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Director, Cloud Infrastructure Architecture – AWS

Sun Life Financial

This is a Contract position in Vancouver, BC posted November 21, 2022.

You are as unique as your background, experience and point of view.

Here, you’ll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self.

You’ll work with dynamic colleagues
– experts in their fields
– who are eager to share their knowledge with you.

Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights.

Every day, you’ll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients
– who are at the heart of everything we do.

Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.

Job Description: Sun Life seeks a talented individual to fill the role of Director, Cloud Infrastructure Architecture within Sun Life Enterprise Services.

As an individual contributor , the ideal candidate will be our most senior enterprise architect for AWS core cloud infrastructure capabilities, including SaaS, PaaS and IaaS.

Reporting directly to the Sun Life AVP, Infrastructure Architecture and dedicated to the cloud program, the successful candidate will work with other Enterprise Architects and our cloud delivery practice.

This individual will help architect primarily AWS solutions with client-centric, omni channel processes delivered through a consistent “One Sun” philosophy, achieving the goal of making it easier for our clients to do business with us.

Find out for yourself why life really is brighter under the sun Main Accountabilities: Provide thought leadership and work closely with fellow team members, across business and technical dimensions, solving enterprise-wide complex business requirements and making informed decisions.

Demonstrate forward thinking around where the business is going and how technology can support these efforts.

Integrate new teams into our enterprise cloud frameworks with attention to sharing, providing a single-view, and driving re-use.

Providing leadership in establishing and promoting standards, patterns and practical best practices within the AWS and other cloud eco-system practices at Sun Life Establish appropriate guardrails for the cloud delivery teams and promote process designs and best practices that keep teams within those guardrails.

Evaluation of application and/or infrastructure design specifications to ensure alignment with Digital Enterprise Priorities, hosting (cloud and on-prem) architecture, standards, patterns and industry best practice.

Participate in the development of our cloud strategy and support key programs.

Build trust relationships with senior level technical and business teams and communicate at all levels of the organization’s enterprise.

Collaborate with the broader enterprise architecture team to create and maintain standards for the overall architectural vision that emphasizes a reuse strategy Develop deep knowledge of the capabilities of current cloud portfolio of solutions across geographies to ensure informed decisions of gaps and action plans Participate with other architects and technology teams in resolving escalations related to cloud usage that may arise Ensure usage of Agile methodologies and DevOps framework Qualifications: University/College degree or equivalent experience 3 years of intense AWS experience at a hands-on senior technical level as a principal/senior engineer or architect.

5 years of experience in technical Infrastructure Architecture including enterprise architecture patterns, strategy, roadmap creation, and governance.

10 years of solid experience working in Infrastructure Services, Security Practices, Networks, Distributed Infrastructure (Data Centre/Servers/Middleware/Containers/Storage etc) 8 years of leadership experience in Technology Experience with transformation strategy, approach, and planning.

Excellent interpersonal, collaboration and team building skills Excellent relationship management skills Excellent problem analysis and trouble shooting skills Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
– ability to express ideas, thoughts and information so that it can be understood by various audiences and meets the customers’ needs Multi-tasker full of great energy and attitude to work in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment Prior experience working in a matrixed or virtual environment Competencies: Strong and effective relationship builder with the ability to influence across organizational boundaries and collaborate effectively with senior executives.

Ability to recognize and understand cultural and organizational dynamics to accomplish objectives.

Proven leadership capability with excellence in coaching and partnering with people An enthusiastic team player who enjoys sharing knowledge, experience and ideas, and is open to ideas and input of others.

Ability to apply judgment and make decisions in a dynamic and ambiguous environment, leveraging well-developed analytical problem-solving skills.

Strong business acumen – client-focused with an in-depth understanding of business goals Well-developed verbal and written communication skills, able to tailor communication style to the audience and to actively participate and influence conversations with senior executives.

Results-oriented with a proven record of delivering to deadlines, able to multi-task and prioritize a wide range of tasks with an understanding of the big picture and interdependencies across processes and systems.

Positive and energetic attitude, self-motivated with a willingness to take ownership and responsibility Strong organizational and time management skills What’s in it for you?

Great Place to Work® Certified in Canada and the US
– 2022 Great Place to Work® list for Best Workplaces for HybridWork – 2022 Great Place to Work® list for Best Workplaces for Professional Development in Canada – 2022 Great Place to Work® list for Best Workplaces in Canada – 2022 Named “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor
– 2021 Canada Award for Excellence for Mental Health at Work
– 2021 Flexible hybrid work model including in-country (Canada) work-from-home if you prefer .

LI-Remote, LI-Hybrid.

Pension, stock and savings programs to help build and enhance your future financial security Work and professional development that is united by our Purpose: to help Clients and Employees achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives A friendly, collaborative and inclusive culture Be part of our continuous improvement journey in developing the next greatest digital enterprise experience.

Competitive salary and bonus structure influenced by market range data A common sense dress code, where you decide how you dress based on your day The opportunity to move along a variety of career paths with amazing networking potential The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted.

It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors.

In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance.

Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results.

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life.

A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues.

We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process or those needing job postings in an alternative format may e-mail a request to .

At Sun Life we strive to create a flexible work environment where our employees are empowered to do their best work.

Several flexible work options are available and can be discussed throughout the selection process depending on the role requirements and individual needs.

We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary Range: 104,000/104 000
– 171,700/171 700 Job Category: IT
– Application Development Posting End Date: 18/09/2022