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Snowflake Data Architect

  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, 30346
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 19 days ago

Job Title: Snowflake Data Architect
Job Location: Atlanta, GA or Dallas, TX are (preferred) but open to US remote
Job Description:

The data architect will be responsible for delivering high quality solutions for application with heterogeneous usage profiles like OLTP, OLAP, advanced analytics, and machine learning. Drawing on robust hands-on experience and leveraging multi-cloud services, relational database technologies, NoSQL, distributed systems, this team member will drive the adoption of cloud services across the enterprise ensuring emerging business goals are met while maintaining a consistent and stable data landscape.

Job Duties

  • Provide architecture guidance in the interaction with business users and migration teams to plan, develop, improve and maintain complex data tier technology standards.
  • Act as a consultant to understand the current topology of the application and recommend advanced cloud data tier and integration platforms/services.
  • Must drive innovations by keeping current on emerging cloud technologies, must be able to research, present, and articulate pros and cons of new data tier technologies.
  • Act as a SME for migrating on-prem applications to cloud-based PaaS services primarily focusing on data warehouse and big data solutions mainly using Snowflakes, and some HDInsight, Databricks, and Synapse.
  • Based on Enterprise Strategy, provide guidance in migration and transfer of multi-terabyte databases or data warehouses from one data-tier technology to another.
  • Assist application and migration teams in designing cloud solutions incorporating security principles and best practices to ensure designs are in accordance with data security and governance principles.


  • 10+ years of hands on experience in IT/Database engineering/legacy bigdata technologies with expertise in understanding patterns around acquisition, transformation and presentation of data in various paradigms (Real-Time, Batch, NoSQL/SQL etc.)
  • 3+ years of experience in data architecture role with primary focus on data warehouse and big data solutions like SQL Server DW/Vertica/Teradata and Hadoop etc.
  • 3+ years of strong hands-on experience on Snowflakes, especially with end to end implementation of Snowflake cloud data warehouse or end to end data warehouse implementations on-premise
  • Expertise with SnowSQL, advanced concepts (query performance tuning, time travel etc.) and features/tools (data sharing, events, SnowPipe etc.)
  • Technical understanding of data in the cloud with ability to balance architectural theory with practical solution.
  • Understanding of enterprise and application architecture principles and best practices.
  • Good knowledge of one or more of the following technologies
    • HDInsight
    • Azure Synapse
    • Data Bricks
  • Experience in migration from on-prem data warehouse (SQL Server, Oracle, Vertica, Teradata) to cloud solutions (Snowflake, Azure Synapse)
  • Thorough understanding of one or more integration tools like Azure Data Factory, Talend, Pentaho, Informatica etc. and proficient in migrating legacy ETL/ELT processes to cloud based solutions.
  • Snowflake SnowPro cerfitication is MUST
  • Cloud Architect Certifications in Azure, AWS, or GCP is highly preferred.