Technical Architect

The Jonah Group is looking for seasoned Technical Architects to promote strong design and programming skills throughout the full J2EE stack. You will be joining our team of accomplished tech professionals to build custom, high-quality solutions for clients and drive progress in an agile environment.

What We Do:
Jonah has produced high quality commercial systems for the banking, auto finance, capital markets, health insurance and pension plan industries (to name a few). We design and build high-performing enterprise solutions with emphasis placed on great user experience, robust architecture, and a perfect fit. Working alongside our team of software specialists, you’ll have the opportunity to develop applications that are dynamic, scalable, and technically complex.

What You’ll Do:
• Define and document overall application architecture and design
• Make decisions and provide direction on technical architecture (system design, standard, architecture, code quality)
• Oversee the development, maintenance, and integration of code for various web applications and client server software systems
• Recommend and discuss various technical solutions with both the business and the technical teams
• Participate in requirements gathering meetings with both the business and technical teams
• Estimate and plan projects and work, and report on risks and issues throughout
• Participate in code reviews
• Provide direction and oversight for testing efforts
• Write and maintain documentation for internal purposes as well as for the business team
• Lead, manage, and coach development teams
• Establish, execute and enforce consistent processes for development
• Enforce standards and best practices on the development team
• Manage resources including hiring, performance evaluations and skill development
• Oversee infrastructure including builds, deployments and promotions, environments, IT Operations and bug triage

Your Preferred Profile:
• Technical Architecture and technical team leadership experience
• IT management experience including budget management
• Project management experience
• Experience leading development of complex test plans
• Experience providing or managing technical support for client
• Demonstrated organizational, prioritization, decision-making, analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
• Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent through a combination of education and related work experience

What Sets You Apart:
• Self-learner with a strong interest in emerging technologies
• Flexible and able to adapt to changing client environments
• A track record of great teamwork and the ability to work independently and drive projects to completion
• Hands on experience with building web services and enterprise application development
• Solid understanding of client server architecture and Object-Oriented Programming concepts
• Extensive experience developing and implementing complex application components

What You’ll Like About Working Here:
• Family-friendly benefits and vacation time
• Annual training budget and professional development for fulltime employees
• The flexibility of a software consulting environment; project variety, adapting to new business domains, and building complex applications
• Ability to flex your creativity muscle, and have your opinions heard
• A work culture where you’ll look forward to coming in every day
• Enough coffee and tea to appease your daily caffeine fix
• Free food and beverages during events like Thursday Night Socials
• Downtown Toronto location (easily accessible by public transit)

Feel free to send us your resume anytime to We’ll keep your information on file (honest!) for that fateful day when preparation and opportunity collide, and together we will unleash your awesome skills on our next new project. Please include “320 – Technical Architect” in the subject line. We want to thank all individuals who apply and will be contacting suitably qualified applicants as soon as we can.

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