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Sr. Data Architect, Zoro


Virtual Worker, IL, US, N/A

Date:  Jul 13, 2022

Company Summary
Zoro offers millions and millions of products — an endless aisle with everything you need to run your business. We offer fast and free shipping, no-hassle returns, and exceptional customer service. We’ve grown quickly in a short time and are continuing to do so while aggressively growing our revenue. We are excited to be a part of an award-winning culture — we have been named a Great Place to Work for multiple years in a row, among other local and national accolades. We think Zoro is a pretty amazing place to work and grow, and think you will too! 


Primary Function:
As Senior Data Architect at Zoro, you are responsible for driving innovation, data strategy and architecture across a wide range of new and existing capabilities.You will develop, optimize and oversee conceptual and logical data architecture and integrations across multiple internal and external products. You will collaborate closely with enterprise architecture, engineering, data and analytics teams to design and implement business-critical enterprise data solutions. The ideal candidate will have proven expertise in data architecture, data modeling and data engineering with significant experience advocating solutions for cloud-native real-time data management platforms.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and implement effective database solutions and models to capture, store and track business data in real-time
  • Provide analysis, counsel and direction to engineering and data science teams on enterprise data management best practices
  • Define and implement architectural guidelines for high-velocity data processing infrastructure 
  • Oversee data migration from legacy to new systems
  • Train technology and business users on database application industry standards and conventions
  • Collaborate with security architect to ensure proactive data security and privacy compliance for end-to-end data lifecycle management activities
  • Partner with Enterprise Architecture peers and leadership to make Data Architecture part of a holistic strategy



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Minimum of 5 year experience in a similar role (Principal Data Engineer or Data Architect) 
  • Superior communication and business-technical interaction skills
  • Proven experience proposing blueprint solutions and collaboratively defining enabling architectures for enterprise data platforms on Google Cloud Platform or AWS
  • Comfortable making decisions over uncertainty
  • Able to innovate at high speed, fail fast, and correct immediately
  • Solid experience in analytics data architecture, database design and data engineering pipelines
  • Understanding of website tagging and beaconing and how this drives analytics lift
  • Understanding of Master Data Management architecture and design
  • Expert knowledge of data modeling concepts and data relationships for relational and NoSQL systems
  • Expert-level SQL skills
  • Expert level understanding of real-time complex event processing architectures
  • Strong team player and outstanding problem solver
  • Proven experience adopting emerging standards and new technologies to formulate enterprise analytics data platforms


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree
  • Familiar with agile methodologies and practices
  • Prior experience in ecommerce / online retail sales
  • Experience defining enterprise data architecture using Google Cloud Platform 


Zoro Values and Inclusive Culture:  
We share a commitment to our Zoro values – Win & Lose Together (We prefer winning!), Take Ownership, We Are Transparent, and Aspire to be Customer-Obsessed. Everything we do at Zoro is centered around delighting our customers. It's a natural extension of our company culture and how we care for each other. We believe when we act in ways that are consistent with these values, we can solve any technical challenge that lies ahead of us. As a Zoro employee, you can expect to work with smart, energetic people, learn something every day, and be valued for your perspective. 


Zoro is dedicated to fostering an environment where people of all backgrounds and beliefs are represented, and all team members can be confident that their experiences and perspectives are valued. Zoro aims to empower all employees to learn about, raise awareness, and promote diversity and inclusion through all of our workplace interactions. Zoro is a place where everyone can learn, grow and thrive. 


We recognize the courage and effort it takes to apply for your next opportunity. We also recognize that there is rarely such thing as a perfect candidate. Even if you do not meet every qualification, we still encourage you to apply -- we do not want to miss out on meeting the next person who could emerge as a key contributor to our business and culture.  



Zoro is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.