Data Architect
Remote US
Full Time


Remote US

Data Architect II

Job Summary:
The Data Architect is responsible for defining the overall structure and behavior the Ardent Mills Modern Data Platform (AMDP), ensuring that it meets the needs of the business and its users. This role will partner closely with members of the development scrum team, including developers, QA testers, business analysts, and project managers along with product team members to ensure that data platform is delivered on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards.  This role will also define, establish, and champion the adoption of best practices, patterns and standards that will reduce technical debt, increase delivery effectiveness, and ensure security policies are adhered to.

Key Responsibilities:

- Software Design:  Direct team members and drive software design and architectural patterns that align to enterprise architecture standards, reduce technical debt and define software roadmaps for capital enhancements to a digital platform or area of the technical stack.

- Software Development:  Proficient in leveraged programming languages (.NET, SQL, Angular, C#, Python) ensuring the evolution of software currency changes are adopted and managed across all software products.

- Software Infrastructure:  Own the software environment strategy while partnering with Cloud Engineers and Architects to establish Infrastructure as Code (IaC) for all digital platforms and ensure delivery team adoption of standard pipeline templates for software build, scan, test & deploy functions.

- Data Modeling:  Define and develop solution data modeling, database design, and data management to help guide delivery scrum team solution exposure and consumption of data with the modern data platform.
- Project Assistance: Lead the planning, scheduling, and tracking of project milestones and timelines. Adapt your work approach as needed based on a complete understanding of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field. Your work will contribute to milestones of programs or projects that may have an impact on the business outside of the department.

Qualifications & Skills:

- Bachelor's, Master’s, or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience. 
- 8+ years of experience in a technology-focused role, ideally in a leadership capacity.
- Expert understanding of software development and agile project management principles.
- Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent communication and leadership skills.

- Microsoft Azure Cloud Service Technologies

- In-depth knowledge of Databricks and Delta Lake patterns

- Proficiency in data modeling and architecture principles to design robust, scalable, and efficient data structures.

- Experience leveraging PowerBI to create reports, dashboards and workspaces

- Understanding of ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) processes and tools to populate Delta Lake

- Strong experience with Apache Spark, Python, Scala, or SQL

-Experience with data governance and security to ensure compliance with data regulations and policies

- Ability to work with cross-functional teams in collaboration with IT and business partners

- In-depth understanding of Azure DevOps.
- Ability to adapt promptly to changing technology landscapes, recognized as an expert within the organization.


Remote US


126 Remote, Denver CO, 80202

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Employment Type:

Full time

Additional Information:


We provide market-driven base pay, based on skills, abilities, and level of experiences. Our salary ranges are broad, and individual salary will be market competitive based on a candidate’s unique set of skills and level of experience. The starting range for this position is $102,600.00 - $136,896.10, with additional earning potential possible commensurate with experience. Additionally, we believe that our team members are the reason for our success and all team members are incentive eligible with a target based on contribution, company performance, and individual results achieved. While the specific bonus plan and target amount will be determined based on the role and breadth of contributions, the targeted bonus plan and targeted percentage amount for this role is Bonus - MIP, 15% Annual.


At Ardent Mills we offer a wide range of benefits to our team members and their eligible family members. Some of our great benefit programs you may be eligible for include: • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage• Health and Dependent Savings Accounts • Life and Disability Programs • Voluntary Benefit Programs • Company Sponsored Wellness Programs • Retirement Savings with Company Match • Team Member and Family Assistance Program (EAP) • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays • Employee Recognition Program with Rewards (RAVE).



EEO Commitment:

At Ardent Mills, everyone matters and everyone has a voice. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and team members and the decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit characteristic protected by law or not. Together, celebrating our differences, we make Ardent Mills. The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills.

En Ardent Mills, todos importan y todos tienen voz. Estamos comprometidos a brindar un ambiente de respeto mutuo donde haya igualdad de oportunidades disponibles para todos los solicitantes y miembros del equipo y las decisiones se basarán en el mérito, la competencia, el desempeño y las necesidades comerciales. Estamos orgullosos de ser un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. No discriminamos por motivos de raza, color, religión, credo, origen nacional, ascendencia, estado civil, sexo, orientación sexual, identidad o expresión de género, discapacidad física o mental, embarazo, información genética, condición de veterano, edad, política. afiliación, o cualquier otra característica no meritoria protegida por ley o no. Juntos, celebrando nuestras diferencias, formamos Ardent Mills. La descripción del puesto anterior ha sido diseñada para indicar la naturaleza general y los deberes y responsabilidades esenciales del trabajo realizado por los empleados dentro de este puesto. Es posible que no contenga un inventario completo de todos los deberes, responsabilidades y calificaciones requeridas de los empleados en este puesto. La descripción, los deberes, las funciones y las responsabilidades están sujetos a cambios a discreción de Ardent Mills.

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