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Solutions Architect 

by CARFAX Canada

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jul 07, 2020

Job Description

Solutions Architect

Are you passionate about designing scalable, high-performance, flexible software platforms? If yes, then you could be our new Software Architect! This is a fantastic opportunity for a growth and architecture enthusiast to excel and grow their career.

About Us

Every day, Canadians rely on our insights to make one of the biggest decisions of their lives. As the country’s #1 provider of automotive history and valuation insights, we’re always innovating to make buying and selling used vehicles easier for all Canadians.

Working Here

At CARFAX Canada, you’re not just another employee. You’re a critical contributor to the big picture and rely on data when making important decisions. You have a future mindset and are motivated to grow with us. You have a thirst for learning new things and building your skillset. You dream big and chart your own career path. You don’t settle for what’s quick and easy because you value quality. You know that the best teams are built on trust, so you use your voice to collaborate and create real change. You believe in taking the time to celebrate wins and have fun. You know leading a balanced lifestyle in a supportive work environment is important. You’re not just another employee. You are a CARFAX Canadian!

Job Details

Reporting to the Director, Technology Operation, this position provides architectural and thought leadership at the enterprise, portfolio, and product levels. It covers all architecture domains for portfolio/product/project(s), including the overall architecture, SW/Application architecture, data architecture, security architecture, and cloud architecture. The successful candidate will own our organizational solution architecture at a portfolio level, including all projects/products in the specific portfolio, while working closely with our Product Team, Cloud Engineering and DevOps Team, Development Team, and Scrum Masters. This individual will live and breathe TOGAF framework. You will be the technical SME for all engineering projects and initiatives that need to be delivered, cross-functionally.

Key areas of influence will include performance management, testing, security, deployment and integration, and machine learning.

Position Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring CARFAX Canada’s Enterprise Architecture is scalable, including the right technology stack (e.g. platform, languages, libraries, frameworks, etc.)
  • Review and evaluate current Application Development practices, develop and integrate new architectural practices to be an integral part of the SDLC
  • Provide architectural blueprints, standards, designs, and reviews
  • Act as a high-level decision maker for technical direction and standards
  • Cultivate key architecture principles such as decoupling, microservices, building blocks and reuse
  • Ensure that each solution is thorough, conduct impact analysis, and discover and leverage opportunities for reuse
  • Evaluate and recommend tools, technologies and processes to ensure the highest quality product platform
  • Identify and take ownership of technical project risks and issues, as well as propose mitigation strategies and resolution of issues
  • Recognize potential reuse of components by observing and understanding the broader system environment
  • Actively consult on the implementation of the solution, explaining the rationale behind choices and making amendments to the solution when justified
  • Conceptualizing and experimenting with alternative architectural approaches
  • Perform high-level code reviews from an architecture, performance, and security standpoint


Required Skills

  • University degree in engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 12+ years expertise designing technology solutions that optimize and advance business function
  • Strong background in Enterprise architecture using TOGAF framework
  • In-depth experience in application/software architecture domain is very highly recommended
  • Strong leadership skills are required to infuse and align the cross-function teams with a common vision and to motivate them support the proposed solution
  • Exceptional skills in spoken, written, and graphical communications
  • Proficient experience with agile application development on Azure Cloud or any public cloud
  • Knowledge of a broad base of programming languages including C, C++ and derivatives
  • Extensive experience in Microservice architecture, serverless and DevOps principles and methodologies
  • Strong familiarity with a broad base of Information Technology, including network, server, database, high availability, disaster recovery, LINUX, Infrastructure as a Service, virtualization, Infrastructure as a code and containerization technologies
  • Integration platforms and platform as a service
  • Knowledge of Performance, CI, CD, automated testing, and quality methodologies
  • Familiarity with Confluence, JIRA, and git
  • SQL and noSQL expertise
  • Security and privacy knowledge, and how to properly implement and review
  • Design documentation systems such as UML

CARFAX Canada is headquartered in London, Ontario. We offer remote work from home with requirements to travel to London periodically based on priority of business needs. 

We’re proud to offer competitive pay, benefits and bonuses, RRSP matching, maternity leave top-up, health and wellness initiatives and social events. We’re committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the application or selection processes, please advise in your cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit our website. will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

CARFAX Canada is committed to fair and equitable recruiting practices. We are also committed to committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the application or selection processes, please advise in your cover letter.