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Senior Big Data Architect

Department name: Engineering
Business unit: TOPS
Position ID: J1021-3046

A little about us

What we do at Shaw matters - in a world where being connected has never been more critical, we bring the best wireline and wireless technology and solutions together to create exceptional customer experiences. Every day we help millions of Canadians live their best-connected lives through the strength, capacity and combined power of our Fast LTE and Fibre+ networks.

At Shaw we say we’re brighter together, and we believe it’s the diverse mix of brilliant people here that really makes us shine. When you join our team, you’ll see we are so much more than just a company. Shaw connects you with limitless opportunity, an incredible culture, career development and a great benefits package. We are a friendly, collaborative group, and we have a lot of fun finding new ways to delight our customers.

Come dream bigger and brighter with Shaw.

The role

The Senior Big Data Architect will work with the enterprise data teams and will be accountable for the design, development and leadership of data processes and integration!

The ideal candidate is a strategic problem solver with strong analytics background and phenomenal teammate, comfortable working at a fast pace. The successful candidate will carry considerable experience with enterprise data implementations, data integration, and data management.

In addition, they will have excellent knowledge of technical concepts such as analytic software applications, and knowledge of master data management, metadata management, and Service Oriented Architecture!

A typical day

• Works within a team of architects, engineers and analysts responsible for the overall Data Strategy and Roadmap.
• Will help lead, maintain and support data teams, processes and systems.
• Works closely with data stewards to develop data processes and integrate data systems.
• Ensures solutions are well engineered, operable, maintainable, and delivered on schedule.
• Participates in the development of data related Reference Architecture for the Data Domain.
• Contributes to the overall system implementation strategy for the enterprise and participates in appropriate forums, meetings, presentations etc. to meet goals.

Your skills/experience

6+ years of experience in database development, architecture and integration
Strong expertise of SQL is required
Strong Spark and Python experience is required
Solid grasp of relational database management systems (Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, RedShift) and NoSQL database systems (Dynamo, Mongo, etc)
Understanding of core Computer Science concepts is expected
Experience with Hadoop (Cloudera, EMR, MapR, Hortonworks) and/or other Big Data platforms is required
Knowledge of common ETL data processing methodologies and tools
Experience with AWS as it pertains to data is preferred
Experience with Snowflake is desirable

Personal Characteristics
Exceptional collaboration, negotiation, and interpersonal skills
Positive attitude with a desire to produce quality work
Ability to optimally aggregate, prioritize, and present information culled from disparate sources
Pragmatic ability to balance process compliance, quality, innovation, and expedience
Proven accomplishments demonstrating strong ability to lead through influence
Ability to be effective in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment
Willingness and desire to expand responsibilities and knowledge beyond initially defined job responsibilities to support emerging needs within the organization

Other details

• This position requires the successful completion of a criminal and credit background check
• As a condition of employment, all new employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination with a federally approved COVID-19 vaccine (or proof of a valid exemption)
• The successful applicant will be hired in any Shaw or Freedom location and will not be required to relocate for this role.

Posting closing date: December 10, 2021

At Shaw, we believe diversity and inclusion are integral to the continued growth and success of our entire company. We believe diversity and inclusion enhances our Company’s culture and creates a sense of belonging where people feel comfortable bringing their true selves to work. This in turn promotes innovation through harnessing the variety of experiences, thoughts, and perspectives our employees have to offer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, gender, age, or any other identifying characteristic.

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies, please.