For over 75 years, Medavie Blue Cross has been a leading health and wellness partner for individuals, employers and governments across Canada. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization dedicated to giving back to the communities where we live and work, and to ensuring our employees thrive in our award-winning, collaborative culture. We are one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures and are recognized as a Caring Company, a designation for national leaders in community investment and social responsibility.
Our team of 2,100 professionals work across six provinces. We excel by living our shared values of being caring, accountable, responsible, innovative and community-minded. We’re committed to ensuring the health and wellness of our employees and their families, along with personal and professional growth, through a variety of programs and support at all levels of our organization.
Along with Medavie Health Services, we are part of Medavie — a national health organization with over 6,400 employees. Together, our mission is to improve the wellbeing of Canadians.
Data Engineering Architect
User Experience and Digital Tech
Full time, permanent
Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI or Newfoundland (remote work options available)
October 24, 2021
As a leading health and wellness partner for individuals, employers, and governments across Canada, we are passionate and innovative about improving the wellbeing of Canadians. You are passionate about data and using it in meaningful ways to make a positive impact in your community and in your country. You have a deep understanding of big data theory, tools, and technologies. You are a team player who lifts the entire team through collaboration, mentoring and sharing your experience.
The Data Engineering Specialist will work to support Data Scientists and Data Analysts as part of our new Advanced Analytics Centre of Excellence, providing infrastructure and tools that can be used to deliver end-to-end solutions to business problems. They will build scalable, high performance infrastructure for delivering clear business insights from raw data sources. The hire will be responsible for expanding and optimizing our data and data pipeline architecture, as well as optimizing data flow and collection. The ideal candidate is an experienced data pipeline builder and data wrangler who enjoys optimizing data systems and building them from the ground up. They will also have a passion for Data Science and for leveraging data-driven decision making. The candidate will be excited by the prospect of optimizing or even re-designing our company’s data architecture to establish a foundation for our Advanced Analytics Centre of Excellence.
In this role, the Data Engineering Specialist must develop a well-structured and actionable strategy regarding both internal and external data. Internal data will need to be organized in ways that enable and support the development of new analytics insights and capabilities. With external data, the Data Engineering Specialist must focus on securing access to data that enriches and complements their internal data sets. As the external data ecosystem continues to expand, it will likely remain highly fragmented, making it quite difficult to identify high-quality data at a reasonable cost. Overall, data strategy will need to include a variety of ways to obtain and secure access to external data, as well as ways to combine this data with internal sources.
- Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture,
- Assemble large, complex data sets
- Prepare data for predictive modeling
- Develop analytical tools and programs
- Combine raw information from different sources
- Explore ways to enhance data quality and reliability
- Identify opportunities for data acquisition
- Plan and coordinate complex operations with several teams and colleagues within Medavie Blue Cross
- Perform in an environment where projects and deadlines are subject to frequent changes
- Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Analytics, or similar field
- 6+ years of relevant experience in a data engineering or similar type of role. Experience working with insurance data is a plus
- Successful history of building and optimizing data sets, big data pipelines and architectures
- Excellent analytics skills with a passion for Data Science
- Ability to advise and persuade with respect to problems of a complex nature by providing content matter expertise in solving these problems
- Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment
- Strong project management and organizational skills
Experience and exposure to multiple statistical modelling tools. Proficient in Microsoft office tools and expertise in Excel.
Writing, speaking, and reading in English is required. French is considered an asset.
Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace
Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers. Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods ( strategic agility # 58)
Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information.
Execution and Organizational Skills:
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainly. Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest. Please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Medavie Blue Cross is an equal opportunity employer.
In order to keep our employees, candidates, and community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of our employees are working from home within Canada. All interviewing, onboarding and most work takes place remotely at this time. For those employees who must work in our offices, we have taken every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our people by providing strict protocols/practices to meet legislated client and company needs, as well as modifications to the worksites to mitigate the risks for everyone's protection.
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