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Senior Data Architect

Fidelity Investments

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted October 28, 2021.

Job Description

Given the current circumstances, employee will be working from home, 100% of time. As working conditions return to normal, they will be expected to be onsite.

Business Overview

The Architecture team is responsible for delivering technology solutions that support our divisional strategy. In addition, the team leads the development of Fidelity Investments Canada’s technology vision and strategy. This involves conducting research into a variety of technologies and business focus areas that includes data warehouse, data integration, master data, big data, cloud services, data governance and quality, security and operational efficiency.

How Your Work Impacts the Organization

The Data Architect role assists with establishing and evolving the data standards, models and technical solutions. This will include active participation in key business and IS initiatives to ensure that solutions are architected and aligned with the Canada data strategy and technology directions. Data architects are senior visionaries who translate business requirements into technology requirements and define data standards and technology solutions.

The data architect is responsible for visualizing and designing an organization's enterprise data management framework. This framework describes the processes used to plan, specify, enable, create, acquire, maintain, use, archive, retrieve, control, and purge data. A data architect is a practitioner of data architecture, a data management discipline concerned with designing, creating, deploying and managing an organization's data architecture.

Data architect defines how the data will be stored, consumed, integrated and managed by different data entities and IT systems, as well as any applications using or processing that data in some way. The data architect also “provides a standard common business vocabulary, expresses strategic requirements, outlines high-level integrated designs to meet those requirements, and aligns with enterprise strategy and related business architecture.

What You Will Do

  • Overall alignment with enterprise data strategy, a key responsibility involves technology solutions in addition to close collaboration with our international partners.
  • Translating business requirements into technical specifications, including data streams, integrations, transformations, databases, and data warehouses.
  • Defining the data architecture framework, standards and principles, including modeling, metadata, security, reference data such as product codes and client categories, and master data such as clients, vendors, product and employees.
  • Defining reference architecture, which is a pattern that others can follow to create and improve data systems
  • Defining data flows, i.e., which parts of the organization generate data, which require data to function, how data flows are managed, and how data changes in transition.
  • Collaborating and coordinating with multiple departments, stakeholders, partners, and external vendors
  • Develop data solutions to store and retrieve company information
  • Install and configure information systems to ensure functionality
  • Migrate data from legacy systems to new technology solutions, with Cloud first strategy
  • Design conceptual and logical data models and flowcharts
  • Improve system performance by conducting tests, troubleshooting and integrating new elements
  • Develop control structures to ensure the accuracy and quality of data through all upstream and downstream data channels.
  • Propose solutions to close data gaps, and oversee these initiatives through to completion
  • Brings good knowledge of data governance best practices and tools experience
  • Provide business analyst support to business and technology initiatives aimed at improving data quality, timeliness of delivery,
  • Assist with the definition, design, storage, maintenance, access, and movement of data assets

What We’re Looking For

  • University Degree/College Diploma, preferably in Computer Science, or equivalent work experience
  • 15 years’ experience as an IT professional, 5 of which as a Data Architect on digital projects and infinitives is preferred
  • Proven experience in database logical and physical design, BI and data visualization tools (i.e., Tableau, Oracle, SAP, Salesforce Einstein), Advance Analytics, AI/ML, data source analysis, and overall data management
  • Big Data Architecture – Cloudera or Hortonworks
  • Experience with Cloud is required (AWS or Azure)
  • Data warehousing – Snowflake preferred
  • Data Integration, Informatica iPaaS preferred
  • Database design and experience, Microsoft SQL, Oracle, AWS Aurora, MYSQL, PostgreSQL and IBM DB2
  • Experienced with industry leading open-source tools such as Apache Sqoop, KNIME, RapidMiner, Elasticsearch, Pig, Hive, Kafka etc. (couple of them).

The Expertise You Bring

  • Good project management skills and structured process mapping skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, communication and presentation skills
  • Able to build relationships and work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Architecture management and governance of structured and unstructured data
  • Good knowledge of Data Governance’s best practices and tools like Informatica EDC
  • Experience Data Modelling and Technical Data Analysis

Current work authorization for Canada is required for all openings.

Fidelity Canada is an equal opportunity employer

Fidelity Canada is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, family status, protected veterans’ status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected ground.

Accommodation during the application process

Fidelity Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process. If you require an accommodation, please email us at

No telephone inquiries or agencies please. We thank all applicants for their interest, please be advised that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Why Work at Fidelity?

We are proud to be recipients of the following:


  • Canada’s Top 100 Employers (5th consecutive year) 2021
  • Greater Toronto’s Top Employers (9th consecutive year) 2021
  • Canada’s Top Family Friendly Employer (4th consecutive year) 2021
  • Imagine Canada, Caring Company
  • Canada’s Top Employer For Young People 2021
  • National HR Awards – Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program Award, Venngo Healthy Workplaces Award
  • Workplace Benefits Awards – Health and Wellness Program
  • Canadian Compassionate Companies Award


  • A Canadian Compassionate Company
  • An Imagine Canada Caring Company