Loblaw Companies Limited

Senior Data Engineer (Technical Lead)

Job description

Referred applicants should not apply directly to this role.

All referred applicants must first be submitted through Workday by a current Loblaw Colleague.


1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5

At Loblaw, we help millions of Canadians get through their best days, worst days, celebration days, and every day. Through our innovation and quality products, we’re here for our friends, neighbours, family members and colleagues.

We succeed through collaboration and commitment and set a high bar for ourselves and those around us.

We’re looking for adaptable people who are thrilled to join us in our goal of helping Canadians Live Life Well®. Whether you are just starting your career, re-entering the workforce, or looking for a new job, this is where you belong. We promote leaders at every level and support our people to follow their passion.

Does working with some of Canada’s most versatile minds in innovation supporting retail, digital consumer solutions and analytical platforms excite you? Loblaw Technology & Analytics powers game-changing retail solutions, giving our customers the ability to live their lives well.

Come work with a team that values diverse ideas, prioritizes a culture of inclusion and develops our talent from within. Loblaw Technology & Analytics gives you the chance to excel and helps you to strive for success in a big way. Keep reading to learn more!

Are you a Senior Data Engineering Manager or lead architect who is focused on building end to end solutions? Do you want to be a recognized inspiring leader in cloud technologies and related business metrics for enterprises and Canada’s largest retailer? Can you conduct strategic planning of an organization’s cloud platform maturity with a focus of fulfilling business requirements around cost, scalability, and flexibility of the platform? Can you create and work with large and complex data platform? Do you have cloud implementation experience? If you Love Your Data and enjoy solving sophisticated technical problems and want to Love your career, then this could be the job for you!

You will be an active hands-on contributor to the development of our data platform that powers our Data Analytics and AI capabilities, reporting to the Director, Data Platform Engineering, the incumbent will be responsible for providing guidance and technical leadership to a team of software and data platform engineers. We are looking for thoughtful, nice, and curious team members to help bring our Data & Analytics game to the next level. This is an exciting time to join our team – We are changing the game in a big way!

What You'll Do:

  • Champion in writing reliable, reusable, and scalable code with thorough understanding of OOD principles
  • Lead architecture, design and development of end-to-end Cloud based solutions supporting data integration, data ingestion, data observability, and data fulfilment, as well as real-time streaming and batch data pipelines.
  • Leading software engineers, providing support, and coaching through agile software development process.
  • Advocate for the highest standards of technical and operational excellence. Challenge assumptions to improve existing designs. Ensure we're building the best scalable product.
  • Partner with product owners and other technical leaders on roadmap planning, sizing, and estimates.
  • Enforce and maintain standard methodologies and documentation of data framework, including roadmap planning, cross-team coordination, code reviews, presentations.
  • Attract and nurture talent, mentor and develop a world-class engineering team.

What You'll Bring:

  • Hands on experienc in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or related field.
  • Tenured experience in software engineering and OO programming experience using Java or Python with strong focus on data.
  • Strong experience with SQL and query optimization for relational or NoSQL databases
  • Capability to take initiative, multi-task, and work in a fast-paced environment, collaborating closely with all levels cross the enterprise
  • A great teammate and self-starter, strong detail orientation is critical in this role
  • Experience working with Cloud data platforms such as Google Cloud Platform (Dataflow, Big Query, Airflow) preferred.
  • Experience with Data Lake and BigData Technologies (Hadoop, Spark, Hive) preferred.

What Loblaw Offers You

We offer flexibility and balance, and an environment that sets you up for success no matter where your workspace is located.

Here, you will find a phenomenal team to help you achieve your goals as you help us achieve ours! Work in our fast-paced, exciting Technology environment, helping our stores, colleagues and customers every day.

Loblaw colleagues also enjoy:

  • Work Perks Program
  • On-site GoodLife Fitness, Basketball & Volleyball courts, Ice Rink, Groceries delivered to work via PC Express, Dry Cleaning services (1PCC Office)
  • Tuition Reimbursement & Online Learning
  • Pension & Benefits
  • Paid Vacation

If you’re up to the challenge, then we would love to hear from you. Apply today, and get the process started.

At Loblaw, we respect the environment, source products with integrity and make a positive difference in the community. Our CORE Values – Care, Ownership, Respect and Excellence – guide all our decision-making and come to life through our Blue Culture. We offer our colleagues progressive careers, comprehensive training, flexibility, and other competitive benefits – these are some of the many reasons why we are one of Canada’s Top Employers.

Loblaw recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. At Loblaw, we celebrate diversity where differences are valued and supported. Commitment to being an equal opportunity employer is a priority to us, and we encourage people from all backgrounds and identities to apply to our jobs.

Accommodation in the recruitment, assessment, and hiring process is available upon request for applicants with disabilities.

We thank all candidates for their interest but please note, those candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position will be contacted.


Loblaw is committed to sustainability by sourcing products with integrity and making a positive difference in the community. Our CORE Values – Care, Ownership, Respect and Excellence – guide all our decision-making and come to life through our Blue Culture. We offer our colleagues progressive careers, comprehensive training, flexibility, and other competitive benefits – these are some of the many reasons why we are one of Canada’s Top Employers, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Canada’s Greenest Employers & Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.

Employment Type:

Full time

Type of Role:


We have a long-standing focus on diversity, equity and inclusion because we know it will make our company a better place to work and shop. We are committed to creating accessible environments for our colleagues, candidates and customers. Requests for accommodation due to a disability (which may be visible or invisible, temporary or permanent) can be made at any stage of application and employment. We encourage candidates to make their accommodation needs known so that we can provide equitable opportunities.

Please Note:  

Candidates who are 18 years or older are required to complete a criminal background check. Details will be provided through the application process.

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