Solution Architect

  • Full Time
  • Canada


LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Why you should join us:

Are you a dynamic continuous-learner, influencer, and collaborator with experience in architecting business transformation?  We need you to apply these skills within the Digital and Information Technology (D&IT) organization to translate business objectives into optimal solutions, guide the creation and evolution of  digital architectures, harness emerging technology and transform the enterprise through delivering new digital capabilities.  In this role, you will provide architectural direction throughout the process of planning, developing, configuring, integrating, and maintaining our technology solutions.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Establish, document, and communicate the technical vision for the solution/product and the plan to achieve it, in alignment to business outcomes and our architecture policies, standards, roadmaps
  • Identify, manage, and mitigate technical risks
  • Ensure that non-functional requirements are identified and delivered in the final project solution  
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders including product teams, business clients, technical stakeholders, and third party solution or service providers
  • Develop and maintain architecture models, technical capability models and roadmaps for digital products and product categories in Enterprise Architecture repository
  • Assess and optimize assigned subsets of the Application Portfolio

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Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Five years of solution architecture experience in mid to large sized enterprises  
  • Experience with architecting and delivering enterprise-grade applications for data acquisition, management, analysis, optimization and visualization for the integrated Oil and Gas value chain
  • Experience with architecting solutions that drive the DevOps culture and delivers incremental value using CI/CD pipelines, automation, configuration management, DevOps tools and other DevOps practices
  • Experience working in an agile environment to create and evolve the solution architecture
  • An undergraduate degree or relevant education in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Business
  • Experience and/or formal training in architectural design and common industry frameworks (TOGAF, DODAF, EACOE, ZIF)
  • Good understanding and experience with architecting cloud solutions e.g., Azure/AWS Cloud
  • Strong writing and IT architecture modelling capabilities (contextual, conceptual, and logical) to author technical solution documents that align to existing policies, standards, and roadmaps  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills to “sell and advocate for” and drive visibility of the optimal solution
  • Experience managing expectations when balancing alternatives against business, financial, and technical constraints
  • Experience building and managing key relationships with external and internal stakeholders across organizational levels
  • Proven technical leadership skills with a servant leadership mindset
  • Ability to coach, influence and facilitate the creation and delivery of the technical vision
  • Alignment with our values: safety above all else, stronger together, operational discipline, curiosity and lifelong learning, and act with integrity

Preference for:

  • Cloud Architecture certification (Azure and/or AWS) 
  • Experience using Architecture modeling standards such as Archimate 
  • Solution architecture experience with oil and gas, energy, and/or retail companies  
  • Working in both a Project and Product model operating model

Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other important information:

  • You will work out of our Calgary head office, located in the Suncor Energy Centre at 150 – 6th Ave S.W. combined with remote work arrangements in response to COVID-19
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday
  • We have numerous Employee Inclusion Networks who work together to help foster an inclusive and respectful culture and drive positive change at Suncor. Current networks include both Workplace Inclusion Networks (focusing on inclusion and respect for all), and identity-focused networks (focusing on building community and a sense of belonging and allyship for different groups)
  • We require qualified and safety-focused employees for business-critical roles that maintain our commitment to operational excellence and reliable operations. We are using technology to conduct virtual interviews to adhere to physical distancing recommendations and we are well set up for remote onboarding and orientation.
  • Suncor encourages everyone do their part and support global efforts to limit the impact of COVID-19 with good hygiene practices, physical distancing, and with care and consideration for the people around you. For more information on how we’re responding to COVID-19, click here. #StrongerTogether

Why Suncor?

We are Canada’s leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – if it isn’t safe, we don’t do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our purpose and values.

In addition to rewarding job opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package, including:

  • Competitive base salary, compensation programs, and an annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

Stay connected to us:

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  • Read our Suncor Connections newsletter to see what we’re doing in the communities we live and work in

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request. Check out our social goal to learn how we are working to build greater mutual trust and respect with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don’t delay, apply now.

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