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Cloud Architect
Business Line Global
ID # 15128
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable






WSP is currently seeking a Cloud Architect to join the Global IT team. The candidate will be responsible for designing and managing our Cloud Strategy and Architecture worldwide. As an expert, the candidate will advise management to make the best decisions regarding cloud services. The candidate will be recognized for their ability to optimize and automate our existing systems. The candidate will join a team of international experts with diverse backgrounds and work closely with our local IT teams. The position offers an exceptional opportunity to build a career in a large and growing global business environment.


  • Work with the Global Manager of Cloud and Compute Architecture and the rest of the Global I&O Team to develop a Global Cloud Strategy
  • Work agnostically with multiple cloud providers and hybrid architecture
  • Utilize best and most appropriate methodology for migrating Services to the Cloud
  • Act as an evangelist for the Global Cloud Strategy
  • Participate in solution design
  • Work closely with our global supplier to oversee and govern the technical underpinnings of our global infrastructure and operations agreement
  • Provide design strategies Cloud Systems and develop and coordinate Cloud Architecture
  • Provide technical guidance and alignment to the supplier in line with global architecture and standards
  • Ensure the supplier is meeting expectations in terms of performance (SLA) and quality of services
  • Act as liaison with the supplier during transition and in the future operating model
  • Participate in the global infrastructure and operations technical governance process
  • Ensure supplier adherence to process, procedures and standards
  • Play a role with the Global Mergers and Acquisition team for the integration of all new infrastructure systems resulting from acquisitions or internal projects requiring amendments to the outsource service contract


  • 5 + years of relevant IT Infrastructure experience
  • 3 + years cloud related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field such as Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • Proven experience with:
  • Azure, AWS, GCP and other Cloud platforms
  • Experience developing forward-looking architectures
  • Experience with moving on-prem solutions to fully utilize cloud offerings
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft environment including O365, Teams, Azure AD and other infrastructure applications
  • Researching 3rd Party Applications for Cloud Adoption options
  • Experience with IaaS, SaaS and PaaS solutioning and selection and when to choose between them
  • Strong knowledge of cloud security in both on premise and public cloud scenarios
  • Experience with Azure AD, Identity providers
  • Strong knowledge and commitment to quality design including design patterns and software engineering best practices
  • Ability to demonstrate cost models and potential savings
  • Understanding of Chargeback Models
  • Exposure to Engineering applications such as (but not limited to) would be an advantage
    • AutoDesk AutoCAD and related systems
    • Bentley
    • ESRI
    • ArcGIS
    • 3D/4D Modelling
  • High degree of initiative
  • Ability to work creatively and analytically with others in a problem-solving environment
  • Ability to communicate problems in terms that are understandable to end users at all levels
  • Ability to present complex ideas and concepts to all levels of management
  • Ability to work directly with End Users to determine current use cases and requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills equivalent in English and French


Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

WSP Canada Inc.


Montréal, QC

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