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Chief Architect

Toronto, Canada | RBC Capital Markets

  • Industry:
    Banking / Investment Banking
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    15-20 years
Job Description:
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The Sr. Director, Enterprise Architecture role will provide Enterprise Architectural leadership to address cross technology domain concerns and decisions. This role will identify and coordinate definitions for enterprise patterns for RBCs technology platform that spans Public Cloud, On-Premise (Mainframe, Distributed, Private Cloud) and SaaS solutions. They will be required to address Data, Integration and Security concerns across these environments and and work across various functional teams (Info Sec, App Dev, Infrastructure, Data and Integration) to drive architecture decisions. Their primary goal is to design for enterprise concerns once and promote reuse of patterns for agility, consistency and cost optimization.


This role will structure the agenda for the Enterprise Architecture Board, a committee of Senior Technology Executives, to approve Technology “Big Bets”, enterprise patterns, and find solutions for process or technology challenges that impede progress to achieve the strategic plan. They will track the progress of cross functional teams to resolve enterprise impacting architectural issues.


This role leads a team of enterprise architects who design solutions/frameworks that are consumed by the Enterprise (CRM, Digital Assistants and Voice, RBC as a Service, SaaS integration architecture etc.).


 What will you do?


Build and lead a team of talented architects who can influence and lead the enterprise towards its strategic target state


Provide advisory and design services for key enterprise-wide services


Work with LOB and Technology Domain Architects to influence and drive reuse, coordinate between service providers to drive coherence of roadmaps and identify synergies and gaps


Define and enhance Architectural Governance model that is aligned to the mandate of reuse, automated controls and transparency


Define EA Metrics 


Demonstrate the effectiveness and value of Enterprise Architecture across the organization


What do you need to succeed?


Must-have


15+ years of experience leading architecture teams – a combination of managerial and technical leadership


Strong communications and active listening skills. Demonstrate leadership and delegate effectively. Must be able to make and drive decisions with speed


Expert knowledge, experience, and understanding of architecture, application development, application systems design, and integration


A practitioner of both Enterprise Architecture and Solution Architecture with a record of both program and delivery outcomes based on their architectures


Capability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and relationships with distributed architecture areas, Application Development, RBC business groups and others


Must have expertise in at least one Technology Domain and working knowledge of other domains and technology including Cloud, Containers, API, Events, Security, Integration, Infrastructure, Data and AI


Nice-to-have


Lean Six Sigma or equivalent to drive continuous lean operations


Have led or been part of an Enterprise Architecture Function


Experience researching emerging technology and providing Points of View or whitepapers


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