Director, Enterprise Data Architect

Director, Enterprise Data Architect

Category: Finance
City: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Position ID: J0819-0812
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

CGI currently relies on several hundred enterprise applications to deliver the required services to our members and executives. The applications were built over several decades without any consistent approach or master data plan. This is becoming an even bigger issue with increasing data privacy regulations like GDPR. The Enterprise Data Architect will assess our current data landscape, define a vision (master data plan) and a roadmap to deliver it. She or he will also define the Governance needed to ensure the plan is executed, exceptions are properly vetted and compliance to regulations is maintained over time.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

Experience in the IT Services business, including defining complete data strategy for asset classes.
• Define and establish technical strategy, standards, and guidelines in the data architecture domain and model domain including creating and maintaining models and roadmaps.
• Collaborate with business and IT stakeholders and various IT data practice teams to define transitional and target state data architectures.
• Act as central point of discussion regarding data management; i.e., users, DBA, application development including maintaining data models and definitions of data elements
• Communicate information about data to users, application development, and database administration.
• Coordinate change management of data models.
• Design mapping of data from source to target systems.
• Maintain information of processes that move data between data stores.
• Define and coordinate the enterprise data governance process.
• Maintain information regarding identification of data stewards.
• Interface with:
 Corporate Business Owners
 DBA staff
 Application designers
 Extract, condition, and load developers
 Application project managers

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• 8-10 years of proven experience leading complex distributed data architectures.
• 8-10 years of practice experience in Domain Driven Design, SOA, Master Data Management and Data Services.
• Deep understanding of some industry standards like DAMA, DMBOK, or TOGAF.
• Experience in IT Services market a plus.
• Bachelor Degree
• Strong collaboration skills, able to work with many different individuals and partner effectively with different groups, driving teams to delivery
• Proven delivery skills for transforming the enterprise data landscape.
• Complex problem solving and critical thinking skills.

What you can expect from us:

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