Ritchie Bros

Ritchie Bros

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Job Description:

Move, Build, Grow your career!


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 a Data Architect based in Burnaby, BC.


This is a contract position.


The Opportunity:

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 modelling 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 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 the 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
  • Actively support the RB Unreserved Commitment to Safety: to send everyone home, every day, the way they came to work, by taking personal responsibility for your safety and safety of your team, co-workers, and customers.  

Here’s what you bring:

  • College diploma or university degree in computer science, information systems, computer engineering, or equivalent
  • 10 years of IT experience, with at least 5 years in a data architect role
  • Hands-on experience with data architecting, data engineering, large-scale data modelling, 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 modelling, 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.


This job will require you to:

  • Occasional evening and weekend work to meet deadlines


To get an idea of what our auctions are like, you can check out some auction videos on YouTube right here: http://bit.ly/KKL9Fz 


Want to learn more about the company? Visit our Career site, LinkedIn or connect with us today through Facebook or Twitter. 


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. 

Ritchie Bros

Burnaby, BC, Canada

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