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PDQ is hiring a

Staff Data Architect

Time zones: EST (UTC -5) CST (UTC -6) MST (UTC -7) PST (UTC -8)

*Currently, PDQ employees can live in any of the following US states: AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, OK, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI. PDQ, founded in Salt Lake City, UT, makes device management simple, secure, and retty amn uick. IT teams use our products to reduce complexity, improve efficiency, and enhance control in their unique environments. We are backed by TA Associates, a top-tier global PE fund. SimpleMDM and SmartDeploy are powered by PDQ.com.

PDQ Engineering is seeking an experienced Staff Data Architect to assist in the creation of a new greenfield project in software purchasing and licensing, designed to give PDQ a leading edge. It will be built to be extensible, supporting a growing suite of products and creating an amazing onboarding experience for our new customers. You will be responsible for architecting and delivering resilient backend systems, robust data workflow orchestration, and data migrations.

Technologies we currently use: Elixir, Phoenix Framework, Rust, TypeScript, C#, Postgres, Stripe, Kubernetes, GCP, Git. Choosing the appropriate technology stack for the job is part of this role, possibly including data stream, message queue or workflow orchestration technologies (e.g., Kafka, Pulsar, Temporal, etc.)

How you might spend your day:

  • Design and build complex data workflows using elegant data orchestration solutions
  • Make architecture choices, which may include data streaming, message queueing, or data orchestration frameworks
  • Tune data retrieval performance and data flows to meet exceptional response times for customers
  • Design elegant and extensible data models that address product requirements
  • Build robust data migrations to bring data into the new platform
  • Work within CI/CD to deliver code often while maintaining all infrastructure as code
  • Work across the entire backend technology stack, from code to infrastructure
  • Architect, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and improve software systems
  • Collaborate with teams to deliver on project priorities within deadlines
  • Identify, examine, demonstrate, and teach new technologies to the rest of the department
  • Conduct research, learn technologies needed for the solution, and quickly prototype efforts with autonomy
  • Exchange frank, constructive code reviews with your peers
  • Mentor other software engineers and encourage team-wide improvement
  • Refine development deployment pipelines and processes to ensure reliability and efficiency

Who you are:

  • Passionate about delivering business value by applying your engineering skills
  • Experience architecting and building clean solutions for backend data systems at scale
  • Possess strong analytic, technical, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal mediums
  • Strong experience with SQL, data storage systems, query and data performance, and managing data migrations
  • Deep knowledge of building resilient data workflow systems at scale
  • Experience building and consuming APIs and services
  • Competency in using Git for version control
  • Defensive security strategies for both client and server-side web systems
  • Strong ability to create architecture diagrams, specifications, and other analyses from user requirements
  • Experience with containerization creation, use, and deployment strategies
  • Expert debugging skills and pragmatic design experience
  • Experience with test-driven development and automated testing frameworks
  • Ability to read code and quickly make sense of an unfamiliar codebase

We're looking for people who have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related degree, or equivalent experience
  • Strong experience designing resilient backend web and data systems at scale
  • 6+ years of experience working on a variety of professional software development projects
  • Agile development experience
  • Ability to work with, modify, and improve CI/CD automation technologies, such as GitHub Actions, Jenkins, Codefresh, Kubernetes, Docker, etc.
  • Experience engaging with open-source projects and communities

Do you think you have what it takes but don’t necessarily meet all the requirements? Apply anyway - you could be exactly who we are looking for!

PDQ offers all of the great perks and benefits you'd expect from working at a very cool tech company, and even some you might not expect, including:

  • 4-Day Work Week
  • Managers who are supportive and technically experienced (the best kind of experience)
  • 100% Premium Coverage for medical, dental and vision (yes, for you and your immediate family members)
  • 100% Premium Coverage for Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life, and AD&D Insurance
  • Company match of the first 6% of your employee deferrals
  • Paid Time Off Policy (Flexible) that treats you like the adult that you are

PDQ is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, state, or local law. If you would like to request reasonable accommodation for a medical condition or disability during any part of the application process, please contact hr@pdq.com.

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