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Data Architect- Points

Who Is Points & How Are They Changing the World?

Points (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM) is a true Canadian success story. Points was founded in 2000, and have been shaping the loyalty technology industry ever since. From engagement to growth, retention to redemption, their solutions nurture customers throughout all stages of the loyalty journey to maximize their lifetime value. They are an industry-leading organization that is continuously reshaping how consumers interact with their loyalty programs.

As a trusted partner to the world’s leading loyalty programs, Points builds, powers, and grows new ways for members to get and use their favorite loyalty currency. They only succeed when their partners do.


They work with the world’s largest airline, hotel, financial, and retail rewards programs, to tackle complex challenges and come up with innovative e-commerce solutions. Given their inherent security standards and customizability, they’ve been entering new markets as well which has continued to fuel their growth.


Their casual, collaborative environment is where their strong workplace culture begins. Their people are what makes them great, so they empower them with the freedom to think big and the resources to make things happen. They communicate directly, lead by example, and make sure their team members know how much they are appreciated. Passion for life and work is important to them, and they want to see it in you, too!

How Will I Make An Impact?


Points is looking for a Data Architect to lead our initiatives to better organize, manage and apply our extensive and mission critical data assets.

We are looking for a Data Architect who combines a passion for managing information assets and highly effective cross-functional collaboration skills. In this role, you will have the support of our Data Engineering team, and will work closely with our Software Engineering, Product and Marketing teams.  You will be relied on to lead an inventory and analysis of our current data assets and management practices, and design efficient and durable systems for managing our expanding batch and real-time analytics capabilities.  You'll then have the opportunity to lead the execution from the current state to the future state.

Reporting to the Vice President, Engineering, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Inventory and assess the existing assets and practices, while working closely with your colleagues across the business to document sources, uses, and transformations of data

  • Lead the development of strategies and designs to achieve a highly scalable and highly available data management platform supporting Points’s growing global business. This includes communicating with different parts of the business, to build and sustain healthy and collaborative working relations. 

  • Collaborate with the Information Security & Privacy and Legal teams to ensure that regulatory compliance requirements relating to personally identifiable information are efficiently and fully satisfied

  • Collaborate with Marketing, Product, Finance and Fraud teams to ensure that the operational controls relating to data processing are enabled by the data management tools and practices

  • Collaborate with Engineering and IT on systems and practices necessary to support the intake, processing and lifecycle management of corporate data 

  • Present and discuss data related issues with internal and external stakeholders such as partners, auditors, and regulators.


How Do I Know If This Is For Me?


  • Simplifying and streamlining excite you - you’re a builder, and want full ownership of data strategy (hello, major impact!)

  • Stakeholder management comes second-nature: You can take individual needs and create a unified mission with ease 

  • You’re a continuous learner - across the board at Points they’re constantly striving to learn and be better

  • Career growth and a strong career trajectory excites you - Points is notorious for promoting within, focusing on building strong career paths for their team

  • You are an amazing leader and want to continue to push your strategic leadership abilities

  • You’re passionate about diversity and inclusion - Points knows the value that comes from bringing people together from different backgrounds/experiences and want to continue to foster an environment that welcomes that level of collaboration

Do I Have What It Takes? (Requirements)


You have:

  • Experience building and leading a data strategy within a growing organization

  • Experience as a data engineer, data architect or information analyst, with in- depth knowledge of data modelling, analytics and database design

  • Experience with data architecture and building highly scalable, highly available data management systems

  • Bachelor or Masters degree in a technological discipline, including Computer Science, Engineering, Information Management or a closely related Business Management program

Does this sound exciting to you?
Get in touch with Erin!

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