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Solution Architect

Date: Jun 24, 2019

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 19910 

Job Category: Information Technology 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Scope of Position

Clients in our sector are embarking in their digital transformation journey.  Fundamental elements of this transformation relate to the applications of new digital technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things platforms, Cloud and Edge Devices, Advanced Analytics, Digital Assets / Twins, Wearables, 3D Environments, Augmented / Virtual Reality and among others in order to be able to address applications to support the next generation of Industry 4.0 operations. This opportunity can be based in our Mississauga or Montreal office.


The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial thought leader with demonstrated hands-on experience related to architecture and design of digital concepts and applications of its relevant Digital Technologies. Further, the candidate will have to work with clients to develop digital architectures, work in collaboration with other Hatch colleagues to develop roadmaps for their implementation. The candidate will have to develop, coach and mentor high performance teams, through partnerships using internal and external resources, to support the implementation of these projects.


The Solutions Architect role requires someone who can articulate and help visualize to clients the applicability of the digital technologies in a practical manner. The architect will need to keep up to date with the technology details, develop and leverage relationships with different suppliers to understand the technologies and its application to high-value mining use cases. Establish and work with high performance teams to test-run different technologies to build adequate understanding of the technologies for architecture development.


Functional Tasks

  • Remain abreast of the technology trends.
  • Work with the Digital Leadership team to refine the Hatch Digital architecture offering.
  • Work closely with other BU’s Leadership and its clients to support the development of opportunities.
  • Report regularly and proactively to the Smart Industry Leader and Digital Management on opportunities and projects to support hiring and investment plans as required
  • Leverage professional network to develop new Digital opportunities
  • Serve as Digital Thought Leader in the conception and inception of Digital Asset / Twin, Digital Asset Management, Digital Supply Chain among others
  • Work closely with the other practice leads within the client’s Digital team to develop Digital architectures
  • Coach / Mentor others using a hands-on approach to further develop Architecture capabilities in Hatch
  • Develop, refine and own the tools (e.g. methodologies and frameworks) required to deliver Digital Architectures
  • Build a culture of collaboration with peers and partners
  • Manage relationship with key partners
  • Advice on alliance, acquisition and investment opportunities
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert for the Digital BU representing it at conferences, speaking engagements, and other external industry related events.
  • Responsible for signing and approving Digital architectures


Key Performance Deliverables

In light of the identified responsibilities, the following are specific deliverables that the position is designed to achieve:

  • Specific measures of performance will be discussed with and agreed upon with the successful candidate but will include responsibility for the achievement of targets related to Digital architecture and implementation services


Preferred Experience / Education

The following indicates specific industry, academic and functional experience/qualifications that are important to the successful achievement of the identified responsibilities and performance deliverables.

  • Minimum of 15 years of IT experience ideally in Industry 4.0 like applications coupled with implementation of digital technology solutions
  • Detailed knowledge of IT/OT and digital technology trends including ICT and Telecommunication, Control & Automation, IIoT, Blockchain, Big Data, Cloud Computing, AR/VR, Automation, Operations Management and Business Systems
  • Experience in working with distributed teams of professionals
  • Experience building technical acumen on technology from different vendors and other parties’ relationships
  • Proven experience in successfully applying digital technologies / solutions to a very traditional working environment
  • Expertise with an agile implementation model and will have demonstrated its effective use on past projects
  • Experience developing enterprise architectures using TOGAF, RAMI 4.0 or similar frameworks
  • Strong business development orientation is preferred
  • Proven capabilities in the following technologies:
  • C#/.NET 4.5.2/ASP.NET
  • AJAX, JavaScript, jQuery, Material Design
  • HTML, Materialized CSS, JavaScript & Frameworks Libraries (Angular, Node, Knockout)
  • Design patterns (MVC, MVVM)
  • Protocol – REST via Web API + JSON, OData
  • Mobile Framework – Xamarin Forms and Azure Mobile
  • Proficient in working with Microsoft Azure including storage accounts, API apps and API Management services
  • SQL Server, Azure Storage
  • TFS 2017 + VSTS (Scrum and Source Control)
  • Visual Studio Professional


We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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