Director, Strategy and Architecture (9186)
Job Type
Full Time
April 3, 2024 3:50PM
Toronto, Ontario
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America's third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC's vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC's recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing "a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy."


About the job


Requisition ID: 9186

Number of Vacancies: 1

Department: Information Technology Services (20000014) - Enterprise Architecture (30000027)

Pay Scale Group: 12SA (CAN/S/J/12SA)

Employment Type: Regular

Weekly Hours: 35, Off Days: Shift:

Posted On: March 27, 2024

Last Day to Apply: April 10, 2024

Reports to: Chief Enterprise Architect

Career Opportunity

A great leadership opportunity within the Information Technology Services Department.

What You Will Do

Reporting the Chief Enterprise Architect, the Director - Strategy and Architecture is responsible for leading the development and execution of the TTC’s IT strategy and roadmap, ensuring it aligns with the TTC’s corporate objectives. The role requires the managing professional teams of enterprise, domain, and solution architects to drive the evolution and oversee the design and development of TTC’s business, application, data, and technology architecture .

These accountabilities require a strategic mindset, leadership qualities, and a deep understanding of both technology and business needs. The Director must also possess the ability to translate complex technical concepts into actionable strategies that align with the TTC’s vision.

This role will be responsible for overseeing the creation and execution of architectural models, architectural designs, and architectural roadmaps. You will collaborate with Senior Leadership to develop and implement IT strategy that supports the business goals. You will provide leadership guidance in technology areas related to application solutions and technical architecture. You will be responsible for establishing a governance framework to steer enterprise architecture (EA) decision making.

You will offer strategic direction for key technology projects, ensuring compliance with architectural standards and IT strategy and guide the development of TTC’s technology architecture to meet present and future business requirements.

You will be involved in delivering gap analysis and IT investment roadmaps to facilitate strategic planning, aligning solutions with business processes and crafting value proposition

In addition, you will be responsible for staying current with industry trends through research, education, reading professional publications, networking, and participating in professional organizations. You will also have the opportunity to act as a substitute for the Chief Enterprise Architect when necessary and perform other related duties as assigned.

You will be responsible for treating passengers and/or employees with respect and dignity and ensuring the needs of passengers or employees with disabilities are accommodated and/or addressed (within their area of responsibility) in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders so that they can fully benefit from the TTC as a service provider and an employer.

What Skills Do You Bring?

Communicate in a variety of mediums

Counsel, advise, and coach in the relevant discipline

Demonstrate appropriate and effective interpersonal communications through various media

Demonstrate knowledge of the industry and / or sector

Use office technology, software and applications

Apply analytical skills

Manage change

Plan and organize activities / projects to meet section and organizational goals

Secure and manage fiscal resources

Understand the organization's fiscal environment

What Qualifications Do You Bring?

  • University degree in Computer Science, Business or other relevant discipline, or the equivalent, combined with several years of progressive experience in at least two IT disciplines (i.e. technical architecture, solution architecture, network management, application development, middleware design, information analysis, database management or operations management) in a heterogeneous environment
  • Extensive knowledge of information technology with specific experience related to Enterprise Architecture
  • Experience defining and executing a large scale business and IT strategy and a demonstrated track record of leading high performance teams in attaining challenging goals
  • Experience in the full project management life cycle of technology implementation and configuration and a leadership role in successful project implementations involving web, middleware and integration technologies
  • Strong customer focus and service orientation, strong leadership skills and exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation, negotiation and political acuity
  • Must possess sound judgment; superior organizational, analytical and problem solving abilities as well as well-developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Experience in solution architecture, business analysis or business strategic planning is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively motivate and lead staff, including ability to plan, prioritize, and negotiate, direct and co-ordinate activities of a group of professional/technical staff to ensure quality/quantity standards are maintained.
  • Must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees.

What We Offer

  • Commitment to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture that promotes a sense of belonging and represents and reflects the needs of the communities we serve.
  • A flexible, hybrid work approach that allows colleagues to find balance between their professional and personal lives and making the most of the benefits of working remotely and purpose-driven in-person collaboration opportunities.
  • One of the great benefits of being a full-time TTC employee is becoming a member of TTC defined pension plan.
  • A comprehensive package that covers health, dental, vision and more.
  • Support for professional development opportunities for all colleagues through a broad range of learning programs that include in-person and online training, leadership development, and support for colleagues’ well-being.

Commitment to EDI

The TTC is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, anti-racism and inclusion in the delivery of its services and in its workplaces. The TTC is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities it serves at all levels of the organization, and supports an inclusive environment where diverse employee and community perspectives and experiences bring value to the organization. The TTC encourages applications from all applicants, including members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQIA+ community. The TTC values and supports an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Accommodations for applicants are available upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process, including for those who identify as having a disability. Please contact Talent Management at (416) 393-4570. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

The TTC’s policy prohibits relatives of current TTC employees from being hired, assigned, transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a conflict of interest due to a relationship. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee.

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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