Solutions Architect & Program Manager

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Solutions Architect & Program Manager to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for driving the development of new custom programs from concept to completion, bridging the gap between our engineering and sales teams. This role demands a unique blend of technical expertise, business acumen, and project management skills.

Who We Are

For over 35 years, Connect Tech has built a solid reputation providing high-performance computing solutions for some of the world’s most influential companies. As NVIDIA’s largest hardware partner, Connect Tech’s products are used in state-of-the-art technology on land, sea, sky, and space. With leading-edge design and manufacturing services backed by stellar technical support, our commitment to excellence in design and customer satisfaction is the driving force behind our success.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package
  • 3 weeks’ vacation per year with no waiting period, including shutdown at Christmas
  • Paid sick days
  • Opportunity to work within a high-tech, leading-edge technology field with products that appear in some really cool applications! (Robots, Drones, Artificial Intelligence, Vision Systems)
  • A dynamic, energetic and growing company with a friendly community atmosphere
  • A collaborative and supportive workplace that values the contributions and ideas of our staff, and are proud of our extremely low turnover rate throughout our 35+ year history
  • Employees who have great passion for their work and who are always looking for ways to propel Connect Tech to the next level

Check out our corporate video to see what we’re all about!


  • Costing/Estimation: Accurately estimate costs and timelines for new custom programs, ensuring profitability and feasibility.
  • Project Plan Development: Create comprehensive project plans that outline the scope, timeline, and resources required for successful program execution.
  • System Architecture & Technical Specifications: Design and define system architecture and technical specifications for custom programs, ensuring they meet client requirements and industry standards.
  • Statement of Work & Proposal Development: Develop detailed statements of work (SOW) and proposals, ensuring clarity in deliverables, timelines, and responsibilities.
  • Pre-Sales/Technical Sales Support: Actively engage with the CTI sales team on pre-sales technical discussions, helping define custom project specifications and definition. Screen opportunities for technical fit/gap and align solutions with client needs.
  • Program/Project Management: Oversee program/project management and scheduling, ensuring projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to the client’s satisfaction.
  • Bridge Gap Between Engineering and Sales: Serve as a liaison between the engineering and sales teams, ensuring clear communication and alignment of objectives.

Requirements and preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role, preferably in the embedded hardware / electronics industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in system architecture, project management, and technical sales.
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to identify and pursue new business opportunities.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, with the ability to manage cross-functional teams.
  • Proven track record of managing complex projects and meeting deadlines.
  • Knowledge of embedded high-tech, high-speed digital designs, and industry standards.
  • Previous embedded hardware design experience is a major benefit to this role.

Additional Requirements

  • On-site role at Connect Tech HQ in Guelph, Ontario.
  • Travel ready (approx. 2-3 times per year) with passport for international travel to key events, customer sites and trade shows.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume in PDF format to the application form linked below.

Connect Tech is committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practice in compliance with the Accessibilities for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (A.O.D.A.). In compliance with the A.O.D.A., Connect Tech will make necessary accommodations for applicants with disabilities to support participation in the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources if you require assistance.