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Senior Manager, Data Architecture and Advanced Analytics (Ottawa or Montreal)

Job Requisition ID: 8632  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Starting Base Salary: 117034.75 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

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


At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We empower our employees to be fully autonomous and accountable in achieving their results. Employees focus on how they achieve results rather than when and where they choose to work.


Here are some of the reasons why we were chosen as one of Canada's top employers:

  • Enjoy 5 weeks of vacation;
  • An annual individual performance bonus;
  • Defined benefit pension plan;
  • Comprehensive group insurance to support your well-being from day one;
  • Access to a catalogue of courses for individual learning;
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with multiple Employee Resource Groups and much more!


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 eradicate racism and advance equity within CMHC and the housing system.


Join the Corporate Services team where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. 




  • Lead a team of senior Data and Analytics Architects as well as Data Engineers. The senior manager, with this team, envisions, designs, set standards and oversees the evolution of CMHC’s data and analytics platform, data extraction, transformation and loading, new data sources and reporting.
  • Provide expert advice on the introduction and impact of replacement technologies and on the impact of IT policies, standards and guidelines and how evolving technologies may apply to the CMHC environment and business activities.
  • Facilitate meetings, presentations and brainstorming sessions to support innovative thinking on the development of strategies, plans and systems to meet the overall enterprise architecture goals and objectives.
  • Act as a management consultant to advise CMHC’s business leaders how to achieve their strategy using Data and Analytics. Understanding needs and prioritize requirements, articulate solutions, leverage the expertise of others in a collaborative manner that aligns with other stakeholders and complies with CMHC’s policies.
  • Develop reports, dashboards and other communication tools to track IT’s progress and overall performance as it relates to Data Architecture.
  • Develop the Data and Analytics Architecture framework, program mandate, value proposition to CMHC, governance and team composition, Data and Analytics roadmap, and deliverables. Develop, coach and lead specialized technical staff and ensure a consistent and coordinated Data and Analytics Architecture approach and program.
  • Ensure compliance with requirements, adherence to standards and best practices when implementing or developing components of CMHC’s Data and Analytics platform and projects.
  • Ensure consistency between, and integration with, the other components of CMHC’s Enterprise Architecture Blueprint (enterprise, business, security and information).


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in a related field such as computer science, , commerce, finance,  or economics.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years experience in Information Technology or Data Analytics Reporting with five (5) years of experience in leading a team.
  • Strong knowledge of data governance frameworks and performance measures.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills including presentation, negotiating and influencing skills in both official languages (French and English).
  • Ability to develop, establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience with a data science programming languages (Python, R, SAS etc.)and with data science tools (Databricks, R studio, Jupyter, PowerBI, etc.).


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master's degree in computer science, information systems, Data science or a related field; MBA with a major in IT; IT EA-related certifications such as The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF); certifications and education related to data and analytics, applications, technology and security. Cloud computing certifications, such as Microsoft Azure.


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





On June 14, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that as of June 20, 2022, it will suspend vaccination requirements for federal government employees.  This decision followed a review of the current public health situation, including the evolution of the virus and vaccination rates in Canada. As a result, and consistent with the Government of Canada decision, CMHC has suspended its Vaccination Policy, effective June 20, 2022.  


As a result, at this time, CMHC does not require employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.  CMHC will continue to monitor the public health situation and may at any time make adjustments and adopt or reintroduce measures, including mandatory vaccination, attestation and verification requirements. Any such vaccination measures, as updated from time to time, shall form a term and condition of your employment at CMHC.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our aspiration.
We are committed to employment equity and actively encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.
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.