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Personal Capital

Enterprise Data Architect


CO Salary Range: USD 134,500.00 - 195,025.00 per year

Grow your career with a growing organization

Whether they're helping people reach their long-term financial goals or providing personal wealth management strategies, every associate contributes to changing the lives of those we serve for the better. When it comes to job satisfaction, that's hard to beat. And from a personal satisfaction perspective, you'll enjoy the freedom to support causes that matter to you and experience a truly inclusive work environment. Your future starts now.

The Company:

Personal Capital, an Empower Company, is a remote-delivery, industry-leading digital wealth management company that helps people transform their financial lives through technology and advisory services. In 2020, Personal Capital joined Empower, the nation's second-largest retirement services provider, to continue the mission to disrupt the traditional $30 trillion U.S. wealth management market. Our state-of-the-art tools and technology provide investors with a complete financial picture, utilized by over 3 million customers. Our registered investment advisors offer expert guidance and customized strategies based on a personal understanding of an investor's financial picture and goals. Personal Capital currently manages over $20 billion in assets, virtually delivered from across the U.S.

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The Opportunity:

You will play a leading role on the Data and Analytics team, responsible for transforming data from disparate systems to provide insights and analytics for business stakeholders. You'll leverage cloud-based infrastructure to implement technology solutions that are scalable, resilient, and efficient. You will provide technical leadership, design & architect end-to-end data platform & data hub product solutions that are highly scalable, performant, secure and resilient.

You will collaborate with Data Engineers, Data Analysts, Data Scientists, DBAs, cross-functional teams, and business leaders. You are experienced with various patterns of data ingestion, processing, and curation. You understand the criticality of data quality, security & governance practices and are adept at it. You design solutions with strategic and long-term focus on code quality, reliability, reusability, maintainability and dataops.

The Candidate:

You are self-motivated, work independently, and have direct experience with all aspects of the software development lifecycle, from design to deployment. You have a deep understanding of the full life data lifecycle and the role that high-quality data plays across applications, machine learning, business analytics, and reporting.

Strong candidates will exhibit solid critical thinking skills, the ability to synthesize complex problems, and a talent for transforming data to create solutions that add value to a myriad of business requirements. You have the demonstrated ability to lead and take ownership of proactively identifying gaps and proposing technical solutions. Excellent written and speaking communication skills are required as we work in a collaborative cross-functional environment and interact with the full spectrum of business divisions.

Experience Requirements:
  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience with owning and implementing all facets of Data pipeline & architecture bridging the needs of analytics with engineering solutions.
  • Experience with Cloud Technologies, especially AWS stacks, including track record of learning new technologies and architecting them to solve business problems
  • Experience building and scaling data products and machine learning models
  • Experience building and scaling BI tools and associated workloads to produce reports to meet data analysts and business expectations on timing & quality
  • Experience in mentoring junior team members through code reviews and recommend adherence to best practices.
  • Passionate about improving quality, efficiency, reliability and scalability of data systems.
  • Financial services industry experience is a plus.
Technical Requirements:
  • 5+ years development experience building and maintaining ETL pipelines, database systems (schema definition, data modeling, etc.)
  • 5+ years of Python development experience.
  • Expert skills in writing proficient SQL, including performance tuning, utilizing indexes, and materialized views to improve query performance.
  • Advanced knowledge of both OLTP and OLAP environments with successful implementation of efficient design concepts.
  • Proficiency with the design and execution of NoSQL database to optimize Big Data storage and retrieval.
  • Experience with API code integrations with external vendors to push/pull data between organizations.
  • Design, implement and operate large-scale, high-volume, high-performance data structures for analytics and data science.
  • Understanding streaming services such as Kinesis/Kafka
  • Understanding of queue infrastructure like SQS/SNS
  • Familiarity with data orchestration pipeline using Spark, Argo or Airflow.
  • Knowledge of analytic tools such as Tableau and various data libraries.
  • Understanding data governance and security best practices.
  • Experience working with global, distributed teams
Please note that this role is being posted by Personal Capital, an Empower company. Personal Capital roles are cross-posted to the Empower web site and are also available at For more information about Personal Capital, please visit

What we offer you

We offer an array of diverse and inclusive benefits regardless of where you are in your career. We believe that providing our employees with the means to lead healthy balanced lives results in the best possible work performance.
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Retirement savings - 401(k) plan with generous company matching contributions (up to 6%), financial advisory services, potential company discretionary contribution, and a broad investment lineup
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250/year
  • Business-casual environment that includes the option to wear jeans
  • Generous paid time off upon hire - including a paid time off program plus ten paid company holidays and three floating holidays each calendar year
  • Paid volunteer time - 16 hours per calendar year
  • Leave of absence programs - including paid parental leave, paid short- and long-term disability, and Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Business Resource Groups (BRGs) - internal networks that rally around common interest, experiences and identities such as race, ethnicity, gender, ability, military status and sexual orientation. BRGs play a vital role in educating and engaging our people and advancing our business priorities.
The salary range below describes the minimum to maximum base salary range for this position in the location listed. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation offered may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.

Base Salary Range
$ 134,500.00-195,025.00

CO Remote

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age (40 and over), race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, religion, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.

Job ID: PersonalCapital-R.0037135
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • FSA
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Fertility Benefits
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Company Outings
    • Casual Dress
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Volunteer Time Off
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Vacation
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Financial Counseling
    • Performance Bonus
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development

    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program