Infrastructure Architect

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Ovintiv’s Information Technology (IT) department has an opportunity for the role of Infrastructure Architect reporting to the IT Manager for Infrastructure. Ovintiv’s Infrastructure team is responsible for providing core IT services that form the backbone of our IT capabilities, including servers, virtualization, storage, backup/recovery, monitoring, and datacenters. The Infrastructure team will also play a critical role in Ovintiv’s growth in Azure. The team is comprised of internal resources and managed services for the provisioning of core services. 

This role will form a key part of the ongoing team and is essential to operating effectively in a managed services model. While we are looking for an architect spanning certain functions and technologies, the intent is that these roles will not remain static any more than our industry is remaining static. We are seeking individuals willing to learn new technologies, new ways of doing things and to evolve with us through the changing technologies ahead. This new role will form the leading edge of Ovintiv’s future technical knowledge in key areas that are operated by our managed services. 



working in collaboration with the service provider, you will assist in identifying areas for continuous improvement, understanding which initiatives to focus on and take a key role in ensuring that improvement activities deliver the benefit to Ovintiv that is expected 

working with your Manager, the service provider and technology vendors, you will provide oversight on the technology road maps for infrastructure ensuring alignment to Ovintiv’s vision and strategy  

as part of an Azure virtual team representing Infrastructure (Storage and Compute), provide advice and guidance around the Azure Platform, design and administration 

understand and ensure security recommendations are being followed as provided by the security team 

you will be expected to stay current at a high level in the technologies within your areas

participate in vendor management and governance sessions as required 

incident and problem resolution, as required, working across functions, teams and service providers to provide technical leadership and oversight to resolve system outages or performance issues 

provide technical oversight, guidance and consultation for inquiries related to the services – for example project questions, scoping activities or general questions.  




8+ years of IT experience 

Oil and Gas industry experience an asset 

5+ years hands on experience with Infrastructure: Datacenter, server HW, Linux, Windows, Storage, Backup/recovery, HCI, Monitoring and Virtualization. 

1-2+ years of IT architecture experience 

2+ years of project execution and process improvement experience 

1+ years of Azure experience 

must have very good communication skills, both verbal and written 

must be an adaptable team player with excellent project coordination, facilitation, coaching, teaching, negotiating and collaboration skills

ability to persist through ambiguity and move ahead regardless of barriers 

ability to analyze complex problems that include interrelationships and dependencies to formulate effective solutions 

self-starter, can independently take charge of situations with minimal guidance 

thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic and stimulating environment 

ability to work within a cross border team and travel periodically within Canada and US 

Salary ranges:

US: $110,000 – $145,000

CA: $90,000 -$135,000

Benefits: Ovintiv offers a competitive benefits package. Click here to learn more.

At Ovintiv, we value diversity and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to any individual inquiry about the status of your application.

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