Enterprise Architect – Specialist (Level 3)

The Halifax Group has potential upcoming contract opportunities under the category of P.2 Enterprise Architect – Specialist (Level 3) for one of our Government of Canada clients.

Start Date: TBD

Security Clearance: Enhanced Reliability


  1. Conduct ongoing discovery sessions with various groups of stakeholders to evaluate their current business processes, as well as the organization’s current strategic imperatives, to determine how the enterprise architecture will need to change in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its enterprise-wide business processes;
  2. Support the definition of business processes to be implemented in order for the client to meet its evolving mandate;
  3. Review alternatives for enterprise architecture solutions that will enable those process changes, and present them to stakeholders;
  4. Make recommendations on a best-fit approach to enable the most effective migration from current state architecture/processes to a future state;
  5. Provide input for the Offender Management System (OMS) enterprise architectural evolution plan, especially in the area of business processes and how they are gathered;
  6. Work with business stakeholders, and IMS executives, to ensure enterprise architectures are produced in alignment with business process organizational goals and performance mandates, and stakeholders are kept up to date on project progress, challenges and risks;
  7. Mentor Enterprise Architects to continue to drive future evolution of the enterprise architecture;
  8. Contribute to Information Governance development;
  9. Create Enterprise Data Architecture and Framework (including roadmaps for development);
  10. Create Database standards, ensuring the right database for the right purpose (Transactional information, Media information, Offender information);
  11. Create standards for Master and Reference Data Management;
  12. Identify (other) Information Domain standards to be developed based on identification of gaps, and subsequent prioritization;
  13. Contribute to the creation of a central knowledge-base for standards;
  14. Contribute to development of Data and Information Strategies;
  15. Evaluate architectures, business, and system problems to support the implementation, integration, and maintenance of mission critical and non-mission critical solutions and systems;
  16. Evaluate the enterprise’s business/Information and Communications Technology (ICT) architecture, determine its consistency and integration with the organization’s business/ICT strategies, assess the degree of its alignment with Treasury Board CIO policies, directives, standards, and programs and recommend changes to the business/ICT architecture to improve its alignment with these external factors;
  17. Identify future requirements against the current enterprise architecture, perform gap analyses, develop requirements for architectures, and prepare migration strategies;
  18. Assess the feasibility of migrating from the current state to the target business architecture and enabling technologies and identify the risks associated with migrating to the target business architecture and technologies and make recommendations for risk mitigation;
  19. Identify business and technology trends that create opportunities for business improvement;
  20. Advise Senior Executives on IM/IT trends and emerging technologies and the impact on the organization’s and government IM/IT architectures and business strategies, model “What if” scenarios and recommend appropriate changes to the existing architecture and IM/IT infrastructure, and recommend alternative solutions, methodologies and strategies;
  21. Produce an architectural evolution plan for the overall Enterprise Architecture, recommend prioritization of architecture evolution initiatives, and develop and/or implement an architecture evolution plan;
  22. Manage the development and implementation of an architectural improvement plan; and
  23. Coach, mentor and train the organization.


  1. Architectures, frameworks, methodologies, roadmaps and strategies;
  2. Enterprise Data Architecture;
  3. Database standards;
  4. Standards for Master and Reference Data Management;
  5. Reports on future requirements;
  6. Feasibility studies;
  7. Reports on trends and emerging technologies;
  8. Presentation materials;
  9. Reports on the feasibility of migrating from the current state to the target state;
  10. Reports, business and architecture impact analysis on new or planned changes to architectures
  11. and designs;
  12. Development of transition plans and/or architectures to move from current to future states; and
  13. Participation in change impact analysis and change management activities.


Role Requirements:

  • Must have an Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certification;
  • Must have experience on one (1) project in the last 10 years, which involved the production of an enterprise infrastructure architecture which includes a data access layer for a Microsoft based legacy application which accesses multiple large-scale relational database management system (RDBMS) technologies. Large-scale RDBMS is defined as:
    1. Robust: continuous, real-time data taking;
    2. Has a minimum of 400 tables;
    3. Has a minimum of 2,500 concurrent users;
    4. Has a minimum size of 100 GB;
    5. Data distribution is in multiple regions; and
    6. Heterogeneous environment which contains at least 3 of the following operating systems: Windows, HP-UX, OpenVMS, and Linux.


  • Must have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine

The Halifax Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, national origin, or any other protected status. Visible minorities, women, LGBTQ candidates, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.