Regional Municipality of Peel

Solutions Architect – GIS (Geographical Information Systems)

Posted Date 1 week ago(4/29/2021 3:13 PM)
System ID
# Positions
Position Type and Status
Regular Full-time
Job Industry
Information and Technology
Career Level
Post End Date
5/16/2021 11:59 PM
CAD $100,944.00/Yr.
CAD $126,181.00/Yr.

Job Description

Solutions Architect – GIS (Geographical Information Systems)

Service Excellence and Innovation – IT Solutions

Permanent Full-Time

Salary - $102,711 to $128,389 per annum


Reporting into the Enterprise Architect, the Solutions Architect is responsible for designing Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and related business-critical technical solutions that meet the Region’s organizational and design requirements. In this role the solutions architect organizes the development effort of a systems solution, developing the overall vision that underlies the projected solution and transforming that vision through execution into the solution. The architect partners with key client stakeholders, technology leadership and development teams to determine which technologies to use and drive the development of secure and robust end-to-end solutions.


What you will do:

  • Provide expert advice based on in-depth architectural analysis which involves analyzing the technical environment, enterprise specifics and business requirements.
  • Provide strategic consulting support and lead the development of solution architectures to support key business objectives. Lead the preparation of technical plans and, in liaison with the IT Solutions team ensure that appropriate technical resources are made available.
  • Provide expert advice on technical aspects of solution development and integration (including requests for changes, deviations from specifications, etc.), anticipating client needs and taking appropriate action ensuring that relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices (including security) are applied correctly.
  • Plan, create, design drawings, design specifications and present IT solutions workflows, and network architecture diagrams.
  • Develop working functional prototypes to present and visual communication(s) to client groups and internal stakeholders for review and approval.
  • Update platform architecture requirements based on changing technologies/solutions, and knowledge related to recent, current and upcoming vendor products and solutions.
  • Collaborate and communicate with all relevant stakeholders in order to review the objectives and constraints of platform technology solutions, to determine and ensure conformance with enterprise and business architecture; and to recommend the most suitable solutions. Facilitates small to large group meetings for reviewing technical architecture, decision making and problem solving.
  • Act as a key liaison negotiating with key stakeholders to employ the correct tools and technologies to benefit the Region. Advocating to improve end-to-end IT solutions across the Region.
  • Provide specialized guidance and advice to the IT Solutions delivery teams.
  • Provide input into the strategic planning process for the department. Assess and recommend relevant approaches to short-medium term solutions, including recommendations for subsequent phases to align with more complex long-term technology transitions. Monitor the external environment and evaluate emerging technology, public sector and market trends. Assess and document the impacts, threats and opportunities to the Region. Create reports and technology roadmaps and develop recommendations based on relevance to the Region, appropriate timing and deployment.
  • Software design to optimize the value of various applications and mitigates risks in their implementation.
  • Recommend courses of action on the development of IT solutions and advises on limitations and constraints that are built into platforms.
  • Provide technical expert leadership by remaining current with architecture methods and frameworks.
  • Provide guidance, technical training, coaching and mentoring to junior technical professionals based on knowledge and expertise as required.

What this role requires:

  • Certification in Solution Architecture with recognized architecture framework
  • Minimum of 8 years of related and progressive experience, preferably architecture experience in solutions design, technical design, engineering and software architecture design, database design and GIS/Esri platforms.
  • Proven ability to design integration approaches and solutions to achieve robust, secure interoperability.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience working with Esri solutions including ArcGIS server solutions design, the ArcGIS product suite, Python and related integration frameworks and API’s.
  • Experience implementing solutions on large projects with solid understanding on data, security, resilient systems design, integration and application development
  • Solid experience with a variety of technologies/frameworks


Location: Due to Covid-19, some of our offices are working at limited capacity to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients and community. As such, this position will be required to work remotely for an undetermined period. Once working onsite, you will report to 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton.

We are committed to supporting community recovery from COVID-19. This plan will follow a phased approach that is guided by Public Health and Ontario's Framework for reopening. Get details

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm; Monday-Friday

Interview: Our recruitment process will be completed with video conference technology. 


If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply on-line.


About Us

The Region of Peel serves more than 1.4 million residents and approximately 173,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. We deliver a wide range of resident focused services across the Region.

Our 20-year vision for Peel is “Community for Life.” Our goal is to create a place where everyone enjoys a sense of belonging and has access to the services and opportunities needed to thrive in each stage of their lives. Our 2015-2035 Strategic Plan outlines the work we're focused on to bring this vision to life.

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Additional Information

At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the position and your application will be removed from the competition.


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