Bilingual Senior Specialist, Metadata Management

Job Requisition ID: 10193  

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Montreal (QC)

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 99646.37 to $ 124557.97 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


About CMHC

At CMHC, the work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to realize a future where everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and meets their needs.


Our people are second to none. We lean in with courage, band together as a community and try new things to make a lasting impact on housing from coast to coast to coast.


Join us and be part of a team that's committed to making a real difference and be part of something meaningful.


What’s in it for you

We’ve got the purpose, the people and the perks you need for a fulfilling career. Here’s what you get when you’re a permanent employee:

  • 5 weeks of vacation.
  • Annual individual performance bonus.
  • Defined benefit pension plan.
  • Comprehensive group insurance plan to support your well-being from day one.
  • Support in your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more – because when you thrive, we thrive.
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with Employee Resource Groups and more.
  • A hybrid work model that lets you balance working from home and nurturing in-person connections by coming into your region’s office at a minimum of 4 times a month.


About the role

Join the Enterprise Data Office, where we lead our digital transformation by improving data quality and integrity to accelerate housing affordability. As the Bilingual Senior Specialist, Metadata Management, you will support the design, development, implementation, maintenance, evolution and enhancement of the Information Management (IM) functions (information, data, knowledge and records) at CMHC. You will help the organization realize the full value of its structured and unstructured data and information assets and evolve the corporate information taxonomy. You will also implement and manage an effective data/information governance model and frameworks to address the safe, effective and efficient sharing of information across CMHC.  


What you’ll do: 

  • Lead the research, design, execution of enhancements, changes, and fixes to data governance and data management platforms and the integration of business systems, in collaboration with stakeholders. 
  • Act as key subject matter expert both within the team and cross-functionally, on data governance, metadata management, key performance measurements, data repositories and provide insight developed through comprehensive analysis and research. 
  • Support the establishment of directives, standards, guidelines, and procedures. 
  • Provide functional/technical guidance and direction to create alignment and adherence to data/information governance policies and standards for stakeholders. 
  • Responsible for development & production of metrics and reports that provide insight into the health of the data governance application. 
  • Provide data support and training to business stakeholders on new capabilities and processes. 
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in data governance. 


What you should have: 

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field such as computer science or data analytics, and a minimum of 7 years of experience in Data Governance, Data Privacy, Data Analysis and Engineering, and/or Data Management processes and technology.  
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience leading projects related to application or report development and enhancements, creating reports using tools such as PowerBI and performing data analysis using SQL or Python.  
  • An experience evaluating, selecting, and implementing data governance tools (Collibra, Informatica, or other) and technologies to support data governance initiatives effectively. 
  • An experience overseeing the creation and maintenance of metadata repositories to facilitate data discovery, understanding, and usage. 
  • A strong knowledge of data governance frameworks and best practices. 
  • An experience documenting standards and processes to support data governance operational activities. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, critical and systems thinking. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including presentation skills. 


It would be great if you also had: 

  • A Collibra Ranger certification and an ability to develop workflows and automate processes in Collibra. 
  • A proficiency with running profiles and building data quality metrics in Informatica. 
  • An experience developing programs that leverage external APIs with a strong understanding of leading practices. 
  • A data engineering and architecture experience. 


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


Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

We’re committed to employment equity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions to apply. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our mission.


Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion 


What happens after you apply 

We know that applying for a new job can be both exciting and daunting, and we appreciate your effort. Learn more about our hiring process.  If you are selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


If you applied before and you were not successful don’t worry – we're always posting new positions, so don’t hesitate to give it another shot. We’re excited to see what you bring to the table this time around!