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Cloud Data Architect
Posted on 6/17/2022
Toronto, ON, Canada • Remote
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Google Cloud Platform
Microsoft Azure
  • This is a “wish list” and there will be plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and contribute to the Team and Customers needs and grow with Pythian. While we realise you might not have everything to be the successful candidate for the Cloud Architect job you will likely have skills such as
  • Understanding and experience with Cloud architectures specifically: Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • In-depth knowledge of popular database and data warehouse technologies & concepts from Google, Amazon or Microsoft and/or (cloud & Conventional RDBMS), BigQuery, Redshift, Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Snowflake etc
  • Strong knowledge of cloud batch and stream processing architectures
  • Good experience with enterprise scale data modeling
  • Strong understanding of distributed systems architecture
  • Data quality process experience including data cleansing, audits and alerts, triage mechanisms & processes and referential integrity
  • Be fluent in a couple of object oriented language, preferably Java and Python, familiarity with Scala and Go would be a plus
  • A certification such as Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect, Google Professional Data Engineer or related AWS Certified Solutions Architect / cloud or Microsoft Azure Architect
  • Experience or interest in people management, in a “player-coach” style of leadership longer term would be great
  • Lead architecture, design and development of end to end Cloud based solutions with heavy focus on application and data and good understanding of infrastructure
  • Act as a architectural lead within a small team of globally dispersed Cloud Data Consultants, supporting the team in overcoming challenges by helping to remove roadblocks and developing options and solutions
  • Work with other Architects and the cloud Squad Leaders to ensure sound dev, test and QA practices
  • Work with PMs and other Architects to prioritize, assign and communicate work to team members
  • Ensure that the solution design is followed
  • Periodic travel to client sites for face to face meetings and presentations
  • Interface with Pythian's clients, directly, regularly to exchange feedback on the implementation, business needs, and over all products(s)
  • Conducting technical audits of existing architectures (Infrastructure, Performance, Developing data security as a function of design as well as Scalability and more)
  • Providing component or site-wide performance optimizations and capacity planning
  • Documenting best practices and recommendations
  • Developing application data architecture models to further enable effective service oriented delivery (3NF, Denormalized, Entity/Relationship, Dimensional etc)
  • Working with both internal and client development teams directly to help engineers to build highly available, more manageable cloud platforms

201-500 employees

IT consulting and managed services provider
Company Overview
As a global IT services company, Pythian helps organizations transform by leveraging data, analytics, and the cloud. Pythian designs, implements, and supports customized solutions for the toughest data challenges. Delivering thousands of projects to the cloud, because they believe it is the very best place to be.
Company Values
  • Stand apart, stand above - A key differentiator for us is that we’re technology agnostic, which allows us to partner with our clients to address their pain points and needs, as well as offering flexible contract models.