The Information Technology Department is responsible for providing technology solutions that contribute to the achievement of BCI’s vision and long-term goals. The department manages the Corporation’s business applications and information technology infrastructure, providing support to a large group of financial professionals. The IT Department is also responsible for authoring IT-related directives and conducting disaster recovery planning to minimize risk to the Corporation’s delivery of investment services.
This position reports to the Manager, Data Governance and has very close interactions with members of the Enterprise Data Management branch and the broader Information Technology department to ensure alignment, coordination, and physical technology implementation.
The Data Architect leads the design, definition, and management of the data structures and models required to support the overall data program at BCI in partnership with colleagues across various stakeholder departments. The role will place emphasis on the concept of managing ‘data as meaning’ – where primary focus is on ensuring that the meaning of data is precise, unambiguous, consistent, and transparent throughout the organization. The Data Architect will be accountable for ensuring that corporate data sets have well-defined characteristics and metadata, and that they are included in an overall taxonomy that appropriately represents our data assets in the context of our business activities.
A key challenge for the Data Architect will be establishing a framework to ensure that these activities are incorporated into existing and future state workflows and that the data architecture function emphasizes application over theory while also aligning to broader data and architectural strategies at BCI. The incumbent will also demonstrate leadership in improving overall data accessibility for end users and integration teams.
A role in data management requires strong organizational skills, acute attention to detail, and the ability to conceptualize the sometimes-abstract areas of data management and governance. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in data management with an emphasis on conceptual and logical data modeling of common domains such as financial instruments, portfolio structures, holdings, benchmarks, and derivatives. An in-depth understanding of data and technology trends within asset management is highly desirable.
The Data Architect will be providing significant support to Enterprise Data Management’s efforts around data governance and project delivery. The incumbent will work very closely with business analysts, data analysts, developers, and both data producers and consumers to ensure that data requirements are captured and modeled appropriately to enable efficient processes, high data quality, and appropriate data accessibility.
Effective performers have a high level of energy and the motivation to sustain it over time. They are ambitious and passionate about their role in the organization. They have the stamina and endurance to handle the substantial workload present in today’s organizations. They are motivated to maintain a fast pace and continue to produce even in exhausting circumstances.
Effective performers use technology to be effective in their organizational role. They value technology and understand the necessity of leveraging it to stay productive and competitive. They are proactive in investigating and adopting new technologies to achieve competitive advantage.
Effective performers possess a high inner work standard and shows pride in their work. They consistently strive to ensure work is complete within deadlines and that all work performed is of a high quality.
Effective performers are imaginative. They are able to create a vision of a preferred future for their teams. They communicate it clearly and enthusiastically in such a way that others are attracted to it. They are able to bring the vision to life for team members.
Establishes and proactively maintains a broad network of relationships (e.g. colleagues, co-workers, vendors, suppliers, etc.). They value these relationships and work effectively across the organization by maintaining positive working relationships with peers and others.
Problem Solving & Decision Making
Effective performers are able to identify problems, solve them, act decisively, and show good judgment. They isolate causes from symptoms, and compile information and alternatives to illuminate problems or issues. They involve others as appropriate and gather information from a variety of sources. They find a balance between studying the problem and solving it. They readily commit to action and make decisions that reflect sound judgment.