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Position Title: Azure Solution Architect 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Toronto HQ or Florenceville, NB

Requisition ID: 13139 



We know the importance that food plays in people's lives – the power it has to bring people, families and communities together. Our purpose is to bring enjoyment to people’s lives through great tasting food, in a way which reflects our values.


The primary focus for this role is to architect Azure-based Data and Analytics solutions that will be part of the foundation of digital & technology agenda. The Azure Solutions Architect will be directly involved in all aspects of the solution lifecycle including the architecture, design, development, delivery, and support of analytics solutions built on our Microsoft Azure cloud environment. 


This role will work in collaboration with Infrastructure Architects, Data Architects, Data Engineers, Data Scientist, BI Developers & Administrators, and Data Analysts to identify, deploy, and configure a variety of Azure-based tools and resources with the McCain Cloud landscape.


Reporting to the Director, Global Data Services and Platforms, the Azure Solutions Architect will contribute to the success of the Data and Analytics program. This position is focused on cloud solutions design concepts for implementation and deployment of Data Assets to enable Analytics. 



  • Responsibilities for this role include advising stakeholders and translating business requirements into designs for secure, scalable, and reliable Azure solutions.
  • Using your experience and knowledge of Microsoft Azure analyze new or existing requirements to understand impact on applications, storage, connectivity, performance, and cost. 
  • Develop & maintain platform road maps for the Cloud-based products supporting the Data & Analytics solutions. This will require working collaboratively with multiple teams within the Global Technology organization, as well as vendors and third-party service providers. 
  • Participate in the development of our future state architecture for the Data and Analytics platforms. 
  • Manage the Azure Synapse environments ensuring stability, good performance, and proper security controls.
  • Deploy and modify Azure resources using Terraform scripting. 
  • Monitor cost of storage, compute, and general utilization of the Azure data platform.
  • Use Azure DevOps for deployments into QA and Production environments.
  • Manage user access to all cloud resources deployed for Data and Analytics like ADLS, Azure Synapse, Azure Machine Learning, and Azure Data factory. 
  • Create and maintain technical documentation. 
  • Create presentations for senior leadership on new and upcoming technologies and clearly articulate the value from implementing these technologies. 
  • Stay current on industry technologies, trends, and best practices 
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and written with Technology project teams, IS staff, and Management 



Technical, Solution Architecture and Design Skills for the following:

  • Cloud Data warehousing on Microsoft Azure (preferable Synapse Analytics).
  • Azure Development and DevOps processes 
  • Implement and monitor Azure infrastructure (Storage accounts, VMs, VNets, Ads, etc)
  • Manage workloads in Azure
  • Role Based Access Controls for Azure resources
  • Implement and configure Key Vault and Manage Identities 
  • Implement and configure SQL pools, SQL Databases, and DB Schemas
  • Terraform scripting to deploy infrastructure as code (IaC)
  • Database optimization techniques and best practices



  • University degree in Computer Science (or related field of study) or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a Solutions Architect with an emphasis on supporting complex environments
  • Proven experience deploying and managing Azure Synapse environments.
  • Advanced experience and knowledge of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data platforms, and governance.
  • Hands-on experience with complex enterprise systems, networks and technologies 
  • Accountable to ensure solutions are stable, scalable, capable of providing consistently acceptable performance and reliability 
  • A track record of implementing and maintaining best practices and standards 
  • Ability to assess new initiatives to determine work effort and estimate time-to-completion
  • Being a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert will be desirable. 


Key Competencies:

  • Drives Results, Collaboration, Customer focus


The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

As part of maintaining the health and safety of the workplace, and as a condition of employment with the Company, all employees at this location are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  You are requested to provide proof of vaccination together with your signed copy of this offer letter. The Company provides reasonable accommodations for eligible employees in accordance with applicable human rights legislation.  If you require any specific accommodation because of a disability, religious belief, or another protected ground, contact your recruiter as soon as possible so that, subject to measures constituting undue hardship, potential accommodations can discussed. 

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Job Family: Information Technology      
Division: Global Technology 
Department: ​Global Data Service and Platforms ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : Ontario : Toronto || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Bathurst || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Centreville || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Edmundston || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Florenceville-Bristol || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Fredericton || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Grand Falls || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Hartland || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Moncton || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Saint John || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Somerville || CA - Canada : Ontario : Bolton || CA - Canada : Ontario : Borden || CA - Canada : Ontario : Brampton || CA - Canada : Ontario : Dedicated Mississauga || CA - Canada : Ontario : Etobicoke || CA - Canada : Ontario : Forest || CA - Canada : Ontario : Guelph || CA - Canada : Ontario : Kingston || CA - Canada : Ontario : Kitchener || CA - Canada : Ontario : Lansdowne || CA - Canada : Ontario : London || CA - Canada : Ontario : Maidstone || CA - Canada : Ontario : Markham || CA - Canada : Ontario : Mississauga || CA - Canada : Ontario : Ottawa || CA - Canada : Ontario : Thunder Bay || CA - Canada : Ontario : Waterloo || CA - Canada : Ontario : Windsor || CA - Canada : Ontario : Woodstock 

Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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