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Advantage Solutions Principal Data Architect in United States


What is a Principal Data Architect @ Advantage Intelligence

A Principal Data Architect @ Advantage Intelligence is a senior level architect. The Principal Data Architect needs to understand the business needs, explores the existing data structure, and creates a blueprint for building an integrated framework of easily accessible, secure data aligned with Advantage business strategy. The Principal Data Architect works with other architects to define the processes involved in testing and maintaining the data solutions. Within Advantage Intelligence, a Principal Data Architect utilizes their training in analytics and various coding programs to analyze information and draw conclusions based on their findings.

Responsibilities for Principal Data Architect @ Advantage Intelligence

· Primary Responsibilities:

o Develop and implement an overall organizational data strategy that aligns with business processes. The strategy includes data model designs, database development standards, implementation and management of data warehouses and data analytics systems

o Manage end-to-end data architecture, from selecting the platform, designing the technical architecture, and developing the application to finally testing and implementing the proposed solution

o Ensure the security of all information and computer systems and digital data

o Ensure adherence to government regulations and guidelines for technological systems and safeguarding of the data

o Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing budgets, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions

· Secondary Responsibilities:

o Research and properly evaluate sources of information to determine possible limitations in reliability or usability

o Prepare detailed reports for management and other departments by analyzing and interpreting data

o Refer to previous instances and findings to determine the ideal method for gathering data

o Maintain domain knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, and participating in professional organizations

o Coach and mentor engineering teams to raise collective technical expertise

Qualifications / Skills / Requirements

· Outstanding collaboration and communication skills are essential

· 5+ yrs. Experience working in a Distributed/Cloud-based environment (Azure or AWS or GCP)

· 5+ yrs. Experience building cloud scalable, real-time, and high-performance data lake solutions leveraging cloud-native data warehouse/lake, modern data stack (I.e., airflow), streaming technologies (Azure EventHub, Kafka, or AWS Kinesis), Snowflake experience is a strong plus

· 5+ yrs. Experience with modern build strategies, CICD, unit testing, static analysis, and automated integration tests, DevOps concepts and scripting

· 5+ yrs. Experience with reporting tools like Power BI, Tableau

· 5+ yrs. Experience with NoSQL databases

· 5+ yrs. Experience deploying Data as a service (DaaS) and containerization

· Solid data modeling and SQL skills with the ability to work with non-relational data stores

· Demonstrate a track record of leading within complex organizations requiring strong influence management skills - the ability to work cooperatively at all levels in a matrix environment


The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

The Solutions Architect is responsible for the overall design and architecture of application development projects ensuring those map to business requirements as well as systems/technical requirements. The Solutions Architect works as a team member along with the Software Engineering team to develop and deliver complete solutions for the Advantage Sales and Marketing business units and clients.

• Manages the selection and/or recommendations of technologies and platforms used in application development efforts

• Acts as a Subject Matter Expert for used technologies and platforms

• Researches and manages implementation of suitable technology updates/upgrades across applications

• Works as a team member on the application development team to ensure business needs are being met

• Writes code based on business requirements

• Audits and give final approval of code before production releases

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Job Duty

Software Development

• Design, develop, unit test, and deploy code

• Update and upgrade development environments and infrastructure

• Audit code written by application development engineers against development standards

• Mentor application development engineers on best practices and acquired skills/knowledge

• Ensure all source code is accounted for, organized, and documented

• Manage deployment of code to production environments


• Locate and recommend up-to-date practices, including 3rd Party solution alternatives, as part of the functional design of applications

• Work with stakeholders to architect applications so they are designed to evolve and grow with the business

End User Support

• Triage and troubleshoot issues with users

• Support user training

• Manage transition of application support to the Help Desk team

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Indirect Reports

  • Does not have direct reports, but may delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

  • Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job

Minimum Qualifications The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: MIS, Computer Science or comparable major

10+ years of experience in using Microsoft Technology Stack including C#/.NET, or related experience

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

• Good knowledge of related technologies such as WPF, ASP.NET, SQL, AJAX, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Subversion, Hibernate, jQuery, MVC, or other related skills

• Experience working with business clients or customers

• Experience with multiple phases of the SDLC

• Should have strong leadership, analytical and quantitative analysis skills

• Familiarity with tools, concepts & methodology of business analysis

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Sound coordination and follow up skills

• Ability to meet deadlines under pressure

• Be a strong team player

• Ability to share knowledge and expertise with other software engineers

• Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills

• Proficient with agile development methodologies / Scrum

• Be a strong team player

• Strong work ethic, self-motivated

• Strong written and oral communication skills

• SQL Server 2008 (or newer)

• Microsoft Visual Studio

• Microsoft Team Foundation Server

• Microsoft Office

• SharePoint

• Microsoft Architecture Tools

• C# and or equivalent object oriented programming language or other related skills

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

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Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. ASM reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. ASM shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US-N/A

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Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2023-428424

Position Type Full Time

Category Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)

Minimum USD $145,000.00/Yr.

Maximum USD $160,000.00/Yr.