Analyst, IT Architecture

Plains



Plains Midstream Canada (PMC) is an industry-leading transportation and midstream provider specializing in transportation, storage, processing and marketing solutions for crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs). PMC also operates strategically-located facilities for crude oil and NGL storage, separates NGL from natural gas and fractionates NGL into pure liquid petroleum gas (LPG) products, including propane and butane.

Fueled by our strong leadership team and a dedicated employee base, combined with our expertise in marketing, logistics and our asset base, PMC is well-positioned to provide our customers with flexible, value-added services now and in the future.


We are looking for highly-motivated individuals who enjoy working as part of a team in a dynamic and entrepreneurial work environment.

Plains is looking to add an Analyst, IT Architecture that will report into our Director of Business Engagement & Architecture. This role is a critical component of our team, designed to bridge strategic vision with architectural practice and execution.



Job Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategy and business plans in relation to information systems architecture. This involves participation in assessing current capabilities, identifying needs, and supporting the development of future architectures under the guidance of senior leadership.
  • Support the establishment and management of an IT governance framework that aligns with strategic and operational objectives. This includes understanding policy, contributing to leadership discussions, and helping to promote awareness of regulatory compliance within the architecture practice.
  • Assist in managing and aligning IT services and systems across the organization. This requires a good understanding of technology and business operations to ensure IT architecture supports strategic goals under the direction of more senior roles.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of architectural solutions that meet both current and future IT and business needs. This includes contributing to the development, refinement, and implementation of architectural principles and standards.
  • Support change management activities, ensuring that changes to the IT architecture are managed in a controlled manner. Responsibilities include helping to plan, communicate, and manage the impact of changes with oversight from more senior roles.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required


  • The ideal candidate will have an interest in either Enterprise Architecture or Project Management as this role will play a supporting role to the delivery of our architectural solutions across the organization.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or Information Security and 7+ years of experience preferred or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Information Systems Professional (I.S.P.) designation desirable but not required.
  • Open Group Open Certified Architect (Open CA) certification is desirable but not required.
  • Knowledge of all components of holistic enterprise architecture.
  • Ability to analyze the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements.
  • Ensures recommendations are based on business relevance, appropriate timing and deployment.
  • Strong communicator and able to coordinate and organize plans that align with our architectural principles and practices.
  • Cleared criminal history (background) and satisfactory reference checks.

Our employees drive our success. At Plains, hard work is rewarded with competitive compensation and a top-tier benefits program designed to keep you safe, healthy and happy. We work hard to deliver exceptional results to our stakeholders while also respecting our employees’ need for personal and family time, which is reflected in our great benefits program . As part of our goal to be an employer of choice, Plains is also committed to doing business in a sustainable and responsible manner. To learn more about our Sustainability and ESG (environmental, social and governance) initiatives, read our 2021 Plains Sustainability Report .

Salary details estimated by job boards such as Indeed, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn do not represent Plains’ compensation structure. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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