Solution Architect, Asset Management
Full Time - Toronto, Ontario
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Solution Architect, Asset Management at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Type Full Time
Location Toronto, Ontario

At Ontario Teachers, we know that our Talent are our greatest strength – every innovation, every idea and every win has been powered by our people. We offer a work experience that inspires, encourages talent development, celebrates diversity and rewards superior performance. The best and brightest not only come here – they stay. Help us continue to deliver outstanding service and retirement security to our members and be the world’s leading pension plan. Apply today! Your Talent. Your Experience. Our Future.

  • The opportunity

    The Solution Architect is responsible for the design, development and maintenance, of applications that provide services and solutions to business partners. You will translate functional requirements into technical solution design and architecture for these applications and be responsible for providing guidance for technical decisions being made within software development initiatives.

    Who you’ll work with

    This role will work directly with product teams that align to Investments and reports to Director, Solution & Quality Engineering.

    What you’ll do

    • Develop application and technical architecture for highly complex application software including technology selection, frameworks, tools and integration with third party products

    • Implement new technologies, provide thought leadership to evolve and improve technical design and development patterns, practices and standards

    • Support development of strategic direction and roadmaps the products teams

    • Provide support and technical governance, expertise related to solution architectures, deployment, and operations

    • Design and implementation of application and technical standards for solutions that support investments

    • Collaborate and develop relationships with other teams in IT to drive Data related platform services priorities

    • Maintain currency in technology trends and industry developments to recommend new technology adoption

    • Identify performance and/or reliability related technical issues, develop action plans for improvement, implement corrective action

    • Actively participate in product team's technology decision making, strategies, objective setting, and planning

    • Contribute to the establishment of new architecture by engaging with teams using novel technologies and patterns.

    • Promote a collaborative team-based approach in building a culture of openness, creativity, and commitment

    • Reflect the values of Teachers’ and foster a culture that attracts and retains the best people. This includes appropriate training, project diversification, exposure to new technologies, and career development opportunities

    • Evaluate the impact of strategic technical decisions on the business user communities, understanding and making development decisions based on organizational and business priorities

    • Be accountable for technical decisions that are essential to the successful delivery of the projects and the long-term functionality and health of the application delivered

    What you’ll need

    • Computer Science or Engineering degree or equivalent education

    • Effective verbal and written communication skills are required. This includes coaching, mentoring, presentation, conflict resolution, negotiation, and leadership skills with different audience

    • A minimum of 2 years of experience in providing technical team leadership to a medium / small development team preferably in Investment Portfolio Management space

    • A minimum of 7 years of programming experience developing software applications using programming languages. .Net, Python, Angular & Data / Visualization platform such as PowerBI, SSIS, SQL Server, Oracle, Matlab, are assets to have

    • Strong working experience in domain specific software development technologies, processes, and application architecture patterns, programming languages, continuous build and integration, Agile software development practices, Service Oriented Architecture.

    • Work with minimal direction and be proactive in soliciting management oversight and in raising significant issues. Demonstrate a willingness to take on responsibility and can execute autonomously

    • Solid understanding of Investment Portfolio Management process & Life cycle

    • Good understanding of Investment Portfolio Management vendor tooling / offering landscape in the market

    • Experience in Financial vendor platform Bloomberg, Fincad or equivalent is an asset

    • Knowledge and experience with different aspects of the life cycle of a project - including task definition and assignment, communication, managing team dynamics, scheduling, monitoring, and motivation.

    • Demonstrated experience and success in delivering solutions through the entire software development life cycle; complemented with a detailed understanding of hardware and software platforms, connectivity solutions, databases, middleware, etc.

    • Developed a track record of successfully delivering solutions with the ability to effectively prioritize across competing priorities with varying partners.

    What we're offering

    • Pay for performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive

    • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development

    • Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage

    • Retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan

    • A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working

    • Competitive time off

    • Discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis

    • Degreed: a digital platform that helps you quickly and easily discover, share, and track various learning resources — from courses to videos to articles and more.

    At Ontario Teachers', diversity is one of our core strengths. We are a globally minded organization and take pride ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create reflect and celebrate diversity of thought, background and experience. Through our Inclusion & Diversity Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) events, celebrations , we offer a variety of opportunities for colleagues to connect for the purposes of professional development and networking & mentoring.

    How to apply

    Are you ready to pursue new challenges and take your career to the next level? Apply today!

    Accommodations are available upon request ( for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.

    Note that all individuals employed by Ontario Teachers’ in our Toronto office will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. We remain committed to an accessible, inclusive and barrier free workplace; written requests for a human rights-based exemption from vaccination will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the country where this role is located.



    Functional Area: Information Technology

    Requisition ID: 3994

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Posted Jan. 10, 2022

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