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Data Platform Engineer


Toronto, ON, CA Hamilton, ON, CA Ottawa, ON, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Calgary, AB, CA Edmonton, AB, CA

Req ID:  27516
Jobs by Category:  Technology Solutions
Job Function:  Engineering & Development
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular



Join our team and what we'll accomplish together


The Data Platforms team is the hub of analytics at TELUS.  So much so that our future forward solution is known as Data Hub.  Our team architects and operationalizes the underlying infrastructure used to power data solutions that drive value and deliver results from analytics. Our platforms provide the ability to put data into motion through batch and real-time processes to bring data from on-premise systems to cloud platforms. Our cloud presence allows TELUS teams to make use of cloud native functionality to drive reporting and developing machine learning models.  The sky's the limit.


We are looking for technical enthusiasts who can help build our next generation solution. Together we will build and enable best-in-class data platforms with a focus on expanding and automating our capabilities while ensuring always available analytics in Google’s Cloud Platform.

Enable teams across the organization to make better use of data. Use your analytical skills and ability to assess the impact of data on upstream and downstream systems and help clarify and define cloud-related business processes and best practices across TELUS. Help architect the transformation and modernization of our enterprise data solutions and the integration of Google Cloud and native GCP services and 3rd party data technologies.


Here’s How


  • Work with and listen to business and technical teams to understand their needs
  • Define the ideal data flow and drive process and architecture changes to make it happen by collaborating with their owners
  • Design and implement solutions to move data across systems and locations
  • Collaborate kindly and proactively with the rest of our team and our customers (internal teams at TELUS)
  • Take solutions from concept to production by using 3rd party tools, writing code, config, and scripts
  • Identify opportunities for automation and implement in the development and production process
  • Provision and maintain existing platforms to facilitate growth and stability
  • Author quality documentation for any solutions implemented on both how they were implemented and how to use them
  • Ensure the best practices are followed so that system uptime requirements are met


What you bring


  • You are kind and want to make things better for others in collaboration with others
  • You have hands-on experience with cloud-native technologies, such as Terraform
  • You can design and deploy distributed, multi-technology, data processing systems
  • You have used cloud platforms such as Google Cloud for application hosting
  • You have a 4+ years of experience in System Operations or Software Development 
  • You have experience using YAML and/or JSON for configuration
  • You can explain complex systems interactions, data flows, common interfaces, and APIs
  • You understand that system stability drives availability and customer trust
  • You are able to provision infrastructure and secure & reliable services and applications in the cloud
  • You are able to provide guidance to optimize data collection, storage, and consumption by choosing the right platforms and tools for the right use cases
  • You have experience deploying to and maintaining production environments
  • You don’t deploy to production on Fridays





  • Hands-on familiarity with at least one of: Kafka, Google Cloud Platform, NiFi
  • Comfortable with scripting languages
  • Understanding of DevOps, DataOps principles and tools
  • Data Warehousing design experience
  • Familiarity with monitoring, alerts, and logging solutions

A bit about us

We’re a people-first, customer-first, purpose-driven team who works together every day to innovate and do good. We improve lives through our technology solutions and foster a culture of innovation that empowers team members to solve complex problems and create remarkable human outcomes in a digital world. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly. 

We’re committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability—your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here. 

The health and safety of our team, customers and communities is paramount to TELUS. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.





Technology Solutions

We’re into seeing where technology can take us, so if you have ever imagined what the future of supply chain management, cybersecurity, the cloud and Internet of Things will look like, we want you to be part of the team that makes it happen.

We are honoured to be recognized

TELUS’s fastest network. 5G enables a superior experience with fast downloads and richer multimedia applications

Innovation centres across Canada that bring our team members together with customers, partners, start ups, universities, hospitals and fellow colleagues to tackle some of the biggest technological hurdles Canada will face in the near future.

Million active users logging into My TELUS per month (consumer mobility).


TELUS is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.