BMO Financial Group Enterprise Data Architect in Ontario, Canada



The Enterprise Data Architect contributes to the creation of the strategic enterprise data architecture for the organization. The Enterprise Data Architect works with Data Governance & Analytics team as well as the Enterprise Architecture team and other IT teams to define the principles, standards, and guidelines regarding data flows, data aggregation, data consumption and data placements. He/she will provide guidance regarding data architecture in critical programs and data quality remediation activities. In addition, he/she will independently validate data architecture for adherence to defined policies, standards and guidelines including regulatory directives like BCBS 239.


  • Leads definition & development of enterprise data architecture concepts and standards leveraging advanced data technologies and participates in the development of governance processes around technology and business aspects of the Enterprise Data Architecture framework.

  • Provides guidance and counsel to project teams to ensure that their processes and deliverables align with the BMO target state architecture.

  • Contributes to the definition, implementation and execution of the internal independent architecture validation framework across all risk type areas and the application of the framework to optimize the enterprise’s data architecture.

  • Provides effective challenge within the internal independent architecture validation process and other relevant enterprise data governance areas.

  • Researches/monitors industry activities to keep abreast of relevant data technologies and recommends technology direction to the Enterprise Data Architecture leadership team regarding the feasibility and applicability of such technologies within the enterprise’s environment

  • Leads identification of data architecture opportunities for a broad, diverse, and complex set of business functions and processes, and recommends the capitalization of these technology opportunities to the Enterprise Data Architecture leadership team in order to benefit the Enterprise

  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with peers across the T&O and business partners organization in order to ensure adherence to BMO Data Architecture standards.



  • Exhibits solid knowledge of data architecture concepts and practices

  • Possesses a university degree/college diploma in related discipline(s) and/or 10 to 15 years’ experience in the IT industry

  • Possesses solid financial industry business knowledge as well as knowledge of major data consumption use cases in financial services.

  • Strong expertise in data architecture best practices

  • Demonstrates solid knowledge of major regulatory frameworks related to risk data aggregation (e.g. BCBS239)

  • Demonstrates solid knowledge of architecture frameworks, methodologies, and tools. (e.g., possesses The Open Group Architecture Framework [TOGAF] accreditation)

  • Possesses solid knowledge of Data Architecture Maturity Evaluation concepts and metrics (e.g., ACMM)

  • Possesses solid communication skills, both written and oral

  • Demonstrates solid consulting and client management skills

  • Is energetic, personable, and achievement- and outcome-oriented

  • Exhibits solid relationship management and managerial leadership abilities

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