Sr. Principal Big Data Architect

Vantiv Cincinnati , OH 45201

Posted 3 months ago

The Company

Vantiv is making payments smarter, faster and easier for all our partners, as well as the consumers they serve. From the largest retailers in the U.S. to the coffee shop down the street, we are leading the transformation in payments through chip-enabled cards, mobile wallets, eCommerce, and payment solutions for businesses of all sizes. We are the fastest growing payments company in the U.S., first in PIN Debit transactions and the second largest merchant acquirer. Visit for more.

The Opportunity

Vantiv's growth is due in large part to our highly-sophisticated products and services. By offering some of the most advanced and user-friendly payments processing options available, we can continue our growth by beating our competitors. Enter the need for skilled Engineers who can build the tools we need to continually improve upon our product offerings. From software to technical architecture and more, investing in our team of Engineers is investing in our future.

The Senior Principal Big Data Architect designs a complete and complex framework, system or product in a way that addresses current issues or gaps of coverage. He/she will also proactively seek out inefficiencies and weaknesses in system design to preempt and avert future issues. In this role, he/she will have a significant influence on the shape and functioning of Vantiv's products by contributing to the framework architecture used across multiple systems.

Rewarding Impact. Fulfilling Careers.

Making an impact isn't something reserved for people in corner offices. At Vantiv, it comes from people in every corner of the office. People with ambition, optimism and courage. We provide growth and opportunity and give employees flexibility in how they get the job done. You might not expect that from a big payments company, but we're smart enough to know how to hire the best and when to step aside and let them lead. Our goal is that you never stop learning and you never cease to amaze--especially yourself. If this fits your career goal, we can't wait to welcome you on board.

The Day-to-Day


  • Prior experience implementing Big Data Platforms

  • Designs a complete and complex framework, system or product.

  • Defines processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility.

  • Conceives system interfaces and business application prototypes.

  • Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses.

  • Influences the shaping of future products by contributing to the framework (architecture) used across multiple products or systems.

  • Provides multi-layered technical expertise for next generation initiatives.

  • Having broad expertise or unique knowledge, he/she uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.

  • Deep expertise in most technology domains (Applications, Data, Infrastructure, Operations, and Security).

  • Expertise in technology trends and the relevance to business.

  • Expertise in most IT business architecture areas including business process design and governance.

  • Skills in directing large/complex federated teams comprised of direct reports, matrixed reports and 3rd parties.

  • Large program implementation skills including risk management, project portfolio management and the planning, reporting and directing the work of others across multiple implementation projects concurrently.

  • Mentors team members of multiple teams at multiple levels.

  • A track record of organization-wide change, driven by significant, innovative ideas.

  • Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles.

  • Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

  • Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups.

  • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments.

  • Collaborates closely with an arbitrary number of parties from the Vantiv, its partners and industry thought leaders.

  • Works independently and consults with Vantiv's executives and industry leaders on high level, complex issues.


  • Typically requires a minimum of 12 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 8 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 5 years of experience; or equivalent experience.

All the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions for which reasonable accommodation will be made. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This position description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their leader, subject to reasonable accommodation.

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