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Principal Big Data Architect - Europe Remote

Date:  Apr 4, 2021

Barcelona, B, ES, 08019 Amsterdam, NL, 1012 AB Munich, DE, 80333

Company:  Vistaprint

Who We Are:

Vistaprint’s Data and Analytics (DnA) organization is working to make our company one of the world’s most well-known and successful data-driven companies. The cross-functional team includes product owners, analysts, technologists, data engineers and more – all focused on providing Vistaprint with information and tools we can use to deliver jaw-dropping customer value. DnA team members are empowered to learn new skills, communicate openly and be active problem-solvers.

Role is open on various levels (Lead Data Architect, Principal Data Architect), in multiple locations (Remote-first in Spain, Germany, Italy, Swiss, Czech Republic and Netherlands) and for different specializations (Big Data Processing and/or Machine Learning-based data products).


What You Will Do:

  • Guide architectural decisions of data product teams as they craft, implement and maintain data products (for Business Intelligence solutions and/or Machine Learning solutions) in a decentralized Data Mesh
  • Advice data products teams how to seek their most sophisticated challenges by groundbreaking new architectural and technological approaches (e.g., assess different options, accompany implementation, give feedback on code during pull-requests)
  • Standardize commonly sought-after approaches in reusable blueprints and establish these as standard methodologies within our organization
  • Set overarching architectural standards and guidelines how to build balanced and resilient data products on our Data Platform (Snowflake, DBT, Spark, Airflow, Looker, Sagemaker, AWS stack, etc.)
  • Identify open (technological) gaps across different data teams and collaborate with the Data Platform Team and our internal data teams to build up these capabilities


Your Qualifications:

  • Longstanding engineering experience in the data space with 5+ years of experience in data architecture roles and several years in data engineering roles
  • Deep experience in architecting, building and productionizing scalable data products with sophisticated batch and real-time data pipelines (covering big data processing and/or ML models)
  • Shown experience in crafting architectural decisions and standards, mentor teams as well as influencing our engineers to adopt standard methodologies
  • Outstanding problem solving and multi-tasking ability in a fast-paced, globally distributed environment
  • Experience with cloud services in AWS (Preferred), Azure or Google


Nice to Have: :

  • Specialist in setting up DevOps processes for data including testing, monitoring, orchestration, and scheduling
  • Deep knowledge in architecting machine-learning-based data products (e.g., model training, model management with model registry, batch and real-time model inference)
  • Supervise record in improving data systems architecture from data ingestion, data processing to data visualization / data access via APIs (e.g., data mesh concept, kappa/lambda architecture)
  • Experience in with relational and non-relational data modelling as well as in working with API’s/microservices (REST)


Why You’ll Love Working Here:

Being at Vistaprint means that you don’t see work as just a building, a desk or a manufacturing floor. You see it as a chance to take a step forward in your career journey – and your life. We strive to give you everything you need to learn, grow, and succeed. Through innovation, collaboration, and perpetual exposure to what’s next, we’re always pushing boundaries and broadening our horizons. We embrace the chance to operate outside of our comfort zone to discover what we’re capable of. Some might call that a challenge; we just call it another excellent day at work.


Remote First-Culture:

In 2020, Vistaprint adopted a Remote-First operating model and culture. We heard from our team members that having the freedom, autonomy and trust in each other to work from home and, the ability to operate when they are most productive, empowers everyone to be their best and most forward-thinking self. Vistaprint also provides collaboration spaces for team members to work physically together when it's safe to do so or believe in office working will deliver the best results. Currently we are enabled to hire remote team members in over 20 US States as well as several countries in Europe: Spain, Germany, UK, Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Switzerland.


About Us:

As an e-commerce powerhouse, Vistaprint is a dynamic organization that maintains an exciting, entrepreneurial culture. With founder Robert Keane’s return as CEO, we’ve renewed our focus on empowering and helping small businesses. To do this, we create customer value (and delight) through accessible, cutting-edge technology. We thrive on providing opportunities for exploration, collaboration, innovation and growth – for both our customers and our team.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Vistaprint, a Cimpress company, is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, nationality, age, religion, citizenship, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender presentation, legal or preferred name, marital status, pregnancy, family structure, veteran status or any other basis protected by human rights laws or regulations. This list is not exhaustive and, in fact, in many cases, we strive to do more than the law requires.


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