Technological turnaround at the Ville de Montréal - Service des technologies de l'information looking for leaders

MONTREAL, March 30, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Service des technologies de l'information (STI) is launching a major recruitment operation to fill ten positions in the field of information technologies. This will enable the city to initiate a major transition towards new technologies and make Montréal an international leader among smart and digital cities.  The STI wishes to gain new expertise in information technologies and invites candidates with vision and solid management expertise in these technologies to submit their applications.

"Montréal has initiated important organizational changes to become more effective and efficient. The new IT structure will help the city to catch up in modernizing tools and technological infrastructure. With these new positions, we hope to hire the best possible talents and strengthen the internal expertise to achieve various major projects," said Harout Chitilian, Vice-chair of the Executive Committee responsible for information technologies, the smart city, administrative reform and youth.

As part of this hiring process, ten senior executive and management positions will be filled.

  • Director – bureau de projets (project office)
  • Director – solutions d'affaires (business solutions) – institutional 
  • Director – solutions d'affaires (business solutions) – public security and justice
  • Director – solutions d'affaires (business solutions) – territorial management
  • Director – solutions numériques (digital solutions) – Web
  • Director – centre d'expertise (expertise centre) platforms and infrastructure
  • Director – centre d'expertise (expertise centre) – working area
  • Director – centre d'expertise (expertise centre) – business intelligence
  • Head of division – contrôle et amélioration continue (control and continuing improvement)
  • Head of division – centre de service (service centre)

These positions are open to internal and external applicants. Detailed information is available on the Ville de Montréal website at

Regarding the Service des technologies de l'information (STI)
The STI has approximately 600 employees, an annual operating budget of $70.7 million and an investment program (three-year capital works program) of $240 million.

One of the challenges faced by the organization will be to deliver the investments included in the three-year capital works program, especially the following:

  • $10 million to implement the Montréal Smart and Digital City Strategy
  • $13 million to replace the Montréal Web portal
  • $9.5 million for the Bureau de demain project
  • $2.9 million for a smart system for snow removal (SIT-Neige), which will promote the production of integrated, reliable and representative data during snow-removal operations
  • $45 million to upgrade and maximize the following management tools: supply, assessment files, budget system, cashing, HR management, project management, etc.

These new positions follow a reorganization of the STI's internal structure to promote the introduction of new technologies, implement new work practices and acquire expertise in the field of information technologies. Note that this reorganization involves no additional position overall or budget increases.

The practices that were considered involve the sectors of business intelligence, digital, IT sourcing, architecture, cloud computing, use of service and mobile applications, commercial software, open-source and specialized software. The STI also plans to set up expertise centres for key technologies, as well as a laboratory to promote innovation, test architectures used for technological solutions and accelerate project delivery.

Applicants may consult the Montréal Smart and Digital City Strategy via the following link:


SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif

For further information: Source: Andrée-Anne Toussaint, Press Attaché, Office of the Mayor and Executive Committee, 514 243-1268; Information: Gonzalo Nunez, Communications Officer, Service des communications, 514 868-1127

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