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Sr. Data Architect

  • 5990 Airport Rd, Toronto, ON, M9W 6Z9; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • IT
  • Full time
  • Added


Here at Avis Budget Group we're more than just rentals—although over 70 years of experience and 11,000 locations in 180 countries has taught us a thing or two about that. We’re shaping the future of the mobility industry with our innovative, customer-focused solutions. Our globally recognized brands - Avis, Budget, Budget Truck and Zipcar - connect people to more. This means more convenience, more options and more time on the road for our customers. But we also connect our employees to more: opportunities, benefits, support, collaboration and most importantly—power to change the future. Sound your speed? Come join our family.

Avis, a Fortune 500, $5.4B global company is seeking a Senior Data Architect to join our dynamic team. Our globally recognized brands - Avis, Budget, Zipcar, and others- are shaping the future of mobility with innovative, customer-focused solutions. Our global reach and strong data-based market intelligence position us well as a leading provider of mobility options, with more than 70 years of mobility experience and 11,000 locations. At Avis Budget Group, we believe mobility as a service should be completely connected, integrated, and on-demand for our customers and other businesses, connecting people to more.

The impact you’ll make:

A Senior Data Architect is a highly seasoned, senior technologist with knowledge and skills that are both broad and deep. This person will provide leadership and guidance to help shape the organization’s cloud strategy in alignment with the company’s vision and goals. This person will be a leader within Architecture and Data Analytics practices as well as the broader IT organization. This person’s role carries considerable influence within technical and business teams as well as senior leaders in the broader organization. 

The Senior Data Architect is a strong listener; able to ensure that collated business and technology strategies are reflected in an architectural vision and design approach. These guide software development and data analytics/science teams and serve immediate and future business needs.  This individual is technically and organizationally savvy. 

This individual will also partner with senior leaders across the organization in defining strategic roadmaps for migration of data stores and data-related applications to the cloud and our data architecture. They bring deep expert knowledge about data analytics, data warehousing, data science, business intelligence, and reporting. This individual will help to define and enforce data design patterns, cloud operations for the data platforms and cloud cost models with hands-on ability to implement best practices or suggest improvements. This person will understand the global solutions landscape of all data related systems and applications to provide consulting and recommendations to product owners and leaders.

What you’ll do:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of one or more primary ABG business models, key drivers, systems, technologies and/or support systems
  • Is comfortable with planning and leading workshops and Joint Application Design (JAD) sessions and collaborates with both technical subject matter experts as well as business analysts and stakeholders
  • Determines the “right” solution approach and use of technology for projects based on the business requirements, goals, and financial objectives that aligns with Enterprise Architectural vision
  • Builds models including conceptual, logical, and physical – for platforms, systems, services, components, integrations, and data
  • Provides consulting for projects, programs, and initiatives in ABG in reference to architectural direction, compliance, and strategy
  • Helps manage, direct, and coordinate long-term strategic planning of application architectures
  • Determines and makes recommendations to IT leadership regarding initiation of architectural programs and projects and other strategic ideas
  • Consistently leads and influences broad, cross-functional teams, including IT and non-IT teams
  • Helps lead the definition of roadmaps and rationalization efforts for global applications, services, legacy systems, and databases.

What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, Information Systems, or Engineering
  • Minimum of 10 years of IT experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience designing, developing, and implementing data solutions as an architect (discipline may vary)
  • Experience serving as a data architect or lead architect on at least 2 large scale, enterprise-wide projects
  • Considerable experience leading and working with multi-site and/or partner development teams

Skills and abilities you should have:

  • Expert knowledge of Cloud methodologies (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), automation, orchestration in AWS/Azure
  • Advanced expertise in many areas of data platform engineering (infrastructure resources: storage, computation, networking, data management, transfer related to complex data solutions) and data engineering (data modelling, ETL design and development, data, and metadata managements., query design/development/tuning, database optimization, data governance, data quality, best practices)
  • Expert level understanding of databases and data technologies including traditional RDMBS, noSQL, data stream solutions
  • Excellent knowledge of code build, testing technologies, CI/CD concepts and implementations –including Concourse/Jenkins, Git, Terraform/Ansible/CloudFormation etc.
  • Excellent working knowledge of: Microsoft Visio, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, and SharePoint
  • Exceptional analytical, logical reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Consistently uses time effectively and efficiently
  • Intellectually sharp, capable, and agile
  • Self-starter: able to initiate, prioritize, and complete assignments with little to no supervision
  • Eagerness and ability to learn and adapt technologies, industry practices, tools, and trends
  • Regularly makes commitments and leads teams in consistently meeting targets
  • Serving as a widely trusted individual; able to present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner
  • Leading with integrity and able to motivate others, manage conflict, and maintain composure in high pressure situations
  • Regularly finds common ground and bonds with others; easily evokes trust and credibility
  • Ability to create strong morale within the team; blends teams when needed; shares wins and successes; develops others and holds them accountable
  • Ability to interface with upper-level management and present at that level

Perks you’ll get:

  • Access to Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
  • Eligible to elect other voluntary benefits including Group Auto Insurance, Group Home Insurance, Pet Insurance, Legal Assistance, Identity Theft Protection, FSA, Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, and additional life insurance coverages
  • Contribute up to $270 as a tax-free benefit for public transportation or parking expenses
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with company matched contributions
  • Full training to learn the business and enhance professional skills
  • Employee discounts, including discounted prices on the purchase of Avis/Budget cars
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program for services including counseling, financial and legal consultation, referrals for care service and more
  • Community involvement opportunities

Who are we?

Glad you asked! Avis Budget Group is a leading provider of mobility options, with brands including Avis, Budget & Budget Truck, and Zipcar. With more than 70 years of experience and 11,000 locations in 180 countries, we are shaping the future of our industry and want you to join us in our mission. Apply today to get connected to an exciting career, a supportive family of employees and a world of opportunities. 

The fine print:

Avis Budget Group is an equal opportunity employer – M/F/Veterans/Disabled.

This advertisement does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment. This advertisement describes the general nature and level of this position only. Essential functions and responsibilities may change as business needs require. This position may be with any affiliate of Avis Budget Group.

Avis Budget Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



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