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Senior Architect (AWS)

Department name: Engineering
Business unit: TOPS
Position ID: J1021-1516

A little about us

What we do at Shaw matters - in a world where being connected has never been more critical, we bring the best wireline and wireless technology and solutions together to create exceptional customer experiences. Every day we help millions of Canadians live their best-connected lives through the strength, capacity and combined power of our Fast LTE and Fibre+ networks.

At Shaw we say we’re brighter together, and we believe it’s the diverse mix of brilliant people here that really makes us shine. When you join our team, you’ll see we are so much more than just a company. Shaw connects you with limitless opportunity, an incredible culture, career development and a great benefits package. We are a friendly, collaborative group, and we have a lot of fun finding new ways to delight our customers.

Come dream bigger and brighter with Shaw.

The role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Architect specializing in Cloud Infrastructure and Architecture! This team member will join Shaw’s Technology and Network Operations Department. The Senior Architect (AWS) is accountable for engineering and building systems and applications utilizing Amazon Web Services. The Senior Architect (AWS) works with architects and engineers to design and develop products to create the next generation of Shaw’s products and services.

The successful candidate will be a phenomenal teammate and strategic problem solver, experienced in cloud software development. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working at a fast pace, and carries considerable experience with enterprise software and platforms, systems integration and management. Extensive knowledge of systems and application architectures is required

A typical day

• Collaborate in multi-functional teams of Architects, Engineers and Analysts Product Management, Quality Assurance and Operations Support.
• Ensures solutions are well engineered, operable, maintainable, and delivered on schedule.
• Monitors current and future trends, technology and information that will positively affect organizational projects; applies and integrates emerging technological trends to new and existing systems architecture.
• Documents and understands client needs, finding key areas where technology leverage is possible to improve business processes.
• Collaborating and providing technical expertise in project teams
• Solving operational issues, providing technical solutions to operational problems,
• Contributing to new product implementation, implementing existing products and services, and providing the overall upkeep and maintenance of designated areas of engineering.

Core Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with the architecture team and other functional areas to ensure that most efficient solution is designed to meet business needs.
• Ensures solutions are well engineered, operable, maintainable, and delivered on schedule.
• Develops and communicates system/subsystem design taking into consideration performance and scalability, interoperability, longevity, reliability and availability.
• Design, build, deliver and scale sophisticated distributed applications
• Build tools and alarms that advise of potential problems or customer issues and drive the automation systems that maintain system health
• Guide implementation teams, working as intermediary across different delivery groups, to facilitate continuous delivery
• Develop tools and build processes for automated continuous integration and delivery of services

Your skills/experience

• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent experience
• 3 or more years of proven experience in systems and software with a recent focus on cloud computing and Amazon Web Services
• 7+ years in Systems Design, Deployment and Operations.
• Programming/Scripting experience in one or more of the following languages: Python, Shell, Java, JavaScript, Go, etc
• Experience with containerized and serverless systems
• Awareness of various software development models, including DevOps, iterative, agile (SCRUM, Kanban), and test-driven development
• Understanding on how to scale applications depending on load

Other details

  • This position requires the successful completion of a criminal (and credit) background check
  • Hires starting prior to November 15th will be required to provide proof of full vaccination with a federally approved COVID-19 vaccine (or subject to regular testing) prior to entering any Shaw workplace or interacting with a customer.
  • Hires starting on or after November 15th will be required as a condition of employment to provide proof of full vaccination with a federally approved COVID-19 vaccine (or proof of a valid exemption).

Posting closing date: November 2, 2021

At Shaw, we believe diversity and inclusion are integral to the continued growth and success of our entire company. We believe diversity and inclusion enhances our Company’s culture and creates a sense of belonging where people feel comfortable bringing their true selves to work. This in turn promotes innovation through harnessing the variety of experiences, thoughts, and perspectives our employees have to offer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, gender, age, or any other identifying characteristic.

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies, please.