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Application/Landscape Architect (Computer Services Officer 3)



Competition # : 31944 

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 7/27/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


Tell us your story. Don't go unnoticed. Explain why you're a winning candidate. Think "NSDS" if you crave meaningful work and want to create change like we do.


Nova Scotia Digital Service branch (NSDS) of the Department of Internal Services is a leader in client focused service delivery. This branch is responsible for all NS Government departments, agencies, boards and commissions’ technology services and support as well as supporting the NS Health Authority and IWK.


The scale and scope of what NSDS does may surprise you. The rapid pace of change makes it a business imperative for us to be smart and open-minded in the way we think about technology. The Province’s technology and business teams collaborate to take advantage of new opportunities and deliver outcomes.

About Our Opportunity


Reporting to the Manager of ERP Architecture and Strategy the Application/Landscape Architect will ensure that proper attention is placed on the people, process, technology, and business aspects of the Program, and develops and enforces supportive methodologies, models, roadmaps, and standards by streamlining and creating innovative solutions.

Primary Accountabilities

As the ideal candidate, you will thrive on delivering strategic and innovative solutions. As a member of the SAP Enterprise Architecture team within the SAP Service Management Group, the Application/Landscape Architect is responsible for the daily operations of the SAP Platform Support Services and works with the SAP Service Management CRM’s, PMO, ASP, SAP support services, NSDS infrastructure operations and NSDS CAB, ARB, and TAG teams to deliver an efficient and effective service to all 8 of our SAP clients.


You will be a leader that cares and supports their team through their career development, promotes engagement and leads by example while supporting diversity and a healthy workplace.  The Technical Architect will network and engage through regular contact with the Group’s management team, program owners, business owners, vendors and other project management professionals to discuss operations and project requirements, operations and project issues, proliferate the use of standards and processes. This exciting position offers project opportunities cross-departmental and inter-jurisdictional and the Application/Landscape Architect will work collaboratively with clients and management from provincial departments, municipalities, health authorities, school boards and other Public sector clients ensuring the successful delivery of steady state operations and projects. 


As the Application/Landscape Architect, you are responsible for providing direction to NSDS infrastructure and change management teams and SAP technical teams, as well as, technical analysts for steady state operations and projects managed by the PMO. This includes managing the SAP technical landscape and providing insight to steady state operations and projects to ensure they are meeting SLA objectives, client expectations and are delivered in accordance with SAP service delivery best practices. This position is responsible for championing the use and awareness of the methodology, tools, training, and mentoring required to complete technical requirements for steady state operations and projects. 


You are also responsible for the efficient/effective service delivery of all the SAP landscapes from an application and infrastructure perspective. The Application/Landscape Architect works closely and collaboratively with various types of stakeholders across the Province. The position is responsible for developing and maintaining high-performance relationships with SAP SM, ASP, NSDS services infrastructure operations and NSDS services change management teams, while aligning with the organizational vision and meeting business requirements. 

Qualifications and Experience


To be successful in this role, you will have a Bachelors Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science plus three (3) years related experience; or graduation from a recognized Information Technology or Computer Science Program plus three (3) years and six (6) months related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be acceptable.


As the ideal candidate, you will have the following work experience:


  • SAP application architecture, system administration, SAP and associated infrastructure security experience in an SAP environment is mandatory
  • Privacy Impact and Treat Risk assessment experience
  • SAAS and IAAS support understanding and/or experience for a variety of SAP solutions
  • System Change Management experience for SAP and associated infrastructure
  • Experience in managing several diverse SAP Platforms and landscapes concurrently
  • Change management through evidence of client / customer focused behavior with attention to quality and accuracy
  • superior verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact effectively and equally with business and technical experts
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive and collaborative working relationships with peers, clients, and a broad range of stakeholders
  • Strong leadership skills as well as collaborative team building and personnel development talents
  • Ability to navigate complex and often conflicting situations is necessary in this environment
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and facilitation skills
  • Work with minimal supervision, have a high degree of accuracy, and make good business decisions.  

The following would be considered an asset:


  • Worked in an SAP support services organization
  • Experience with SAP One Support Launchpad ( SAP Marketplace), maintaining installations, systems and user accounts
  • Proficiency and sound functional knowledge with Power point, Visio or other architecture design tools, SharePoint and maintenance of infrastructure skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Outlook, etc).  

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.



Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.



Based on the employment status and union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.

What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.


Pay Grade:  PR 14  

Salary Range:  $2,488.52 - $3,030.25 Bi-Weekly


Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:



 Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 


External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to