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Solutions Architect - BC Transit

Solutions Architect - BC Transit

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Oversee the entire lifecycle of solution delivery; from conceptualizing through design and implementation

Job Title: Solutions Architect

We acknowledge with respect that BC Transit delivers our mission on the ancestral territories of Indigenous Peoples across British Columbia, and their historical relationships with the land continue to this day.  

In Victoria, where our Corporate Office is located, our people are privileged to live and work on the unceded traditional territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən peoples, and the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.  


Location: Victoria, BC

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Union: MOVEUP 

Monthly Salary Range: MoveUp Group 12 with TMA, MIN $8,281.00 - MAX $9,935.00 is available through annual general wage/step increases.

Recruitment Range: MIN $8,281.00 – STEP 3 $9,196

Placement in the salary range is determined by an assessment of knowledge, skills, experience and ability of the candidate to meet the key requirements of the job. In exceptional cases, candidates may be hired above the recruitment range, provided agreement is reached with the Union.  

Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 06/16/2024 

Are we right for you...

We’re passionate about people and creating sustainable, safe and affordable public transit solutions to residents across BC. We are an organization that has a people-first approach and considers people first in every business decision that we make. We are part of the solution and what we do matters; from fighting climate change with battery electric buses, to affordability through cost effective transportation, to connecting remote communities, we bring the heart, soul and innovation to public transportation. 

It’s an exciting time to be in the public transportation sector and we’re looking for a creative and passionate leader to join our team. Not only would you be joining an engaged organization but you’d also get to enjoy flexible work arrangements, extended benefits and a pension plan as just a few of the benefits BC Transit employees are eligible for. Keep reading to find out if this role is meant for you! 

What you'll be doing...

Reporting to the Director, IT Technology Business Services, the Solutions Architect role is to drive and support the evolution of the use of IT solutions within the organization while satisfying the needs of the various projects, strategic business growth, and development of strategic insights that can help make effective decisions. This role will work closely with IT project managers, developers, and business analysts to design solutions that efficiently meet business needs and are aligned with IT strategies and data management practices.

The position responsibilities include overseeing the entire lifecycle of solution delivery; from conceptualizing through design and implementation. This includes critical aspects like system architecture, infrastructure, data management, and security. The Solutions Architect must ensure that solutions are robust, scalable, and adaptable, positioning the organization well for future demands and projects. This role will also facilitate the evaluation and selection of software product standards, as well as the design of standard software configurations.

By driving new projects and providing architectural oversight, you will ensure that our technology solutions are not only effective but also sustainable, supporting long-term strategic objectives and operational needs.

For additional information about the full accountabilities of this position please review the Solutions Architect Job Description

What you'll bring to the table...

We value lifelong learners and have found the following combination of education & experience allows people to be successful in this role, though an equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered:

  • University degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related technical degree or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Certifications in TOGAF, Open CA, or Zachman are considered an asset.
  • Certifications in cloud platforms (e.g. AWS Solution Architect, Azure Solutions Architect), ITIL, or other architecture certifications are considered an asset.
  • Experience managing full lifecycle solution implementations.
  • Experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines, including technical or infrastructure architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or cloud development as well as architecture experience and delivery of technology products and solutions.
  • Experience in implementation of enterprise-scale cloud or software projects in corporate environments using agile, hybrid, and waterfall methodologies.

What we'll bring to the table...

  • Membership in a “gold plated” defined benefit pension plan, meaning it’s the best in the Province and one of the best in the country; putting you in a strong position when it comes time to retire when you reach 50% of your yearly maximum pensionable earning (YMPE) in a calendar year
  • Access to Fitness and Lifestyle Centers to help you take care of your physical fitness and health
  • Various programs that support employees such as an Employee Assistance Program and Health and Wellness initiatives and events aimed at fostering your mental health
  • A complimentary employee Bus Pass 
  • An Employee Recognition Program where we all recognize each other successes 
  • A Social Club that gives you access to events throughout Victoria

What next steps could look like...

An eligibility list for future full time regular and temporary full time vacancies may be established

The position requires the competition of a Criminal Record Check or Vulnerable Sector Search 

If you have a disability that requires an accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please contact to let us know how we can assist you.

BC Transit is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. If the organization identifies this position as a reasonable accommodation for an existing employee, all candidates will be notified as soon as reasonably possible.

Apply here!

Additional Info

Job Description : JD_Solutions Architect_2024.pdf

Salary range : Group 12 - MIN $8,281.00 – STEP 3 $9,196

Experience Level : Not Applicable

Location : Victoria, BC, Sidney, BC, Vancouver Island, BC

Job Type : Full-Time

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