Principal Data Architect



United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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Tealium is the most trusted and world’s largest independent customer data platform. Tealium connects customer data – spanning web, mobile, offline, and IoT devices — so brands can connect with their customers. Tealium’s turnkey integration ecosystem supports more than 1,300 client-side and server-side vendors and technologies, empowering brands to create a unified, real-time customer data infrastructure.

Tealium’s customer data solutions encompass tag management, an API hub, a customer data platform with machine learning and AI, and data management solutions that make customer data more valuable, actionable, and secure. Tealium has been a trusted provider of customer data solutions for more than a decade, and more than 850 top businesses worldwide including Microsoft, Hyatt, Gap, HSBC and Novartis rely on Tealium to power their customer data strategies.
Team Tealium works and lives across the U.S. and in nearly 20 countries across the world. We are intentional about our culture, our investment in our team members and how we care and connect.
Tealium = Teal + Helium. Teal: a vibrant reflection that evokes authenticity, trustworthiness, reliability, open communication and clarity of thought. Helium: we rise above, a kinetic force that elevates our customers’ and our experiences beyond all others.
We win together with respect and appreciation for the talents required of all positions and the people who contribute to each of these.


The Sr. Data Architect position is responsible for discovery, design and implementation of software solutions aimed at solving real-time, customer data delivery challenges in a petabyte scale environment.

Through seamless inbound and outbound connectors with major digital marketing vendors, Tealium's UDH allows our customers to take action on their visitors in real-time based on behavior. This lets them maximize the value from each visitor by creating personalized content and product offerings, as well as highly targeted re-marketing campaigns.

We are a fast growing, highly disciplined engineering team, working on multiple exciting products, using the latest technologies and design principles. You will be a senior person on the core architecture team, working across product boundaries.


  • Working closely with other architects, software engineers, operations engineers, and product managers.
  • Evaluating current architectures, identifying potential inefficiencies related to cost, maintainability and scalability.
  • Proposing and driving architectural design decisions. Staying current with server-side and Cloud based trends and architectures.
  • Working across multiple development, operational and feature delivery teams, providing architectural guidance.
  • Creating and maintaining system architecture diagrams. Owning architectural domain knowledge.
  • Participating in our Agile/SCRUM process. Creating designs to support short, iterative delivery cycles.


  • BS, MS, in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related discipline
  • 5+ years Software Architecture experience
  • Experience architecting Apache Spark solutions for high traffic pipelines
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL and ETL processes
  • Strong understanding of various ML/data intensive architectural patterns, stream and batch processing, and varieties of data types
  • Experience with NoSQL, as well as relational data stores: DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, RedshiftDB, Clickhouse, etc
  • Experience with distributed messaging and streaming technologies: Amazon SQS, Kinesis, Apache Kafka
  • Extensive experience deploying software to a cloud platform environment. AWS, GCP, Azure
  • Strong knowledge of modern software engineering principles, patterns and best-practices.
  • Understanding of microservices architectures, distributed systems and CI/CD
  • Experience designing and supporting high traffic, highly available systems including scalability, reliability and fault tolerance
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • The ability to effectively explain technical concepts to team members, architects, managers and team leads.
  • Capable of managing multiple projects/efforts at once, with competing priorities
  • Capable of delivering on multiple competing priorities with little supervision


In many U.S. states, employers are required to include a pay range for posted positions. Although this isn't a requirement in every state, communicating transparently is a cornerstone of our operations at Tealium, and we believe in making this information available to all applicants.

The U.S. pay range for this full-time position is listed below, however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition to a competitive base salary, this position is eligible for a robust benefits package that includes the following:

  • Employees are eligible to receive an annual bonus and stock options.

  • Employees and their families are eligible for medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.

  • Employees have the option to enroll in our 401k plan and are eligible to receive contributions for company matching.

  • Employees are eligible for flexible paid time-off and extended paid parental leave.

  • We offer 11 paid holidays annually with an additional Healium Be-Well break for most employees.

  • We offer 15 hours of paid work time for volunteer activities and programs.

  • Our sick leave accrual is the following for our employees:

    • Exempt CA employees (not including San Francisco) including NY : accrue 40 hours each year. Unused sick leave carries over into the next year. Employees cannot exceed 80 hours in a given year.

    • Exempt Non - CA employees (not including NY) including SF: Accrue 1 hour every 30 hours worked. Cannot exceed 180 hours in the calendar year.

    • Non-Exempt: accrue 1 hour every 30 hours worked. Unused carries over to the next year. Not to exceed 108 hours in a calendar year.

An overview of our benefits and perks can be found on our careers page, Additional details regarding the benefits package will be provided during your interview process.

Compensation Range- $180,000 - $210,000



At Tealium, we don’t just offer the ordinary, we provide the extraordinary:

  • Tealium WOWs (Ways of Work), our award winning culture is how with think, act and connect together at Tealium
  • Mosaic, our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is grounded in our mosaic of diverse perspectives and shared belonging as we live in work across the US and in nearly 20 countries
  • Tealium Cares, to promote caring in our communities, 15 hours of paid work time for volunteer activities and programs is offered annually
  • Tealium Connects (remote-first working), enabling many of us to choose where we do our best work and offering new hire stipends to assist with purchasing things we need to support a successful home office environment
  • Tealium Ownership, share in the success of Tealium by becoming an owner of Tealium beginning with new hire equity grants
  • Tealium Time, unlimited paid time-off policy to offer flexibility to take time when needed and robust leave programs, including extended paid parental leave and company holidays
  • Healium, health and wellness programs to help us be our best selves in the experiences of health, physical, mental, social, and even financial well-being and wellness
  • Healium Be-Well Break, an annual all-company paid shutdown to provide a true break for us all
  • Tealium LIFT (Learning is Facilitated at Tealium), offering a myriad of professional development opportunities with over 6,000 courses available on demand to best-in-class manager and leadership development programs
  • Health and Related Benefits Programs, offering market competitive benefits programs
Collectively, we contribute our individual pieces (identity, experiences, heritage, backgrounds, religions, viewpoints, gender and more ) to form the mosaic of Team Tealium. It is our continuing philosophy to recruit and employ the best qualified individuals without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or any other protected characteristic. Tealium does not tolerate unlawful discrimination of any kind and strives to be an inclusive and respectful workplace.
The highly relevant and differentiated positioning of Tealium’s solutions makes this a unique and rewarding career opportunity.


*Offerings vary by level and location.