Solution Architect

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Date: Sep 7, 2023

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA, K2K 3N5

Company: Innovapost

Requisition Number: 2368 

Province: Ontario (CA-ON) 

Country: Canada (CA) 

Employment Type: Regular 

Job Level: L4 



Who are we?

We are the technology arm of the Canada Post Group of Companies which includes Canada Post, Purolator, and SCI. Innovapost provides client-specific Information Technology (IT), Information Systems (IS), and business solution services exclusively within the Group and helps them deliver innovative solutions and value to Canadians. Our work transforms operations and modernizes business to meet the demands of the evolving mail, courier, and logistics industries. By joining us you will be able to make a positive impact on how every Canadian sends and receives their packages and mail. Next time you see your neighbour picking up their mail and receiving a package, you will be able to say, “you’re welcome!”


Why join us?

Continuous improvement; a focus on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging; Environmental and Social Governance; and an investment in a hybrid workplace are just a few of the feathers in our cap. We were also awarded IT World Canada’s 2022 Digital Transformation Award for Large Public Sector organizations. As technology evolves, we believe in providing our high-performing workforce with the skills of tomorrow through continuous learning and career growth. Offering access to learning platforms like Degreed, LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Enterprise Skills – as well as a Leadership Developmental Program – Innovapost enables you to connect learning with skills and map your skills to open opportunities within the company.


What role will you play?

Innovapost requires a Senior Solution Architect to augment the Solution Architecture Team in the Chief Commercial Marketing Office (CCMO). The Solution Architect is a key project role responsible for solution definition on upcoming Innovapost / Canada Post IT projects as well as updates to existing ones.
The solution architect works with a project team to take business requirements and produce a Solution Design, and then to size and cost it. They are responsible for presenting the solution to the Innovapost / Canada Post Architecture Review Board and for supporting the project architecturally during it’s subsequent development. The solution architect may also be called up to provide technical leadership in the event of production incidents.

This role can be posted in either Toronto or Ottawa.

What you'll be responsible for:

•    Be the focal point for the technology solution for Innovapost / Canada Post IT projects.
•    Deliver a customized solution by assessing client requirements and translating them into a technical framework.
•    Assist senior management in meetings and presentations.
•    Work closely with groups in an environment with a mix of old and new applications using existing and new micro services to build applications that meet business and enterprise architecture requirements.
•    Ensure the oversight and coordination of dependencies across the project to resolve or escalate conflicts.


What does it take for this role to be yours?

•    Previous technical experience working within a software application development team
•    In-depth understanding and experience with application and web site development, deployment, and support.
•    Experience in using both traditional Software development and SDLC as well as emerging methods, such as DevOps, Agile and Scrum, that are optimized for agility
•    Proven ability to interact with customers to transfer customer needs into something that can be put into a design or user story and implemented by developers into a digital application
•    Experience in Cloud technologies and Platforms

Additional skills that set you apart:

In-depth understanding of current and emerging technologies including micro service architecture, API - Web services (e.g. REST), Single Page Applications(SPA) , IBM MQ, Database technologies (Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, Cassandra)

Education and certification:

•    Academic : undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, business, or equivalent (required),
•    Certifications / skills (asset): TOGAF, ITIL foundations, IT Architecture Certification, SOA, Integration technologies (DataStage/MQ)  


What do we value?

At Innovapost, we believe in being:

  • Courageous – doing the right thing
  • INNOvative – leading with a visionary mindset
  • Inclusive – listening without judgement and challenging biases
  • Inspirational – having a positive attitude, interest, and accountability
  • Curious – being inquisitive to learn continuously


We also believe in thinking and acting as one team, having mutual respect, having an inherent bias for action, continuously improving and INNOvating, and trusting others to play their roles.


Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at Innovapost

We value diversity as an essential part of who we are as a company, how we operate and how we see our future. We believe that attracting, developing, and retaining people who reflect the diversity of Canada is essential to our success. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.



Innovapost is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you are contacted by Innovapost regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you have any restrictions that need to be accommodated. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.


The work we do at Innovapost impacts every Canadian. To work with us, you must be eligible to obtain a Canada Post Reliability Security Clearance.

Good luck! We look forward to hearing from you!