AVP, Architecture & Engineering, Enterprise Data Architecture

TD Bank - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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AVP, Architecture & Engineering, Enterprise Data Architecture

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Department Overview

We can't afford to be boring. Neither can you. The scale and scope of what TD does may surprise you. The rapid pace of change makes it a business imperative for us to be smart and open-minded in the way we think about technology. TD's technology and business teams become more intertwined as new opportunities present themselves. This new era in banking does not equal boring. Not at TD, anyway.
TD Architecture & Engineering covers TD's overall technology strategy, direction and standards for designing and/or developing an architecture framework. This includes technology architecture strategy, policies, guiding principles and standards to govern how technology solutions will be developed and implemented across the organization. Architects typically develop and maintain any combination of the following: solution and application architecture, infrastructure environment architecture, technical integration architecture, data strategies and models, security and enterprise architecture. There's room to grow in all of it.
Specifically, the successful candidate will provide technology architecture leadership and guidance relevant to the organization's strategic use and consumption of our data & analytics ecosystem:
Big Data Technologies (Akora/Hadoop), Data Integration, Business Integration, Reporting, Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Quality, Metadata and Reference Data Management, Operational Data Stores, Traditional RDBMSes, NoSQL, Data Warehouse Technologies and Cloud Data Platforms as well as other significant estates of enterprise information management.
We deliver this exciting work by teaming up with other TD Technology and business partners to ensure our mission-critical systems are connected, safe and available 24/7, for our customers, anywhere they need them.

Job Description

People leadership – knowing how to build and lead high performing & world class teams, communicating well, and taking the time to coach and develop others;
Transformational leadership – knowing how to navigate and positively influence a multifaceted organization to implement significant and complex changes, and embracing a strong adaptive leadership style based on the challenge and opportunity, while continually striving to elevate TD's brand;
Technology and Business acumen – strong area of expertise and understanding of the key levers that will deliver superior results;
Strategic insight and execution – having a compelling vision and engaging others in achieving it, providing thought leadership, and constantly striving to find new ways to do things better, and never settling for complacency.
As Associate Vice President, Architecture & Engineering, Enterprise Data Architecture – Information Management Technologies, Platforms and Cloud Data reporting to the VP Architecture & Engineering for Data and Corporate Systems Architecture, you will be prepared for extensive visibility with TD's senior leaders as you serve as a highly influential and entrepreneurial champion within our intertwined business and technology domains. Your sphere of ownership and influence includes:
The architectural integrity and strategic alignment of all solutions within the Enterprise Data & Analytics portfolio along with broader information management systems across TD
Architectural advisor for the CIO accountable for the Bank's data platforms as well as segment technology leaders to further their application roadmaps and strategy as it relates to data & analytics.
Educating and coaching segment delivery teams, solution architects and solution designers on the strategic use of data and analytics assets in their data-driven solutions.
Consulting on various segment technology blueprints that leverage strategic data and analytics assets.
Participating in and/or leading significant forums, steering committees such as Architecture Review Boards or Segment Challenge sessions as it relates to data & analytics and enterprise information management systems.

Job Requirements

What do you bring as an Associate Vice President, Architecture & Engineering, Enterprise Data Architecture – Information Management Technologies, Platforms and Cloud Data? This list is a starting point to help you determine if you see yourself somewhere in this role. It also sets the stage for future conversations if you capture our attention (and if we capture yours). Here's some of what we're looking for:

Education required in mathematics / computer science, statistics or business with a minimum of 10-15 years of experience.
Demonstrated experience leading technology operational groups, and delivering complex solutions leveraging industry standards
Notable history leading transformational change that are very large, highly complex, and have a significant degree of organizational impact, on both the business and technology fronts.
Experience reporting to and communicating with senior executive stakeholders (e.g., VP, SVP, EVP).
Demonstrated experience in establishing and implementing technology architecture strategy in alignment with business direction, including technology costing, delivery and operational implications.

Knowledge and Subject-Matter Expertise:
Knowledge of developing and delivering a technical data strategy, supporting roadmap, and investment plans
Run IT like a business, as you ensure employee engagement, communications, talent development and management activities are performed
Influence vision, strategy and priorities for in alignment with business direction, and Enterprise Technology objectives
Knowledge and experience with some of Big Data Technologies (Hadoop), Data Integration, Business Integration, Reporting, Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Quality, Metadata and Reference Data Management, Operational Data Stores, Traditional RDBMSes, NoSQL and Data Warehouse Technologies as well as other significant estates of enterprise information management at TD.
Knowledge of cloud-based data & analytics services; bonus if you have real-world experience with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure data & analytics capabilities.
Ability to construct architectural roadmaps, strategic technology plans and directions as it relates to data & analytics.

Skills and Attributes:
High threshold dealing with ambiguity and showing exceptional resilience under pressure.
Strength and flexibility in adapting quickly to new or changing requirements, grasping new concepts, reflecting on and responding to lessons learned
Reputation as a valuable and respected influencer who can strategically and successfully navigate complex conversations and healthy debate within a matrix environment, at all levels of the organization
Support speed, simplicity, agility in decision making and action
Drive World Class, fit for purpose TS Operating model, governance, control and lifecycle framework capabilities to be the model of choice for the organization
Outstanding customer service attributes both internally and externally
Track record of developing high-performance teams
Strong negotiations skills and ability to create ‘win-win’ outcomes
Advanced facilitation, influence management, and consensus building
A visionary with the ability to be both a strategic thinker as well as a tactician
Strong political savvy and sensitivity to cultural diversity
Entrepreneurial and well versed in business strategies
Have strategic ability, economic intelligence and a business development mind-set
Willingness to confront and be confronted


At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Job FamilyTechnology Solutions Executives
Job Category - Primary

Technology Solutions

Job Category(s)Technology Solutions


Business LineCorporate
Time Type

Full Time

Employment TypeRegular


**Province/State (Primary)Ontario
City (Primary)


Work LocationTD Centre - West - 100 Wellington Street West