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Data Architect Lead

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Date: May 11, 2021

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA, L5N 0E1

Company: Innovapost

What role will you play?

Working in the Data Analytics Team under the Architecture COE, the Data Architect Lead provides consultation and expertise to drive the data architecture function. He/she establishes principles and long-term strategy for master data governance and data management to help the organization meet long-term goals for leveraging core master data assets to create value and mitigate potential costs due to improper handling of data.

This individual designs and builds complex relational databases and data warehouses, works with technical as well as end users to understand business requirements and identify data solutions. This role ensures the application of the models and standards by providing the development, analysis, design, and management of multiple complex data sources in support of clinical process and efficiency improvement initiatives. The Data Architect Lead helps develop strategies for data acquisitions, archive recovery, and implementations of databases on an enterprise level. He/she works in conjunction with and provides leadership and direction to a team of Data Architects to meet technical requirements. The Data Architect Lead also has in depth expertise with data security, data modeling, storage solutions, database virtualization and replication as well as other complex technical tools and solutions.  The Data Architect Lead is familiar with both on-prem and Cloud solutions.

What will you be responsible for? (apart from Innovating)

 •Participate in the development, evolution and oversight of the overall vision for Information Lifecycle of the corporation and clients by collaborating with management, staff and stakeholders on data strategy, architecture, rationalization, quality and analytics to support strategic business initiatives
•Provide guidance and basic principles to projects to assist efficient management of data assets
•Provide end-to-end vision and knowledge to projects to help them better design solutions from a data perspective
•Close the gap between the technical and high-level business requirements from a data perspective by effectively communicating to business owners and technical teams
•Partner with Canada Post’s Data Governance office to Implement and oversee enterprise data governance and data management program from Innovapost’s responsibilities
•Establish and oversee basic data modeling principles
•Design data architectures, design and build complex relational databases and data warehouses to satisfy application (business and technical) requirements
•Develop strategies for data acquisitions, archive recovery, and implementation of a database
•Identify database tuning optimization opportunities, provide suggestions on database performance improvement to the application support and/project development teams
•Develop Logical and Physical Data Models to ensure adherence to sound data management principles and where possible, the reuse of data
•Provide expertise, guidance and consultation regarding the physical storage, movement and presentation of data for projects and the organization
•Utilize industry & competitive knowledge to apply the most current and appropriate ideas in a forward-looking manner to support the business
•Implement Relational and multi-dimensional database solutions using available database development tools
•Provide leadership and direction to a team Data Architects to ensure technical requirements and standards are met

•Ensure our Data Acquisition strategy moves towards an Integrated EDW

What skills you need for this role to be yours?

•Established and recognized area(s) of expertise in Data Management

•Relationship management with reports, peers, clients

•End-to-End vision encompassing lateral thinking

•Strong communication skills at the Senior Leadership level

•5 + years EDW related experience

•5+ years of experience in architecting and modeling the integration of data into an EDW

•Migrating to the Cloud an asset

•Teradata required



The work we do at Innovapost impacts every Canadian. To work with us, you must be eligible to obtain a Canada Post Reliability Security Clearance.

Good luck! We are looking forward to meeting you, but unfortunately, we will not be able to meet all of you!


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