Principal Architect
Posted on 3/29/2024
Credit Karma

1,001-5,000 employees

Provides free credit scores, financial tools, and loan recommendations.
Company Overview
Credit Karma stands out as a leader in the financial industry, providing over 110 million members with free resources to manage and improve their financial health, including credit scores, identity monitoring, and loan shopping. The company's commitment to data privacy, as evidenced by their policy of not sharing personal information with unaffiliated third parties, instills trust among its users. With a culture driven by core values of helpfulness, ownership, progress, and empathy, Credit Karma offers a supportive and dynamic work environment for its 1,300+ employees across multiple global locations.
Financial Services
Data & Analytics

Company Stage


Total Funding





Oakland, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Oakland, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Architecture & Civil Engineering
Architectural Design
  • 10+ years' experience designing and leading large architectural efforts for web or mobile applications
  • Experience in driving business and technology strategies and multi-year roadmaps with an execution scope of 50-100+ engineers
  • Broad expertise with modern technology stacks and architectural patterns including API design, microservices, cloud and networking architectures, and modern online and offline data processing techniques
  • Experience designing and building for scale, resilience and operational excellence
  • Excellent communication skills: demonstrated ability to present to all levels of leadership, including executives
  • Seasoned and ambidextrous leadership - able to balance short and long term goals, inspire and coach
  • Expertise in Agile Development, SCRUM, or Extreme Programming methodologies
  • BS/MS in computer science, or equivalent work experience
  • Drive a holistic architectural and technical strategy across a number of interdependent engineering teams, architects, systems and offerings
  • Partner closely with senior product leadership to continuously connect business outcomes to platform technical strategy
  • Drive system and platform thinking within development teams
  • Influence and shape the frameworks, abstractions, and patterns used by product development teams
  • Be the technical expert, researching, evaluating, and implementing state-of-the-art technology (open source, third party)
  • Apply strong technical documentation and presentation skills to communicate architectural and design options at all levels, including to executive leadership
  • Act as an industry thought leader, continuing to share Intuit’s growth story as one of the top SaaS, data-driven, and cloud deployed companies on the web
  • Grow a strong engineering culture - set and evangelize vision, facilitative leadership, attract and retain key talent. Talent steward for the engineering organization, mentor rising leaders
  • Developing and communicating an architectural vision, strategy, and roadmap for the capabilities you own
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions
  • Collaborating with the architecture team to ensure those technical solutions are scalable, reliable, and secure
  • Collaborating across the organization to align technical strategy and to ensure interoperability of systems
  • Evaluating and selecting best fit technologies, frameworks, and tools to support the Credit Karma’s goals
  • Drive the adoption of best practices, standards, and architectural principles across Credit Karma
  • Mentoring and growing architects and engineers, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous learning
  • Leading architectural reviews and providing recommendations for improvement
  • Studying emerging technologies, industry trends, and advancements in software architecture and in fintech
  • Engaging with external partners, vendors, and industry experts to develop and execute a holistic strategy