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CL-Application Architect - Senior (Multiple projects, FAMIS, Wildfire, Appeals Commission Reengineering and Modernization)

Location: J.G. O'Donoghue Building, 7000 - 113 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Department: Service Alberta

Division: Office of the Corporate Chief Information Officer

Branch Name: Innovation, Modernization & Cybersecurity

Section: Modernization & Rationalization

Work Location: J.G. O'Donoghue Building, - Street NW, Edmonton, AB

Estimated Workdays:

Estimated Start Date: -Oct-

Estimated End Date: -Mar-

Estimated Hours Per Day: .

Project Overview:

The overall role of the Application Architect is to guide the definition and management of the application architecture domain within the GoA Ministries ensuring that both functional and IMT strategic objectives are met. A key focus will be on implementation of the application architecture to produce measurable benefits. As a member of a team of architects, each with different focus areas/domains, the role of the Application Architect in the context of defining overall IMT solutions is to primarily focus on 'What the solution does'. Working closely with other application architects and designers across the department and the GoA, the Application Architect promotes the design and implementation of an enterprise application portfolio that: meets the functional needs of the business, improves capabilities such as integration and reuse, and strives for improvement in areas such as support costs.

Description of Services:

• Provide high quality expertise in architecting principles, approaches and best practices to effectively support the development of software applications and solutions in a .Net environment. • Assist in buy vs build analysis and documentation for software solutions. • Design frameworks, components and solutions that satisfy business requirements while maximizing the goal of reuse when applicable. • Evaluate current services, recommend remedial actions where required. • Assist in determining hardware/software requirements. • Collaborate with multi-disciplined teams on proof of concept and limited production roll outs. • Provide quality control on production implementations. • Ensure the application architecture is aligned with the ministry and GOA enterprise architecture standards and guidelines. • Assist in developing project plans, schedules, and estimates pertaining to architectural deployment and services delivery. • Assist in developing task lists and resource assignments within the context of architectural planning and deployments. • Provide technical leadership and expertise to project team members by producing written specifications as needed, presenting technical information in formal meetings, and facilitating technical discussions. • Document technical recommendations; provide technical advice and guidance to management, operations, project team members and relevant others. • Document architecture designs, architectural models, related test plans, quality assurance plans, and other documents as required. • Ensure change management processes are followed. • Make recommendations to project team members pertaining to issues, risks and client satisfaction. • Research, evaluate and report on the latest technology trends relevant to business needs. • Provide tracking and reporting of time and status on all work as required.

Required Skills :

Description of Skill Min Years of Experience
M1 - Proposed resource must be submitted at an hourly rate of $xx.xx per hour or less for all possible terms. Note that proposed rates which are lower than this maximum rate will receive a higher score in evaluation. *Select 'Verified' for YES, 'Not Verified' for NO.0.0
M2 - The proposed resource must meet or exceed one of the following: • University graduation in computer science or a related discipline and 4-yr Application Architect (AA) experience; OR • 2-yr diploma in computer science or a related discipline and 6-yr AA experience; OR • 1-yr certificate in computer science or a related discipline and 7-yr AA experience; OR • 8-yr AA experience4.0
M3 - Experience working as an application architect in an enterprise IT environment equivalent in size and complexity to the Government of Alberta6.0
M4 - Experience in developing and maintaining system design and Enterprise Architecture models in two or more architecture domains: Business, Application, Data, Technology, and Security.8.0
M5 - Experience designing, planning, implementing and supporting software solutions in an environment equivalent in size and complexity to the Government of Alberta8.0
M6 - Experience with the Government of Alberta Enterprise Architecture or similar corporate architectures, and all associated best practices, methods, standards, tools, policies, and processes6.0
M7 - Experience working as an application architect designing or maintaining solutions that use the development stack and derivative technologies (Microsoft .Net, Java, Python, etc.) within an organization of equivalent size and complexity to the Government of Alberta6.0
M8 - Experience in leading solution architecture and introducing the overall technical vision for a large-scale Enterprise projects.6.0
M9 - Experience communicating with stakeholders at all levels within an organization.8.0
M10 - Proposed resource must have own computer equipment and be comfortable using it for completion of work required by this contract. *Select 'Verified' for YES, 'Not Verified' for NO.0.0

Optional Skills :

Description of Skill Min Years of Experience
D1 - Experience providing leadership, planning, estimating, and presentations of architecture ideas and solutions.5.0
D2 - Experience with Enterprise architectural elements like clustering, load balancing, caching, availability, disaster recovery, etc.5.0
D3 - Experience and technical knowledge of application programming design patterns5.0
D4 - Technical knowledge of OWASP Top Ten Web Application Security Flaws1.0
D5 - Experience in writing and maintaining application architecture development standards and guidelines3.0
D6 - Certification in TOGAF. *Enter “1” for “Yes” and “0” for “No”.1.0
D7 - Experience with cloud-native software development0.5
D8 - Experience with application modernization within an organization of equivalent size and complexity to the Government of Alberta3.0
D9 - Do you have related Canadian education (e.g. certificate, diploma or degree) or your foreign credentials certified by Immigration Canada, IQAS or any accreditation acceptable to the Government of Canada or Alberta? Provide information regarding certification of foreign credentials. *Enter “1” for “Yes” and “0” for “No”.1.0