Data

Business Data Architect

Sydney or Remote (Aus/NZ) – Full-time

We’re constantly working towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community all around the world. We celebrate uniqueness and whatever makes you, you and encourage everyone who wants to help us transform the way the world designs, to join us on this journey. We value all different types of experiences. If you don’t think you quite meet all of the qualifications, we’d still love to hear from you.  

About Us

At Canva, our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform. Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and a remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time. 

Since launch in August 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 60 million monthly active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 6 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we want to do.

What you'll do:

Working with the Data Management Lead and key business stakeholders, you will work directly with a key business area to support them in the evolution of their business strategy designing, documenting and evolving their quality data architecture which will deliver strong data management and data governance standards while ensuring their data architecture is fit to deliver Canva’s future growth.  

As part of Canva’s growing Data Management practice, you will: 

  • Establish close partnership with SuperGroup, Group and Speciality stakeholders to define the strategic data architecture and roadmap, aligned to the business strategy and overall Enterprise Architecture.
  • Co-design with the business and facilitate the implementation of necessary data governance and information management processes, advising and supporting stakeholders through the related business change management steps.
  • Define and apply an end-to-end Data Architecture governance process, working closely with the Data Management and Data Governance practices.
  • Evaluate existing and new Data solutions to ensure they support current business needs and growth. 
  • Develop implementation plans for data solutions ensuring to identify and manage dependencies with other Teams, Groups and SuperGroups.  
  • Work closely with stakeholders to align technologies and capabilities with business strategies while delivering pragmatic excellence when supporting businesses data needs by leveraging the existing platforms and architecture patterns where possible.
  • Evaluate and renew implemented data solutions, to ensure their relevance and effectiveness in supporting business needs and growth.
  • Emphasise the importance of and ensure that data management practices are embedded in all data solutions.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and recommend best practice for scalable data architecture and processes to ensure integrity, quality and timeliness of data.
  • Design, develop and maintain logical / physical data models and data lineage based on business requirements, data sources & process flows.
  • Have an end-to-end vision, and see how a logical design will translate into one or more physical data models, and how the data will flow through the layered architecture within the data landscape.
  • Provide oversight & direction to project teams in regards to data architecture.   Review and approve data model designs to ensure integrity, accuracy & quality of data within the enterprise data warehouse and other data applications.
  • Identify inconsistencies & redundancies in data models and propose remediation steps.
  • Architect data structures and processes for optimal performance, access and distribution across the organization.
  • Lead the data architecture planning and execution in support of data governance and data management initiatives.

Skills and experience required for the role:

  • 7+ years defining and maintaining data architecture, logical & physical data models, data standards, naming conventions, primary key guidelines and data flow diagrams.
  • 7+ years in relational & dimensional data modeling, process modeling and performance tuning of large-scale data warehouses.
  • Strong technical knowledge of data integration, metadata and BI analytics tools.
  • Successfully implemented Data Quality, Data Security and Data Privacy initiatives.
  • Solid understanding of metadata management best practices with experience implementing or operating a metadata repository. 
  • Strong communication, influencing and interpersonal skills. An engaging personality who can take the business on the journey with them.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, proactive and able to plan.
  • Ability to analyze, understand complex problems and explain technical information in business terms.

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. If you’re keen to apply and need reasonable adjustments or would like to note which pronouns you use at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.