Data Architect

Data Architect

Development Id: 15583 - Contract

IT/IQ Tech Recruiters is seeking a Data Architect to join our client in Burnaby, BC.


Why work with our client?

  • Competitive rates
  • Centrally located
  • Transit accessible



  • Develop a deep understanding of current data platform, related solutions and applications, internal and external data sources, data flows, and integrations
  • Oversee the mapping of data sources, data movement, interfaces, and analytics, with the goal of ensuring data quality
  • Collaborate with project managers and business unit leaders for projects involving enterprise data
  • Document the data architecture and environment to maintain a current and accurate view of the larger data picture
  • Work closely with Product Owners and business representatives to understand business needs with a goal of transforming these needs into a data architecture and design
  • Collaborate with enterprise and solution architects, other data architects, ETL developers & engineers, data scientists, and analysts to lead identification and definition of required data structures, models, formats, metadata
  • Establish methods and procedures for tracking data quality, completeness, redundancy, and improvement
  • Participate in work planning and estimation
  • Actively support the Unreserved Commitment to Safety: to send everyone home, every day, the way they came to work, by taking personal responsibility for your safety and safety of your team, co-workers, and customers.  


Top Skills Required

  • College diploma or university degree in computer science, information systems, computer engineering, or equivalent
  • 10 years of IT experience, with at least 5 years in a data architect role
  • Hands-on experience with data architecting, data engineering, large-scale data modeling, and business requirements gathering/analysis
  • Experience in performing complex data analysis, consulting, and providing recommendations
  • Experience with business requirements analysis, entity relationship planning, database design, reporting structures, and so on
  • Experience with relational databases, analytical models, and data lakes
  • Experience working with structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data sets
  • Experience working with modern data warehouses (AWS Redshift, Azure Synapse Analytics, Google BigQuery, Snowflake)
  • Experience with data streaming technologies (Kafka, StreamSets, Kinesis, etc.), stream processing, and event-driven architectures
  • Working knowledge of SQL
  • Excellent understanding of dimensional modeling, star schemas, and associated Kimball methodology
  • Ability to accurately analyze information, problem-solve, and make sound decisions
  • Ability to prepare specifications and reports, deliver oral presentations, and explain complex technical concepts in simple terms
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience working with an Agile development team
  • Highly self-motivated and directed with a willingness to take initiative and accountability for achieving results
  • A proven ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • A strong work ethic without sacrificing your sense of humour or your ability to have fun on the job.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada


Why work with us?

  • Build a long-term relationship with an experienced recruitment expert
  • Access to the ‘hidden’ job market – opportunities across Canada that aren’t posted on job boards
  • Get a high-level understanding of market dynamics affecting your industry
  • Gain insight into the culture of the company you’re applying for before submitting your profile


About Us

IT/IQ Tech Recruiters provides contract and permanent IT recruitment services to employers across Canada. We have a specialized approach to recruiting, segmenting our recruitment teams into specialty practice areas focusing on Development, PMO, Infrastructure and BI/CRM/ERP skill sets.

This approach enables our recruiters to become specialists; they know the market and work hard to understand each candidates’ capabilities, goals, career ambitions and quickly present them with the best possible opportunities.  We are committed to helping candidates develop their careers and to helping our clients grow their business and complete important projects successfully.


We create opportunities for IT Professionals to empower business.