Senior IT Architect, Business Insurance

  • Full Time
  • Brampton


The IT Solutions Orientation and Design Department of the property and casualty sector, which is responsible for the application architecture of IT solutions (software and solutions), is currently looking for an experienced senior IT architect who has already managed a business integration project or program and who knows how to work in a dynamic environment. You’ll be part of an inclusive team that works in a positive environment focused on service, quality, innovation and teamwork. You’ll be asked to keep up with new trends and developments as well as expand your knowledge of the organization and related techniques and tools. If you believe that delivering an effective solution depends on several key factors: In-depth understanding of the organization’s needs, Thorough project planning (with a tendency toward short-term action), Establishing, maintaining and reinforcing of relationships with internal and external business partners and stakeholders. You’re probably the person we’re looking for! As Senior IT Architect, you will play an important role in the positioning of various strategic, highly complex initiatives with major impacts on commercial lines insurance. These initiatives include (but are not limited to) integration of a brokerage network, referencing, software package integration, modernization of the commercial insurance application ecosystem, etc., in which you’ll support, advise and influence project managers and teams in developing strategies and defining application architecture. You’ll help define the target architecture for this sector. You’ll integrate the work of solution architects to achieve an overall vision of the sector’s IT assets, while taking into account the directions already defined, including in business architecture. In short, you’ll see to the overall consistency across the sector’s IT assets as well as their smooth integration into the property and casualty ecosystem and in Desjardins Group as a whole. More specifically, you will be required to :

  • Support, advise and influence IT and business managers and project leads in the development of strategies with a major impact on the sector

  • Act as the integrator of strategic initiatives in commercial insurance, and work with other architects and experts to ensure that all solutions are aligned with operational processes and meet the organization’s needs through the service quality agreed upon

  • Rigorously develop solution architecture: Design and build solutions that best meet the organization’s needs and align with the strategy and roadmaps

  • Develop and maintain the target architectures for commercial lines insurance, and make sure that each project helps bring us closer to achieving them

  • Draft architectural documents and keep architectural repositories up to date

  • Influence organizational directions (business and IT)

  • Lead cost assessments for initiatives

  • Contribute to the implementation of the IT organization of the future by formalizing a modern delivery approach to reap the benefits of systems modernization, that is, by lowering the time to market and cost to market

  • Monitor and anticipate major market trends and their implications for the commercial lines sector

  • Support the commercial lines insurance sector in future ideation workshops

  • Sit on various internal and external committees, representing the IT sector with various bodies

  • Effectively express complex technological concepts tailored to a variety of audiences (executive communications).

  • What we offer*

  • Competitive salary and annual bonus

  • 4 weeks of flexible vacation starting in the first year

  • Defined benefit pension plan that provides predictable, stable income throughout retirement

  • Group insurance including telemedicine

  • Reimbursement of health and wellness expenses and telework equipment

  • * Advantages apply based on eligibility criteria

    What you bring to the table

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or an appropriate discipline

  • A minimum of eight years of relevant experience

  • Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

  • Experience working with complex technological concepts tailored to a variety of audiences (executive communications)

  • Leadership experience in the delivery of large-scale programs (minimum of 30 million dollars)

  • Experience as an integrator architect (ability to unite a team of architects in business, solutions, infrastructure, etc.)

  • Experience integrating software packages and replatforming solutions

  • Experience with system development life cycles (SDLC), waterfall or agile

  • Experience with IT benefits of modern delivery chains

  • Experience as a business architect

  • Experience and/or EIS and/or Guidewire certification

  • Knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec

  • Upper intermediate knowledge of English due to the nature of the duties or work tools or because the position involves interactions with (language)-speaking partners, members and/or clients

  • Knowledge of property and casualty insurance, commercial lines insurance and brokerage distribution networks

  • Very good knowledge of the ACORD standard

  • Expertise in one or more architecture repositories and ArchiMate classification(an asset)

  • Fluency in verbal and written communication

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    Trade Union

    Non Syndiqué

    At Desjardins, we believe in equity, diversity and inclusion. We’re committed to welcoming, respecting and valuing people for who they are as individuals, learning from their differences, embracing their uniqueness, and providing a positive workplace for all. At Desjardins, we have zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind. We believe our teams should reflect the diversity of the members, clients and communities we serve.

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