Shenif Lalji, Developer in Edmonton, AB, Canada
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Shenif Lalji

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Solution Architect and Developer

Edmonton, AB, Canada
Toptal Member Since
March 25, 2022

Shenif is a solution architect with over 15 years of experience in business intelligence, data warehouse, and ETL architecture with BI/DW technologies expertise. He's been part of designing multidimensional data structures for warehouses, ETL processes, and managing online analytical processing (OLAP) and BI reporting systems. He has experience interacting with customers, identifying business requirements, data modeling, metadata management, data quality initiatives, and archiving strategies.


Alberta Health Services
Communication, Data Management, Roadmaps, Azure, SQL Server BI, Accessibility
Alberta Health
Database Administration (DBA), Data Management, erwin Data Modeler, Oracle RAC...
ATB Financial




Preferred Environment

Windows, Unix, SQL Server BI, SQL Server DBA, Oracle, Azure, Python, JavaScript

The most amazing...

...project I've led as an IT architect is modernizing the reporting environments for the analytic community.

Work Experience

Solution Architect

2015 - PRESENT
Alberta Health Services
  • Built a high availability environment for COVID-19 reporting as a scrum master. I was also the domain architect for health information exchange on clinical services and analytics and the lead architect for Connect Care's analytics.
  • Drafted and completed a strategic roadmap to drive alignment between technology and business objectives.
  • Provided technical leadership in database administration, application analysts, server support, desktop, and network personnel. Facilitated enterprise communication on technical capabilities across multiple healthcare zones and regions.
  • Leveraged Hadoop, a key component of data strategy, as the architect for enterprise archiving solutions.
Technologies: Communication, Data Management, Roadmaps, Azure, SQL Server BI, Accessibility

Senior Data Architect and Solution Architect

2022 - 2023
Alberta Health
  • Provided data architecture direction and delivered required architectural artifacts using ERwin and ERwin Web Portal.
  • Contributed to the development of the overall architecture of the DataHub platform.
  • Ensured that data solutions exhibited high-performance levels, consistency, security, scalability, redundancy, maintainability, appropriate reusability, and reliability.
Technologies: Database Administration (DBA), Data Management, erwin Data Modeler, Oracle RAC, Oracle

Senior Data Architect and BI Architect

2013 - 2015
ATB Financial
  • Acted as the lead architect and completed the solution design document for the data quality solution.
  • Implemented an archive solution that reduced the digital footprint by 40%.
  • Organized weekly team status meetings to manage strategic objectives.
Technologies: SAP HANA, IBM Db2

Senior Data Architect and BI Architect

2011 - 2013
  • Acred as the lead for creating and growing the BI visionary strategy for data integration.
  • Led the integration of Informatica ETL processes and data modeling.
  • Managed client engagement and encouraged new BI initiatives.
Technologies: Oracle BI, Informatica ETL, Leadership

Clinical Information System, Adoption, and Agile Development

I was the clinical information system solution architect for health information exchange. A Multi-million dollar project to help unify local clinical repositories.

Managed multiple data initiatives, including master data and data quality initiatives. Acted as the platform architect for service availability, service level agreement, data access, and integration.
1996 - 2000

Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems

University of Calgary - Calgary, Alberta,Canada

MAY 2023 - MAY 2025

Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate



Database Administration Diploma

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology


SQL Server BI, Oracle RAC, Informatica ETL


Azure, Windows, Unix, Oracle, SAP HANA


SQL Server DBA, Database Administration (DBA), IBM Db2


Python 3, Python, JavaScript


Solution Architecture, Accessibility, Domain Modeling, Back-end, Leadership, Communication, Data Management, Roadmaps, erwin Data Modeler, Oracle BI

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