IT and Network Engineering

Systems Architect

Req Id: 251940


At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content – we’re revolutionizing how Canadians communicate.

If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values bold ideas, professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team. 

The Bell IT team uses emerging technologies, Agile and DevOps to design and build innovative solutions that enable Bell’s communications services for businesses and consumers. We’re looking for creative problem-solvers who are curious, collaborative and ready to be on the leading edge of technological transformation.  





  • Bachelor or Master of Engineering
  • Bachelor or Master of Electrical or Computer Engineering or Computer Science (preferred)
  • Bachelor or Master in Telecommunications/Network Engineering (optional)




Software (required):


  • Operating Systems (UNIX/Linux)




  • Any RDBMS (DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, etc…)


Programming and markup languages:


  • Java, JavaScript, SQL, PL/SQL, Python


Full Stack development and CI/CD:


  • ReactJS (or equivalent), NodeJS, Java EE/.NET, Django, Apache Flask, Jenkins


Containerization, Stream Processing and Microservices:


  • Apache Kafka (or equivalent)
  • Docker, Openshift (or equivalent)


Network and Technologies (preferred):


  • L2: Ethernet, VPLS, ATM
  • L3: TCP/IP, MPLS




  • Experience building or customizing multi-tiered applications
  • Experience modernizing applications and application ecosystems.
  • Experience with both the development of custom, purpose built applications and the implementation and customization of off the shelf products.




  • Strong analytical skills (ability to quickly determine the problem space and organize it into simple components)
  • Strong technical writing skills (ability to write clearly and concisely)
  • Strong modeling skills (ability to convert abstract concepts into concrete models)
  • Strong development skills (ability to write simple, elegant and robust code)
  • Challenge, influence and drive technical and architectural discussions with cross-functional teams
  • Influence all stakeholders to align towards a common business goal
  • Set clear expectations and produce design artefacts to provide clarity of functions to stakeholders
  • Apply algorithms and design patterns effectively to create robust software stack



Job Description and Responsibilities:


The group is responsible for building, enhancing and maintaining the Network Inventory Operational Support Systems for L1 and L2 networks.


  • Write a conceptual solution for the network inventory OSS
  • Write and review the system requirements specification for the implementation of a given network technology or function within the network inventory OSS
  • Actively participate in the design and the implementation phases (including design reviews and code reviews)
  • Define the test plan and oversee the execution of the test cases
  • Participate in the planning and design of new network technologies, protocols and functionalities with the Technology Development group


In the short term, the job will focus on the modernization of the network inventory OSS ecosystem.  This will include:


  • The consolidation and federation of various inventory systems.
  • The exposure of the consolidated/federated inventory to other functional domains via restful web services, streaming and extracts.


Bilingualism is an asset (English and French); adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec.


Additional Information:

Position Type: Management 
Job Status: regular - full Time 
Job Location: Canada : Ontario : Toronto 
Application Deadline: 07/12/2020 


Please apply directly online to be considered for this role.  Applications through email will not be accepted.


At Bell, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.


Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email your recruiter directly or to make arrangements. If you have questions regarding accessible employment at Bell please email our Diversity & Inclusion Team at


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