Job Description

Snowflake Data Architect

Location: Multiple Locations (Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal) - Canada

Are you ready to step up and take your technology expertise to the next level? There is never a typical day at Accenture, but that’s why we love it here! This is an extraordinary chance to begin a rewarding career at Accenture Technology . Immersed in a digitally-compassionate and innovation-led environment, here is where you can help top clients shift to the NEW using leading-edge technologies on the most ground-breaking projects imaginable. Immerse yourself in a supportive ecosystem that values your individuality and encourages you to innovate, ideate and disrupt. We recognize that it's the diversity of our people that makes us stronger, smarter and more effective as a team.

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Cloud Data Architect - Snowflake

The Data Architect will work directly with our client’s Director of Data Engineering and will oversee the design and development of the newly implemented Azure led data lake entailing Snowflake. This role will lead a team of Accenture Data Practitioners and our client Data Engineers and Analysts that develops necessary tools to get data into the client data lake easily, create systems that ensure data is well defined and trustworthy, and build enabling pipelines that get the data into the hands of teams that will personalize our products, make more informed decisions, and power our user experiences. You will work across many cross functional teams to ensure the Azure Enterprise data lake is easy to use and meets the needs of AI, ML, Data Science and Data Analytics.


+ Demonstrated ability to have successfully completed multiple, complex technical projects and create high-level design and architecture of the solution, including class, sequence and deployment infrastructure diagrams.

+ Take ownership of technical solutions from design and architecture perspective for projects in presales phase as well as on-going projects.

+ Prior experience with application delivery using an Onshore/Offshore model

+ Experience with gathering end user requirements and writing technical documentation

+ Time management and multitasking skills to effectively meet deadlines under time-to-market pressure

+ Suggest innovative solutions based on new technologies and latest trends to sales team.

+ Review the architectural/ technological solutions for ongoing projects and ensure right choice of solution.

+ Work closely with sales team and clients to understand their business, capture requirements, identify pain areas, accordingly, propose an ideal solution and win business.

What you’ll need to succeed:

Basic Qualifications:

+ Must have total 15+ yrs. in IT and 3+ years' experience working as a snowflake Data Architect and 8+ years in Data warehouse, ETL, BI projects.

+ Must have experience at least two end to end implementation of Snowflake cloud data warehouse and 3 end to end data warehouse implementations on-premise preferably on Oracle.

+ Expertise in Snowflake – data modelling, ELT using Snowflake SQL, Snowflake Task Orchestration implementing complex stored Procedures and standard DWH and ETL concepts

+ Expertise in Snowflake advanced concepts like setting up resource monitors, RBAC controls, virtual warehouse sizing, query performance tuning, Zero copy clone, time travel and understand how to use these features

+ Expertise in deploying Snowflake features such as data sharing, events and lake-house patterns

+ Hands-on experience with Snowflake utilities, SnowSQL, SnowPipe, Big Data model techniques using Python

+ Experience in Data Migration from RDBMS to Snowflake cloud data warehouse

+ Deep understanding of relational as well as NoSQL data stores, methods and approaches (star and snowflake, dimensional modelling)

+ Experience with data security and data access controls and design

+ Experience with Azure Cloud data storage and management technologies such as Blob and Event grids

+ Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency and workload management

+ Proficiency in RDBMS, complex SQL, PL/SQL, Unix Shell Scripting, performance tuning and troubleshoot

+ Provide resolution to an extensive range of complicated data pipeline related problems, proactively and as issues surface

+ Must have expertise in Azure Cloud Platform as a Service (PAAS).

+ Must have experience of Agile development methodologies

+ Strong written communication skills. Is effective and persuasive in both written and oral communication

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Certified Snowflake cloud data warehouse Architect (Desirable).

+ Should be able to troubleshoot problems across infrastructure, platform and application domains.


+ Competitive benefits, including a fair and balanced parental leave policy.

+ Fantastic opportunities to develop your career across industries with local and global clients.

+ Performance achievement and career mentorship: our performance management process focuses on your strengths, progress and career possibilities.

+ Opportunities to get involved in corporate citizenship initiatives, from volunteering to charity work.


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