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Solutions Architect


This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted March 29, 2021.

What is the opportunity?

The Solutions Architect will play a key role in shaping the strategy and implementation of Wealth Management applications. The Architect will partner with business stakeholders, technology leadership and development teams to drive the development of end-end-to solutions. The Architect will develop application roadmaps and provide technical leadership to key strategic and transformative programs for Wealth Management business. The Architect will primarily be responsible for the creation and rationalization of solutions as well as the communication of the same to both business and technology stakeholders and providing guidance to the delivery teams for its implementation.


What will you do?

  • Work with technical teams and business partners/specialists within the Wealth Management application groups and 3rd parties to understand the current state and identify constraints in defining the future state architecture for applications & related interfaces.
  • Define end to end technical solutions that take into account the enterprise architecture strategies, current state environment and constraints for Customer and Advisor-facing digital channels.  Analyze the viability of the solution to meet product timelines, budget and quality. Present the solution to different stakeholders and certification boards, including the Architecture Review Board, as needed.
  • Collaborate with business and technology partners to translate features and requirements to technical design and act as the lead technical authority on the program or project.
  • Work with Data Architecture, Security Architecture, Infrastructure SME’s and project teams to ensure all aspects of the Wealth Management architecture are defined in conjunction with RBC standards, policies, priorities and best practices.
  • Facilitate small to large group meetings for reviewing technical architecture, decision making and problem solving.
  • Manage the application portfolio in terms of technology currency, business agility, technology evolution, business fit, opportunities to improve efficiencies and TCO.
  • Develop the architecture artifacts (Architecture Blueprint, Architecture Decisions, Application Roadmap) based on RBC practices and review with Enterprise Architecture, Lead Architects, Business Architects and key program stakeholders.
  • Design, develop and lead PoCs occasionally in collaboration with development teams to evaluate new technologies, tools and solutions.


What do you need to succeed?


  • 5+ years of solution architecture experience
  • Experience with a variety of modern technologies/approaches including event-based architecture, cloud-based deployments, SQL & NOSQL databases, REST/API/Microservices first applications.
  • Experience with .NET Core, C#, Java, front-end technologies such as React/Angular, containerization/Docker/Kubernetes.
  • Experience in Cloud Computing and Public Cloud Platforms: Pivotal Cloud Foundry, OpenShift, Microsoft Azure and AWS
  • Experience with many aspects of architecture, including mobile and web application design, data modelling and database design, security and infrastructure.
  • Ability to quickly evaluate options, make decisions and execute within an intense technology environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong analytical, consultative, and team communication / facilitative skills with solid written and verbal communication skills


  • Working knowledge of financial/investment concepts and applications.
  • Business or product leadership experience
  • Familiarity with design thinking and customer centric design

What’s in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions, and stock where applicable
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • A world-class training program in financial services


Learn more about RBC Tech Jobs


About RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 37 other countries. For more information, please visit


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RBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.


City:  Toronto
Address:  155 Wellington St west
Work Hours/Week:  37.5
Work Environment:  Office
Employment Type:  Permanent
Career Level:  Experienced Hire/Professional
Pay Type:  Salaried
Required Travel(%):  0-25
Exempt/Non-Exempt:  N/A
People Manager:  No
Application Deadline:  04/30/2021
Req ID:  339796

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