Enterprise Data Architect
BMO Bank of Montreal
2d ago

In accordance with the bank’s enterprise strategy and its Enterprise Operating Directive on data, the data architect will document and rationalize strategic data requirements, and generate target data architecture which will address conceptual data flow, logical data flow, data lifecycle, data security, data interoperability, data analytics strategy, data repositories, data reporting, data building blocks, and data migration plan.

With the target data architecture, the users should be able to know how the data will be stored, consumed, integrated, and managed by various data entities and IT systems.

The data architect will also support the Data Governance & Analytics group in terms of data principles, data governance, data dictionary, data inventory, data lineage, and data management.

He or She should have good understanding on SDLC, project management, various test techniques, and emerging data technologies.

Participate in IDP (Information Delivery Platform) intakes, batch and real time solution design on top of Hadoop, IDP Design Forum, and other data councils.

Provide strategy and directions on data services in a SOA framework which includes the concepts of open API, micro-services, cloud programming, and API management.

Key Accountabilities :

Creates a visionary architecture roadmap and organizational strategy to align Business and IT; leads and facilitates the design and implementation of technical solutions and processes related to technology architecture

Defines the architecture principles, standards and guidelines regarding the proper use and deployment of business applications, data and technology within the Bank

Creates and manages the various key architecture assets for the designated portfolio and scope

Partners with broader stakeholders in technology and business in defining architecture possibilities and futures

Works with Business and development teams in recommending process or system design and enhancement

Provides input into the preparation of business case

Participates in the system specification review process to ensure system requirements can be translated into valid software architecture

Identifies risks or issues with technology solution & design which may impact realization of project benefits and provides guidance and support to stakeholders in making good decisions to pro-

actively resolve or mitigate potential risks / delays to the project

Ensures that systems are functionally appropriate, technically sound and well-integrated

Analyzes and designs viable solutions to high complexity business problems according to user specifications.

Ensures sound and robust architecture and provide sufficient guidance for the successful implementation of solutions to mitigate any negative impact on Technology and Enterprise budget.

Provides immediate response to critical production program wide problems. Presents and evaluates alternatives, coordinating and ensuring resolution.

Identifies and researches relevant technologies, performs Proof of Concepts / Prototypes, and recommends applications of such technologies to future product architectures

Proactively identifies and implements strategies to improve reliability, leveraging automation wherever possible.

Seeks to integrate digital methods for agile, rapid prototyping, and for customer involvement.

Leverages metrics and analytics to gain insight for planning, design and management to facilitate the identification of improvement opportunities.

Designs and oversees implementation of end-to-end integrated solutions.

Develops a deep understanding of organizational complexity to build strong rapport with the appropriate matrix areas for the construction and delivery of the solution.

Actively participates and contributes to future Infrastructure Releases and Middleware / Hub.

Ensures that chosen technology is flexible, supportable and requires minimal maintenance.

Ensures the tactical implementation of the computing styles and architecture.

Creates and maintains current state of architecture in his / her area which includes :

Provides architectural expertise & domain knowledge to advise & guide senior leaders

Actively participates in architecture governance meetings (may be as a non-voting member)

Actively participates in setting technical direction of the styles of computing

Actively participates in checkpoint and design reviews

Identifies opportunities to strengthen the capability at BMO, such as : sharing architectural expertise to promote technical development, mentoring employees, building communities of practice and networks across technology.

Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities & individual learning.

Generally 7-10 years of work experience in IT or business environment and / or BS / BA or MBA / MS in computer science, engineering, information systems, math or business

Deep technical and system-level expertise in one or more technology areas.

Expert knowledge of computer or network systems hardware and software theory, practice, concepts and technology relevant to organizational vision.

Sufficient business knowledge to assess impact of applied technology on customer’s business processes.

Ability to review technical work

Knowledge of project management methodology and its applicability to successful delivery of technical change.

Understands the strategic technical direction of :

Possesses a deep understanding and problem solving ability of Information Technology of various scale, degree and dimension of complexity

Proficient in the techniques that go into producing designs of complex systems, including requirements discovery and analysis, formulation of solution context, identification of solution alternatives and their assessment, technology selection, and design configuration.

As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one for yourself and our customers.

We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs.

From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and networkbuilding opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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