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Toronto ON Permanent Posted: Friday, 11 January 2019
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Requisition ID: 49416

Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.

Job Pupose:

Scotiabank has introduced the Data Office as an umbrella group within the bank, working in partnership with Technology, Infosec, Business and Risk Analytics + Compliance, to drive the data vision, strategy and governance across the organization. The Data Office ensures availability, consistency and reusability of data across the Bank. In the target state, the Data Office defines the enterprise data strategy and articulates technology requirements for technology to execute towards the business goals.

As part of the Data Architecture team within the Data Office, the candidate will identify and prioritize opportunities to leverage data effectively, and take a leading role in project-based initiatives to drive innovation and digital transformation throughout the Bank and Global Risk Management. The Data Architect role requires strong data skills on Cloud and Big Data environments as well as a drive for innovation, flexibility, collaboration, and effective teamwork.

Project work will involve close collaboration with the other areas of the Data Office: Data Integration, Data Transformation and Data Governance, Enterprise Architecture (EA), Enterprise Data Services (EDS) and the business lines.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop enterprise data models (Logical Data Models) as a key member of the Data Office
  • Interacts with Director and VP level stakeholders to understand data from an enterprise perspective
  • Drives consensus across domains to achieve enterprise consistency
  • Defines enterprise data architecture standards for the Bank
  • Analyzes data sources and work with business partners to enable the production of Business Source to Target Mapping (BSTM) document
  • Defines and manages an enterprise data domain taxonomy consisting of data domains, specific data types within each domain and official sources of data
  • Ensures organizational alignment to the enterprise domain taxonomy and data model
  • Assists in the selection of data architecture tools and technology decisions
  • Assists in cross-domain collaboration on data architecture initiatives across the organization
  • Maintains a good understanding of the Bank's business strategies, business policies, risk management and IT processes and disciplines. This requires working with enterprise data management office, Governance and Technology teams to ensure that the data captured through other initiatives is readily available for usage across the bank
  • Works in an Agile environment to develop Data Office capabilities

Functional Competencies:

  • Deep experience with data: modeling, analysis, metadata and data consumption
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, consistent with a customer focus and a deep understanding of the content and of business needs.
  • Hands-on experience with big data ecosystem tools such as Hive, Pig, Sqoop and Spark; and experience with NoSQL databases would be an asset
  • Subject area experience with Financial Industry products and services preferred: Retail Banking/Lending, Commercial Banking/Lending, Capital Markets, and Wealth Management
  • Subject area experience with anti-money laundering compliance, RDARR, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and regulatory compliance is an asset
  • Tools skills/experience: Data modeling or architecture software (eg ERWin), BI visualization software (eg Qlikview, Tableau), Data catalog software (eg IBM Information Governance Catalog), and Industry Data Models (eg Financial Services Data Model - FSDM), Full-text Search (eg Elasticsearch)
  • Experience in data project implementation lifecycles
  • Ability to understand and suggest solutions to data design on an enterprise level
  • Experience using and implementing visualization tools like D3, Tableau or Qlikview
  • Experience with collaboration tools such as Confluence


  • University degree in relevant STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Location(s): Canada : Ontario : Toronto

As Canada's International Bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. We are a diverse and global team, speaking more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.

Toronto ON, Canada
2019-01-11 9:40:45 PM

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