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Position: Principal Enterprise Architect

Working Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba / frequent travel on-site at client location is mandatory, local profiles preferable

Contract Length: 6 months with extendable

Responsible for building, implementing, and continuously improving Enterprise Architecture at customer location. In this role you will be responsible for building the EA team, which will comprise of customer resources and external EA partners. You will also be responsible for working with other, non-EA, architects at customer location to enable agile, federated (distributed decision making) EA governance through a pragmatic EA framework, delivered in the style of a consultancy.

As a key member of the Cyber Security and Enterprise Architecture Division, you will be responsible for delivering enterprise architecture frameworks, principles, guidelines, guardrails, and standards to enable the business strategy, and fostering technology collaboration, reusability, and standardization across the organization.


  • Bring your experience and strategic focus with enterprise architecture to lead the EA team in areas such as: operational technology (OT), cloud, resilience and security, integration, and information architecture.
  • Responsible for maintaining alignment between clients operational technology, business strategy, and enterprise processes and systems.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of principles, guidelines, guardrails, and standards that direct the selection, development, implementation and use of information & operational technical capabilities within the enterprise.
  • Take on other enterprise architecture responsibilities such as leading multiple programs, leading the Enterprise Architecture, and strategic business planning.
  • Collaborate with and support the CS & EA director in developing, delivering, and promoting the value of enterprise architecture at client location.
  • Implement, execute, continuously improve, and evolve enterprise architecture at client place as organizational maturity increases in strategy, architecture, execution/product development, and operational support.
  • Build, sustain, and expand the relationships enterprise architecture has with stakeholders within D&T and outside of D&T.
  • Support governance and risk decisions to ensure D&T decisions, investments, and activities are aligned with and enable Strategy 2040 and improves resiliency at client location.
  • Lead a team of enterprise architects, both internal and external to client location.
  • Guide and support technology architects (outside enterprise architecture) using a federated (distributed) decision making model.


  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, system analysis, business or a related field of study, or equivalent industry experience and nine years of progressively responsible experience in strategic and operations planning, technology strategy and/or business analysis, including five or more years of experience in at least three disciplines, such as business, information, solution or technical architecture, application development, middleware, information analysis, or cloud platforms.
  • Experience with business ecosystems, software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), SOA, APIs, open data, microservices, event-driven architectures and predictive analytics is an asset.
  • Familiarity with operational technology (OT), information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, agile and lean methodologies, infrastructure and operations, and EA and ITIL frameworks; including EA related certifications (e.g., TOGAF, Zachman) is an asset.
  • Understanding of different types of agile principles, methodologies, and frameworks, especially those designed to be scaled at the enterprise level (e.g., SAFe).
  • Using Open Group’s Digital Body of Knowledge Standard (DPBok) in practice
  • Using Open Group’s Agile Architecture (O-AA) in practice
  • Understanding of existing, new, and emerging technologies, along with ability to forecast their impact and adjust strategies, standards and plans accordingly.
  • Ability to translate business needs into EA requirements and can estimate the financial impact of EA alternatives.
  • Knowledge of electric utility business functions and technology solutions (including both information and operational technologies) would be an asset.
  • Excellent written, verbal, communication, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Able to communicate with stakeholders of various backgrounds, skills, experience, and organizational position.
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
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