Data Architect

100 Queens Quay E, Toronto, ON M5E 1Z2, Canada Req #194
May 8, 2024

About Us:

As a leading Canadian wealth management organization, Richardson Wealth offers the personal touch of a boutique firm while delivering big results. With offices across the country, we are home to some of Canada’s best investment advisors. We’ve embarked on an exciting growth phase – a multi-year transformational journey to enhance our entrepreneurial, high-performing, advisor-centric culture.


Where we’re going:

We want to be the brand of choice for Canada’s top advisors and their high-net-worth clients. We also have an ambitious growth strategy to triple our Assets under Administration (AUA) to $100 billion by 2027.


To reach our goals, we are making strategic investments in technology, real estate and, most importantly, our people.

Position Overview
We are looking for a Data Architect with a passion for designing and building cloud and data solutions, possessing outstanding architecture and development skills. As part of the technology team, you will be a crucial player, leader, and agent of change as you architect and guide the build and support of a cloud platform, solutions, and data services. You will be highly accountable, assertive, and thrive in an ambiguous environment. This is an opportunity to join us during an exciting time of digital transformation.

Duties and Responsibilities
•    Provide best advice to build resilient, cloud and hybrid-cloud data solutions with exemplary architecture and design to support the planned future of the firm
•    Apply a strategic mindset in directing the technology stack, minimizing technical debt, and maximizing the opportunity for digital transformation
•    Provide best advice to the team leading a multi-year data architecture modernization program currently underway, ensuring the target architecture is appropriate to serve our needs as the organization evolves
•    You will apply your expertise in data and advanced analytics with multiple data platforms, technologies and frameworks, in designing patterns and principles, engineering principles, developing frameworks, modern cloud Azure and/or AWS architecture and building scalable applications for the cloud
•    You will be responsible for architecting solutions in a lean/agile way, including consideration of: scalability, resilience, partner interfaces, security (risks and threats, authentication, authorization), data validation, representation and storage, tuning and testing using automated testing patterns and tools, balancing the need for feature development with architecture
•    Ability to mentor and influence the team to deliver well architected solutions 
•    Understand and contribute to the technical solution from design to the code level
•    Collaboratively evolve and communicate the target architecture design and roadmap
•    Document designs to foster knowledge sharing across the organization and create agreement on what we're building
•    Spearhead our technology trajectory by conducting progressive research and prototyping cutting-edge technologies
•    Promote best practices for software engineering to ensure solid code and usability consistency across teams

•    5+ years’ experience as a Data Architect or a Solutions Architect with expertise in designing and developing complex, scalable client facing solutions using a mix of on-premises and cloud technologies, including data source analysis and profiling, as well as Relational DBMS
•    Excellent analytical skills and ability to grasp complex business concepts quickly
•    Experience in programming, scripting, automation, and customization initiatives
•    Excellent soft skills and readily able to communicate ideas and concepts to business sponsors and non-technical colleagues. Critical thinking capabilities and a consultative mindset
•    Financial Services industry experience is an asset, preferably interacting with data flowing from Broadridge Dataphile or ISM back-office applications, and/or trading applications
•    Experience with Snowflake or a competing cloud data platform is desirable
•    Ability to thrive in a busy and evolving, wealth management technology environment
•    Experience with SSRS, SSIS and SSAS preferred
•    Experience with the Azure data platform preferred 
•    Experience with D365 datasets an asset

•    Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Business Intelligence, Data Science, or related education or commensurate experience
•    A Canadian Securities Course is a definite advantage

Why Apply:

Our firm is only as good as the people who work here. Our employees are exceptional because they combine in-depth expertise with enthusiasm and empathy. From our front office talent to our colleagues behind the scenes, we have one focus: to ensure our people thrive here more than anywhere else. Are you innovative, self-driven, and client-centric?


If so, we’re ready to invest in you.


Richardson Wealth is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We are happy to meet your individual needs in keeping with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Candidates may request accommodation at any point during the interview process.


We are a proud partner of Pride at Work Canada.

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  • 100 Queens Quay E, Toronto, ON M5E 1Z2, Canada