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Posted on: December 23, 2020
Deadline: January 21, 2021
Grade: N/A
Campus: SGW


This position represents an indeterminate full-time contract position.


Reporting to the Director Architecture and Innovation, the incumbent acts as a technical leader in analytics and data architecture, who is responsible for the architecture, implementation and support of the Institutional Data Space supporting Concordia University’s business intelligence and analytics requirements. He/she serves as an expert in his or her field and a reference in terms of expertise for other team members.

Primary responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and maintain an institutional data space framework including architecture principles, practices and patterns to ensure an institutional approach and usage in alignment with the enterprise architecture.
  • Architect and implement data protection / confidentiality mechanisms as assigned by the information security team and or guidelines.
  • Develop and maintain high level data model of the data lake and the data warehouse.
  • Support policies and procedures enforced by the data governance committee to ensure best practices of data architecture including accountability, governance, and requirements.
  • Collaborate with project teams to determine project requirements and capabilities, and strategize development and validate deployment.
  • Develop architectural strategies for data modelling, architecture and implementation to meet stated requirements for metadata management, data stores and Extract Transform Load environments.
  • Review data architectures proposed by projects to determine overall effectiveness and compliance with original objectives and framework.
  • Develop comprehensive strategies for improving or replacing underperforming areas.
  • Research new technologies, data modelling methods and information management systems to determine which ones should be incorporated into company data architectures, and develop implementation timelines and milestones.
  • Contribute with the institutional data space solution architect in the evolution and the management of the platforms including strategies to optimize the service costs.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or relevant field with a minimum of five years' experience in a similar role.
  • Advanced analytics / data scientist tools and environments knowledge is an asset.
  • Familiar with the higher education landscape in Canada and Quebec desirable.
  • Strong and proven experience with analytics platforms (data lake, data warehouse, data marts, ETL, data modelling, governance, etc.)
  • Leadership skills as well as the ability to work well with other professionals
  • Excellent organizational and analytical abilities.
  • Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English; basic knowledge (Level 3) of spoken and written French.
  • Creative problem-solver with strong communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and customer service focus.
  • Works on multiple initiatives simultaneously and managing conflicting priorities.
  • Experience with cloud based analytics services.
  • Experience with Power BI and Tableau.


$ 86,225.00- $ 102,989.00 Per annum



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by January 21, 2021. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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