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Delta Air Lines, Inc. Principal Data Architect in ATLANTA, Georgia

Principal Data Architect

United States, Georgia, Atlanta

Information Technology


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How you'll help us Keep Climbing (overview & key responsibilities)

Our company is currently looking for an experienced professional who thrives on building self-service data and analytics platforms. As a Principal Data Architect, you will oversee the development and use of a next generation data system.

The chosen candidate will have a strong aptitude for technology, professional demeanor, and possess excellent troubleshooting skills. The candidate will have built an enterprise data lake previously and have hands-on knowledge of public cloud data and analytics services specifically using AWS. To excel in this role, you should also have strong decision making and problem-solving skills.


  • Design and develop a data architecture and solution that enables the business to move quickly and independently.

  • Design and develop a data strategy that establishes the best practices for the enterprise.

  • Build and oversee a team to create the data platform for the company.

  • Ensure adherence to legal and company regulations.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with the business stakeholders to ensure their needs are met.

  • Provide thought leadership and drive proof of concepts of new technologies for the enterprise.

What you need to succeed (minimum qualifications)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.

  • A minimum of 15+ years’ experience in data and analytics including hands-on experience in implementation and performance tuning Hadoop/Spark implementations.

  • Implementing AWS services in a variety of distributed computing, enterprise environments.

  • Experience building enterprise data lakes.

  • Experience building self-service data platforms for enterprise consumption.

  • An analytical mindset with superb communication and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to translate complex problems clearly and in nontechnical terms.

What will give you a competitive edge (preferred qualifications)

Airline Experience

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