Senior Advisor, IT architecture

January 12, 2022

(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-10As a senior advisor, IT architecture, you actively monitor opportunities offered by new technologies and business approaches for the organization as a whole. You design solutions to meet the business needs of projects based on architecture targets and supporting foundations. 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 influence the organization’s business partners and specialists on solution or enterprise architecture development initiatives that are strategic, complex and innovative. Your initiatives require extensive, in-depth expertise across several technology and/or business fields and knowledge of data, applications and infrastructure.You make recommendations regarding solution or enterprise architecture. You produce specialized deliverables as part of projects or initiatives that have a high degree of operational and conceptual complexity, using your analytical skills and extensive, in-depth knowledge of your line of business and the organization. Coordination is critical, so you frequently interact with stakeholders working in a wide range of other fields. Interpersonal savvy is therefore essential.You serve as a specialist advisor in your field, and act as a contact and coach for decision-making bodies.

General Information on the Position

Main responsibilities

  • Serve as an architecture team member and a specialist advisor for a number of delivery teams for large-scale solution or enterprise architecture projects, mandates and development activities that significantly impact the entire organization

  • Advise and assist specialists and business partners to help them position, plan, develop, execute and monitor innovative technology solutions for the projects, initiatives and strategic mandates under your responsibility.

  • Support your unit’s strategic projects and initiatives by developing and updating policies, standards, architecture targets and supporting foundations, or technology solutions, taking into account aspects pertaining to data, applications and infrastructure

  • Identify, analyze and diagnose major issues. Establish guidelines and make recommendations to the appropriate decision-making bodies and committees

  • Represent your unit before decision-making bodies and committees

  • Represent Desjardins’s position when making agreements with external partners and organizations

Other working conditions

  • Work place: Currently regular telework because of the pandemic. Position located in Montreal. The work arrangement for the position is hybrid work. #LI-Hybrid

  • Number of jobs available : 1


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field

  • A minimum of six 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

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Customer Focus, Differences, Nimble learning

Key competencies for the job

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal

Trade Union

Non Syndiqué

Unposting Date


Job Family

Information technology (FG)

Show More Jobs

Jobs Alert