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At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. Since January 2019, we’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

Analytics Architect (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)


Help make a difference for Canadians. CMHC’s aspiration is that by 2030, everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and that meets their needs. All of our programs and activities support this singular goal.

Be part of an inclusive workplace. Diversity and Inclusion guides everything we do at CMHC. We’re taking concrete actions to eliminate racism and embed equity into our culture, processes, programs, and policies so that they reflect the lived experiences of all Canadians.

Join the CFO and Corporate Services team. This is a technical role, developing architectures and designing solutions that leverage a state-of-the-art cloud-based analytics platform (including Cloudera, R, Python, Spark, PowerBI and Azure DataBricks) while providing guidance on its evolution.. You will be responsible for the translation of the client's business and analytic requirements into future state architectures and solutions, including the business and technical roadmaps required to achieve the target state. As a team member, the role has individual specialization and accountability to advance Analytics architecture, technology, projects, and expertise at CMHC.



•    Ensures all aspects of the analytics ecosystem’s solution architecture are optimized by working with subject matter experts in the areas of analytics, IT enterprise architecture, business lines and external partnerships to understand needs. Documents and recommends solutions to project leads and senior leadership.
•    Leverages knowledge of the organization’s information, application, and infrastructure architecture as well as the current technology landscape to design a holistic and optimized analytics platform. The incumbent understands architecture artifacts and can write/edit them.
•    Optimizes solution environments that considers functional requirements (e.g., benchmarking systems, analyzing system bottlenecks, developing verification criteria and statistical analysis) as well as non-functional attributes (e.g., security, availability and stability). The incumbent is responsible for planning, designing, and reviewing these key characteristics of the analytics platform to help ensure that it complies with enterprise standards and that it performs adequately as additional analytics solutions are implemented.
•    Influences and oversees the industrialization of analytics ensuring high performance of solutions in the platform as well as maturing the analytics capability.
•    Works with program and project managers in the design, planning and governance of implementing projects.
•    Builds relationships with broader analytics community at CMHC and works with analytics practitioners and data architects to adopt best practices and standards for data and analytics.
•    Performs a key management and thought leadership role in the areas of advanced data techniques, including data modeling, data access, data integration, data visualization, text mining, data discovery, statistical methods, database design and implementation.
•    Optimization of solutions and analytics platform at enterprise level.
•    Development of new value-added uses for CMHC data, information and analytical capabilities to audiences both internal and external to CMHC.
•    Effective management of the budget and resources assigned to the development of analytical models and an analytics culture at CMHC.


Minimum Qualifications:

•    Undergraduate degree in a quantitative field, such as Statistics, Economics, Commerce, Computer Science, Engineering.
•    Master’s degree is an asset.
•    Minimum of 7 years of advanced experience in analytics, analysis, data management, data architecture, integrated database design, data security, performance tuning, optimization methods, industrialization of initiatives including functional leadership experience in a complex data-driven organization.
•    Expert knowledge of Big Data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Spark), relational databases, open source tools (e.g. R, Python), data preparation tools and data visualization (e.g. Power bi, R, Python).
•    Experience in defining Data standards, Data governance and Data lineage, and Data Migration between database technologies.
•    Experience in handling large data volumes, deep understanding of data marts, data warehouse architecture, multidimensional databases, data lakes, and data / model migration and program optimization and application scalability solutions.
•    Strong communication, presentation and influencing skills (written, verbal and cross-cultural communication skills), including the ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and styles as well as communicating messages at multiple levels in the organization.
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities. Expert skill in identifying and analyzing trends, patterns or connections between issues, forecast impacts of change and recommend solutions.


Preferred Qualifications:
•    Financial services industry experience an asset.


Posting closing date: Note, the competition may remain active until filled.


CMHC values diverse backgrounds and experience and welcomes non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada to apply!


We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


Job Requisition ID: 6856  

Language Designation: English Essential 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): ZZZ 

Minimum Base Salary: 92538.15 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Calgary (AB); Halifax (NS); Montreal (QC); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC)

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