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Senior Principal Data Architect

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Atlanta - Georgia - USA, Branchburg - New Jersey - USA, Lowell - Massachusetts - USA, Montreal - Quebec - Canada, Toronto - Ontario - Canada, USA - USA - Remote, Weston - Florida - USA


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Description & Requirements


The Senior Principal Data Architect role is a hands-on, leadership role combining technical expertise with strategic vision and mentoring in the implementation of relational and non-relational database technology in a cloud environment at an enterprise scale. A successful candidate should have a core background in relational databases (preferable PostgreSQL) along with experience in data pipelines, integration, common messaging platforms, NoSQL platforms, and Cloud Data offerings to provide data solutions to multiple stakeholders and meet the organization's data needs. Additional experience in non-relational database architecture and design is extremely desirable.

The Senior Data Architect will guide and mentor a team of database professionals and architects to plan, enhance, and implement enhancements to our data layer, supporting numerous business and operational functions, and providing a reliable, scalable, stable data platform upon which our business can continue to grow. You will be part of an architecture team responsible for overall system wide data strategy, resiliency, performance, and efficiency.

He/she will be ready to take ownership of a request and see it through to completion. He/she will collaborate with a range of stakeholders to achieve business objectives and be a leader guiding the product offering with respect to User Interface and product integration.

He/she must have leadership experience, and be comfortable presenting to and interacting with leaders.

Key responsibilities include:
• Articulating, defining, and executing on a data tier strategic vision and capabilities to support application and customer business requirements in a distributed, cloud environment
• Planning, architecting, and guiding delivery of critical, complex database features at enterprise scale, including purge/archive, backup/recovery, data refresh, and overall database architecture and scalability
• Developing and enforcing standards for relational and non-relational database design and development best practices, and design tools to enforce these practices at scale
• Continuously evaluating current trends in the data technology space and provide recommendations on best practices and new / differentiating capabilities, including active vendor engagement and product roadmap review and feedback
• Collaborating with development and operations leadership to identify data tier feature gaps, improvement opportunities, and proactive enhancements to increase quality of service
• Developing and enforcing best practices for application use of database, in conjunction with database development and database administration teams


• 7+ years of architecture experience with more than one major relational database to include PostgreSQL / EPAS. PostgreSQL experience is required, the more the better.
• Expert knowledge of database architecture and implementation planning and execution, and demonstrated delivery of enterprise-scale database
• Expert knowledge of efficient database configuration and schema design for OLTP, OLAP, DW use cases
• Expert-level understanding of database query tuning and optimization
• Demonstrated experience of architecting databases in cloud platforms such as Google GCP, AWS, Azure

• Working knowledge of at least one major non-relational database, such as MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, Couchbase, DynamoDB, etc
• Working knowledge of one or more cloud data warehouse (BigQuery, Snowflake, Redshift)
• Working knowledge of middleware / application access methods to database including connection pools, JDBC, etc
• Working knowledge of software development lifecycle stages required to support JavaScript, Java, SQL, and other enterprise languages


Corporate overview

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