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As the premier global asset management and disposition company, Ritchie Bros. helps thousands of people around the world buy and sell heavy equipment, trucks, and other assets every month. With our multiple onsite and online selling platforms and commitment to first-class customer service, Ritchie Bros. is trusted worldwide for making buying and selling easy, efficient, fair, and transparent. If you’re an innovator with an entrepreneurial spirit, we want you to join our growing team – employed in a wide variety of positions from sales to operations to corporate functions –as we transform the global used equipment market.
Join us on our journey and move forward with us, build your success, and grow your career.
We’re looking for aData Architectto join our team in Burnaby, BC.
The Data Architect is a key member of the Data Management team, responsible for the Enterprise Data Warehouse, Data Lake, and related data processing. In this role, you will act as an advocate of data modeling methodologies and data processing best practices within the organization. You will enhance the company’s use of data as a strategic enabler of corporate goals and objectives by designing, developing, and implementing data models for enterprise-level applications and systems.
In this role, you’ll:
Develop a deep understanding of Ritchie Bros. current data platform, related solutions and applications, internal and external data sources, data flows and integrations
Oversee the mapping of data sources, data movement, interfaces, and analytics, with the goal of ensuring data quality
Collaborate with project managers and business unit leaders for projects involving enterprise data
Document the data architecture and environment in order to maintain a current and accurate view of the larger data picture
Work closely with Product Owners and business representatives to understand business needs with a goal of transforming these needs into a data architecture and design
Collaborate with enterprise and solution architects, other data architects, ETL developers & engineers, data scientists and analysts to lead identification and definition of required data structures, models, formats, metadata
Establish methods and procedures for tracking data quality, completeness, redundancy, and improvement
Participate in work planning and estimation.
Here’s what you bring:
College diploma or university degree in computer science, information systems, computer engineering, or equivalent
10 years IT experience, with at least 5 years in a data architect role
Hands-on experience with data architecting, data engineering, large-scale data modeling, and business requirements gathering/analysis.
Experience in performing complex data analysis, consulting and providing recommendations
Experience with business requirements analysis, entity relationship planning, database design, reporting structures, and so on
Experience with relational databases, analytical models, and data lakes
Experience working with structured, semi-structured and unstructured data sets
Experience working with modern data warehouses (AWS Redshift, Azure Synapse Analytics, Google BigQuery, Snowflake)
Experience with data streaming technologies (Kafka, StreamSets, Kinesis, etc.), stream processing, and event driven architectures
Working knowledge of SQL
Excellent understanding of dimensional modeling, star schemas, and associated Kimball methodology
Ability to accurately analyze information, problem-solve, and make sound decisions
Ability to prepare specifications and reports, deliver oral presentations, and explain complex technical concepts in simple terms
Exceptional attention to detail
Experience working with an Agile development team
Highly self motivated and directed with a willingness to take initiative and accountability for achieving results
A proven ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
A strong work ethic without sacrificing your sense of humour or your ability to have fun on the job.
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Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is a global asset management and disposition company, offering customers end-to-end solutions for buying and selling used heavy equipment, trucks and other assets. Operating in a multitude of sectors, including construction, transportation, agriculture, energy, oil and gas, mining, and forestry, the company’s selling channels include: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer offers live auction events with online bidding; IronPlanet, an online marketplace with featured weekly auctions and providing its exclusive IronClad Assurance® equipment condition certification; MarketPlacee, an online marketplace offering multiple price and timing options; Mascus, a leading European online equipment listing service; and Ritchie Bros. Private Treaty, offering privately negotiated sales. The company also offers sector-specific solutions including GovPlanet, TruckPlanet, Kruse Energy Auctioneers, and Cat® auctions, plus equipment financing and leasing through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services. For more information about the unprecedented choice provided by Ritchie Bros., visit RitchieBros.com.
Ritchie Bros. is an equal opportunity employer and ensures nondiscrimination in all activities in accordance with all applicable laws. This position is open to all qualified applicants who are legally entitled to work in the country in which this job is located. Candidate selection is made by Talent Acquisition. Only electronic applications can be accepted. No agency calls, please.