iRobot Corporation

Principal Data Solutions Architect

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
Category Information Technology
Requisition ID
Job Post Information* : Posted Date
2 days ago(2/20/2018 11:04 AM)


As a Principal Data Solutions Architect on our data platform team, you’ll work with fun, brilliant people in a start-up environment to create iRobot’s next generation data-driven strategy.

We are seeking a special big data orientated architect to take a leadership role in building our next generation cloud-based data platform. We are seeking someone with deep expertise and real world experience in implementing leading edge data architecture concepts, capabilities and technologies to enable large scale data ingestion, flexible data lake constructs, data enrichment, API capabilities with a focus on maintaining security and privacy. The platform will drive robot intelligence/performance in the real world, personalization, deep learning, new digital capabilities and the backbone of many future iRobot offerings. You will be part of the formation of the new platform team, drive progress of the data platform and you’ll have leadership over technical direction for future data-related efforts. We are seeking someone who can accelerate development through newer technologies and can rethink the usage of existing technologies

We have a saying that it doesn’t count unless its real so, if you’re the “go to” person for cutting edge big data solutions and have the battle scars and victory banners to prove it then we want to work with you!  


Essential Functions/ Job Duties

  • Design & Implement Next Generation Platform – Create a brand new global, leading edge, cloud-based data architecture for real time, real world robot, consumer and digital applications
  • Thought Leadership -­ Partner with solution architects, data science and software engineering teams to provide thought leadership on cloud-based data solutions
  • Applied Logic - Develop a deep understanding of iRobot’s business model/goals, robot and consumer needs, and data-based possibilities and create awe-inspiring design, solutions, platform & team
  • Cost Effective Engineering – Engage with iRobot and AWS management and technical staff to appropriately understand and recommend solutions that balance AWS costs against the resulting technical benefits.
  • Advise - Advisory role to executive engineering, data, and product leadership (Dir, VPs & SVPs) and ability to influence key digital strategies
  • Hands-on Participation - Hands on participation in the full life-cycle of definition, design, implementation, testing, and support.



Demonstrable track record of using cutting edge technology for real world success
Deep experience designing, implementing, and supporting large-scale global data solutions leveraging AWS infrastructure and services
Strong experience with cloud-based big data platforms and technologies
Extensive programming experience in scripting and programming languages such as Java, Python, R, Ruby, Go, bash, etc.
Deep understanding of cost model(s) and cost-conscious design principles
Ability to create clear and detailed technical diagrams and documentation.
Ability to roll up your sleeves and implement alongside the other engineers being coached and developed
Experience developing and maintaining global data privacy and security architectures a plus
BS in Computer Science or related field with 7+ years of experience

About Us

We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more, both inside and outside of the home. Founded by MIT roboticists who had the vision of making practical robots a reality. To date, we have sold over 20 million robots and globally employ more than 600 of the robot industry’s best and brightest. iRobot is committed to fostering invention, discovery and technological exploration in the pursuit of practical and valuable robot products for the home. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.


iRobot is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, accessible by our corporate shuttle directly from Alewife Station. We also have offices in California, Europe, Japan, China & Hong Kong. Imagine the future you could help us build as a fellow iRoboteer! Check out #LifeAtiRobot and follow us on Instagram: @irobotcareers


iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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