Solution Architect


Esri Canada has an exceptional professional opportunity for a Solution Architect. Based out of our Toronto office, you will leverage your extensive consulting experience in leading GIS solutions based on Esri technology and provide the highest quality technical advice, based on a sound understanding of current and emerging trends in not only the GIS, but also the wider Information Systems field. 

Solution Architect responsibilities:

  • Designing major aspects of the ArcGIS-based application architecture, including components such as user interface, middleware and infrastructure
  • Providing technical leadership to the applications development team
  • Performing design reviews
  • Ensuring that uniform enterprise wide application design standards are maintained
  • Collaborating with other stakeholders to ensure architecture is aligned with business requirements
  • Work with Esri Canada customers to understand strategic enterprise GIS deployment objectives and apply Esri design methodology to establish infrastructure specifications
  • Work with several technical solution alternatives to establish optimum system designs
  • Complete technical studies and write technical recommendations and reports
  • Collaborate with Esri Inc., hardware vendors and Esri business partners to address customer performance issues and provide optimum architecture solutions
  • Undertake Quality Assurance reviews of proposed solution architectures for other projects, including if appropriate, alternative views on the architecture
  • Conduct customer training and workshops on Esri system design methods and system deployment best practices
  • Support pre-sales and post-sales activities related to technical aspects of Esri products

Specific skill requirements:

  • 10+ years working with Esri technology
  • 5+ years’ experience as a lead developer on GIS/IT projects
  • 2+ years working developing solution architectures
  • Demonstrated experience in the strategic analysis of information technology and enterprise architecture
  • Demonstrated experience in and the knowledge of current and emerging technologies
  • Demonstrated experience preparing and presenting technical materials, including standards, procedures, and technical specification to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience in UML modeling diagrams
  • Experience with development and evaluation of system architecture design strategies
  • Strong technical writing experience
  • Knowledge and experience with Esri products
  • University degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Geography or equivalent education and experience

Competencies in the following are essential:

  • Customer focused
  • Advanced leadership, mentoring and coaching skills
  • Delegation skills
  • Possess good problem solving skills; be organized, flexible, and a team player 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills Time management / Multi-tasking ability
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Experience with creation of cost/benefit analysis

Considered as assets for this position are the following:

  • Experience working with large IT organizations
  • Bilingual French/English
  • Esri Technical Certifications:
    • Enterprise System Design – Associate 
    • Enterprise Administration - Associate
    • Mobile Developer – Associate
    • Either ArcGIS Desktop Developer Professional or Web Application Developer Professional


Esri Canada provides a dynamic work environment, an opportunity to build your skills with leading tools and technologies and a team based approach. We offer attractive salaries with an outstanding benefits package.

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Esri Canada believes in employment equity and values a diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all interested candidates. Please be advised that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.