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Portfolio Architect


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Toronto, ON, CA Edmonton, AB, CA Calgary, AB, CA Ottawa, ON, CA

Req ID:  25259
Jobs by Category:  Technology Solutions
Job Function:  Engineering & Development
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular



Be a part of a transformational journey with innovative talent and leading-edge technologies. We hope you’ll enjoy being a valued member of Canada’s Top 100 Employer (2022) with a world-leading culture featuring extensive community-giving initiatives, flexible work environment including remote work, and award-winning opportunities for career development.


Join our team

You’ll be joining a dynamic and highly skilled architecture team delivering working solutions to enable best-in-class business and systems capabilities, guided by our customers’ needs and strategic priorities. 

Our daily actions are guided by 3 tenets that are critical for our success:


  1. ArchDevOps: We are closing the gap between strategy and execution via embedded agile architectural practices into the DevOps lifecycle, easy flow and real-time in-the-moment review

  2. Product-centric mindset: We focus on what our customers need with clearly defined outcome-based deliverables

  3. Agile mindset: We apply agile architecture principles in everything we do



Here’s the impact you’ll make and what we’ll accomplish together

As the Portfolio Architect you are accountable to deliver portfolio strategy as a product: create the architecture vision, maintain an architecture runaway and portfolio backlog, support it through business roadmap grooming, investment planning, systems design and program delivery. You will drive Business and Development teams to rally around a shared technical vision, drive convergence and optimize capital spend.
To close the gap between strategy to execution, you provide in-the-moment-review to ensure what’s implemented is aligned with the strategy.

Here’s how


Collaborate with business partners


  • As a trusted advisor and convergence advocate you support business roadmap grooming providing technical guidance and expertise within the scope of your portfolio
  • Ensure continuous alignment of business priorities with portfolio and system roadmaps


Collaborate with System Architects and delivery teams


  • Maintain reference architecture for portfolios clearly defining boundaries and interactions between business capability platforms and systems comprising it
  • Create and maintain portfolio architecture runaway and platform epics backlog
  • Maintain New Product Introduction Framework with clear and consistent KPIs. Work with peer portfolio architects to enhance applications and processes to improve time and cost to market
  • Lead Portfolio Technical Councils, help System and Program Solution Architects to create and prioritize their backlog, resolve any conflicts between systems roadmaps. Ensure that program solutions and system designs align with business and technical objectives
  • Manage tactical solutions / compromises that had to be made based on delivery constraints while maintaining progress towards the target state. Own technical debts register and ensure timely pay back
  • Provide in-the-moment-review to ensure what’s implemented is aligned with the strategy, maintain end-to-end traceability from strategic epics to systems stories
  • Continuously improve technical skills, deliver select strategic programs to foster “hands on” expertise 


Mature and scale the Architecture practice


  • Participate in Architecture Guilds and other architecture community activities to learn and share knowledge, develop and inspire team members
  • Contribute to TELUS “TechRadar”, provide insights and visibility to current and future technologies to enable architecture possibilities



What you bring


  • 9+ years of experience working as System Architect or Program Solution Architect driving Software Architecture, Systems Design and Implementation using Agile practices

  • Hands on experience in software development (NodeJS / Java) 

  • Solid experience in API and microservices design & development. Hands on with Postman, GraphQL

  • Hands on expertise working with the following technologies: Postgres, Oracle DB, Firestore, Bigtable, Redis, BigQuery, Kafka, Google PubSub or similar

  • You have used CI/CD best practices with tools such as Git, GitHub Actions, GCP Cloud Build, Spinnaker, Jenkins

  • You have used cloud platforms (preferably Google Cloud) and have experience with cloud-native technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, and Terraform 

  • Influencer and negotiator, known for your collaborative approach and ability to build and maintain strong partnerships with stakeholders including Directors and Vice presidents 




  • Experience working in Telecommunications industry

A bit about us

We’re a people-first, customer-first, purpose-driven team who works together every day to innovate and do good. We improve lives through our technology solutions and foster a culture of innovation that empowers team members to solve complex problems and create remarkable human outcomes in a digital world. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly. 

We’re committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability—your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here. 

The health and safety of our team, customers and communities is paramount to TELUS. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.





Technology Solutions

We’re into seeing where technology can take us, so if you have ever imagined what the future of supply chain management, cybersecurity, the cloud and Internet of Things will look like, we want you to be part of the team that makes it happen.

We are honoured to be recognized

TELUS’s fastest network. 5G enables a superior experience with fast downloads and richer multimedia applications

Innovation centres across Canada that bring our team members together with customers, partners, start ups, universities, hospitals and fellow colleagues to tackle some of the biggest technological hurdles Canada will face in the near future.

Million active users logging into My TELUS per month (consumer mobility).


TELUS is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.