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Advisor - IT Architecture

September 17 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Information Technology, Consultation, Business analyst, Systems architect, Design, IT Business Analyst
Montreal, QC

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Job Level


As a senior advisor, IT architecture, you actively monitor opportunities offered by new technologies and business approaches for the organization as a whole. You design solutions to meet the business needs of large-scale projects or programs based on architecture targets and supporting foundation. You ensure consistency with the organization's current and future needs and structure, while also ensuring that new components are compatible with the existing architecture (software applications, products, services, etc.).

You lead and influence the organization's business partners and specialists on solution or enterprise architecture initiatives that are strategic, complex and innovative. Your initiatives require extensive, in-depth expertise across several technology and/or business fields and knowledge of data, applications and infrastructure.

You make recommendations regarding solution or enterprise architecture. You produce specialized deliverables as part of projects or initiatives that have a very high degree of operational and conceptual complexity, using your analytical skills and extensive, in-depth knowledge of your line of business and the organization. Coordination is critical, so you frequently interact with stakeholders working in a wide range of other fields. Interpersonal savvy is therefore essential.

You serve as an expert advisor and subject matter expert in your field, as well as a resource person and coach for senior management and decision-making bodies.

General Information on the Position

Main responsabilities

  • Serve as an expert advisor and subject matter expert to an architecture team for large-scale, specialized projects and mandates that significantly impact the entire organization.

  • Advise and assist specialists and business partners to help them position, plan, develop, execute and monitor strategic mandates under your responsibility. Organize, manage and deliver guidelines, as needed, on specific technical subjects requiring the consensus of multiple stakeholders.

  • Support your unit's strategic projects and initiatives by developing and updating policies, standards, architecture targets and supporting foundations, or technology solutions, taking into account aspects pertaining to data, applications and infrastructure.

  • Identify, analyze and diagnose major issues. Establish guidelines and make recommendations to the appropriate decision-making bodies and committees.

  • Represent your unit before senior management committees and decision-making bodies.

  • Represent Desjardins's position when making agreements with external partners and organizations.

Other working condition

  • Number of job available: 1


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field

  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience

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

  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Customer Focus, Differences, Nimble learning

Key competencies for the job

Communicates effectively, Decision quality, Persuades

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal network