Principal Data Engineer



Data Science
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

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Software Engineering

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Principal Data Modeler

Office Hybrid in San Francisco or Seattle

Job details:
Salesforce is on a transformative journey, one that focuses on delivering unparalleled customer success and propelling our growth. Central to this journey is the establishment of a robust data foundation, crucial for all our core marketing functions, powered by intelligent data products. The Salesforce Marketing Analytics Platforms team is orchestrating this initiative, using data to advise and influence our decision-making processes.

We are on the lookout for a hard-working, top-tier Principal Data Engineer to help sculpt our data offerings. In this critical role, you will develop, deploy, and lead scalable data solutions that unearth insights and enable data-centric decision-making throughout the company. Collaborating closely with various engineering and product teams, you will pioneer innovative data engineering approaches to further Salesforce's dedication to customer success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as a technical beacon for multiple teams, guiding solution and technical design.
  • Set the standard in delivering outstanding data products through the use of sophisticated technologies, design patterns, and engineering best practices.
  • Champion continuous improvement of both the quality and efficiency of the team's outputs.
  • Communicate sophisticated solution designs, high-level architecture, and strategic vision to product teams, partners, and executives.
  • Mentor other senior and lead engineers in the team, elevating their skills and knowledge, primarily through insightful reviews.
  • Realize the vision of transitioning to a modern data stack, transforming our data products into a reliable, efficient, and self-sustaining resource that facilitates self-service tools.
  • Architect and design solutions.
  • Act as a technical leader for multiple teams by providing overall solution/technical design oversight.


  • *Over 15 years of experience in Data, with at least 6 years in data architecture, pipelines, infrastructure, governance, and quality.
  • Profound expertise in delivering enterprise data engineering solutions and analytics data governance.
  • Experience defining and implementing a long-term data vision and strategy, yielding incremental enterprise value.
  • Proficiency with AWS, DBT, Snowflake, Salesforce Data Cloud, and custom ingestion platforms.
  • Outstanding collaborative abilities and effective communication with both technical and non-technical partners.
  • Familiarity with Agile, DevOps, CI/CD, GIT, and release management practices.
  • Experience with Tableau / Tableau CRM.
  • Consistent record working with cross-geographical teams.
  • Prior experience with Salesforce products and data ecosystem is a plus.


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For Washington-based roles, the base salary hiring range for this position is $204,400 to $296,400.

For California-based roles, the base salary hiring range for this position is $223,000 to $323,400.

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