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Enterprise Data Architect

Department name: Information Technology
Business unit: TOPS
Position ID: J1120-1915

A little about us

At Shaw, we’re proud to be leaders in a movement that brings Canadians the connectivity they need to fuel their lives. We’re making bold moves to connect Canadians and we’re always on the lookout for go-getters that are committed to disrupting the status quo. Does that sound like you? We’d love to meet you.

The role

With an ever-expanding data landscape, Data Strategy is seeking an experienced Enterprise Data Architect to complement our existing team. Reporting to the Director, Business Enablement & Enterprise Data, this role will be in close partnership with internal Data Strategy peers and will collaborate extensively with other business and technical teams across Shaw in both our Wireline and Wireless divisions.
As an Enterprise Data Architect, the successful candidate will serve as a mentor to our team of Solution Data Architects and other peers, providing guidance on technical solutions and on the roadmap for, and implementation of, our data architecture. This role will be called to solve unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business, requiring conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions. In addition to aiding in defining our enterprise data strategy, this is a hands-on role, ideal for a candidate who has both the interest in and ability to dive in, developing Proof-of-Concepts, reviewing queries and when needed, pushing up sleeves to do some development of their own. Being a champion of data governance, good data practices, data quality and data literacy is a must.

A typical day

This role is a “thinker-doer”, with each day bringing a diverse combination of:
• Collaborating with Architects and Subject Matter Experts enterprise-wide to understand systems, business processes and data flows. This includes day to day operations and projects
• Translating requirements into data models which align with our enterprise data strategy, architecture, and roadmap
• Documenting findings, including inputs to and outputs from our data domain
• Providing architecture governance on enterprise projects, from inception to go-live
• Partnering with Enterprise Data Architects to document data ecosystem best practices and mentor other technical resources to live into them
• Participating in the definition of the target enterprise data architecture, strategic direction and roadmap
• Advocating for data awareness with a security first mindset, identifying and articulating the data impacting considerations in projects and assessments
• Understanding our need to consider both ideal design and end-state usability. Ensure our data architecture is fit for purpose and built with the data community (various use cases) in mind
• Driving the investment in technologies, evaluating technology and vendor selection choices for platforms used throughout the data ecosystem
• Designing and implementing system, application, and integration architectures
You will be challenged to represent Data Strategy on the projects you’re assigned to, and your recommendations and summaries of the things that you learn will be trusted.

Your skills/experience

• A university degree in computer science, engineering, other technical discipline, or equivalent experience
• A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience, including experience leading enterprise-wide data architecture projects and vision to design a target future state architecture
• Experience building large scale data processing and analytical systems with a focus on Data Warehousing, Data Integration/Data Engineering, Analytics, Data Science or Application Integration
• Understanding of the differences between various data storage (relational databases, NoSQL, data lakes etc.) and processing paradigms (ETL, streaming, CDC etc.), technologies and vendors.
• Capable to clearly explain the pros and cons and long-term impacts of architectural decisions
• Experience with Cloud Computing, with a focus on data, analytics, machine learning and serverless technologies
• Strong data modelling skills for transactional processing, analytics, and application integration purposes (3NF, Star, Snowflake, etc.)
• Ability and desire to be hands-on, proficient in SQL and any of the languages and libraries commonly used in data processing
• Naturally curious with outstanding analytical and conceptual skills and ability to think strategically end-to-end while remaining conscious of daily business challenges
• Strong communication, conflict management and negotiation skills with the ability to build trust and secure buy-in from stakeholders at all levels of the organization, speaking to business and technical resources alike
• Leverages cross-functional working teams; proven ability to implement a culture of transparency, open communication, and collaboration among teams.
• Flexible, creative, proactive, driven, and productive. Able to work under pressure
• Demonstrated business acumen. Ability to obtain essential information about a situation, focus on the key objectives, recognize the relevant options available, select an appropriate course of action and set in motion a plan to ‘get the job done’

Experience in the following would be considered an asset:

• Telecom Domain Knowledge
• Familiarity with CLDM and/or TMF models
• Experience and familiarity with data science competencies such as application of algorithms and modeling with tools (R, Python etc.)

Other details

This position requires the successful completion of a criminal and credit background check.

Posting closing date: December 7, 2020

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