employment equity. Saputo strives to embed diversity and inclusion in its operations and invites candidates from all horizons to join its family.

    Our story began in Canada in 1954, when the Saputo family’s hard work and dedication created a thriving dairy business. More than 65 years later, our roots in this country remain strong with our Corporate Headquarters in Montréal. Today, we are a leading cheese manufacturer and fluid milk and cream processor in Canada with well-loved brands, such as Saputo, Alexis de Portneuf, Armstrong, Baxter, Dairyland, Joyya, Milk2Go, Milk2Go Sport, Neilson, Nutrilait, Scotsburn* and Woolwich Goat Dairy. Thanks to our national footprint, we’re proud to bring our best to our customers and consumers, and have plenty of opportunities for our employees to grow in their own way. And we do it while also striving to build a healthier future for our people and the communities where we operate, guided by our values and the Saputo Promise.


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