Azure Data Architect

Canada - Remote

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Our Data Architects are experienced technologists with technical depth and breadth, along with strong interpersonal skills. In this role, you will work directly with customers and our team to help enable innovation through continuous, hands-on, deployment across technology stacks. They will serve as the Data SME for our customers and be the focal touchpoint in engagements.   If you get a thrill working with cutting-edge technology and love to help solve customers’ problems, we’d love to hear from you. It’s time to rethink the possible. Are you ready?

Primary objectives:

  • Work with customers and the wider Rackspace organizations on re-thinking and re-designing IT Data landscapes using cloud-native technologies
  • Excellent technical architecture skills, design and deliver innovative Proof of Concepts for customers.
  • Build cloud data solutions and provide domain perspective on storage, big data platform services, serverless architectures, Hadoop ecosystem, RDBMS, DW/DM, NoSQL databases, analytics services on public cloud platforms and security.
  • Design and write excellent, fully tested code to build ETL /ELT data pipelines and stream on a public Cloud platform.
  • Participate in deep architectural discussions to build confidence and ensure customer success when building new solutions and migrating existing data applications on the AWS, Azure or GCP platforms
  • Implement product features and refine specifications with our Data scientists, Data Analysts and Data Architects
  • Lead and deliver workshops, ideation and strategy sessions for customers working to solve their business use cases with innovative technology solutions
  • Evangelize the cloud-native paradigm through the delivery of blogs, customer presentations and public speaking engagements
  • Mentor and train other architects/Engineer within the wider Rackspace community on modern cloud-native Data Technologies

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Highly technical and analytical, possessing 10 or more years of Datawarehouse and/or Analytics Systems development and deployment experience, IT systems and engineering experience, security and compliance experience, etc.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in architecture of modern data Warehousing platforms using technologies such as Big Data and Cloud
  • Architecture and implementation experience in data ingestion and processing technologies (such as Kafka, Informatica, Data Factory, Alooma, Airflow, Data Quality and Metadata Management).
  • Design and configuration of data movement, streaming and transformation (ETL) technologies such as Informatica, Nifi, Kafka, Storm, Sqoop, SSIS, Alteryx, Pentaho, Alooma, Airflow.
  • Creation of descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics solutions using Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Analysis Services, Data Lake Analytics, HDInsight, HDP, Spark, Databricks, MapReduce, Pig, Hive, Tez, SSAS.
  • Design and configuration of data movement, streaming and transformation (ETL) technologies such as Azure Data Factory, HDF, Nifi, Kafka, Storm, Sqoop, SSIS, LogicApps, Signiant, Aspera, Alteryx, Pentaho, Alooma, Airflow.
  • Large scale design, implementation and operations of OLTP, OLAP, DW and NoSQL data storage technologies such as SQL Server, Azure SQL, Azure SQL DW, PostgreSQL, CosmosDB, RedisCache, Azure Data Lake Store, Hadoop, Hive, MySQL, Neo4j, Cassandra, HBase
  • Experience working within an agile development process (Scrum, Kanban, etc)
  • Familiarity with CI/CD concepts
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations and virtual teams.
  • Experience with one or more public cloud Data Analytics suite of services including, real-time streaming services, data processing services, SQL query engines, ETL services and visualization services.
  • Required experience on one or more of AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
  • Knowledge or hands-on experience with data visualization and/or data sciences.
  • Track record of implementing cloud data services in a variety of business environments such as large enterprises and start-ups.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands on experience leading large-scale global database, data warehousing and analytics projects. 
  • Technical degrees in computer science, software engineering
  • Deep understanding of data architecture and application.
  • Hands on experience as a database, data warehouse, big data/analytics developer/administrator or data scientist.
  • Working knowledge of modern software development practices and technologies such as agile methodologies and DevOps.
  • Cloud certifications such as AWS Solutions Architect, Developer, GCP Professional Data Engineer or Microsoft Data / AI certifications.

As part of your role, you will:

  • Deliver high-quality work to customers as part of consulting engagements that can be delivered through workshops, presentations or solutions architecture designs
  • Drive the engagements with customers from the architectural pillar, from design to delivery
  • Work in close collaboration with other architects, technical consultants and professional services teams within Rackspace and customer’s teams
  • Work with customers across multiple regions depending on customer locations.
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About Rackspace TechnologyWe are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.  More on Rackspace TechnologyThough we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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