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Requisition Number:  2836
Position Type:  Term
Position Length:  Until 31 December, 2020

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Closing Date:  September 22, 2019 - 23:59 EST

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Hybrid Cloud Storage Architect

Take a central role
The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.


About the position
The Bank of Canada (BoC), Business Recovery Enhancement (BRE) Program within the Information Technology Services (ITS) department, has an immediate requirement for a Hybrid Cloud Storage Architect to provide ongoing storage architectural leadership, implementation governance and operational support for a variety of upcoming projects.
Your role will be to identify the features and deficiencies of the existing technology stack, the resource will then help perform an evaluation of technologies that can exceed the capabilities of the current platform.  You will also need to gain an in-depth understanding of the existing business processes and procedures as they relate to storage and analyze them in relation to the technology solutions to formulate recommendations for improvements.  The Storage Architect will work closely with business analysts and storage support specialists to define how deployments are completed and how improvements can be introduced. 


This position works within a matrixed environment reporting Director of BRE while being tasked by transformation project managers. 


Did you know?
At the core of the BRE landscape is the "Software Defined Data Centre", built on highly scalable hyper-converged systems.  Unlike traditional or converged systems, these datacentres-in-a-box enable everything via software; storage, network, security, compute, all enabled through code - untapped potential waiting to be enabled in the service of an application.


Your future responsibilities
When you join the team, you will:


  • Develop and document recommendations on future architecture/design choices for the storage environment at the BoC in support of application and infrastructure transformations
  • Perform technology evaluations of public cloud storage offerings for suitability of Bank workloads including establishing a strategy for data/file system management on and off premises (i.e. cloud)
  • Plan evergreening of hardware/software
  • Plan and coordinate the implementation of system enhancements
  • Perform quality assurance activities, including problem analysis, testing and debugging
  • Recommends best practices and related policies for storage
  • Will work closely with operational teams to ensure the highest level of availability of storage and data protection support to the general Bank population
  • Collaborate with operational teams to understand how automation can improve workflow
  • Build and maintain third-level MOPs (Methods of Procedure)


Your education and experience

  • University Degree or College Diploma in computer science, management of information systems or engineering




  • Ten years of IT work experience with at least five years of experience in architectural design and support of storage solutions including the following BRE standard technologies:
    • NetApp FAS and AFF (Data ONTAP 9.X and up)
    • Dell EMC Isilon (OneFS 7.2 and up)
    • Commvault (v11 and up)
    • VMware VSAN (v6.6 and up)
    • VMware vReplication (all versions)
    • Dell EMC RecoverPoint for VM (v5 and up)



  • an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered



  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with peers, clients and operations
  • Works well to deadlines while maintaining attention to detail and quality
  • Related storage technology certifications


Your knowledge and skills
As an experienced Solutions Architect, you have worked with file systems and NAS protocols (CIFS/SMB, NFS and iSCSI) including experience with large scale NAS implementations, migrations and/or upgrades.  You have working knowledge Windows and Unix file system privilege structure and design.  You will contribute via direct hands-on experience troubleshooting and resolving issues with storage solutions within a complex environment.  You also have knowledge of storage offerings in Microsoft Azure public cloud and AWS public cloud.


Language requirement
English and French essential (bilingual) with a minimum starting level of intermediate (level 3) in second official language. Training may be provided to help reach the required level of functional (level 4) in second official language.


What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career.

  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $92,500 to $115,600 (job grade 18)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (7 to 10% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (15% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health and dental coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Option to join the indexed, defined-benefit pension plan after 24 consecutive months of service


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Additional information

  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Secret  
  • Relocation assistance may be provided, if required
  • The official title for this position is “Solutions Architect ”

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.