Director, Data Architect

March 29 2024
Expected expiry date: April 17 2024
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Analyst, Commercial, Technical sales, Data analyst, BI, Mining, AI, Data Centre, Warehousing, Cloud, Database Dev. & Admin., Executive, CTO, Programming, Development, QA, Tester, Debug, Systems architect, Design
Toronto, ON | Winnipeg, MB | Regina, SK | Saskatoon, SK | Calgary, AB | Edmonton, AB • Full time

Location: Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and Edmonton

SGI has made many new investments in technology. These specific changes represent the digital side of our Corporate Transformation also known as Digital Transformation. We have moved to an agile environment changing the way we think and embracing a totally new way of delivering work. SGI has been gradually transforming itself and will continue to do so in the years ahead. The successful individual for this role will be a team player, self sufficient, embrace change and embody SGI’s vision, mission, and values.

We are seeking a Data Architect who will lead the overall research, define strategy and approach, and execute on designing conceptual and logical representation of the SGI's data architecture. Reporting to the Vice President of Data Strategy and Enablement, your role will be critical in utilizing your agility, business analysis and data architecture expertise to identify and engage with the key stakeholders, as well as collect and translate complex business requirements into a flexible, extendible data driven semantic structure easily understandable by business end-users.

You will be instrumental in supporting growth in our reporting and analytics capabilities and providing valuable insights that will help inform our business strategy and decision-making processes.

We hope you consider applying if you:

  • Have a good understanding of data architecture principles and best practices and a strong background in business analysis and design.
  • Are a strategic thinker with a passion for data-driven, data centric integrated solutions and a track record of success in leadership roles.
  • Can translate, simplify and represent business information requirements into a flexible domain driven structure easily comprehended by business end-users, supporting growth in reporting and analytics to be able to improve decision making.
  • Can establish high confidence in data by recognizing single source of truth opportunities.
  • Are highly collaborative, with excellent communication skills and a proven ability to work effectively across teams and departments.
  • Have knowledge of Property & Casualty Insurance and Auto Fund business processes.
  • Have a passion for learning, researching, and staying abreast of the latest advancements in data architecture and technology to adapt them to SGI's business operations.
  • Want to leverage your leadership skills to influence change and adaptation, like actively supporting SGI's culture, expanding your learning, and supporting your colleagues as they do.

Typically, these skills are gained through a four-year degree in a relevant field such as Computer Science/Engineering, Information Technology, Business, Mathematics and Applied Science or defined equivalency and ten years of IT experience comprising at least four years in a Data Architect role or equivalent. Experience as a Data Architect in the Property and Casualty insurance industry would be considered an asset.

What else do we offer?

Our website gives a run-down of the many perks of working with us, including:

  • Work-life balance: How does an additional three weeks off a year sound?
  • Personal development: We invest in our employees. We provide leadership and employee training and education funding to support your self-improvement goals and keep our teams thriving.
  • A positive, healthy work culture: Work culture can be the reason an employee stays or leaves a job. At SGI, we’ve worked hard to develop a culture we’re proud of. And we continue to invest in our culture to make sure that our actions (and culture) reflect our corporate values: caring, passion, innovation, and integrity.
  • Awesome people: Seriously. We hire the best people, and you get to work with them. At SGI, you will find the work-family you did not know you needed.

We strive to create the kind of work environment where employees want to come to work. We're not just a workplace but a second home, a community of individuals driven by passion and creativity. At SGI, your voice is heard, your idea is valued, and your contribution is celebrated. We foster a culture that encourages innovation and embraces diversity, where everyone’s unique strengths blend seamlessly. If SGI and this opportunity appeal to you, we look forward to seeing your application!

To learn more about this position, check out the full job description . There, you’ll find all requirements and accountabilities in greater detail.

Diversity is a cornerstone of SGI. We believe all candidates should be given the opportunity to fully participate during the recruitment process. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, we invite you to submit your accommodation requests to us at, and we will work through your request with you. All information received will be kept confidential.

The position closes Sunday, April 14, 2024, so submit your application online by 11:59 p.m. (SK time).

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected will be contacted for an interview.

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