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Data Architect

Toronto, Ontario  - Permanent

Job Description

Our client is seeking a Data Architect to join a high-caliber development team to help design, build and manage new initiatives. The ideal candidate must be a collaborative team-player, results-driven, with experience working in time-critical environments. The Data Architect will contribute to a fast-paced, test-driven-development environment delivering short release cycles. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in technical architecture using agile methodologies.

Required Experience:
- 10 years data modeling experience with large scale models.
- Expert with data modeling tools (Erwin/ER Studio).
- Experience with AWS
- Experience with ElasticSearch
- Experience in Data Architecture and Database design patterns.
- Thorough understanding of database technologies (RDBMS and NoSQL)
- Expert in Search Engines and their optimizations (Solr, ES etc).
- Ability to reverse engineer existing databases.
- Ability to build both transactional as well as dimensional models.
- Experience mapping data elements for ETL purposes.
- Experience generating physical DDL to deploy to databases.
- Create and maintain the Enterprise Data Model at the Conceptual, Logical and Physical Level.
- Steward of Enterprise Metadata Architecture & Standards.
- Steward of Enterprise Data Lifecycle Management including data quality, data conversion, and data security technologies.
- Strong skills in data modeling, partitioning, parallel query, performance analysis (xplan, statspack), tuning, and handling large data volumes.
- Strong experience with UNIX support tasks, scheduling and scripting skills.
- Strong knowledge of relational DB normalization.
- Strong Oracle background is a plus.
- Leads strategy & architecture for Data Management.
- Participates and leads the creation and maintenance of Canonical Models for Integration.
- Leads proof of concepts certification, vendor and product selection for data management technologies.
- Jointly responsible with application development teams to drive implementation of data management roadmap.
- Leads architecture governance activities related to BI and Analytics including participation in data governance board (as required) and Architecture Council (as required).
- Participate in developing and ensuring compliance with architecture principles and standards for the various systems and components based on design patterns.
- Provide architecture input to the Architecture Risk Management process.

Starting: ASAP
Dress Code: Casual
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