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Integration Architect

Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation

Date: Dec 6, 2014

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Ref: 27-IT-0514-721
Job Title: Integration Architect
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Salary: Not disclosed


Integration Architect

We are a leader in retail and pharmacy. Well-known and convenient. A Canadian success story for 50 years, created by recognizing needs, building services and focusing on what’s important.

And right now, we’re counting on you to help us do what matters.

Shoppers Drug Mart is one of the most recognized and trusted names in Canadian retailing, with over 1,200 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores in each province and three territories. We are one of the most convenient retailers in Canada, proudly serving Canadians who believe being healthy means looking and feeling good.

We are hiring an Integration Architect.

Reporting to the Lead Architect for SOA and EAI, the Integration Architect is responsible for technical oversight of enterprise integration initiatives within Shoppers Drug Mart. As a technical authority, they will have the responsibility to define the application and integration standards for the organization and guide project teams in their implementation. They will provide expertise and oversight over application and integration development activities during the project delivery lifecycle, ensuring that internal and external teams conform to the architecture and to the enterprise architecture standards.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Understand and augment the application and integration architecture standards and reference models.
* Analyze the IT environment to detect critical deficiencies, and recommend solutions for improvement.
* Analyze technology industry and market trends, and determine their potential impact on the enterprise.
* "Sell" the architecture process, its outcome and ongoing results.
* Help to define the principles to guide enterprise integration decisions for the enterprise.
* Oversee the implementation of solutions and enforce the use of EAI standards for all integration between applications.
* Facilitate the evaluation and selection of software product standards, as well as the design of standard software configurations.
* Consult with application or infrastructure development projects to align systems or infrastructure to the defined architecture, and identify when it is necessary to modify the solution architecture to accommodate project needs.
* Document all architecture design and analysis work.
* Work closely with the enterprise program management office (PMO) or project office to ensure alignment of plans with what is being delivered.
* Ensure proper visibility and traceability technical decisions.
* Perform as the solution architect on solutions with a heavy application or integration focus, under the direction of the Portfolio Architect.
* Work closely with IT Engineering and vendor implementation teams to provide technical direction and oversight throughout the lifecycle of project delivery.

Skills and Experience:

* Seven or more years of experience in integration architecture using multiple integration technology and technology platforms.
* Deep knowledge of integration architecture patterns.
* Knowledge of all components of an enterprise technical architecture.
* Strong understanding of network architecture and application development methodologies.
* Strong understanding of SOA, object-oriented analysis and design, and/or client/server systems.
* Experience implementing solutions using various integration SOA middleware technology products.
* Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, and processing environments.
* Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation.
* Strong leadership skills.
* Excellent analytical and technical skills.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Excellent planning and organizational skills.
* Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations.
* Ability to apply multiple technical solutions to business problems.
* Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies.
* Bachelor's degree in computer science, systems analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience.

At Shoppers Drug Mart, we have always remained true to our belief that the root of our success lies with our people. We pride ourselves on providing more ways to care about our patients, customers and community.

We offer unique work, and the benefits you would expect from a large corporation, all with a smaller company feel, as well as:

* A high energy and varied workplace that strives for and rewards excellence.
* Competitive pay structures, rewarding strong and consistent performance
* A highly customizable benefits plan, including a vacation purchase option
* Peer recognition programs
* Employee discounts on in-store purchases
* Opportunities for skill development and advancement in your work
* Learning and development through our SDM University
* Strong culture of charitable and community involvement
* Unique chance to work with an organization that is committed to improving the health and well being of Canadians

Learn more at or apply today.

We thank all candidates for their interest in the above-mentioned position. Please note, those candidates who meet the minimum requirements of the position will be contacted for scheduling.

For internal applicants: Please note, staff cannot be approached directly for the purpose of recruitment/interviews without prior knowledge of the Associate or Department Head. A minimum of four (4) weeks notice must be provided unless otherwise agreed upon by the Associate or Department Head.

(No Agencies Please)


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