Senior Technical Architect - TELUS Health


Toronto, ON, CA, M5J 2V5

Req ID:  40694
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.


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


TELUS’ Health Network System (HNS) team is seeking a Technical Architect to design and implement HNS application and solution changes, including Benefit Program Client Services (BPCS) application changes, development of an Application Programming Interface (API) layer, HP Nonstop Online Transactional Processing (OLTP), COBOL or Java batch jobs, and migration to a Cloud Platform. You will plan products for the HNS hardware and network infrastructure on-premises and in the Cloud with specific work toward application design, pre-architecture design, third-party tools, security/reliability, management, and automation. 


Here's how


  • Lead the HNS team in client engagements with the Ministry of Health’s Ontario Drug Benefits Program (“Business Client”) and provide subject matter expertise in Solutions Architecture
  • Design application solutions based on the Business Client’s requirements
  • Provide guidance and the solutions design to the HNS Development team related to the changing of existing or developing new products
  • Accountable for the architecture design of HNS solutions, e.g. BPCS, API Layer, OLTP, batch jobs, and Cloud Migration.
  • Develop reference architectures documentations for all applications and IT infrastructure changes
  • Mentor development teams on best practices



You're the missing piece of the puzzle


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of progressive IT experience in enterprise applications/architecture
  • Advanced level experience in database, e.g. writing SQL statements, ETL
  • Categories of technology that you should have a good understanding and/or hands-on experience with:
    • Application / Product development, deployment & operations;
    • API development and management
    • DevOps / SRE / automation
    • System/database performance management
    • HL7 FHIR Integration Standard and architect
  • Minimum five years of experience performing Security and Privacy Impact Assessments on an IT Infrastructure and solutions
  • Solid understanding and experience in ITSM best practices
  • Flexibility to take on responsibilities outside of an Architect
  • Extensive client relationship experience, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Nice to have skills


  • HP Nonstop OLTP solution experience
  • Configure and support NonStop ODBC/MP and ODBC/MX (Open Database Connectivity) components 
  • DBA experience with expert-level knowledge of SQL, ODBC/JDBC, SQLCI and MXCI
  • Programming experience using COBOL, Java, or .NET
  • Ontario Drug Benefits workflow experience, e.g. client onboarding, Management Benefits Structure, Trillium Program Renewal Process, Recipient/Agency Payment Program
  • Good understanding of CPHA standard
  • Experienced in Pathway Server, Viewpoint/EMSA, ETDS
  • Experienced in deploying/operating applications into the GCP or AWS Cloud 
  • Good understanding of networking fundamentals (subnets, routing, DNS, etc.)
  • Experience working with the Government of Ontario and familiarity with the GO-ITS is highly desirable




Salary Range:  $95,000-$143,000
Performance Bonus or Sales Incentive Plan:  15%

Actual total compensation will be determined based on factors such as knowledge, skills, performance and experience. In addition, TELUS offers rewarding benefits such as:

  • Comprehensive total rewards package highlighting competitive salary and bonus structures, minimum 3 weeks of vacation, and flexible benefits plan to meet the needs of you and your family
  • Flexibility to work in-office, virtually or a combination of both
  • Generous company matched pension and share purchase programs
  • Opportunity to give back to communities in which we work, live and serve
  • Career growth and learning & development opportunities to develop your skills
  • And much more …

A bit about us

We’re a people-focused, 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. 

You’ll find our engaging, high-performance culture personally fulfilling, professionally challenging, and financially rewarding. 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. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly.

Note for Quebec candidates: if knowledge of English is required for this position, it is because the team member will be asked, on a regular basis, to interact in English with external or internal parties or to use English applications or software as part of their tasks.





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.