Data Architect

Position: Data Architect

Location: Ottawa or Toronto, Ontario Canada

Position Type: Contract – 1 year

Language: English

We are looking for a Solutions Architect or Data Architect for a yearlong contract with one of or key Clients.


•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

•Implement and oversee enterprise data governance and data management program

•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

•Perform database tuning and optimization, 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 of database developers to ensure technical requirements are met


•Minimum 3-5 years’ experience as a Data Architect.

•Minimum 5-8 years’ experience in progressively advancing roles within IT.

  • Client Management: can consolidate business requirements and translate them into sound solution architecture
  • Data management: significant experience with the design, development and maintenance of enterprise level data systems such as Oracle, SQL Server or others; established and recognized area(s) of expertise in data standards and database products; strong data management skills including relationships and conversion requirements
  • Solution design: familiar with workflow concepts and how they integrate with application solutions in a cross- application context
  • Application development: knowledge of functions, features and facilities of applicable programming languages
  • Application development concepts: is familiar with developing Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) based services within medium to highly complex application environments
  • Familiarity with both functional and performance aspects of integration
  • Domain knowledge: experience in relevant IT domain

Nice to Have:

• Undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, business, or equivalent (required), Graduate degree in Business Administration (MBA) (Asset)

• TOGAF (Asset), ITIL foundations (Asset), IT Architecture Certification (Asset), SOA (Asset), Integration technologies (FUSE/DataStage/MQ) (Asset)

f interested, please contact Kevin Ireland at or 613-914-5994