As a publicly funded, non-profit organization, Legal Aid Alberta provides affordable legal services in family law, domestic violence, child welfare, immigration, and youth and adult criminal defense. We are Alberta-wide, with 300 staff and 1,200 private practice lawyers helping people overcome their legal challenges in more than 75 communities across the province.
Who You Are
Working at Legal Aid Alberta means you care about people and empathize with their situation. You have excellent communication skills especially in tough situations. You’re computer-savvy and more organized than anyone you know. Fast-paced work environments give you a rush and you’re always up for a challenge. You love learning new things, solving problems, and can adapt to change quickly. You care deeply about the success of our team and our organization.
Reporting to the Director, Information Technology, the role will effectively lead the delivery of IT related services and departmental commitments to Legal Aid Alberta. This includes monitoring the effectiveness and delivery of the departmental strategic plan, IT governance, technical architecture, and the integration and interoperability of technology projects across the organization.
Some of the key responsibilities include:
Develop and maintain the Enterprise Architecture blueprint across all LAA technology offerings
Establishing Enterprise Architecture standards, guidelines, and procedures
Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts and recommend technologies/approaches that increase ease of use, functionality, and scalability of enterprise solutions
Co-lead the Enterprise Architecture Review Board (EARB), ensuring solutions are compliant with target-state architecture
Liaise with project teams and analysts to ensure proper translation of business requirements into IT solutions and the successful transition to operations
Provide architectural consultation, education and communication to team members and project teams for proposed solutions
Lead the delivery of IT related projects that are highly visible across the organization and the clients served
Provide strategic and tactical planning, business process reengineering, project management, development, and implementation of IT projects
Proactively monitor project progress against integrated project plans, identifying and managing variances via the project governance structure. Document and report project status against established objectives, milestones, budget and resources and facilitate tracking and closure of issues and risks.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Business Commerce/Administration, or a related field
Minimum of 3 years of experience as an Enterprise Architect or IT Project Manager
5-7 years of project management experience
Experience delivering training to a wide variety of audiences and technical abilities
Experience with frameworks such as COBIT, TOGAF, ITIL and PMBOX will be considered as assets
Knowledge and Skills:
Demonstrated understanding of supporting IT services for medium to large organizations with diverse end user requirements
Demonstrated understanding of the system development lifecycle and related artifacts
Substantial exposure to business process re-engineering and business transformational projects.
Critical thinking skills for identifying issues and making proposals to tackle them
Strong business acumen, observational, analytical, and detail-oriented skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with technical and non-technical personnel
Thrive in an environment where change is the norm.
Competency in Enterprise Architecture toolsets, Microsoft on-premise and cloud software stack
What We Offer
Perks of working with us
Work from home opportunities
RRSP employer contribution
Health and dental benefits
Health and wellness accounts
Employee assistance program
Excellent team environment
How To Apply
If you got excited at the prospect of being a part of our team when you reviewed this posting and you meet the minimum qualifications, please select ‘Apply Now’ to create your candidate profile. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Successful candidate will be required to provide an acceptable criminal record check.