Principal Data Architect
Posted on 11/30/2023

10,001+ employees

Global technology consultancy driving digital innovation
Company Overview
Thoughtworks stands out as a global technology consultancy with a rich history of over 28 years, offering a unique blend of strategy, design, and engineering to drive digital innovation. The company's culture fosters learning and growth, bringing together a diverse mix of technologists, from fresh computer science graduates to experienced professionals and self-taught developers, creating an environment that encourages mutual learning and challenge. With a proven track record in creating adaptable technology platforms, designing top-tier digital products, and harnessing data and AI, Thoughtworks has consistently demonstrated industry leadership and a competitive edge.
Consumer Software

Company Stage


Total Funding





Chicago, Illinois

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Power BI
Microsoft Azure
Apache Spark
Apache Kafka
Data Analysis
Google Cloud Platform
Data & Analytics
  • Experience in providing advisory and consultative guidance for clients and cross-delivery teams
  • Track record in demonstrating innovation and expertise in data architectures, technology alternatives, data strategy, governance, security, and other data-related concerns
  • Experience in utilizing data-driven solutions with a deep understanding of data modeling and experience with tools/platforms like Kafka, Spark, Hadoop, and more
  • Experience in developing real-time and low-latency data streaming solutions
  • Track record of ensuring proper data governance policies, including data lineage, quality checks, and classification
  • Experience with productionizing machine learning models and applying data security strategy to solve business problems
  • Excitement about data infrastructure and operations, with familiarity working in cloud environments
  • Strong problem-solving and consulting skills
  • Track record with stakeholder management, fostering collaboration between clients and key stakeholders
  • Resilience in ambiguous situations, adapting roles to address challenges from multiple perspectives
  • Enjoyment of coaching, mentoring, and motivating others while promoting technical excellence and openness to change
  • Track record of proven leadership, encouraging professional development and building strong partnerships
  • Expertise in one of the specific domains, such as automotive, healthcare, retail, life sciences, financial services, or public sector
  • Consult on complex data programs, synchronizing cross-cutting data architectural concerns
  • Provide client-facing technical leadership and guidance on topics related to data architecture, engineering, and analytics to advise clients on bringing their data strategy to life
  • Lead and interact with clients across various domains, addressing a spectrum of challenging problems
  • Collaborate with diverse teams engaged in the program, connecting their work with the broader data strategy
  • Ensure effective communication and alignment between architects, engineers, decision-makers, and business stakeholders
  • Communicate both high-level and low-level technical details of data architecture to engineers and business stakeholders
  • Be responsible for data governance, data security, and data privacy to support business and compliance requirements
  • Seamlessly incorporate data quality into day-to-day work and the delivery process
  • Develop your career outside traditional paths by focusing on your passion rather than a predetermined one-size-fits-all plan
  • Represent Thoughtworks in various online and offline forums, including events and conferences
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in machine learning and AI technologies
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • Certifications in relevant data and cloud technologies
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau or Power BI