Sr. Principal Architect - Data Platform


June 10, 2021

Do what you love. Love what you do.

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Job Description
About the Team
The Data Platform and Observability team is based in Pleasanton,CA; Boston,MA and Dublin, Ireland. We enable real time insights across Workday’s platforms, infrastructure and applications. Our focus is on the development of a large scale distributed data platform to support mission critical Workday applications.
The team provides software for collection, ingestion, storage & visualization of critical data assets. We handle 100s of terabytes of data in the form of billions of messages produced daily by Workday applications and underlying services. If you enjoy writing efficient software or tuning and scaling large distributed systems you will enjoy working with us.
Do you want to work on leveraging Workday’s vast computing resources with its rich and extensive datasets? To work with world class engineers and facilitate the development of the Observability data platform? If so, we should chat.
Role & Responsibilities

  • You will provide architectural leadership and technical vision for our Data Platform. You will architect and design components across the Data Platform spectrum. From Data Collection to Data Viz.

  • You will architect solutions for Performance, Availability, Reliability, Security & Cost.

  • You will collaborate and engage with all stakeholders, and product teams to translate product and business requirements into solutions.

  • You will evaluate/implement new open source and cloud native tools and technologies, as needed. You will drive POC initiatives, rapid prototyping with the intent of validating hypotheses.

  • You will work with all aspects of data processing with a keen eye for data quality, data integrity and data availability.

  • You will provide technical mentorship to the rest of the team.

About You

  • You have a BS/MS in Computer Science or a related technical field

  • You have a strong software engineering background and a proven track record of delivering high quality products at massive scale

  • You are able to write high quality code (Java/Scala/Go/Python) and be able to design systems that meet the business needs.

  • You have deep technical expertise in Distributed systems, Data Lakes, Data mesh, Data engineering, Data science, Streaming, and Data applications.

  • You must be expert in performance optimization of analytics workloads - persistence(hdfs/object storage), storage formats(Parquet/ORC), compression, partitioning, Query layer optimization etc.

  • You have public cloud expertise, preferably AWS.

  • You have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

  • You have outstanding presentation skills to both technical and executive audiences.

  • You have strong communication skills both written and verbal.

Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.