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IBM Data Architect in Austin, Texas


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

As a Data Architect, you'll work on data integration, migration, and/or transformation projects to design large-scale data processing systems, design and develop data pipelines and infrastructures optimized for scalability, reliability and machine learning, and troubleshoot potential platform issues. You will work with data scientists and key technical leaders to bring technical solutions to life and to build and constantly drive excellence in the platform.

The Data Systems organization is the foundation for data-driven marketing at IBM via data strategy and standards as the source of knowledge, responsible data use, and data visibility and accessibility. It serves as the source of truth of all IBM contact, customer, digital behavior, and product usage data to continually enrich IBM platforms and systems and to drive action and growth.

This is an essential team that establishes and maintains the core data and platform infrastructure for IBM Marketing. Objectives of this team include:

  • Infuse the effective use of IBM's Information assets across IBM

  • Drive coherence, standards, quality, and adoption in data structures

  • Define and execute strategies to integrate data from internal and external sources with leading infrastructure, platform capabilities, and industry solutions.

We deliver enterprise-grade cloud solutions that leverage Google's cutting-edge technology to help companies operate more efficiently and adapt to changing needs, giving customers a foundation for the future. Customers in more than 150 countries turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to solve their most critical business problems.


  • Provide deep technical expertise on data platform infrastructure, data standardization, quality, accessibility as well as Big Data technologies

  • Design and deliver high-quality solutions including sample code and solve complex technical challenges

  • Be responsible for design, standardization, integration and build of data elements within the strategic data plan working both independently and with our development and operations service providers

  • Implement quality control process to ensure that data is of the highest quality

  • Be a trusted technical advisor to IBM Marketing, and solve complex Big Data challenges

  • Create and deliver best practices recommendations, tutorials, blog articles, sample code, and technical presentations to different levels of key business and technical stakeholders

Partial remote work permitted with close proximity to an IBM hub office for occasional face-to-face meetings. While in the office, we maintain a responsible consideration of health and safety practices and ongoing support for a hybrid, in-office/remote office balance.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience, in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field

  • 8+ years of experience of IT platform implementation in a highly technical and analytical role

  • 5+ years of experience of Data Lake/Hadoop platform implementation, including 3+ years of hands-on experience in any of the following: implementation and performance tuning, data matching and standardization, design & development of applications of data science and data infrastructure to improve efficiency of operations, etc.

  • Ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges in an enterprise environment

  • Experience in architecting and writing database or analytics code (e.g., data pipelines) and scripts in one or more programming languages (e.g., Python, JavaScript, etc.)

  • Experience in designing and maintaining internet facing data backends in distributed, virtualized, or containerized environments

  • Demonstrate hands on experience in developing and operating data applications running on relational, hive and multidimensional database engines

  • High Technical SQL proficiency, within a DB2 environment

  • In depth understanding and appreciation of database design & management principles

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Understanding of Apache Hadoop and the Hadoop ecosystem. Experience with one or more relevant tools (Sqoop, Flume, Kafka, Oozie, Hue, Zookeeper, HCatalog, Solr, Avro).

  • Have functional proficiency with other solutions such as Spark, Scala, Cloud Object Storage, etc

  • Familiarity with one or more SQL-on-Hadoop technology (Hive, Impala, Spark SQL, Presto).

  • Experience in working with multiple service providers to deliver complex projects

  • Understand operation within a regulated data privacy environment

  • Experience in Consultancy, Project Management & Client Management skills

About Business UnitIBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.

Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

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Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.