Senior Solution Architect

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Date: May 20, 2023

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA, K2K 3N5

Company: Innovapost

Requisition Number: 2042 

Location: Ottawa OR Toronto (Hybrid) 

Employment Type: Permanent 



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 Leaning, 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?

Reporting to the Chief Architect, the Senior Solution Architect will be responsible for providing technical leadership and providing oversight on large programs to align them with architecture guidance that comes from the Architecture CoE. This will include tasks such as architecture review, stakeholder engagement, technical solution elaboration and more. The Senior Solution Architect will assist the Chief Architect in covering the demands of a very large landscape and will be responsible for covering the day-to-day demands of target architecture, compliance, and knowledge dissemination.

What you'll be responsible for? (Apart from Innovating)

  • Provide leadership in the logical and physical system design, and ensure design is consistent and well integrated with existing conceptual, logical, and physical architectures.
  • Collaborate with Architecture COE on the solution design to ensure it complies with enterprise architectural standards and roadmaps and collaborate with Enterprise Architecture to ensure alignment on future roadmaps and IT Strategies
  • Facilitate and enable the integration of applications, services and business processes using common methodologies, standards and prescriptive architecture
  • Strong understanding designing and developing distributed hybrid architectures that span legacy data center solutions and cloud native capability
  • Provide architectural oversight on all Internal IT (investment) projects that enhance Innovapost IT practices and/or employee experiences
  • Provide career and professional guidance to the assigned team of two Solution Architects.
  • Develop an end-to-end solution architecture that accurately translates business requirements to technology and ensures the design will meet business requirements throughout the lifecycle of a change

What does it take for this role to be yours?

  • Extensive hands-on experience in implementing large scale architecture in a high-performance environment.
  • Well versed in TOGAF and solution design.
  • Well versed in IT Security, Software Patterns, Infrastructure and Cloud Architecture.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with executive leadership.
  • Ability to act as an organizational mentor.

Additional skills that set you apart:

  • Experience in logistics.
  • Experience in the Parcel or Post industries.


  • Academic: undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, business, or equivalent (required), Graduate degree in Business Administration (MBA)(Asset)
  • TOGAF Certification

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!