Data Architect - Remote

Data Architect - Remote

About KOHO

KOHO is a quickly scaling FinTech company backed by leading investors and advisors from around the world. We started KOHO because we believe in doing two things:
Democratizing access to the best financial products and giving everyone a great financial foundation. 
Since our journey began 6 years ago, we’ve raised more than $130M, grown the KOHO Collective to over 200 employees and created accounts for more than 300,000 Canadians.

About the Role

As our newest Data Architect, you would bring your knowledge of database architecture principles and standards to design a best-in-class system to integrate, centralize, and maintain clean data across KOHO. More than just understanding the strategic importance of data in a financial context, you’re able to build complex computer database systems that are accessible, useful, and secure. We value potential as much as we value experience, so if you think you’d be a great fit we’d love to hear from you. 
Please Note: This is a remote position based in Canada that is available to those who are legally entitled to work in Canada.


    • Use industry-accepted data architecture principles for modeling, stored procedures, replication, regulation and security to meet technical goals
    • Streamline data flows and models, with a focus on improving consistency, quality, cost, and accessibility
    • Design and maintain data lineage and governance for a variety of data sources
    • Work with Data leaders to create an end-to-end vision and strategy for data at KOHO

Desired Skills & Experience

    • Experience with Amazon Web Services
    • Minimum of five years of experience working with data
    • Full knowledge of architecture standards and best practices 
    • Experience writing complex SQL Queries
    • Knowledge of ETL patterns, including testing and maintenance
    • Familiar with relational / non-relational database approaches and knowing which to apply where and when
    • Understanding of hot/warm/cold data concepts and when each is appropriate
    • Understanding of event-driven and stream-based processing patterns
    • Ability to think holistically about uses of data, designing for ease of data access
    • Working knowledge of one of Python, Java
    • Experience with Kubernetes cluster management is an asset
    • Experience with data processing frameworks such as Apache Spark

Nice-to-Have Skills

    • Experience with Google Cloud Platform (BigQuery, Dataflow, PubSub)
    • Knowledge of Go
Joining the (lovely!) KOHO Team
We invest time and resources into making sure KOHO is as good as the people we hire. Our culture is one of collaboration, creativity, and diverse perspectives. Here are some of the reasons we attract the best people:
• Balance Your Life - Unlimited PTO, generous vacation, and a lifestyle spending account
• Work Anywhere in Canada - Permanently remote and $1,000 to set up your home office
• Level Up - Access to an in-house certified performance coach
• Reach Your Goals - Salary assessments twice a year, annual training allowance
• The KOHO Culture - We have won 5 "Great Place to Work ®" awards since 2019
The Fine Print
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and uniqueness at our company.
KOHO is trusted with highly sensitive information. Upon joining the team, you may be asked to undergo security screening including a criminal record check.
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