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Data Architect--Apptio


Data Architect


Seattle, Washington, United States

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities
The Data Platform Architect is responsible for the end-to-end design, implementation, and management of data platforms that support Apptio’s data-driven initiatives. Their ownership areas and delivery responsibilities encompass data strategy, architecture, integration, security, governance, performance optimization, collaboration, documentation, monitoring, support, and scalability. Key outputs include alignment of the data platform architecture, platform design, data modeling, data integration design, standards documentation, architecture to support partner solutions, and performance aligned with the overall goals and objectives for Apptio's business and vision.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • At least 8 years of experience in a data architect role with a demonstrated track record of developing large-scale data solutions.
  • Strong knowledge of various database technologies (SQL, NoSQL), data integration (ETL/ELT application integration) frameworks, and cloud services (AWS, Azure, GCP).
  • Experience with big data technologies (Hadoop, Spark) and data streaming services (Kafka).
  • Proficient in at least one programming language (Python, Java, Scala).
  • Expertise in data modeling and data warehousing principles including an understanding of transactional schema, normalization/denormalization, star schema, snowflake schema, etc.
  • Solid understanding of data security and privacy laws and regulations.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to translate complex technical concepts into clear and actionable guidance for various stakeholders.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Experience in AI and machine learning model deployment.
  • Familiarity with DevOps practices and CI/CD processes.
  • Prior experience in an Agile/Scrum development environment.
  • Knowledge of metadata management, data catalog, reporting/BI, visualization tools, and dashboards (Tableau, PowerBI).
  • Experience embedding or integrating third-party integration, metadata management, and reporting/BI platforms into other platforms or applications.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and analytical skills.
  • Professional certifications related to data architecture (e.g., TOGAF, AWS Certified Solutions Architect) are a plus.
This is a onsite or hybrid role based in one of these locations:
Bellevue, WA
Morrisville, NC
Boson, MA
Austin, NC
San Jose, CA

About Business Unit
IBM Software infuses core business operations with intelligence—from machine learning to generative AI—to help make organizations more responsive, productive, and resilient. IBM Software helps clients put AI into action now to create real value with trust, speed, and confidence across digital labor, IT automation, application modernization, security, and sustainability. Critical to this is the ability to make use of all data, because AI is only as good as the data that fuels it. In most organizations data is spread across multiple clouds, on premises, in private datacenters, and at the edge. IBM’s AI and data platform scales and accelerates the impact of AI with trusted data, and provides leading capabilities to train, tune and deploy AI across business. IBM’s hybrid cloud platform is one of the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security, and operations across hybrid environments—a flexible foundation for leveraging data, wherever it resides, to extend AI deep into a business.

Your Life @ IBM
In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement
IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to: - Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being - Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs - Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law - Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals - Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year. This position was posted on the date cited in the key job details section and is anticipated to remain posted for 21 days from this date or less if not needed to fill the role. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, caste, genetics, pregnancy, disability, neurodivergence, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.