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Application Solutions Architect

December 23 2020
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Information Technology, Project management, Training, Technical writer, Documentation, Systems architect, Design, Business Systems Analyst, Business Requirements 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 Application Solutions Architect, you will actively monitor opportunities offered by new technologies and business approaches for the organization as a whole. You will design solutions to meet the business needs of large-scale projects or programs that leverage architecture and foundation targets.

You will take on, from a Desjardins Group perspective, a leadership and influencer role when interacting with business partners and specialists on solution or business architecture for strategic, complex and innovative initiatives. The nature of the files will require extensive and in-depth expertise in several technology and/or business fields, covering aspects pertaining to data, applications and infrastructures.

You will make recommendations regarding solution or business architecture, and produce deliverables pertaining to your field as part of files or projects that have a very high degree of operational and conceptual complexity. These will require analysis and an overall, in-depth understanding of the business and the organization. Coordination will be critical. You will be called upon to interact with a very large number of stakeholders in a variety of fields of expertise. As such, you will need highly developed interpersonal skills.

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

General Information on the Position

More specifically, you will be part of the Core Service Centres, caisse network and centres and will have the opportunity to participate in Desjardins's modernization as part of its digital transformation. We are a team specializing in the development of REST APIs and event solutions with a view to sharing data and features related to our field. The team advocates Agile development approaches and has undertaken a shift towards a DevOps culture.

Additional responsibilities

  • Work with business partners and consumers in order to fully understand their needs.
  • Work with colleagues to develop business solutions that meet these needs.
  • Support execution squads in implementing solutions.
  • Ensure compliance with the company's solution architecture standards.
  • Keep stakeholders and your manager apprised of solution developments.

Other working condition

  • Number of job available: 1


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • A minimum of eight 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, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Interpersonal Savvy, Strategic mindset

Work Location

111, boulevard Robert-Bourassa network