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Company Overview: 

At CGI, we’re a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 68,000 professionals located in more than 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at www.cgi.com.

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.


Job Summary: 

CGI is the World’s 5th largest independent IT and business process services company. We provide high-end business and IT Consulting, Systems Integration and IT & Business Management services. CGI has over 100+ IP-based business solutions in 40 countries spanning Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, Telecommunications, Utilities and Oil & Gas. We are a proven and demonstrated success, achieving an industry-leading track record of on-time, on-budget projects and innovative solutions.

This is an exciting opportunity to join CGI in a permanent position in Victoria, BC, to provide leading IT services to our local clients a Data Architect.

We are currently seeking a senior level Data Architect resource that will be accountable for the technical leadership, planning, conversion and migration support for the data conversion activities of a major renewal project. At a minimum, the resource will be responsible for the following activities:

Key Responsibilities:

• Gather data requirements and transform them into data structures in OLTP and OLAP settings
• Review and validate metadata and data conversion requirements
• Analyze developed data schemas and xml models to ensure metadata and data conversion specifications are complete
• Review use of data conversion tools
• Provisioning of complex data extracts from a variety of databases to fulfill on-going data requests
• Analyse and validate conversion/migration processes
• Review and validate data conversion/migration test and reconciliation plans
• Participate in implementation activities related to data reporting and distribution
• Participate in all levels of testing related to conversion and migration
• Identify downstream data distribution requirements and validate Vendor solution strategy and implementation
• Recommends solutions to complex data integration challenges
• Devises Master Data Management strategies and assists large organisations in implementing these strategies

Key Experience Required:

•Experience in systems analysis and design in medium or large systems environments;
•Experience in the use of CASE tools for the development and documentation of data architectures and detailed data models;
•Experience in the use of data modelling methods and tools, including but not limited to Oracle Designer and Enterprise Architect, including a working knowledge of metadata structures, repository functions and data dictionaries;
•Advanced skills in analysis and query scripting languages for Oracle and SQL Server databases;
•Advanced skills with XML/XSD and XML Schemas;
•Experience with Temporal Database Concepts and Standards;
•Knowledge of Temporal Database concepts and related emerging standards;
•Expect knowledge of SQL;
•Experience with regulatory data collection and analysis systems;
•Experience working with single and multi-dimensional data schemas, metadata, and DPA rules;
•Experience with development and scripting in Unix and SQL;
•Experience working as a Data Architect on large multi-client projects

Key Qualifications:

•8 or more years’ experience as a Data Architect/Modeller;
•8 or more years’ experience in the development and implementation of data architectures;
•Experience in structured methodologies for the design, development and implementation of applications;
•Knowledge of performance considerations for different database designs in different environments;
•Knowledge of and experience in the use of information retrieval software packages;
•Awareness of emerging IT trends and directions;
•Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills;
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and interpersonal and negotiation skills;
•Experience in monitoring and enforcing data modelling and normalization standards; and
•Experience in developing enterprise architecture deliverables (e.g. models).

Desirable skills include:

-Experience with middleware and gateways;
-Experience with ETL tools;
-Experience with Business Intelligence products;
-Experience in designing and developing an automated data distribution mechanism;
-Knowledge and understanding of object-oriented analysis and design techniques;

Specific Educational Requirements/Accreditations:

Ideally, a University or College degree in Computer Science or related field is preferred;
-Strong qualifications as outlined in this posting will be considered in the absence of this educational requirement.

How To Apply: 

To apply, please visit our website: http://www.cgi.com

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.