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Data Architect

Requisition ID:  172425 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  IT Data & Integration 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; Nova Scotia  

City: Mississauga, Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg, Stellarton

Location: Winnipeg Office, Calgary Office, Foord St. Office, King St. Office, Sobeys Innovation Hub, Tahoe Office, Victoria Office 

Postal Code: B0K 1S0 


Our family of 134,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.


Job Description


  • Data Architecture. Define the data architecture framework and standards. Drive standardization in all matters related to data entry, storage, and retrieval. Provide guidance in creating the enterprise data structure, models, meta-data, quality standards and acceptable usage. Encourage and assist in operational use of data for business process functions.

  • Data Organization. Design effective database solutions and models to store and retrieve company data for processes such as data identification, ingestion, sharing, integration, cataloging and documentation. Define how information should flow and be consumed by various business and IT customers.

  • Data Management. Determine future state data needs of the enterprise and data standards. Lead the Master Data Management (MDM) technology efforts.

  • Data Inventory. Create and document the data inventory and data flow diagrams to determine what can be measured. Oversee the migration of data from legacy systems to new digital solutions.

  • Data Quality. Overall accountability to Sobeys data quality program including processes, standards and ongoing compliance checks.

  • Data Governance. Design and/or support the data governance approach, organization structure (e.g., Data Council), and roles and responsibilities across the enterprise. Create recommendations and inputs for review and consideration at Data Governance councils/meetings.

  • Information Systems. Manage the organization of information systems and monitor the performance via regular tests, troubleshooting and integrating features for improvement.

  • Partner with Business Partnership and Business Leadership to rationalize the information value chain, the information architect will provide strategic recommendations to maximize the value of information assets via their creation, access and use.

  • Enhance decision making: Use tools such as business information models to provide the organization with a future-state view of the information landscape that is unencumbered by the specific data implementation details imposed by proprietary solutions or technologies. 

  • Collaborate and work with Business Partners and Business to ensure that data and reports meet their business needs.

  • Work closely with Enterprise Architects, Solution Architect and Integration Architect in delivery of Sobeys enterprise architecture.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline.

  • 5-7+ Years of experience as a Data Sciences Professional or Information/Solution Architect

  • Knowledge of data analytics, data mapping, data modelling and data profiling tools

  • Knowledge of architectural frameworks such as TOGAF

  • Experience with Azure cloud data platform, and knowledge of Synapse, Databricks and snowflake

  • Good Knowledge of Industry Standards and best practices on Data Life Cycle Management – Data collection, curation, usage, retention, archiving and Destruction.


We offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role and location. Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by or monitored for accuracy by our organization. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.


While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.