Data Architect

Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. Is an employee-owned firm, headquartered in Vancouver with offices in Calgary and Toronto.  We manage over $23 billion of assets on behalf of pension, foundation, corporate, Aboriginal, and individual clients across Canada.

We are looking to partner with a Data Architect to initiate a data integration and transformation project. This project starts with an initial discovery and analysis phase of 3 months, with an expectation to continue into subsequent phases over an additional 9 months.

The incumbent will manage the collective data asset for Leith Wheeler, and will help design and implement the most appropriate data storage, data movement and integration solutions to meet immediate project requirements while supporting the firm's long-term direction.

Job Description:

  • Develop and promote strategies, roadmaps, architectural guidelines, standards and best practices for the evolving enterprise information management practice
  • Data governance, standards, criteria and practices
  • Work with business users to obtain data requirements and analyze source systems data
  • Analysis of source systems data (structured and un-structured) and business requirements
  • Ensure compliance to Enterprise Data practices, Enterprise Security guidelines, policies
  • Design and develop conceptual, logical and physical data models for the operational and analytical databases
  • Work closely with the technical and application architects, and developers to implement the solution architecture
  • Communicate physical database designs to, and work with, database administrator to implement databases
  • Document data flows, identify appropriate data sources, entities, relationships and redundancies
  • Manage data integrity and data quality
  • Maintain technical & business metadata. Generate metadata for Hadoop ingestion for different frameworks
  • Design data structures and document data meanings, definitions and intended use, work with various departments/leaders and data stewards to make the “metadata” available
  • Define and document the data architecture for operational databases, reporting and provisioning platforms, including the physical components and their functionality
  • Support data strategies, standards, guidelines data quality process and governance across the enterprise
  • Provide leadership in researching and architecting emerging technology solutions to meet business objectives

Job Qualifications:

  • 10-15 years’ relevant experience
  • Relational and dimensional data modelling and database design, Erwin (Data modelling) skills
  • Strong knowledge & experience of data architectural approaches, patterns and emerging technologies (RDBMS, Cloud)
  • Strong SQL experience
  • Ability to translate business needs into technical solutions. Strong Analytical skills
  • Experience creating architecture and strategy artifacts
  • Experience of XML, JSON, Copybook, CSV files ingestion
  • Domain Knowledge in financial Services and enterprise functions, specially Investment Management
  • Knowledge of database administration, database performance tuning, source & target data structures, ETL processes & products
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience working in Agile environment
  • Knowledge of Data Governance process for metadata and lineage management

Attributes for Success:

  • Positively contributing to our Culture Blueprint – Character (Be Genuine), Connection (Build Relationships), and Commitment (Deliver Excellence)
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing differences and working alongside diverse people and perspectives 

Please email your resume at Thank you in advance for your interest. If your profile meets our requirement, we will gladly reach out to you.