Aadi Manchanda, Developer in Bedford, NS, Canada
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Aadi Manchanda

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Data Architect and Developer

Bedford, NS, Canada
Toptal Member Since
March 10, 2022

Aadi is a data architect by profession and a data evangelist at heart. She started her career designing and developing ETL solutions. Over the last 12 years, she enhanced her experience with data modeling, operational and analytical reporting, and building data warehousing solutions on-premises and in the cloud. Combining excellent business knowledge and strong technical abilities, Aadi brings a pragmatic approach to any project, ensuring the technology used is providing real business value.


Azure Data Lake, Azure Synapse, Azure Data Factory, Azure...
Nova Scotia Power Inc
Azure, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server BI, Tableau, Oracle...
Happiest Minds Technologies
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Server BI, Tableau, Informatica...




Preferred Environment

Azure Synapse, Azure Data Factory, Databricks, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), SQL Server BI, SQL, Oracle, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g (OBIEE)

The most amazing...

...solution I've designed is a data lake platform for a utility customer to host AMI data and downstream applications.

Work Experience

Cloud Solution Architect

2021 - PRESENT
  • Engaged in architectural design sessions with customers, skill-sharing, designing, and providing implementation support on their data and analytics projects.
  • Performed POCs with customers to demonstrate Azure data platform capabilities in their solutions.
  • Owned the technical engagement with customers, providing expert customer and partner assistance through collaboration with the product development teams and other architects.
  • Acted as the voice of the customer (VOC) and partner driving new feedback, gaps, blockers, insights, and resources across communities to track, add, and prioritize product development and feature requests.
  • Applied governance to identify, communicate, and minimize business and technical risks on the customer's data platform with the well-architected framework, enterprise-scale landing zone, and cloud adoption framework.
Technologies: Azure Data Lake, Azure Synapse, Azure Data Factory, Azure, Dedicated SQL Pool (formerly SQL DW), Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure SQL, Azure SQL Databases, Azure Event Hubs, Azure DevOps

Data Architect Lead

2018 - 2021
Nova Scotia Power Inc
  • Defined standards and best practices for data engineering, databases, and data modeling components and ensured compliance with standards.
  • Contributed to the end-to-end data solution architecture, ensuring it meets the enterprise direction. Provided technical oversight to ensure delivery quality.
  • Designed and implemented a data lake solution on an Azure platform to store high-volume advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) data.
  • Conceived and built data marts to support the customer solution, customer experience, and asset management groups.
  • Created and maintained high-level and low-level design documents, source to target mappings, data catalog, and data models.
  • Implemented and enhanced OBIA modules to load Oracle ERP and HR data into the data warehouse and built OBIEE reports on it.
Technologies: Azure, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server BI, Tableau, Oracle, R, Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA), Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g (OBIEE), SQL Server 2012, SQL, Data Modeling, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)

Technical Lead

2014 - 2018
Happiest Minds Technologies
  • Modeled the data warehouse for a banking customer from scratch and designed datamarts on top of it to meet reporting requirements. Analyzed existing operational reports to gather requirements and profile source-system data to peruse data quality.
  • Defined transformation and quality rules for the ETL process based on data profiling results. Also designed the end-to-end ETL process for historical and incremental data.
  • Optimized and performance-tuned ETL workloads to reduce the data warehouse load time and meet reporting service level agreements (SLA).
  • Performed technology stack assessment and feasibility study of various data integration and reporting tools to meet the customer's requirements.
  • Migrated hundreds of reports from MicroStrategy to Tableau.
  • Supported the sales and pre-sales team on requests for proposals (RFP), POCs, and solutions design.
Technologies: SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Server BI, Tableau, Informatica, Big Data Architecture, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), IBM InfoSphere (DataStage), SQL, ETL, ETL Testing

Data Lake Platform for AMI Data

Designed and implemented a data lake solution on the Azure platform for storing smart meter data coming from an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) source system. I designed the data bricks and ADF pipelines to load the data into a raw and standard zone and exposed the data for exploration via Azure Synapse Analytics.
2005 - 2009

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Maharshi Dayanand University - Rohtak, Haryana, India


Microsoft Certified Azure Data Engineer Associate



Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals



Microsoft Certified Azure Data Fundamentals



ITIL 4 Foundation Level



Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions



Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions



IBM InfoSphere Datastage v8.0 Certification



Oracle SQL Database Expert



SQL Server BI, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g (OBIEE), Tableau, IBM InfoSphere (DataStage), Microsoft Power BI, Azure Key Vault, Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA)


Azure Synapse, Oracle, Databricks, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Azure, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Event Hubs, Dedicated SQL Pool (formerly SQL DW)


SQL, Java, R


Software Testing, DevOps, Database Design, ETL, Azure DevOps


SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Database Management Systems (DBMS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Data Lakes, Azure SQL Databases, Database Management, Azure Cosmos DB, SQL Server 2012, Azure SQL


Azure Data Factory, Software Development, Informatica, Big Data Architecture, ITIL 4, Data Engineering, Azure Stream Analytics, Big Data, Data Architecture, Network Data Storage, SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), Cloud Architecture, Data Visualization, Networking, Cloud Security, Cloud Services, Cloud Storage, Virtualization, Azure Data Lake, Data Modeling, ETL Testing, Cloud

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