Senior Data Architect


New York


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Job ID: EB-4302576410
Category: Analytics, Data Science & Data Gov.
Location: New York, 

Senior Data Architect
Direct Hire, Full-time (No C2C)
Primarily Remote (occasional office visits)
New York, LA, Indianapolis, Boston, Tampa
$160,000 to $180,000 Base Salary
5+ Years’ Experience Minimum
No Sponsorship

We believe in the power of fans. Whether you’re a gaming company creating your next must-play game, a studio developing the next blockbuster, a streamer changing the game, or a beverage brand seeking to disrupt the grocery aisle, we deliver data-driven research and insights to move the needle.

As a truly full-service agency – research, insights, tracking, social, data science and more – we are perfectly positioned to solve unique (and fascinating) business challenges. We’re looking for passionate, curious, hungry people to join the team and help change the world – one research question at a time.

Seeking a Senior Data Architect responsible for specifying and providing oversight in the evolution of an advanced data architecture to support our vast, heterogeneous, and ever-growing store of market research related data. This architecture will support a wide array of stakeholders in a truly full-service agency doing research, insights, tracking, social, data science, and more.

The Senior Data Architect will have extensive knowledge of Big Data architectures, ML modeling and data engineering frameworks. The Senior Data Architect will develop a target data architecture that addresses current and future state business needs as well as a migration plan to this ideal architecture. Senior Data Architect will work closely with the Product, Engineering and Data Science teams to develop a suite of operators in a framework that provides powerful and flexible support for manipulating, analyzing, visualizing, and publishing of intermediate and final products for use by the market research teams.


  • Demonstrated ability to translate business strategy & requirements into appropriate and cost-effective technology-centered solutions.
  • Proven experience in defining data architectures optimized for large-scale, hybrid structured and unstructured data sources.
  • Developed ELT / ETL pipelines that combine static (historical) with real-time data streams and prepare data for both prescriptive and predictive analytics
  • Created ML (supervised, semi-supervised, and reinforcement) based data operators to transform datasets into actionable insights
  • Comfortable with deploying and augmenting commercial and/or open-source NLP models to extract insights from free text such as might be found in social media or scripted surveys.
  • Rapid prototyping skills for evaluation and verification of architectural choices


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science (Master’s degree preferred)
  • 5+ years’ experience as a Data Architect in a fast paced, high data volume enterprise such as social media, financial trading, communications, or healthcare.
  • Highly experienced with common cloud platforms and data management solutions (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google) – prefer AWS
  • Experience with data toolsets / frameworks such as Databricks, AWS Data Fabric & Redshift
  • Ability to translate complex technical concepts into business terms for stakeholders
  • Comfortable with the use of SQL, Python, Pandas, and R
  • Some familiarity with Q, SPSS Data software, PowerBI, Tableau
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment
  • Having migrated legacy data architectures to modern / advanced data architectures a plus
  • Open to and skilled at mentoring other team members as needed in areas of expertise.
  • Certification in building ML / DL models such as AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialty
  • Experience in agile development methodologies


  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Freedom Leave
  • Wellness plan and events
  • Professional Growth

BrainWorks is a premier executive search firm that delivers superior talent to drive business performance. Our consultants are experts in their practice areas, which include Information Technology; Consumer Products, CRM, Direct/Database Marketing and Customer Sciences/Advanced Analytics; Accounting and Finance; Private Equity and Portfolio Companies; Digital Marketing and eCommerce; and Consumer Insights and Market Research

Our Technology Practice has deep expertise understanding how technology executives drive business performance. We have placed mid to senior level talent including CIOs, CTOs, and leaders in Development, Infrastructure, Data Management and E-Commerce.

BrainWorks prides itself on quality, speed and GUARANTEED RESULTS, delivered through our unique QUASAR approach. When you partner with BrainWorks, your company will receive intelligence and industry expertise from consultants who are trustworthy, caring and passionate about your business needs. https://brainworksinc.com.

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