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Infrastructure Architect – Toronto/Vancouver – Temporary


This is a Contract position in Vaughan, ON posted June 11, 2021.

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

Agile, Customer-centred, Caring, Teamwork
– We live our values every day in what we do to help our patients and healthcare providers.

With over 6,000 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 Infrastructure Architect will report to the Director, Enterprise Architecture and will be involved in creating the infrastructure architecture and strategy through effective architecture road maps and plans.

They will develop models that describe the organization’s current state and recommendations for future state, providing architectural direction through to execution via TOGAF related artifacts.

They will also provide comprehensive recommendations and direction through proficient understanding of datacentre components, servers, storage, networking, appliances, desktop environments and the associated software components that support enterprise computing and applications, while also ensuring definition of standards and governance to optimize IT operations.

Accountabilities: Help e stablish and maintain the Enterprise Architecture Roadmap and associated strategic technology artifacts for the IT systems in support of LifeLabs’ datacentre, cloud computing and end-user device portfolio and ensure it is aligned with the strategic organization plans Evangelize and champion benefits of Architecture to business and technical audiences.

Validate, expand and refine the architecture models.

C ollaborate with a high performance team of IT architects and with units within IT to provide a consensus-based enterprise solution that is scalable, adaptable and synchronized with the ever-changing business needs.

Work with various business and IT stakeholders to demonstrate and show business value of enterprise-wide IT infrastructure, associated services and new strategic platforms being considered.

Capture and evaluate key functional requirements of applications.

Work within TOGAF based Enterprise Architecture framework, governance and processes appropriate for LifeLabs datacentre (and related hardware), network, desktop, mobile, IoT and cloud infrastructure.

Concentrate on the elements that can add significant value to the organization without being too detail orientated in areas that add little value.

Help d evelop and maintain policies, standards and guidelines that facilitate the selection, development, implementation and use of information technologies within the enterprise.

Ensure new and existing program/project architecture are compliant with IT standards, policies and architectural plans.

Document the architecture and related roadmaps and keep up-to-date as part of the architecture lifecycle.

Work with the team responsible for CMDB components and ensure the accuracy of information relating to corporate datacentre, desktop, mobile, IoT and cloud infrastructure assets and the key facets of these items, such as end-of-life, business fit, software dependencies, etc .

Requirements: University degree relevant to Information Technology, or equivalent experience 5 to 7 years of Information Technology experience and Technology Architecture Strong knowledge of design and architectural patterns, IT standards and policies Strong experience of datacentre operations, methodologies and structured approaches to systems operation Strong knowledge of compute environments and SaaS/Paas/IaaS infrastructure and the interaction between those environments Knowledge of desktop, IoT, mobile and tablet based hardware and applications Varied knowledge of COTS packages for operations Good verbal and written skills Strong analytical skills Ability to influence decision makers, peers and technical resources in field of practice TOGAF and ITSM certifications are preferred, but not mandatory indeed 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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