Principal Data/Information Architect

  • NuSkin
  • Provo, UT, USA
  • Jan 28, 2021
Full time

Job Description

We are hiring for a Full-Time Principal Data/Information Architect. Right now, many of our employees are working from home, and for this role, we currently support remote work from Utah, Texas, Colorado, California, Arkansas, and additional states on a case-by-case basis. As we look to return to our Provo campus during 2021, we will require physical relocation for employees in states outside of Utah, Texas, Colorado, California, or Arkansas.



About Us



Our story begins in 1984, in Provo, Utah, with a group of friends who wanted to bring good-for-you personal care products to market. Sandy, Blake, and Steve committed to launch sustainably sourced beauty and skin care products with “All of the good and none of the bad.” The team wanted to help people, too. They integrated their new product line with an opportunity platform for entrepreneurs. More than 35 years later, Nu Skin is operating in nearly 50 markets across the world. Our founders’ commitment to premium beauty products and the entrepreneur spirit has kept us growing into the global, publicly traded company we are today.



The Role


The Principal Data Architect role will be a leader within our Data organization. You will help define and promote our data-driven culture, providing thought leadership for how we use data across Nu Skin. You will be responsible for working across Product, Finance, Sales, Supply Chain, Data Science, Analytics, and Engineering to drive innovative and thoughtful improvements towards operational efficiency and to build competitive advantage. You will drive key decisions around how we work with data, both within the Data Organization and for the broader company, including taking ownership of the key transactional and data warehouse design initiatives. This will include creating new data models as well as improving existing databases and data flows. You will advise our Product and Engineering teams on best data practices and will shape the future landscape of data at NuSkin, including architecting the databases and data streams to power Nu Skin’s ever growing business .You’ll work on exciting projects that touch all parts of our data ecosystem. We’re looking for a Principal Data Architect to partner with both the Business and Engineering teams to propel Nu Skin’s production data stores to new heights.


What you'll do: 

  • Contribute to the definition, maintenance and evolution of the Architectural principles, standards and patterns in line with the Architectural Roadmap
  • Provide technical leadership to engineering teams on data related application design methodologies, system resources, application tuning.
  • Choosing purpose-built data stores i.e. polyglot persistence
  • Lead the Strategy for transactional and data warehousing platform
  • Provide solutions for data interoperability and data integration between microservices, applications and systems
  • Review data(base) changes from engineering teams and recommend query/schema changes to optimize the performance of queries.
  • Participate actively in infrastructure and application design, focusing on scalability considerations especially around data storage and access.
  • Collect business requirements and develop as well as document data models to satisfy those requirements.
  • Oversee the migration of data from legacy systems to new solutions.
  • Design and architect for data reliability, uptime, scalability, performance and availability.
  • Research new technologies, data modeling methods and information management systems to determine which ones should be incorporated into company data architectures.
  • Proactively perform requirements and capacity analysis to set clear requirements for scaling Nu Skin’s data store resources globally.
  • Lead engineers and product owners to architect data-driven solutions that operate at production scale. Mentor engineers and data architects on the best practices of interacting with transactional and data warehousing systems in a production environment.
  • Partner with Security and Privacy teams to ensure data is secure and in compliance with GDPR, CCPA, Data Privacy and data retention policies.

What you'll need:


A candidate for this position must have a significant level of experience working in an IT organization:

  • As a technologist who has evolved from a strong background in hands-on software development
  • Knowledge of distributed systems & services, messaging, object orientation, database solutions, web application development, security and open source technologies
  • Knowledge of design patterns and architectural concepts including microservices, low latency systems, data warehousing, APIs and cloud services, preferably AWS
  • Experience as an architect or across a range of related domains
  • Deep knowledge of integration patterns & technologies and experience designing and implementing integrated, distributed systems
  • Deep experience in a wide range of architectural areas and business domains
  • Experience designing & delivering choreographed/event-driven solutions, ideally using an event streaming platform
  • Knowledge & experience specifying, designing & implementing big data solutions

Bonus points for: 

  • Bachelors’ Degree or higher in Computer Science or a related field
  • 10+ years of building large scale data systems
  • 10+ years of experience with architectural patterns, building APIs, microservices, event streams, and high throughput systems
  • 10+ years of influencing leadership in the fields of information management
  • 5+ years of working in the AWS ecosystem



Benefits & Perks



You will be part of an engaged, inclusive, global community that values family, giving back, beauty, and sustainability. We offer competitive benefits with comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage; supplemental life, short-term, and disability insurance; free access to health coaches, therapists, and an onsite fitness center; a health savings account & 401k with company match; an incentive bonus program; and access to our top-quality beauty & wellness products. You’ll also be empowered to prioritize what’s important to you through flexible work arrangements and a generous vacation policy. Thinking about adding little ones to your family? We have generous maternity and paternity leave too.




What We Value



Purpose: We’re on a mission to be a “A Force for Good.” We promote a culture of doing good while providing opportunity for personal and professional growth. We prioritize giving back, whether that’s through empowering employees to join week-long service trips in Malawi, Africa, designating days for employees across the world to participate in community service projects, or creating sustainable products and packaging, you will be able to make a difference. We have eight guiding principles: to be A Force for Good, Accountable & Empowered, Bold Innovators, Customer Obsessed, Direct & Decisive, Exceptional, Fast Speed, and One Global Team.


Equal Opportunity. We are an equal opportunity employer. Success and cultural fit are dependent on living the Nu Skin Way and are independent of race, age, gender orientation, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. We believe our capability to improve lives is enhanced when we understand and reflect the diversity of our sales leaders, customers, and employees. Applicants with disabilities who need assistance with the application process may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation in accordance with applicable law. If you need assistance completing an application or participating in an interview because of a disability, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at 1.801.345.1000.


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