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Bilingual Solution Architect (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 9199  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): BBB 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Office Location: Montreal (QC); Calgary (AB); Halifax (NS); Ottawa (ON); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC)


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  • Defined benefit pension plan;
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Join the Enterprise Architecture and Advanced Analytics team in the role of Bilingual Solution Architect. This is a technical role. As the architect specializing in application and platform solution architecture, you will be responsible for the creation, maintenance and management of CMHC’s solution and technical architecture models and their components (from an architecture perspective). You will be responsible for the development, evolution, documentation and publication of solution architecture. Solution architecture is required for CMHC’s custom developed and commercial off-the-shelf related elements of CMHC’s applications, platforms and cloud architectures. You will provide expert technical advice to IT staff and IT stakeholders on the evolving state of the CMHC’s solution architecture needs, as well as actively participating in the evolution of our architectural frameworks, standards, policies, roadmaps and models. Also, you will collaborate with the application developers, security, risk and data management groups to ensure that CMHC’s overall technical and solution architecture and IT initiatives are in alignment with business strategy, objectives, enterprise architecture and priorities. 

  • Lead the evaluation, design and analysis for the implementation of a solutions architecture across a group of specific business applications or technologies, based on enterprise business strategies, business capabilities, business requirements and enterprise standards.
  • Create architectural designs to guide and contextualize solution development across products, services, projects and systems (including applications, technologies, processes and information).
  • Develop models and documentation of architecture while designing, overseeing the development of solutions by IT within CMHC.
  • Provide insight, guidance and decisions to third-party vendors, external firms and CMHC business lines (directors) on making decisions with regards to the technical direction of CMHC (including how to proceed with the Enterprise Architecture Target State architecture).
  • Analyze project plans, requests for proposals (RFPs), business demands and other technology decisions.
  • Ensure that all major system architecture deliverables are consistent with the target business, applications, data, technology and security architectures, as well as with architecture principles, standards, methodologies and adopted best practices.
  • Resolve technical issues, providing technical support and quality control throughout all stages of systems architecture projects.
  • Communicate the implications of architectural decisions, issues and plans.
  • Translate business and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint to achieve business objectives and documents all solution architecture design and analysis work.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems or a related field.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines — e.g., technical or infrastructure architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or cloud development. An equivalent combination of related education and work experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience producing and editing high quality technical documentation in the form of diagrams and documents for a variety of audiences (technical and non-technical).
  • Demonstrated experience designing a solution architecture to provide a secure operating environment.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in working with various computer applications and software (e.g., MSOffice, Visio, MS Project as well as software and tools related to one of EA domain(s) of expertise.).
  • Ability to analyze and decide on solutions for enterprise-level software and infrastructure that fit into an overall architecture.
  • Strong organizational skills, including an ability to manage several ongoing and competing tasks and/or projects.
  • Ability to build and manage effective working relationships with peers, and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills with the ability to convey complex technical information or project status to senior management, business units, colleagues or IT vendors.
  • Ability to work in an environment in which priorities or technologies change rapidly. 
  • Bilingualism (English and French).

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Professional designations or certificates related to domains of Application Development, Cloud, Network, Enterprise Architecture (Business, Data, Applications, Technology) as well as security (For example, The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
  • A desire to learn new things and continue professional development.



Closing date: Note, the competition will remain active until filled.





On June 14, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that as of June 20, 2022, it will suspend vaccination requirements for federal government employees.  This decision followed a review of the current public health situation, including the evolution of the virus and vaccination rates in Canada. As a result, and consistent with the Government of Canada decision, CMHC has suspended its Vaccination Policy, effective June 20, 2022.  


As a result, at this time, CMHC does not require employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.  CMHC will continue to monitor the public health situation and may at any time make adjustments and adopt or reintroduce measures, including mandatory vaccination, attestation and verification requirements. Any such vaccination measures, as updated from time to time, shall form a term and condition of your employment at CMHC.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our aspiration.
We are committed to employment equity and actively encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.
We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.