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Enterprise Architect (2-year Contract)
Information Technology
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Application Deadline:
August 26, 2022
Job Number:

The Enterprise Architect leads and supports activities that develop specific strategies in response to business planning, sector trends, and potential disruptors. Collaborating with senior business stakeholders, peers in the Office of Enterprise Architecture, and the Information Technology department, the incumbent applies their knowledge and experience to understand Sheridan’s current state, identify a desired future state, and develop a practical plan to achieve that state through the enhancement or adoption of technology and the design of effective business process.  The incumbent collaborates with the Project and Portfolio Management Office to initiate specific projects that align to the milestones identified in the overarching technology strategies the Office of Enterprise Architecture maintains.  

What You’ll be Doing

  • Developing and maintaining the current state business capability model – mapping how people, processes, and technologies support current business objectives and capabilities; and assessing opportunities in each of those dimensions.
  • Remaining aware of market and technology trends and disruptions, assessing them for impact and opportunity specific to Sheridan, and presenting recommendations to senior decision makers
  • Facilitating stakeholder conversations about the fit and opportunity of technology innovation ideas and their alignment to business need and strategy.
  • Reviewing business processes for inefficiency, waste, and misalignment to generally good practice; and design new, more effective processes.
  • Leading colleagues in the development of roadmaps that achieve targeted business outcomes and detailing the steps required to achieve them over a defined time horizon. 
  • Developing recommendations for reuse of existing capabilities, investments in new capabilities, or modernization of existing capabilities that have a direct impact on business objectives.
  • Utilizing a toolbox of business architecture deliverables to help leaders in their decisions, including business-outcome-statements, strategy on a page, scenario planning, business capability modeling, value-stream mapping, business process models, ecosystems modeling, customer and user profiling, journey maps, human-centric design and investment roadmaps.
  • Working with peers and the Director to develop and enhance Enterprise Architecture practices at Sheridan
  • Performing other related duties as assigned. 

About You

The ideal candidate will possess a 3-year diploma or degree in Information Technology, Business, or a related field and have additional training in modelling languages (UML, ArchiMate, BPMN, etc.), business process optimization frameworks (Lean / Six Sigma, etc.) as well as the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK). 

They will additionally have 5 or more years of demonstrated experience (equivalency will be considered) in business analysis and/or architecture, including:

  • A broad understanding of the various enterprise architecture domains (Business, Data, Application, and Technology) along with deep experience in one or more domains
  • Experience in business process modelling and optimization techniques
  • Practical application of strategic or emerging technology trends to achieve business outcomes
  • Development of technology strategies, roadmaps, and architectures
  • Demonstrated influence, communication, presentation, and facilitation skills with senior leadership
  • Demonstrated experience translating technical language into business language as needed to bridge the gap between business and technical professionals
  • Strong grasp of technology trends, such as IoT, SOA, Cloud Architecture, etc.


  • Enterprise Architecture frameworks (TOGAF, Zachman Framework, etc.)
  • Project Management frameworks (PMBOK, Prince2, Agile, etc.)

Who We Are

Every member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives. Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World (, charts a path towards a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. We are committed to demonstrably advancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.  Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence.  Across our campuses, we’re making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community.

Other Details
 Information Technology
Campus Location:  Remote
Employee Group: Support Staff - Initiatives and Opportunities
Payband:  L
Hourly Range:  $45.43 – $52.63
Hours: 8:30am– 5:00pm
Hours/Week: 40 
Application Deadline: August 26, 2022.  Initial screening to start on July 15, 2022. 
Appointment Details: This position is being reposted to consider external candidates. This Initiatives and Opportunities position is required to support the development of the Enterprise Architecture function at Sheridan and may continue for 24 months.

Sheridan is deeply committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Anishinaabe Nation, Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Sheridan is situated on these lands, and it is our collective responsibility to honour and respect those who have gone before us, those who are here, and those who have yet to come. We are grateful for the opportunity to be working on this land.

Sheridan values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. Sheridan regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. Sheridan seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

Sheridan is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources.

You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.