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Senior Solution Architect


This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted May 23, 2023.

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Department Overview

Design the solution architecture end-to-end, follow enterprise architecture guidelines, leading on projects/products. Lead on project blueprints and design specifications.

Leads development of enterprise architecture frameworks / solutions that supports the most efficient, reliable, scalable, and secure solutions to meet the business needs and technology strategy; this includes planning, evaluating, recommending and designing architectural solutions in compliance with enterprise standards.

Job Description


  • Key lead in design and/or development of an architecture framework including technology domain architecture strategy, policies, ‘guiding principles’ and standards to govern how technology solutions will be developed and implemented
  • Research/analyze business requirements to evaluate and recommend optimal solutions within technology architecture
  • Lead project detailed solution architecture and design ensuring it meets requirements / complies with the architectural and security standards, patterns and frameworks and provide sign-off on the detailed design
  • Lead the development of project plans by providing input and manage projects / initiatives by directing assigned resources, communicating project status and providing timely escalation of issues
  • Provide expert consultation and participate as a subject matter expert on projects of high risk and complexity
  • Conduct pre and post implementation reviews, ensuring all technical solutions have met business requirements
  • Steer the process of development, documentation, communication and execution of a comprehensive strategy, policies and solutions


  • Adhere to enterprise frameworks or methodologies that relate to activities for area
  • Ensure projects are compliant with technology domain architecture and design/operate processes to provide ongoing review of in progress activity against technology architecture and development standards
  • Protect/enhance the security, availability of technology, brand integrity and shareholder value by establishing parameters for continued investment in technology solutions, and providing technical risk analysis / assessment
  • Identify enhancements and gaps in architectural frameworks, standards and patterns to raise issues for inclusion in future versions
  • Comply with well-defined enterprise technology delivery practices and standards and project management disciplines – including creation of project documentation of system requirements, estimates of scope and cost
  • Contribute to and/or develop the process by which decisions will be made regarding technology standards
  • Ensure respective programs/ policies/practices are well managed, meets business needs, complies with internal and external requirements, and aligns with business priorities
  • Actively seek and support continuous improvement and automation opportunities within the testing process
  • Protect the interests of the organization – identify and manage risks, and escalate non-standard, high risk activities as necessary
  • Keep abreast of emerging issues, trends, and evolving regulatory requirements and assess potential impacts
  • Maintain a culture of risk management and control, supported by effective processes in alignment with risk appetite



  • Participate fully as a member of the team, support a positive work environment that promotes service to the business, quality, innovation and teamwork and ensure timely communication of issues/ points of interest
  • Provide thought leadership and/ or industry knowledge for quality engineering best practices and participate in knowledge transfer within the team and business unit
  • Keep current on emerging trends/ developments and grow knowledge of the business, related tools and techniques
  • Participate in personal performance management and development activities, including cross training within own team
  • Keep others informed and up-to-date about the status / progress of projects and / or all relevant or useful information related to day-to-day activities
  • Contribute to team development of skills and capabilities through mentorship of others, by sharing knowledge and experiences and leveraging best practices; may take on the role of Chapter Lead as applicable
  • Work collaboratively with the team and leadership to proactively identify and resolve issues related to product quality
  • Lead, motivate and develop relationships with internal and external business partners / stakeholders to develop productive working relationships.
  • Contribute to a fair, positive and equitable environment that supports a diverse workforce
  • Act as a brand ambassador for your business area/function and the bank, both internally and/or externally


  • Seasoned individual contributor role with expert knowledge of specific enterprise and/or functional domain(s) and a demonstrated track record working with a broad range of architecture frameworks, technology, tools, processes and procedures
  • Exceptional collaboration, communication and client-facing skills
  • Big-picture thinker, with ability to anticipate architectural gaps and identify emerging trends through both advanced business acumen and highly specialized technical knowledge of TD and its applications, programming languages, industry best practices, Bank standards, infrastructure and architectural design / solutions
  • Architectural generalist assigned to work autonomously on high profile, complex and/or high-risk technology projects with significant impact to the organization
  • Reports to an Architecture Practice Lead / Practice Area Lead


  • Undergraduate degree or Technical Certificate
  • Graduate degree, preferred
  • 10+ years relevant experience




At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.