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Senior Cloud Database Architect - Collaborative Health


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Toronto, ON, CA Calgary, AB, CA

Req ID:  27075
Jobs by Category:  Health
Job Function:  Engineering & Development
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular

Join our team


We are Canada’s most innovative digital health company and touch the lives of more Canadians than anyone else, and we aspire to transform healthcare within Canada and beyond.


The Collaborative Health team at TELUS Health is led by physician-technologists and design-obsessed engineers. We’re charting a new course in healthcare with our award-winning TELUS Collaborative Health Record, an end-to-end, secure, cloud-based digital platform. Patient engagement and automation are at the core of our vision.


Our rapidly growing customer base includes thousands of healthcare professionals from across Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia.


Find your people and your purpose


Are you a decisive problem solver who takes pride in engineering beautiful products? You belong here. 


We’re a group of passionate individuals committed to building technology solutions that transform how clinicians deliver patient care. We need passionate self-starters to bring our vision to life. You will work alongside a diverse group of developers, testers and product specialists with vast experience in the healthcare IT industry.


Bring your ideas and watch them grow.

Here’s the impact you’ll make and what we’ll accomplish together

As the Senior Cloud Database Architect, you’ll be managing our Collaborative Health Record CloudSQL resources to optimize our database performance, integrity, security, monitoring, maintenance and support of Collaborative Health’s Postgres database systems.

You are leading the planning, design, and review of systems and applications which require data access.

Most importantly you'll be contributing to our mission to improve healthcare delivery and innovation across the country by working with the latest technologies in a fast-paced environment to improve integrated digital health ecosystems.

What you'll do


  • Developing a migration path to upgrade PostgreSQL to the latest version
  • Provide monitoring and troubleshooting support of enterprise databases, including performance enhancement and root cause analysis
  • Develop backup and recovery strategies and processes
  • Support RDBMS design and/or appropriate configuration changes, new installations for medium to large sized projects
  • Maintain a strong level of understanding of relevant application functionality and impacts to the database.
  • Administering other aspects of the DB infrastructure (security, scaling, etc.)
  • Developing and practicing disaster recovery plans
  • Large replications, documentation 
  • Develop standards relating to RDBMS technology, architecture and processes (security, performance, backup and recovery, etc.)
  • Test and Implement RDBMS patches and upgrades
  • Support database functions, including data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) services
  • Lead space management initiatives and database migration projects
  • Leverage your expertise to guide our database improvement strategy
  • Collaborate with business users and other technology teams to support any database requests, applying database patches, providing first level support for troubleshooting database issues, and supporting the deployment of database changes


What you bring


  • 8-10 years of operational experience with RDBM systems (such asPostgreS, MySQL, SQL Server, Redis)
  • 4+ years of experience with a cloud provider such as GCP or AWS
  • University degree in a related field or the equivalent experience demonstrated by progressive responsibilities
  • Demonstrated capabilities working with PostgreSQL Server, CloudSQL and other database technologies
  • Relevant database certification(s) and experience with large and complex enterprise systems and cloud-based database technologies are an asset


  • Avid user of Slack emojis and gifs
  • An insatiable appetite for modern and emerging technologies and tools
  • Experience working with Datadog and Sentry
  • Experience with containers, Kubernetes, and Helm

If you don't have 100% of the experience listed above, you should still apply. We'd love to connect and learn about your unique skills and motivations to build something meaningful by leveraging the experience you DO have.



At TELUS, Collaborative Health you’ll join a diverse team dedicated to learning, teaching, and impact; as individuals and as a team. As a workplace, we care about our team members and have a total rewards package that makes being a part of TELUS Health something to be proud of: 

100% remote within Canada: so you can work where you feel most inspired (including in-person if YOU want to!)

Stay healthy: flex benefits with options to customize coverage based on your lifestyle and needs, inclusively offering coverage for Gender Affirmation and Fertility treatments.

Virtual Care: premium access to digital healthcare for you and a loved one; avoid long waits at the clinic, just chat with a medical professional from your couch!

Work Life Integration: paid vacation and flexible well-being days

Family leave: mothers, fathers and adoptive parents benefit from a top-up during part of their leave.

Pension plan: to help you save for the future with a generous company match (free money!).

Employee Share Purchase Plan: you can invest in our shared success, company matched!

Wellness Spending Account: To support your whole person wellness 

Learning and development: Internal resources for business, leadership, and technical skills 

Savings: who doesn’t love discounts? (on TELUS services and partner/supplier services and products)

Employee and family assistance: LifeWorks provides free services to support you through life events

Tools/Technology: We send you a Macbook and other equipment, enabling you to do your best work #LI-remote




A bit about us

We’re a people-focused, 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. 

You’ll find our engaging, high-performance culture personally fulfilling, professionally challenging, and financially rewarding. 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. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly.

TELUS Health is an IT leader in Canada that focuses on the health sector. Our mission is to improve the way information is being used along the continuum of care to better the health of citizens in Canada and in selected countries.  

Disclaimer:  In accordance with the TELUS Health Solutions Data Center Security Policy, as a condition of employment, all team members whose job functions require they work at a Data Center and/or have access to detailed knowledge of technology related to client service delivery, are subject to a Personnel Security Screening conducted through the Government of Canada.

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.






We’re looking for clinicians, programmers, product developers, sales and marketing people, customer support, and everyone in between. If you have a penchant for turning information into better health outcomes, then we want you to help us develop, implement and manage the most innovative healthcare solutions possible.

We are honoured to be recognized

Physicians using TELUS Health electronic medical records

Pharmacies using our pharmacy solutions

140 million+
Health claims processed using TELUS Health solutions


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.