Desjardins Digital Solutions Architect

February 22, 2021

(Work place: Montréal)

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Job Level

NV-10Not one to shy away from a challenge? Proud to deliver best-in-class digital solutions? Enjoy learning from creative people and being part of a young, agile and multi-functional team? If so, this position is for you!As Desjardins Digital Solutions Architect, you help ensure IT efficiency by analyzing, designing and enhancing the architecture of IT tools (software, networks, databases, etc.). You ensure consistency with the organization's current and future needs and structure, while also ensuring that new components are compatible with the existing architecture (software applications, products, services, etc.).You play a leadership role when interacting with various stakeholders on files and projects requiring innovative, strategic and complex input and development. You make recommendations on the development of IT solutions and the delivery of projects with a high degree of operational and conceptual complexity. They require analysis and a comprehensive, detailed understanding of the business and the organization. Coordination is critical. You interact with a large number of stakeholders from a variety of fields. Highly developed interpersonal skills are therefore essential.

General Information on the Position

Additional responsibilities

  • Serve as a specialized advisor for projects, mandates and development activities pertaining to solution architecture, the scope and impact of which are significant and may be felt across Desjardins Group
  • Advise and assist specialists and business partners to help them position, plan, develop, execute and monitor technology solutions for the projects and initiatives under your responsibility, which includes strategic mandates
  • Develop and update policies, standards, or technology solutions, taking into account aspects pertaining to data, applications and infrastructures to support your unit’s strategic projects and initiatives
  • Identify and analyze major problems and issues. Establish diagnoses and make recommendations to the decision-making bodies and committees involved
  • Represent your unit in dealings with decision-making bodies and committees
  • Represent Desjardins Group's position when reaching agreements with partners or external organizations
  • Co-create with multi-functional squad to design innovative digital solutions that accelerate digital transformation

Other working condition

  • Number of jobs available: 1


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience

Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required

Specific knowledge

  • Knowledge of microservice, micro frontend and event architectures
  • In-depth knowledge of cloud computing
  • In-depth knowledge of DevOps
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile development mode
  • Knowledge of the banking sector (an asset)

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Communicates effectively, Tech savvy, Work processes

Work Location

2050, rue de Bleury Montréal

Trade Union

Non Syndiqué

Unposting Date


Job Family

Information technology (FG)

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