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Senior Data & Analytics Architect

CGI Group

This is a Contract position in Calgary, AB posted January 22, 2023.

Position Description:

CGI is looking for an Analytics Architect for its growing team in Western Canada to help our customers with their data & analytics!

Ready to join an outstanding culture that cares about diversity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility and gives the freedom to innovate, influence decisions, and chart an exciting career?

CGI is more than just an IT consulting company; be part of a team that supports the local community with the ability draw on global best-in-class talent. CGI is looking for a Senior Data & Analytics Cloud Platform Lead for its expanding team to assist our clients with their analytics journey. Benefits include a share purchase program, profit sharing, wellness credits, training and development programs, and flexible work schedules and locations.

This position is ideal for someone who is looking to take on a challenging role in delivering complex modern analytic solutions. You will lead technical implementation of cloud data and analytic engagements, including architectural design sessions, technical enterprise cloud data & analytic implementation and administration with a main focus on the Microsoft Azure platform. You will be hands-on crafting data & analytics cloud usage patterns with a strong focus on enabling analytics and machine learning, DataOps, DevOps, as well as modernizing and migrating workloads to cloud.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

We help our clients with numerous types of projects covering a variety of different business scenarios including supporting data for machine learning, analytics, business intelligence, data governance. The analytics architect will have the skills to communicate and deliver modern analytic solutions to solve different business problem while building close relationships with both client and CGI team members:

• Design, deployment, and management of secure and compliant enterprise infrastructure and cloud architectures using Infrastructure-as-Code
• Configure and tune cloud-based tools to manage cost, security, and compliance for the environments
• Provide technical direction to team members to develop- test and implement the solution as per the design and within the specified timelines
• Work across a myriad of technology stacks in Azure, AWS, and GCP
• Deliver against the strategic roadmap for cloud analytics architecture
• Monitor and resolve stability and performance issues
• Conduct testing and data reviews to evaluate the effectiveness of current security and operational measures
• Authoring and peer review of detailed design and security documentation- inclusive of vendor best practices
• Ensure best practices and patterns are being implemented for cloud analytic solutions
• Be familiar with automated orchestration and configuration management
• Coordinate with client teams & engineering teams and other stakeholders to build- monitor- and maintain a secure cloud infrastructure via automation in both production and non-production environments

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent; Masters preferred
• 10+ Years’ Experience – at least 4 years in a Cloud Solution Architecture and Engineering lead role
• Extensive hands-on Azure design and architecture experience including key Azure platform and infrastructure services such as Azure Data Factory (ADF), Azure Logic Apps, Azure Synapse ASYPS (SQL Data Warehouse-ASDW), Blob Storage, SQL Azure, Azure Stream Analytics Job, IoT Hub, IoT Edge, Azure Resource Group, Azure Data Explorer (ADX) Kusto Query Language, Azure Data Gateway, Data Management Gateway, oAuth, Azure PowerShell, Azure Tabular, Power BI Desktop/Design, Power BI Portal/Desktop, O365, Datazen Publisher, ExpressRoute Networking, etc.
• Experience implementing other cloud native database platforms such as Snowflake, AWS Redshift
• Experience working within container orchestration solutions such as big query- Docker- Kubernetes- Docker- EKS and/or ECS
• Strong hands-on expertise in implementing and architecting scalable cloud solution
• 2+ years’ experience with Infrastructure-as-Code and orchestration/automation tools such as Terraform and Ansible
• Strong experience with IaaS platform capabilities and services (Professional cloud certifications preferred)
• Experience working within an automated CI/CD pipeline for release development- testing- remediation- and deployment
• Experience with vulnerability management tools and data to ensure provisioning of secure- patched resources
• Experience using analytics tools and Elastic Stack for querying- monitoring and alerting
• Experience with agile
• Expertise in at least one primary scripting language (Bash- Python- PowerShell)
• Excellent communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills in a dynamic environment
• Effective documentation skills including technical diagrams and written descriptions
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team with professional attitude and demeanor
• Critical thinking and ability to balance environmental requirements with mission need



  • Azure Data Factory
  • Azure Logic Apps
  • Container Technology
  • IaaS Cloud
  • Snowflake
  • Solution Analysis
  • Solution Design
  • Solutions Architecture
What you can expect from us:

Insights you can act on

While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees ”members” because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today – one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

Ready to become part of our success story? Join CGI – where your ideas and actions make a difference.