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Manager - Data Architecture - Vancouver

Location:  Vancouver
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Feb 4, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1454448
At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

The opportunity


Our Technology Consulting Data & Analytics practice works collaboratively with our clients to enhance their ability to use and interpret data and develop their own enhanced information management capabilities to support better decision making, along with regulatory compliance within their business. Our clients need the vision to articulate the big picture and the precision to see the smallest of details.


We are seeking a passionate Manager, Data/Technical Architecture to join us on an exciting journey of leveraging data as an asset solving many of our clients’ biggest challenges. We’ll look to you to provide our clients with a unique business perspective on how data architecture and analytics can transform and improve their entire organization. This is a high growth, high visibility area with plenty of opportunities to enhance your skillset and build your career.


Your Key Responsibilities


As a Manager, Data/Technical Architecture, you will specialise in offering leadership, insight and advice to clients and help lead the design and architecting of large-scale data analytics solution implementations.


Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading the data architecture and solution design for large, complex, front to back data analytics implementation
  • Collaborating with client engagement teams to deliver data architecture solutions, leveraging knowledge of, for example, cloud data applications such as Snowflake or Azure Data Lake, and/or similar assets from the hyperscale cloud providers; to assess and propose appropriate data architecture
  • Provide oversight of data related requirement gathering, solution design and build, including supporting the definition and execution of key design decisions
  • Leading the translation of clients’ technical and accounting requirements back to the underlying data architecture
  • Actively foster a team of data architecture/ data engineering consultants and creating an environment that encourages innovation. Being a leader in this area by implementing innovative and improved solutions through application of emerging technologies, new delivery models and / or technological advancements
  • Leading the growth of the practice via the sharing of knowledge and experience through formal and informal training, as well as demonstrating depth of specialism by developing solutions, tools and enablers to accelerate delivery.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Effectively partner with Clients to understand and anticipate their needs and guide them towards building data analytics solutions delivering both short-term wins and identifying long-term opportunities
  • Ensure all solutions comply with the highest levels of security, privacy and data governance requirements as outlined by EY and Client legal and information security guidelines, law enforcement, and privacy legislation
  • The ability to provide excellent client service and manage and build strong relationships both internally and externally, coupled with a strong interest in further developing and integrating operations with technology skills
  • Acts as a Subject Matter Expert and a Thought Leader, continuously following industry trends, the latest competitive developments of emerging technologies and offerings

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, data science, informatics, operations research, engineering or a related field and approximately 5+ year’s experience
  • Significant hands-on consulting experience at a Big 4, major systems integrator or top tier consulting firm within data analytics services, or a similar transformation change role
  • Solid experience on transformational programs that involve complex architecture systems
  • Broad knowledge across a range of architecture concerns with a specialisation in data architecture, including data pipelines and master data management, data management, data engineering, data warehousing/ data mart, and data modeling
  • Exposure and experience to solution delivery using prevailing Data Cloud/Hybrid architectures (tools such as Snowflake, Azure, SQL Server, Teradata, Oracle, etc.)
  • Experience in leading and advising clients for full cycle implementations, including analysis, design, implementation, testing and support models
  • Awareness of emerging issues, including regulations, industry practices and new technologies.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Track record of creating of a large-scale data platform in data-intensive environments and determining third-party technologies to integrate into the technology stack
  • Interest in Data Analytics along with experience in programming is a highly desired. You will need to demonstrate strong technical problem-solving abilities as well as clear proficiency in handling computer hardware, software, and network
  • A high level of motivation, strong work ethic and self-starting attitude.


What we look for


We’re interested in passionate leaders with a strong vision and a desire to stay on top of trends in the IT Advisory space. If you have a strong passion for helping businesses achieve their IT strategy, this role is for you. 


What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a discretionary bonus program, a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


The salary range for this job in British Columbia is $92,000 to $165,000. Individual salaries within this range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and work location city.


Diversity and Inclusion at EY 


Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. We embrace diversity and are committed to combating systemic racism, advocating for the 2SLGBT+ community, promoting our Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, and are dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous people (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) nationally as we strive towards reconciliation. Our diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds, and perspectives make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world. 

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