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Enterprise Data Architect

Employment Status
Permanent Full-Time
Toronto, ON
IT Development
Reporting To
Job Id
ITD - 026
Job Level
Seniority Level
Position Overview

We are looking for an Enterprise Data Architect with a passion for designing and building cloud and data solutions possessing outstanding architecture and development skills. As part of the technology team, you will be a crucial player, leader, and agent of change as you architect and guide the build and support of a cloud platform, solutions, and data services. You will be highly accountable, assertive, and thrive in an ambiguous environment. This is an opportunity to join us during an exciting time of digital transformation.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide best advice to build resilient, cloud and hybrid-cloud data solutions with exemplary architecture and design to support the planned future of the firm
  • Apply a strategic mindset in directing the technology stack, minimizing technical debt, and maximizing the opportunity for digital transformation
  • Provide best advice to the team leading a multi-year data architecture modernization program currently underway, ensuring the target architecture is appropriate to serve our needs as the organization evolves
  • You will apply your expertise in data and advanced analytics with multiple data platforms, technologies and frameworks, in designing patterns and principles, engineering principles, developing frameworks, modern cloud Azure and/or AWS architecture and building scalable applications for the cloud
  • You will be responsible for architecting solutions in a lean/agile way, including consideration of: scalability, resilience, partner interfaces, security (risks and threats, authentication, authorization), data validation, representation and storage, tuning and testing using automated testing patterns and tools, balancing the need for feature development with architecture
  • Ability to mentor and influence the team to deliver well architected solutions
  • Understand and contribute to the technical solution from design to the code level
  • Collaboratively evolve and communicate the target architecture design and roadmap
  • Document designs to foster knowledge sharing across the organization and create agreement on what we’re building
  • Spearhead our technology trajectory by conducting progressive research and prototyping cutting-edge technologies
  • Promote best practices for software engineering to ensure solid code and usability consistency across teams
Skills & Qualifications
  • 5+ years’ experience as a Data Architect or a Solutions Architect with expertise in designing and developing complex, scalable client facing solutions using a mix of on-prem and cloud technologies, including data source analysis and profiling, as well as Relational DBMS
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Business Intelligence, Data Science, or related education or commensurate experience
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to grasp complex business concepts quickly
  • Experience in programming, scripting, automation, and customization initiatives
  • Excellent soft skills and readily able to communicate ideas and concepts to business sponsors and non-technical colleagues. Critical thinking capabilities and a consultative mindset
  • Financial Services industry experience is an asset, preferably interacting with data flowing from Broadridge Dataphile or ISM back-office applications, and/or trading applications
  • Ability to thrive in a busy and evolving, wealth management IT environment
  • Experience with SSRS, SSIS and SSAS preferred
  • Experience with the Azure data platform preferred (e.g., ADLS, Synapse, ADF, Databricks etc.)
  • A Canadian Securities Course is a definite advantage
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Business Intelligence, Data Science, or related education or commensurate experience