Data Solutions Architect

Posting Date: Aug 2, 2022

Location: Edmonton (Remote Work), AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Data Solutions Architect 

Job Requisition ID: 30319

Ministry: Service Alberta

Location: Edmonton (Remote Work)

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: August 15, 2022

Classification: Systems Analyst Level 3

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:


Every Service Albertan strives to enable the success of our Ministry partners and Albertans through providing exceptional client focused services that meet and exceed our clients' expectations. We are looking for collaborative, agile, solutions focused individuals with strong communication skills and a strong service orientation. If that describes you, please read on! To learn more about us, please visit:


The Data, Information and Privacy Services Division uses a one government approach to information and privacy governance, decision-making and service delivery across the Government of Alberta (GoA) balanced with individual client needs. This facilitates enhanced data access, collaboration, reduction in data duplication and innovation to ensure effective and efficient services across the government to provide better services to Albertans. 


As the Data Solution Architect, you will facilitate strategic planning for the end-to-end design and architecture of data solutions that support the delivery of data products.  You will contribute to the evolution of the Government of Alberta (GoA) Data Strategy, data management and related frameworks. You will have in-depth knowledge of solution architecture modeling, process modeling, data modeling and object oriented design technologies, as well as knowledge of best-practice data platform design techniques.


The efforts of this role will improve access to and informed use of GoA data assets both within and outside of government in support of policy analysis, program planning, and decision-making. This role will require the ability to think and work tactically across the organization, as well as diving deeper into data topics related to data architecture, data platforms, data access, and data governance to support the GoA Data Strategy.  The role supports Data Unit's data service delivery by working collaboratively with data product developers, data architects, data engineers and data scientists on variety of data initiatives to ensure optimal data delivery architecture is consistent throughout ongoing projects.


Your responsibilities include:

•    Leading discussions with leaders/staff, partners, stakeholders, end-users, etc. to understand business direction and enterprise data/information requirements and their value

•    Designing and delivering on enterprise and solution architecture related to data

•    Enabling a federated data fabric platform architecture and improving the practice of data architecture in GoA

•    Reviewing solutions and designs of peers, including data models, pipeline design and provide appropriate feedback including performance optimization

•    Developing comprehensive data requirements to serve as the basis for the Data Fabric, including critical data identification & classification, data standards, data governance & management practices, data infrastructure, etc.

•    Coaching, mentoring, and empowering staff to use creative thinking and develop innovative solutions


A university degree in Computer Science or a related field, supplemented by at least four (4) years of related experience is required. See below for equivalencies.


Other requirements include:

-    Experience developing, delivering and implementing data platform solution architectures

-    Experience manipulating, processing and extracting value from large disconnected datasets

-    Strong strategic thinker with collaboration skills to work across functions and business.

-    Excellent presentation skills with experience presenting to various levels of the organization.


The following will be considered assets:

-    Certification as an architecture professional in one or more domains (e.g. DAMA CDMP, CISSP, Business Architecture Guild CBA, MS Azure)

-    Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks (e.g. TOGAF, Gartner or Zachman), their use and implementation

-    Knowledge of data fabric, semantic layers and data lake with tools such as Azure Data Factory, Azure Databricks, Azure Synapse Analytics, Snowflake, Hadoop, Sparketc.

-    Experience with cloud services such as Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP)


Equivalencies are:

A related two-year diploma and a minimum of six (6) years of related experience; a related one-year certificate and a minimum of seven (7) years of related experience.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. 


The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:


Systems Thinking: Takes holistic long-term view of challenges and opportunities and works towards actions and plans aligned with APS values.


Creative Problem Solving: Engages perspective to seek root causes and finds ways to improve complex systems.


Agility: Anticipates obstacles and stays focused on goals and identifies alternative approaches and supports others to do the same.


Drive for Results: Commits to what is good for Albertans even if not immediately accepted and reaches goals consistent with APS direction.


Develop Self and Others: Provides feedback and openly discusses team performance and aligns personal goals with career goals.


$3,022.61 - $4,003.55 bi-weekly ($78,890 - $104,492 / year) 


For more information about the Systems Analyst classification and its total compensation, please visit


This position is a permanent, full-time role with the standard weekly work hours of 36.25, Monday to Friday.


Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening.


Must reside in Alberta to work remotely.


What we offer:

•    Working for the Alberta Public Service –

•    Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –

•    Leadership and mentorship programs

•    Professional learning and development

•    Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How To Apply

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Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.


We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Liliane Karara at


If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.