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Principal Enterprise Data Architect

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Employer Provided Salary: 140,000-190,000 Annually
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At Skillsoft, we propel organizations and people to grow together through transformative learning experiences. We believe every team member has the potential to be AMAZING. Join us in our quest to transform learning and help individuals unleash their edge.


Skillsoft is on the lookout for a seasoned Enterprise Data Architect to enhance our dynamic team. We are seeking an individual who not only brings a wealth of deep and broad knowledge in data architecture but also possesses the leadership qualities necessary to mentor and guide our existing teams. The ideal candidate will play a pivotal role in designing and implementing data systems that are not only reliable and scalable but also cost-efficient and flexible. If you are passionate about creating innovative data solutions that drive performance and efficiency, we would love to hear from you.


Mentorship and Team Development: Act as a mentor to junior data architects and engineers, sharing knowledge and best practices.

Data Strategy Leadership: Assist with developing a comprehensive data strategy that aligns with Skillsoft's business goals. This includes identifying opportunities to leverage data for competitive advantage, improving data governance and ensuring data quality and consistency across the organization.

Advanced Analytics and Business Intelligence: Lead initiatives to enhance business intelligence and analytics capabilities. This may involve guiding integration of new BI tools, developing advanced analytics models, and dashboards and reports that provide actionable insights to business leaders.

Cost Management: Guide monitoring and optimizing data storage and processing costs. This may involve selecting cost-effective data storage options, optimizing query performance, and implementing data lifecycle management policies to roll-up, archive, or delete older data.

Data Architecture Optimization: Guide redesigning existing data architectures to improve performance, scalability, and cost-efficiency. This involves cloud-based data storage solutions, optimizing data pipelines, and introducing modern data storage and processing technologies.

Data Lake and Warehouse Optimization: Oversee the design and implementation of scalable and efficient data lakes, warehouses, or marts. This includes selecting the right storage formats, partitioning strategies, and query optimization techniques to support high-volume data processing and analytics.

Data Security and Compliance: Strengthen Skillsoft's data security posture by implementing robust data access controls, encryption, and obfuscation techniques. Ensure compliance with relevant data protection regulations such as GDPR and FedRAMP, thereby protecting the company from data breaches and legal penalties.

Innovation and Research: Stay abreast of emerging data technologies and trends. Evaluate and recommend new tools and technologies that could enhance Skillsoft's data capabilities. Lead pilot projects to test the feasibility of innovative data solutions.


  • ​Degree in Data Engineering, IT, CIS, CS, or related field, or experience
  • 10 years of Data Management experience
  • Relational data modeling, e.g., star, snowflake, galaxy schemas, and fact and dimensional modeling
  • Experience with high-volume data pipelines, ETL, ELT, etc.
  • Production data lakes, stores, warehouses, or marts
  • Knowledgeable about MPP systems like Snowflake or AWS Redshift, etc.
  • BI experience, e.g., Tableau, Power BI, AWS QuickSight, etc.
  • Experience with RDS PostgreSQL, AWS Aurora, Partitioning, Clustering, Query tuning, etc.
  • Familiarity with messaging, e.g., Apache Kafka, Pulsar, RabbitMQ, AWS Kinesis or SQS
  • Familiarity with NoSQL, e.g., Cassandra, Elasticsearch, etc.
  • Data security, e.g., Access controls, Scrubbing/Obfuscation, GDPR, FedRAMP, etc.

Target base salary range for this job requisition is anticipated to be $140,000 to $190,000 annualized.

We also offer participation in the Company Bonus Program and full benefits. The company may modify salaries, salary ranges and/or Pay Plans from time to time as it deems necessary.



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Skillsoft delivers online learning, training, and talent solutions to help organizations unleash their edge. Leveraging immersive, engaging content, Skillsoft enables organizations to unlock the potential in their best assets – their people – and build teams with the skills they need for success. Empowering 36 million learners and counting, Skillsoft democratizes learning through an intelligent learning experience and a customized, learner-centric approach to skills development with resources for Leadership Development, Business Skills, Technology & Development, Digital Transformation, and Compliance.

Skillsoft is partner to thousands of leading global organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies. The company features three award-winning systems that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform, which offers measurable impact across the entire employee lifecycle. Learn more at

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If this opportunity intrigues you, we would love for you to apply!

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Skillsoft is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer: It is the policy of Skillsoft (US) Corporation to provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability (mental or physical), protected veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by law.

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