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Cloud Data Architect

Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Remote, IL, US, N/A CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013 LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.


Position Details:

Grainger is seeking a hands-on experienced Cloud Data Solutions Architect. In this role, you will collaborate with business and technical teams to design and implement a modern data architecture to serve growing analytics and data science communities. You should have meaningful history of building big data solutions and using cloud data technologies. You will be part of a CoE team that builds and promotes its self-serve cloud data and analytics platform.

You will report to the Senior Technical Architect and can be based in Chicago, IL or remotely.


You Will:

  • Engage with technical and stakeholder teams to design data management solutions for sourcing, curation and harmonizing heterogeneous sources of data
  • Design and implement data models with time ordering elements that can scale data ingestion to hundreds of data sources
  • Construct a mechanism for performant and efficient access to data by analytics tools and machine learning algorithms
  • Apply data engineering effectiveness to operationalize solutions for high availability and resiliency
  • Devise approach to manage data retention and disaster recovery
  • Help evaluating data solution capability gaps and build POCs to prove values


You Have:

  • Meaningful experience with cloud data warehouse and data lake efforts using batch and streaming techniques
  • Proficiency with CI/CD tool chain such as Circle CI, Flyway, Airflow
  • Experience employing cloud data technology such as Snowflake, MongoDB
  • Proficiency in modern programming language (Python, SQL, Java)
  • Knowledge of cloud services (AWS Preferred but open to GCP or Azure)
  • Knowledge of data mesh is a plus
  • Experience in eCommerce B2B or B2C preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent experience


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs


DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.