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Cloud Database Solutions Architect - Remote, Canada

  • Alberta, Canada
  • British Columbia, Canada
  • Manitoba, Canada
  • Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Quebec, Canada
  • Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Flight Centre Travel Group
  • Full time

Cloud Database Solutions Architect


This role requires hands on experience developing high performance, highly scalable SQL Server operational databases supporting web applications.  The suitable candidate should feel at ease refactoring tables and code, with a proven track record of increasing the volume of transactions and scaling web site performance.  This is a great opportunity to architect the next step in database design for an already successful product as it increases its global reach (currently has millions of users and thousands of customers across the world).  Looking for someone with great ideas and the ability to implement them!

Our development team works in an open, agile environment that values innovation and a startup attitude, while enjoying the stability of being part of a leading travel industry company.


  • Experience in leading data strategy initiatives including the architecture of modern cloud-based data platforms with technologies such as Azure SQL Database, Azure Data Factory, Big Data/Data Lakes, ETL/ELT, Modern Data Warehouses and Analytics.
  • Define enterprise data architecture standards, data models, data platforms and development processes and tools.
  • Identify and implement performance and scale improvements in our SQL Server databases
  • Create and/or redesign schema objects such as tables, stored procedures, triggers, and indexes to remove performance bottlenecks
  • Ability to build logical and physical data models meeting business requirements
  • Ensure databases are running at peak efficiency by working with DBA’s and other team members
  • Independently discover barriers to database performance and correct them
  • Perform database code review with C# developers to ensure functional correctness and performance
  • Assist technical documentation team with the preparation of required materials
  • Actively participate in team agile activities including standups, planning, retrospectives, etc.
  • Knowledge of security best practices and oversight of secure database coding
  • Maintain SQL Coding standards


  • 8+ years SQL Server database development experience, with at least 5 years performance tuning and database architecture experience
  • Experience migrating from SQL Server on VM to Azure SQL Database
  • Experience with Azure Data Factory
  • Online Transaction Processing schema design and optimization, including table partitioning/normalization/denormalization
  • Proficiency in modeling data with design tools such as erWin, ER/Studio, etc.
  • Extensive experience with SQL Server performance tuning tools
  • Demonstrated proficiency in advanced techniques of stored procedure, trigger, and index performance tuning
  • Experience scaling SQL Server systems up and out
  • Building database deployments in Azure DevOps
  • SQL Server Data Encryption
  • Background in Power BI, Analytics, Machine Learning, Azure Data Lakes, Azure Functions, Azure Redis Cache, Cognitive Search, Azure Active Directory, Azure Key Vault
  • Experience in PCI, GDPR, ISO, or other security compliance
  • SSIS or other ETL experience
  • C# and MVC exposure
  • Atlassian suite products such as Jira and Confluence

Benefits Include:

  • Generous remuneration structure
  • Travel perks/discounts.
  • Health & Wellness Programs and Employee Financial Wellness Services
  • Generous paid-time off policy 
  • National/International Award Nights and Conferences
  • Diversity & Inclusion initiatives
  • Benefits including vision, medical, and dental
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • RRSP with matching
  • Employee Share Plan
  • Global career opportunities in a network of brands and businesses
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Fun and flexible work environment
  • Proud Corporate Social Responsibility platform through the Flight Centre Foundation and Brighter Futures program supporting nominated charities through Workplace Giving, Volunteering and Fundraising.
    • Employee giving program
    • Annual Charity Trip
    • Office Environmental Program
    • 1 Volunteer Day per Calendar Year

Location – Remote, Canada

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for and you would like to be part of our award winning culture then APPLY NOW.

Travel is booming once again,  and our roles are being filled quicker than a nonstop from London to New York.  We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.

Our promise is to provide an environment with equality of respect, dignity and opportunity for all our employees.  We value an inclusive and supportive workplace which truly reflects the diversification of our society.  Flight Centre Travel Group is committed to providing a barrier-free pathway throughout our recruitment selection process.  If you require accommodation because of a disability at any stage of our hiring process, please let us know in advance by contacting our Recruitment Team at

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