Cloud Architect

Job Requisition ID: 9198  

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid

Office Location: Ottawa (ON)

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 122,115 to $ 134,330 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


About CMHC

At CMHC, the work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to realize a future where everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and meets their needs.


Our people are second to none. We lean in with courage, band together as a community and try new things to make a lasting impact on housing from coast to coast to coast.


Join us and be part of a team that's committed to making a real difference and be part of something meaningful.


What’s in it for you

We’ve got the purpose, the people and the perks you need for a fulfilling career. Here’s what you get when you’re a permanent employee:

  • 5 weeks of vacation
  • Annual individual performance bonus 
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Comprehensive group insurance plan to support your well-being from day one
  • Support in your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more – because when you thrive, we thrive
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with Employee Resource Groups and more
  • A hybrid work model that lets you balance working from home and nurturing in-person connections by coming into your region’s office at a minimum of 4 days a month.



Join the Enterprise Architecture and Advanced Analytics team in the role of Cloud Architect. As the Architect specializing in Cloud Applications and Platforms, you will be responsible for the creation, maintenance and management of CMHC’s Solution, technical and network architecture models and the components related to the cloud. You will be responsible for the development, evolution, documentation and publication of the architecture, application development and commercial off-the-shelf related elements of CMHC’s Cloud Applications and Platforms. 


  • Lead the evaluation, design and analysis for the implementation of a cloud-based solutions architecture across a group of specific business applications or technologies, based on enterprise business strategies, business capabilities, business requirements and enterprise standards.   
  • Develop models and documentation of architecture while designing, overseeing and approving the development of Cloud solutions and use of Cloud platforms 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 EA Target State architecture).
  • Track the company application portfolio and assisting project teams to shape architectures consistent with platforms, roadmaps and standards for architect and design.
  • Resolve technical issues, providing technical support and quality control throughout all stages of systems architecture projects.
  • Translates business and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint to achieve business objectives, and documents all solution architecture design and analysis work.
  • Research, gather, document and disseminate cloud best practices for governance and use of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.
  • Match business needs with cloud solutions based on requirements to maximize the business value of cloud computing.
  • Establish reference architectures and related recommendations.Collaborate with other members of IT to do cloud vendor management.
  • Contribute to cloud adoption policies and standards. 
  • Contribute to cloud cost governance policies to maximize the value of cloud computing to the business. Contribute to forecasting cloud demand and costs.

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, cloud application development, application development, middleware, IT Security or database management t. 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 the architecture for CMHC’s cloud subscriptions and platforms 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 change rapidly. 

Preferred Qualifications: 


  • Professional designations or certificates related to domains of Cloud, Technology, Application Development, 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).
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure. Experience with other cloud providers.
  • Experience with data governance and management cloud platforms (SAAS or PAAS).


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




Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

We’re committed to employment equity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions to apply. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our mission.


Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion 


What happens after you apply 

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