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Solution Architect

BRP

This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted November 2, 2021.

LIFE AT BRP

At BRP, we have a visceral connection to our consumers, one created from a shared passion for the Ultimate Ride. Our teams have a unique ability to develop market-shaping products and services that move people physically and emotionally.

Distributed throughout  more than 100 countries, our product line-up includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-doo watercraft, side-by-side all terrain vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude marine propulsion systems, marine propulsion systems and motors for Rotax karts, motorcycles, and small planes, as well as a full line-up of parts, accessories, and clothing.

Our 14, 500 employees make up a big family of diverse cultures who all share a common value: innovation. Our people are passionate and qualified; by joining BRP, you will evolve at the heart of an experienced team that will welcome you with open arms. 

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  • LinkedIn @BRP
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  • YouTube @CommunicationsBRP

WHY JOIN THE TEAM?

  1. To be part of a passionate team that develops and manufactures the best motorsports and nautical products.
  2. To lead cross-functional teams in strategic initiatives with high visibility.
  3. To combine technical skills and business acumen to carry out this great project.

ROLE OVERVIEW

The role of the Senior Solution Architect is to be the key Solution architect for the business areas of manufacturing. It involves working with the business leaders to build roadmap and solution alignment and act as a solution architect on specific projects. Tasks like, understand business requirements for a project and design a technology solution that will meet the requirements in the 4 following areas (Business, Application, Information and Technology), within the context of the Enterprise Architecture vision and actual BRP Context. Considering non functional requirements including security, performance, RPO, RTO,  etc… The Senior Solution Architect will be assigned to a few projects in parallel and will be a part of the project team for the duration of the project, with the accountability for the design of the solution. Outside of project work, the Senior Solution Architect will collaborate with the Business, Enterprise architecture, Project Management Office and Solution Management teams to share best practices and ensure alignment in terms of technology strategy for his respective business areas. We’re using an enterprise architecture tool to document architecture artefacts using the archimate language.

The position requires excellent communication skills, extensive technical expertise and strategic business acumen. The incumbent will work closely with clients, solution management, data, security, infrastructure, operations, the development teams and managers.

YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build Solution Architecture for Manufacturing ecosystem and its interfaces to connected systems. MES (High and Low) including SAP.
  • Assess the business requirements for an initiative or a problem
  • Gather Non-Functional Requirements
  • Pre-select and compare potential technical solutions including software selection when needed
  • Provide an architectural conception of the solution regarding Business, Application, Information and Technology domains via the solution architecture design document and enterprise architecture tool.
  • Lead in designing, specifying and selecting information system solutions, considering functionality, data, security, integration, infrastructure and performance.  
  • Support the project team during the specifications and design phase
  • Partner with the organisation to understand organisational and departmental strategy and agree on information systems solutions to meet the needs.  
  • Investigate information systems that might benefit BRP.
  • Document the solution in the enterprise architecture tool using the archimate language  
  • Develop and maintain a model of BRP’s current and future Application Architecture in the EA tool.  
  • Develop and maintain a model of BRP’s current and future SAP, MES architecture and design a structure that is stable, resilient, agile and performant.
  • Lead the organisation in exploiting technology and use knowledge of IT solutions to drive organisational change and support business process design.  
  • Understand and support to software architecture design and support development team in developing solutions  
  • Estimate cost, and prepare business cases for IT solutions, considering infrastructure, licenses, development and support  
  • Provide insights and help the architecture group to evolve in it’s practice

WORK EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems or a related study, or equivalent project-related experience.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in IT, with at least five years in information system design
  • In-depth experience designing and implementing information solutions, with specialization in one core enterprise systems area (e.g. SAP Manufacturing, Siemens Opcenter MES, Ignition)
  • Hands-on experience implementing SAP, Siemens MES Opcenter.
  • Very familiar with enterprise service bus and Manufacturing service bus concepts. 
  • Strong ability to communicate orally and in writing with business executives and colleagues is key
  • Ideally, formal qualification in Enterprise Architecture (e.g. TOGAF with Archimate)
  • Bilingualism (French & English)

DESIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strategic business acumen and understanding of organisation strategy and ability to design a solution to deliver that strategy  
  • Experience in assessing a broad range of information solutions and products
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to explain technical concepts to lay audiences. Some experience with working with executive stakeholders.  
  • Self-starter with the ability to appropriately prioritise and plan complex work in a rapidly changing environment  
  • Results oriented with ability to produce products that deliver organisational benefits  
  • Strong critical thinker with problem solving aptitude.  
  • Team player with experience leading and collaborating cross-team to ensure successful delivery of solutions
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills – demonstrating outside-the-box problem solving skills ability to develop solution architecture designs  
  • Experience of developing Services Orientated Architectures (SOA)
  • Experience in Agile and CI/CD environments.
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture methodologies such as TOGAF with Archimate or the equivalent
  • Working knowledge of systems like SAP S/4, SAP ECC, Siemens MES (Opcenter), Low MES (Ignition). Optional: knowledge of Siemens PLM / Team center. 
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and information processing skills.
  • Go getter attitude with the ability to influence, persuade and initiate change.
  • Enthusiastic team player with extensive background in a collaborative, team-run environments
  • Forward-thinking and business savvy individual looking for breakthrough actions that add value
  • Ability to lead, set priorities and to perform tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good judgment and discretion in dealing with sensitive situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills both in French and English.
  • High stress tolerance.