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Domain Architect

  • Req ID: 85524
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 10/30/2021


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP.



  • Responsible for in-depth knowledge in one or more domain, where the knowledge will be applied across multiple business solutions:
  • Technology - Definition and communication of the Target Technology and Infrastructure Architecture Blueprint. The Target Technology and Infrastructure Architecture Blueprint includes Technology Principles, Technology and Infrastructure Strategy, Technology Strategy, Technology Standards, Technology Reference Models, Technology and Infrastructure Modeling Guidelines etc.
  • Processes - Definition and communication of the Target Business Services and the Target Process Architecture Blueprint. The Target Process Architecture Blueprint includes Business Process Principles, Business process Strategy, Business Process Standards, Business Process Reference Models, Process Patterns, Business Process Modeling Guidelines etc.


  • Create and maintain a domain specific architecture including relevant technologies, standards, information usage, roadmap and patterns.
  • Provide standards and prescriptive guidance to the solution architects and IT project managers when needed to ensure that the future roadmap unfolds as envisioned.
  • Ensure that all domain architectures constructed and / or acquired comply with IS architectural standards and directions.
  • Influence all I&O projects so that deliverables support the stated roadmap and move us towards the desired end state.
  • Ensure that all IS project solutions are consistent with their defined domain(s).
  • For a specific domain, understands solution implications for our projects, and recommends appropriate solutions or exceptions that balance business risk with the enterprise architecture target state.
  • Promote technology usage and domain-specific awareness within the projects, IS department and architecture practices.
  • Identify domain-specific Multi-Year Plan projects for the Technology and Process Domains.
  • Monitor and react to the ever changing IT industry and articulate how these advances / changes impact the desired future state architecture.



  • University Degree or equivalent experience in Engineering or Computer Science
  • 7 to 10 years of experience in at least two IS disciplines in a client/server or service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment, including technical architecture, network design, application development, middleware, servers and storage, database management, security, or operations with a least 2 to 5 years direct architectural experience.
  • Formal training in the area of architectural design and common industry frameworks (TOGAF, DODAF, EACOE, ZIF, etc.)
  • Analytical and contextualization skills (e.g., ability to "connect the dots")
  • Experience in architectural design and common industry frameworks (TOGAF, DODAF, EACOE, ZIF, etc.)
  • Maintaining, and progressing, a 2 to 3 year vision for assigned architectural domain(s) in a corporation that tends to consider IS investments as annual expenditures.
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, GCP, OCI etc.) – AWS CSA or other certification preferred.
  • Estimate and articulate the impact of IT domain target architecture alternatives – both financial and nonfinancial.
  • Ability to lead change successfully and implement best practices.
  • Professional presentation and demeanour as well as good customer liaison skills.
  • Communication and influencing ability at working levels.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy



As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:    

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check


Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").  

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