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Director, Enterprise Architecture

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Date: Jun 26, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: LifeLabs

About Us


At LifeLabs, we are focused on our vision of building a healthier Canada!  We are the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada with over 350 collection centres, 16 laboratories and service over 20 million patients each year.  


Caring, Agile, Customer Driven, One Team - We live our values every day in what we do to help our patients and healthcare providers.  With over 5,700 employees, we all make a difference and that’s why our people are so important to us.  


This is an exciting time to join our LifeLabs team, grow your career with us and support numerous business initiatives, innovations, best practice and business development opportunities.


The Director, Enterprise Architecture will report to the CIO and will lead the business vision and strategy through an effective enterprise architecture road map, plan and execute that strategy. Develop architectural models that describe the organization’s technology solutions current state and recommendations for future state, provide oversight and direction through to execution. Specifically, control of the current and the proposed technology components of the IT portfolio, and support buy/build decisions that maximize return, minimize risks, and create appropriate future options for the enterprise.  Provide comprehensive recommendations and direction through proficient understanding of infrastructure, software, data, and systems engineering.  Define and execute standards and governance to improve IT operations.

This role is located at 100 International Boulevard, Toronto.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Establish and maintain TOGAF based Enterprise Architecture framework, governance and processes appropriate for LifeLabs enterprise systems.
  • Establish and maintain Enterprise Architecture Roadmap and associated strategic technology planning for the IT systems in support of LifeLabs’ business capabilities.
  • Develop and maintain policies, standards and guidelines that direct the selection, development, implementation and use of information technologies within the enterprise.
  • Manage architectural risks associated with IT assets through the development, use and promotion of the appropriate standards and policies.
  • Collaborate with units within IT and provide a consensus-based enterprise solution that is scalable, adaptable and synchronized with the ever-changing business needs.
  • Lead a team of Enterprise Architects to work with various business and IT stakeholders to demonstrate and show business value of enterprise-wide, shared infrastructure or to show value of any new strategic platforms being considered.
  • Evangelize and champion benefits of Enterprise Architecture to business and technical audiences.
  • Develop architectural road map that will simplify the technology landscape to create a more agile IT architecture to enable future technology adoption and integration.
  • Chair the IT Review Board, and responsible for updating the IT Heat Map semiannually.
  • Develop, communicate and deploy Enterprise Architecture Governance processes.
  • Develop and communicate enterprise technology standards and policies.
  • Review new and existing program/project architecture for compliance with IT standards, policies and architectural plans.
  • Develop architectural strategy and roadmap for legacy application refresh or replacement, and in applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA).
  • Work with Application Services and Technology Services to develop the strategy and plan to migrate application portfolio to the cloud.
  • Work with Information Security Services, Application Services, and Technology Services to standardize the technology and application portfolio to reduce duplications, and reduce overhead and support cost.


Key Requirements:


  • Education - University Degree, BSc degree in Computer Science or related discipline – MSc degrees preferred
  • 15 years previous related experience, complex future state planning affecting core systems and processes – combination or all areas of business analysis, applications / systems engineering, data/information architectures and technical architectures
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience designing complex, integrated solutions
  • 5+ years of management and leadership experience is required
  • Knowledge of infrastructure components, virtualization technologies, middleware and SOA, SaaS
  • Strong knowledge of design and architectural patterns, IT standards and policies.
  • Experience of at least one of the commonly used methods, notations and tools (e.g. MooD, Rational Suite, METIS, Artisan, ISSE, System Architect, UML, RUP)
  • Experience in ‘system of systems’ architecture development, partitioning of functionality among applications and components and application interfaces/interoperability concerns
  • Experience of software development methodologies and structured approaches to system development
  • Awareness of systems management and operational support tools Security and/or infrastructure experience would also be a significant benefit
  • Hands on experience in working with cloud platform and cloud based solutions, data lake, high volume transaction and real time processing, API, DevOps, AI, and RPA
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships and work across functionally as part of a team
  • Drive to engage others, and have excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Occasional travelling may be required


LifeLabs is committed to building an inclusive environment and will provide accommodations in accordance with the AODA – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please indicate in your application any accommodations you will require throughout the recruitment process.  Alternatively please contact our corporate offices main line to be directed to a member of the Talent Acquisition team at  (416) 675-4530


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