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Principal, Data Architect

Chicago, IL 60611

Posted: 05/02/2024 Category: Data & AI Job Number: 600492 Country: United States Remote Work?: Remote

Job Description

Be a part of our success story. Launch offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to do the best work of their lives in a dynamic and growing company. Through competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, internal advancement opportunities, and recognized community involvement, you will have the chance to create a career you can be proud of. Your new trajectory starts here at Launch.

The Role:

Launch is seeking a skilled and experienced Snowflake Architect with a background in IT consulting to join our dynamic and growing Data & AI Studio! This individual will play a pivotal role in designing and implementing cutting-edge data solutions using Snowflake's cloud-based data warehousing platform. Your expertise will be essential in helping our clients harness the power of data to make informed business decisions.


  • Collaborate with clients to understand their business objectives, data needs, and technical requirements.
  • Design end-to-end data architectures and solutions using Snowflake, considering factors such as data modeling, integration, security, and performance optimization.
  • Lead the implementation and migration of data to Snowflake, ensuring seamless data integration from various sources.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to development teams, ensuring best practices in Snowflake utilization.
  • Perform comprehensive data analysis to identify trends, patterns, and insights that drive actionable recommendations.
  • Work closely with project managers, data engineers, and business analysts to ensure project milestones are met on time and within scope.
  • Assess and address performance bottlenecks, security vulnerabilities, and other system challenges.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and advancements in the Snowflake ecosystem.
  • Develop talent through effective people management and mentorship of 4-6 engineers/architects directly and indirectly.

Preferred Experience:

  • Proven experience of 5+ years' as a Snowflake Architect, with a strong focus on IT consulting and solution design.
  • Solid understanding of cloud-based data warehousing concepts and architecture principles.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in designing and optimizing data models, data integration processes, and ETL workflows.
  • Hands-on experience with Snowflake's features including data sharing, multi-cluster warehouses, and performance tuning.
  • Strong programming skills in SQL; familiarity with Python or other scripting languages is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Problem-solving mindset with a proactive approach to addressing challenges.
  • Relevant certifications in Snowflake or cloud technologies are advantageous

Preferred Certifications:

  • SnowPro Core Certification
  • SnowPro Cloud Data Platform Certification

Benefits & Compensation:

As an employee at Launch, you will grow your skills and experience through a variety of exciting project work (across industries and technologies) with some of the top companies in the world! Our employees receive full benefits—medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, and matched 401k. We also have an uncapped, take-what-you-need PTO policy. The anticipated wage range for this role is $145,000-$185,000. Education and experience will be highly considered, and we are happy to discuss your wage expectations in more detail throughout our internal interview process.

Don’t Be Shy!

Our Corporate Recruiting team is excited to talk about our open positions and the opportunities to join the Launch team. Even if you are still in the exploratory stage of your job search, we are always looking to network! Connect with our team today and let’s talk more.

Launch Consulting is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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