Solutions Architect - Data

Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto | CA-ON-London | CA-MB-Winnipeg
Posted Date 1 week ago(1/25/2023 2:08 PM)
Job ID
Job Location 1 : Location
Canada Life Assurance Company
Job Category
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
Career Level
Posted End Date

Job Description

IC & AN Technology Data & Analytics team is looking for an experienced Solutions Architect – Data to help advance our data agenda. In this role you will work closely with technology stakeholders, business sponsors, and business portfolio leaders to deliver value via data. In this role you will inspire a data vision that adapts to new realities articulate meaningful expectations and create clear pathways to accomplish desired business outcomes. You will bring customer centric focus to our data agenda and promote innovation.


What you will do 

  • Design data solutions in Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing , Master Data Management, and Data integration
  • Translate business requirements into technical specifications including data pipelines, integrations, transformations, and data marts (data warehouses)
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architecture, extended technology stakeholders and define business unit level data architecture framework, including data modeling, governance, data ingestion standards, storage, security, and meta data management
  • Partner with Solution Architects to conduct project data requirements, design reviews and arbitrate solution design conflicts across domains
  • Evaluate available data solutions against the industry trends and provide guidance to tech and business partners on how these will impact our opportunities and risks
  • Provide support for Canada Life data governance practices, risk, security and compliance requirements
  • Design Business Unit level data road map with considerations of tactical and strategic business needs
  • Strongly advocate for data governance and security
  • Support the definition and maintenance of system, process inventory, and solution documentation for project delivery / app support
  • Design data flows: How data is exchanged within organization, how data can be provisioned for business in a consistent and secure manner including BI and Analytics needs
  • Assist with health assessment process for various applications for the business unit from a data perspective

What you will bring 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent education.
  • 7+ years of experience in Data Architecture role with strong experience in designing data warehouses, data modeling, 3NF, star schemas, and setting up data pipelines.
  • Good understanding of Data Governance, Meta data management and data cataloguing
  • Strong collaboration skills with ability to influence strategic decisions to advance Canada Life data agenda
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure, related technologies Data bricks, Azure AI/ML, Data Factory and Synapse
  • Knowledge in BI and Analytics is a plus 

Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following head office locations:  Toronto, London, Winnipeg. 


Be your best at Canada Life- Apply today!


Being a part of Canada Life means you have a voice. This is a place where your unique background, perspectives and talents are valued, and shape our future success.


You can be your best here. You’re part of a diverse and inclusive workplace where your career and well-being are championed. You’ll have the opportunity to excel in your way, finding new and better ways to deliver exceptional customer and advisor experiences.


Together, as part of a great team, you’ll deliver on our shared purpose to improve the well-being of Canadians. It’s our driving force. Become part of a strong and successful company that’s trusted by millions of Canadians to do the right thing. 




We are one of Canada's top 100 employers!

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Canada Life serves the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations. 


We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential. 



Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted 




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