Data Integration Architect
The Judge Group - Toronto, ON

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Data Architect

This position is Full-time, permanent for a large financial institution in Downtown Toronto.

Keys to this position:

  • Must have strong experience in SOA, reference architecture, XML and data modelling (canonical and messaging a preferred)
  • Experience creating solutions in a large-scale mission critical environment is required.
  • Banking/FI background not required

Job Description:
The incumbent will:

  • Ensure adherence to Canonical and Messaging Model standards
  • Provide expertise in SOA data interface definition
  • Champion the Information Architecture Layer of the SOA Reference Architecture
  • Helps influence data policies on the management and usage of data
  • Specify recommended data related tools and technologies for structured and unstructured content
  • Examine and enforce opportunities to provide data reuse
  • Understand and help ensure the vitality of the enterprise data model

The incumbent will contribute to the following:

  • Solution architecture services as required for several projects
  • Building shared components and re-using the shared components according to Enterprise guidelines
  • Thought leadership in elements of the technology strategy
  • Leadership of program/project initiation as required
  • Governance and advisory activities for projects as they are initiated by business requirements, SDLC lifecycle, statements of work, vetting the use of OSS, vetting of customizations to vendor products, etc
  • The incumbent will perform many of the following Solution and Technical Architecture functions.
  • Expertise and counsel to ensure technology teams and business areas understand the architectural options and technology choices in support of their business initiatives.
  • Assess viability/priority of projects/initiatives and ensure architecture issues are clearly communicated.
  • Research/analyze business requirements to evaluate and recommend optimal solutions within technology architecture.
  • Influence product/vendor/SI direction and integrate technology from an architectural perspective within the business environment, and fulfill an IT governance role
  • Apply industry/technical knowledge to provide solutions that increase business results and/or minimize risk.
  • Review/provide direction in the formation of development specifications, technical requirements, system performance objectives and identify system modifications required to meet objectives.
  • Participate in pre and post implementation reviews, ensuring all technical solutions have met business requirements.
  • Contribute to meeting key project milestones and overall project deliverables on time, within budget, and adhering to relevant standards.
  • Support the development, documentation, communication and execution of a comprehensive strategy, policies and solutions.

Job Requirements:
We are currently looking for a candidate with specific data architecture and/or data modeling experiences, inclusive of:

  • Conceptual, logical, and physical data modeling
  • Experience with high performance, high volume data environments,
  • Practical knowledge of IMS, DB2, Oracle
  • Canonical data models, messaging data models, and XML data definitions.
  • Practical knowledge of data modeling tools and/or major industry models such as IFX, Teradata FS-LDM, et cetera.
  • Experience architecting application and technology solutions in a large-scale mission critical environment is required.
  • Experience with service oriented architectures, enterprise service bus technology, business process management, and/or document management is beneficial.
  • Experience working with System Integrators (SIs) and/or implementations of vendor products is also beneficial.
  • Large Scale Delivery: project management, issue management, change and release management, estimating, budgeting and forecasting; Experience in leading projects within large-scale programs.
  • Leveraging diverse influence levers in a way that nurtures relationships with peers, viewed by peers as a collaborative team member.