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Data Governance Office - Data Engineer

Toronto, ON, Canada Req #103
Monday, November 11, 2019
Music. People. Connected

POSITION TITLE:     Data Engineer            

REPORTS TO:          Director, Data Analytics & Strategic Initiatives.   

LOCATION:               TORONTO    


JOB LEVEL:               8




As a member of the Data Governance Office, the successfully candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues across SOCAN in order to proactively advance the Data Analytics capabilities of the organization, including partners, members and external clients. Working closely with the Director and team members, the Data Engineer will design and implement business intelligence and data management solutions that incorporate various data sources in order to optimize operational processes and support strategic decision making for the organization.


The ideal incumbent will have familiarity of various business intelligence processes and systems as well as outstanding interpersonal skills. Previous experience in Microsoft BI technology such as SQL Server, SSIS, Power BI and Azure is required. Knowledge and understanding of data warehouse standards, best practices and schemas is preferred. Previous working experience with data governance application is an asset.




  • Assist in the Implementation and maintenance of the Data Governance application.

  • Actively collaborate with the team members and business stakeholders to design and develop data models / visual dashboards in Power BI.

  • Identify mechanisms to improve the quality and integrity of data across SOCAN.

  • Build credibility and maintain successful relationships with various stakeholders to improve access to data and build trust across the organization

  • Manage and document data management and data governance policies and procedures attached to the Data Governance Steering Committee (DGSC) and the Data Governance Working Group (DGWG).

  • Support the adherence to Data Privacy policies applied across SOCAN.

  • Ensure that personal skills are continually advanced to constantly improve the data visualization skills.

  • Develops and maintain other BI and analytics standards for SOCAN including data sources and a data dictionary.

  • Troubleshoot and analyze data issues with existing BI reports.

  • Communicate results to business staff and supports business decisions.

  • Validate report results against requirements for consistency and accuracy





  • Proficient with Data Warehouse technologies and BI concepts such as dimensional modeling, OLAP, data model/architecture, data integration/ETL and visualization.

  • Understanding of Data Governance standards and experience with Data Governance Applications (e.g. Informatica, Collibra, Talend).

  • R and/or Python are considered an asset

  • SQL

  • Microsoft Excel / DAX




  • Ability to work within deadlines and accurately forecast development efforts.

  • Respect for the confidentiality of data and ability to build trust with business stakeholders.

  • Sound analytical capabilities and an ability to think creatively and strategically.

  • An ability to work collaboratively within a team in order to drive key objectives.

  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills with well-developed business acumen.

  • Superior problem solving, and critical thinking skills.

  • Requirements gathering & documentation experience is considered an asset.

  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts to a non-technical business-oriented stakeholder.




  • A University Degree or Diploma in Computing Science, Statistics, Mathematics or similar disciplines

  • 4 years of relevant work experience in a similar role.




Qualified applicants are invited to visit SOCAN’s career site to submit their resume. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.




Skills may be tested and selection will be based on factors, related experience and alignment of skills.




  • 5-day work week

  • Some light travel may be required occasionally





Applications must be submitted by 8 November 2019.




Please apply directly to SOCAN's Career site at: to be considered for this role. Applications through email or regular mail will not be accepted. 



SOCAN is committed to providing an inclusive workplace environment that meets the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities.  Please go to to review SOCAN's policies on accessibility and accommodation in the workplace. Please direct any accommodation requirements to 


SOCAN connects more than four-million music creators worldwide and more than a quarter-million businesses and individuals in Canada. Nearly 150,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers are its direct members, and more than 130,000 organizations are Licensed To Play music across Canada. With a concerted use of progressive technology and a commitment to lead the global transformation of music rights, with wholly-owned subsidiaries Audiam and MediaNet, SOCAN is dedicated to upholding the fundamental truths that music has value and music creators and publishers deserve fair compensation for their work.


For more information on SOCAN please visit


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  • Toronto, ON, Canada