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Enterprise Data Architect

Toronto, Ont · Information Technology

Role Description

Working on the Enterprise Architecture team, the Enterprise Data Architect (EDA) will provide the skills and expertise needed organizationally to progressively develop and maintain a world-class data management capability in support of a progressive enterprise data strategy. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate who is truly passionate about the effective use of data across the enterprise. In this role, you will have direct responsibility for producing high-quality enterprise assets including the Enterprise Data Model, data architecture standards, and information roadmaps. As you actively engage the business to understand and capture the current and future use of data across multiple lines of business, you will contribute to the evolution of high-visibility assets including the Enterprise Data Strategy, Business Glossary, and Capability Models. Your architectural expertise with data-driven business solutions will allow you to contribute key data-related insights to solution architecture design activities and post-design reviews. Acting as a trusted internal consultant on matters such as Master Data Management, Transactional Systems Data, Big Data, and Data Integration, your architectural perspectives will help drive successful organizational change and continue to increase its reliance on a high quality, well-architected information ecosystem.

As a key member of the Enterprise Architecture team, the EDA will work with data stewards, architects, project delivery teams, and other teams across the information landscape to:
  • Design and evolve the Enterprise Data Model in alignment with operational and analytical business needs
  • Support the implementation of the Enterprise Data Strategy and related information roadmaps
  • Develop data standards and best practices for the design of enterprise solutions
  • Develop data architectures to support Big Data initiatives
  • Coach project delivery teams on the creation of effective solution architecture data deliverables
  • Support the development of canonical and physical data models and related data definitions
  • Support the Integration team with API-fronted data integration
  • Provide knowledge expertise on data integration, data quality management, metadata management, master data management, data lineage, and data governance
  • Provide architectural knowledge in the design of the Enterprise Data Warehouse and enterprise analytics abstraction layers
  • Collaborate on BI, analytics, data science, and big data initiatives
  • Assist with evaluation and/or implementation of tools used for Data Architecture, Data Quality, Metadata Management, and Data Governance
  • Provide thought leadership on current and emerging data management technologies and trends and advise on how they can be used to support business and technology objectives
Education and Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in a similar enterprise-level role
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent education/experience
  • Supporting certifications in Data and/or Enterprise architecture (e.g., CDMP, TOGAF, etc.)
  • Demonstrated skills developing complex data models for operational and analytical applications
  • Previous experience authoring data architecture standards, guidelines, and process documentation at both the system and the enterprise levels
  • In-depth knowledge of the core domains, technologies and concepts of Data Management (including Data Governance, MDM/RDM, BI, DW, Big Data, Data Science, Security, etc.)
  • A passion for continuous learning
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Top Skills Necessary:
  • 5+ years of experience building Enterprise Data Modeling across multiple subject areas
  • 5+ years developing data standards for the design of enterprise solutions and perform data architecture reviews
  • 5+ years providing expertise with development/implementation of the Enterprise Data Strategy, information roadmaps and capability models
  • 3+ years of demonstrated proficiency with data design and integration practices into Cloud / XaaS-intensive environments  

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