SAP Solution Architect

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Date: May 30, 2023

Location: Ottawa/GTA, ON, CA, 1A1A1A

Company: Innovapost

Requisition Number: 2163 

Province: Ontario (CA-ON) 

Country: Canada (CA) 

Employment Type: Regular 



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?

We are looking for a Solution Architect (“SA”) who is knowledgeable in SAP system and applications, an expert in one or more architecture areas (application, infrastructure, data, security, cloud, etc.), excellent in problem solving and analytical thinking, an eager learner, and a great team player.

The key role of the solution architect is to translate business requirements into an architecture solution that is secure, robust and complies with enterprise architectural standards and roadmaps. Reporting to the Solution Integration Architect (“SIA”), the SA will work effectively across COEs, scrum teams, business and Business Solution Delivery (BSDs) groups to facilitate integration across solutions and technologies. The SA will also work with the BSDs and the business partners to define solution roadmaps for technologies in BSD domains.

What you'll be responsible for:

  • Create architect solution designs that address system integrations, security governance, operating model, size and cost, and other relevant architecture subjects. It is SA’s responsibility to communicate to each of the relevant stakeholders to deliver and maintain a solution that best suits business requirements.
  • Analyse current application and infrastructure technology to determine its ability to support the solution and creates relevant conceptual solution and solution map to be referenced by Business Analysts, developers and configuration specialists during the functional design and build process.
  • Provide insight and expert advice on complex/large projects, SAP functional and/or technical support, and be able to simplify and standardize complex concepts / processes.
  • Facilitate and enable the integration of applications, services and business processes using common methodologies, on-premises and in cloud. 
  • Provide guidance and advice to projects and fellow SAs on various integration patterns: SAP and CPI, SAP and middleware, SAP and AWS etc.

What does it take for this role to be yours?

  • 10 + years’ experience in progressively advancing roles in IT with extensive experience in design, including solution design, architect description, functional design, technical design, etc.
  • 6 + years work experience in SAP product consulting, systems integration, or architect role; hands-on experience in SAP system integration
  • 7+ years of hands-on experience with extensive knowledge in as many as possible of the following areas:
    • Landscape management (public & private cloud), and SAP production and non-production landscapes; experience in build and operations of the ERP landscape that meets best practices for technical requirements and aligns to industry best practices
    • Transport management and solution manager, knowledgeable in release / deployment management
    • SAP server patching, upgrades, technical monitoring, system capacity and performance management
    • Securing the environment from cyber-attacks, knowledgeable in security principles and coordinating security exceptions to address audit requirements.
    • SAP systems change / configuration management and application/system support
    • ABAP, Web Dynpro, Fiori, HTML5, SAP modules (OTC, FICO, CRM, HCM, MM, EM, Ariba etc.).
  • Extensive programming experience
  • Knowledgeable in cloud - Azure, AWS etc... Ability to provide guidance to project team on cloud tools, services, and integration with SAP.            

Additional skills that set you apart:

  • Leadership skills, experience working with various stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills, experience in creating presentations for non-standard solutions for approvals.
  • S4/Hana experience
  • Experience using Jira for Agile software development, and deliver methodology                

Education and certification:

  • Academic: University degree in engineering, computer science, business, or equivalent (Required)
  • Certifications: SAP certifications, cloud certifications, etc.

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!