Senior Technology and Cloud Architect


At Mara Consulting, we help our clients – changemakers in their respective organizations — succeed, by delivering the best service and solutions in privacy and cybersecurity, business and technology strategy, and people-centred transformation

We work with clients across all areas of the public and healthcare sectors, as well as private businesses to help them think through their most complex, pressing challenges to gain an understanding of the potential opportunities and then we chart the way forward, together. Our team believes that innovative solutions are developed by smart, brave people who ask good questions and find beauty in the details – the details that matter to our clients and their stakeholders. We lead with a creative mindset and a collaborative approach. Always. 

Since founding Mara in 2009, we have continuously grown the business and client base within Canada and continue to attract and develop top talent. We are committed to cultivating a workplace culture where our team can thrive and grow professionally and personally. We focus on creativity and life-long learning, respect and teamwork, leading even the most complex challenges with passion and positivity. To support our growth, we are searching for a Senior Technology and Cloud Architect to join our team. 

Role Summary

As a Senior Technology and Cloud Architect at Mara, you will work with other Mara team members on a wide range of challenging and interesting client assignments, primarily within Atlantic Canada. As part of Mara’s growing Technology Strategy and Transformation Practice, you will lead and support our clients and partners on a wide range of challenging and exciting technology, digital services, cloud and security related initiatives including digital health, government transformation and cloud migration. As a trusted advisor, collaborator and communicator, you will provide solutions that help transform and secure our clients’ organizations and technology landscape. 

Key Responsibilities

You will work with our clients to understand their business, technical and security needs, and lead and support them through their planning, design, development and deployment of technology initiatives, with a specific focus on cloud-based solutions. You will also:

  • Provide strategic advice on using technology to achieve our clients’ goals and objectives. 
  • Lead the delivery of technology and cloud strategies and roadmaps. 
  • Lead activities related to preparation of enterprise / application / technical / data / security architectures and designs based on user needs, encompassing both on-premise and cloud solutions. 
  • Create and review architecture and solution design artifacts, enforcing adherence to architectural standards, principles, and guidelines.
  • Clearly articulate technical concepts and ideas to all levels of the project team, including client team members, stakeholders, and project sponsors. 
  • Lead strategy and planning efforts around use of cloud computing platforms and technologies, with a specific focus on Microsoft Azure environments.
  • Provide strategic advice on using technology in a secure manner to achieve our client’s goals and objectives.
  • Design end-to-end security frameworks and models for on-premise and cloud environments. 
  • Lead security risk assessments including Threat and Risk Assessments (TRAs), Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Tests for our clients’ solutions and digital services.

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years relevant experience in technology and cloud architecture and design roles.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or related discipline. 
  • Experience preparing solution, technical and cloud architectures and designs. 
  • Experience in communicating technical and security concepts to non-technical audiences. 
  • A strong foundation of cloud application, platform and infrastructure architecture and security best-practices, with a focus on Microsoft Azure. 
  • Experience designing and delivering cloud-based applications and services. 
  • Experience with cloud security models. 
  • Experience leading security risk assessments including Threat and Risk Assessments (TRAs).
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities and deal with ambiguity. 
  • Strong verbal, written and visual communication skills that you can to tailor to the needs of the audience. 
  • Strong consultative skills, including facilitation, issue identification and resolution, and problem solving. 
  • Microsoft Azure and / or Amazon Web Services (AWS) certifications will be considered an asset. 
  • Security certifications will be considered an asset.
  • Experience leading Penetration Tests will be considered an asset.
  • Experience in the public and/​or healthcare sectors will be considered an asset. 

This role is for you if you are:

  • Passionate about technology and security and applying your skills to support our clients.
  • An exceptional communicator – a talent you bring to development of all client deliverables. 
  • Skilled in understanding, communicating, and applying complex concepts, and principles clearly in a way that adds value to our clients.
  • Extremely organized and client-focused.
  • Detail-oriented and flexible, someone who can take on various types of work based on the current priorities of the firm and our clients.
  • Highly analytical, yet pragmatic.
  • A self-starter.
  • A team player and natural collaborator. 
  • Energetic and fun-loving, but serious about the work.

What We Offer: 

  • A competitive salary and benefits package that includes an incentive program, vacation, professional development, work from home allowances, flexibility and other perks. 
  • Flexibility as to working arrangements — our team works from home primarily and collaborates virtually, but we frequently get together in person, and have the option of working from an office. 
  • A chance to be part of a highly respected, high-performing team.
  • The ability to be part of, and contribute to a sought-after culture, based on the shared values of: 
  • Creativity: We are genuinely curious and deliberatively creative – solving complex problems and developing innovative solutions.
  • Leadership: We aim to build capacity, not dependence.
  • Teamwork: We are better together, and we celebrate the moments that matter.
  • Community: We are proud of our community and the new communities we help build.
  • Respect: We value the lived experiences and contributions of our colleagues, clients, partners, and communities
  • Life-Long Learning: We love to learn; we revel in our work and take on challenges with passion and positivity.

If you have the experience we’ve described and a desire to advance your career, please submit your resume and cover letter expressing what makes you an excellent candidate for this role to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

For more information, please visit www​.mara​con​sult​ing​.ca or find us on LinkedIn.