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Position Title: Manager, Data Integration Services 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Toronto HQ 

Requisition ID: 28913 




Our Global Technology team’s goal is to leverage technology and data to drive profitable growth, focus on enhancing customer experience and to further our purpose of 'Celebrating real connections through delicious, planet-friendly food'.  McCain has embarked on an ambitious digital transformation across our business from Agriculture to Manufacturing and commercial capabilities to enhance our Customer obsession.  As part of this transformation, we are making significant investments into our technology transformations and in building a data driven culture. Through our investments, we will transform McCain into a company that empowers our people with easy-to-use systems which will foster collaboration, increase productivity, and enable data driven decisions making.  Will you be part of this exciting journey?



The Manager of Data Integration Services will be responsible for leading a team of integration architects and engineers to deliver against the Enterprise API-Lead and Event-driven Data Integration strategy. This role will drive the design, build, and deployment of integration solutions across the organization, while providing leadership, oversight, mentoring, and architecture guidance to the team. A key accountability of this position is to deliver high quality and performant solutions with a robust design that incorporates best practices and resiliency.   


The Manager of Data Integration services will partner with Enterprise Architects, Solution and Data Architects, Cyber Security Architects, business stakeholders, and vendors to successfully build data integrations to enable McCain’s Analytics and AI strategy.


Duties and responsibilities


  • Lead the Data Integration Services team through the design, development, and implementation of API interfaces between various McCain systems.
  • Develop strategies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of data integration solutions.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to understand, frame, and coordinate implementation of data integration solutions.
  • Ensure that the API-Lead and an even-driven approach and principles drive all data integration design decisions.  
  • Participate in project core team meetings to discuss status, risks, and mitigation strategies across delivery teams.
  • Enforce adherence to best practices to build high quality code that guarantees efficient and high performing integrations.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of API-led and event-driven integration solutions, including API design, data mapping, transformation, and orchestration.
  • Drive the adoption of best practices for fault detection, failover implementation, error handling, and overall system reliability across all integration solutions.
  • Manage team’s capacity to ensure effective delivery of solutions as per commitments.
  • Provide guidance and technical direction to integration engineers and architects.
  • Ensure compliance with established data governance and security policies.
  • Manage objectives, priorities, and performance of direct reports.






Bachelor or Masters in Computer Science, Information Management, Software Engineering, or equivalent work experience.


Work Experience

  • At least 7 years of experience working in cross-functional teams and collaborating with business stakeholders in support of departmental and/or multi-departmental data integration initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience as technical lead in large integration projects using modern tools and technologies.
  • Hands-on experience designing and building APIs and event driven integration solutions.
  • Hands-on experience with at least one iPaaS solution such as SAP Integration Suit, Microsoft Azure Integration Services, Mulesoft, Boomi or Informatica.
  • Strong understanding of integration patterns, API management, and best practices for system connectivity.
  • Experience providing technical guidance and leading teams of integration architects and integration engineers.
  • Hands-on programming skills with Python, Java, or C#, etc. 
  • Experience working with relational databases and SQL supporting integration techniques.
  • Proven experience in Agile software product development with distributed virtual teams.
  • Multi-year experience implementing and/or operating in an environment using System Development Lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Experience building integrations for SAP Hana, Salesforce, Databricks, and Azure data platforms is considered highly beneficial. 


Technical knowledge, Abilities, and skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and functional team members in addition to business stakeholders.
  • Deep understanding of modern integration technologies, API concepts, microservices, design patterns, scripting, event driven architecture, etc.
  • Strong understanding of data governance, data stewardship, data quality, data privacy, and data security.
  • Ability to work across multiple environments and source data systems in cloud, on-premises, and hybrid.
  • Understanding of data domains in AgTech, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Sales, Finance, HR is an asset.
  • Innovative, curious with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong focus on delivery through collaboration with team members cross functions.


Interpersonal Skills and Characteristics

  • Able to collaborate with both the business and IT teams to define the business problem and refine the requirements for application integration initiatives.  
  • Flexibility to balance competing initiatives, multi-task between project development and customer support, and adapt to changing business and technical requirements.
  • Good judgment, a sense of urgency, and commitment to high standards of ethics, regulatory compliance, customer service and business integrity.
  • Strong drive to stay current with industry best practices and trends on application integration technologies.



Direct reports:  Yes

Travel: 10%

McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. With vaccination restrictions easing across the globe we do not currently require employees to be vaccinated, but we reserve the right to change this mandate in line with health guidance and regulations in each country.
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Job Family: Information Technology      
Division: Global Technology 
Department: ​Global Application Integration ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : Ontario : Toronto || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Florenceville-Bristol 

Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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