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Senior Enterprise Data Architect

April 12 2017
Categories Systems architect - Design
Toronto, ON


*If you applied during the period of January 3-9, 2017 and February 10-23, 2017 no need to reapply as all applications will be considered. Thank you.

Guided by a new and ambitious Corporate Plan, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), North America's 3rd largest transit system, has embarked on a 5-year journey to transform into a transit system that makes Toronto proud. Our ongoing recruitment efforts are strategically aligned with the TTC's corporate mission "to provide a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar, and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service, and courtesy".

We are currently seeking a Senior Enterprise Data Architect.


  • Performing the leadership, facilitation, analysis and design tasks required to develop/evolve the enterprise data architecture (EDA) and to ensure that it is leveraged effectively
  • Responsible for the overall data strategy, architecture and development of the organization's enterprise data and Master Data Management (MDM) capabilities
  • Developing the requirements, principles, models, designs and road maps for the future-state EDA in alignment with the IT Strategy, as well as the documentation of the current-state EDA
  • Working closely with IT managers, architects, project teams and business stakeholders, with respect to enterprise data architecture, data strategy and data governance
  • Championing efforts to improve business performance through enterprise information solutions and capabilities
  • Evaluating emerging trends in enterprise-wide information sharing and determines the impacts on the future-state EDA
  • Coordinating analysis and implementation activities with project teams, EA team members, business constituents and IT staff, while working closely with these resources to fulfil the responsibilities described above
  • Responsible for treating passengers and employees with respect and dignity and ensuring the needs of passengers and employees with disabilities are accommodated and/or addressed (if applicable and within their area of responsibility) in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders so that they can fully benefit from the TTC as a service-provider and an employer
  • Participation in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program


  • A university degree in Computer Science, or the equivalent, combined with directly related experience in a business or computer related discipline. Minimum of 5 years of hands-on design and implementation experience in at least two IT disciplines (ie. Application Development, Information Architecture, Middleware Design, Database Management)
  • Strong understanding of all aspects of enterprise architecture, with deep expertise in managing the data domain at the enterprise level
  • Enterprise and project level data architecture and design expertise, including database base design, relational and dimensional modelling, data, data quality and data architecture principles, policies and standards
  • Expert knowledge and practical corporate implementation experience with Data Governance
  • Experience in delivering an Enterprise Data Strategy, and developing an Enterprise Data Model for a large organization.
  • Signifigant practical experience with IT applications and technical architectures, designing and implementing enterprise systems, with experience across the full SDLC including business analysis, design, programming and quality assurance.
  • Ability to demonstrate a depth of knowledge for all aspects of Enterprise Architecture - TOGAF certification and EA tool experience are definite assets in this respect
  • Strong understanding and practical corporate implementation experience with Master Data Management (MDM)
  • Experience in a senior architectural position, managing teams as well as working with a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Understanding of SOA and exposure to business intelligence tools and techniques a definite asset
  • Must have the ability to understand the strategic as well as the tactical perspectives of situations, translate business needs into technology architecture requirements, estimate the financial impact of architectural solutions, define multiple solution options to business problems and quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
  • Autonomous and self-motivated with a well-developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills and effective conceptualization, pattern recognition, presentation and facilitation skills
  • You must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees             

Annual Salary Range: $92,164.80 - $115,260.60 (Level 10)

Deadline to apply is April 25, 2017

At the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), we place a high value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day, and we keep Toronto moving with a dedication to service, safety and convenience that is unparalleled in our industry. We invite you to join our team in delivering on our commitment to creating a transit system that makes Toronto proud.

For more details and how to apply, please visit our website at

Hiring and selection preferences are not given in the employment of an employee's relatives. Relatives of current TTC employees cannot be hired, assigned transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a potential conflict of interest due to relationship. If you are qualified for the position for which you are applying, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship, and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee at the employment interview.

The TTC is committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with a workforce that is representative of the communities it serves. Committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, the TTC encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodation is available for applicants, including those with disabilities, throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resource- Employment Services at (416) 393-4570.

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