Lead Solutions Architect, Torqata

at American Tire Distributors
Location Huntersville, NC
Date Posted April 20, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

Torqata’s powerful data platform and suite of analytics products has been designed to enable manufacturers, retailers and distributors to work smarter, more collaboratively and drive better results across the industry.

We are a data and analytics services and software start-up in the automotive and tire industry seeking to position itself as the premier provider of such services through increased visibility throughout the tire value chain and unified reconciliation of data across disparate sources such a point-of-sale data, aggregated inventory, OE production data, product information, sales forecasts, introduction of a Blockchain ecosystem, etc.

Torqata, a subsidiary data and analytics company of American Tire Distributors (ATD), is looking for an outstanding Lead Solution Architect to take on primary responsibility for leading a team to support the ongoing development and maintenance of data processing pipeline infrastructure that underlies Torqata’s SaaS tools and point-of-sale integrations. As one of the key technology leaders within Torqata, you will drive all aspects of the cloud architecture, data ingestion pipeline (both real-time and batch), performance enhancements, and technology components including connectors, transformers, cleansers, analyzers, QA, release management, and monitoring. You will lead and coach a cross-functional team to deliver performant cloud-based data infrastructure that serves the needs of core business applications. The individual needs to be a driven, independent problem solver with outstanding cloud data engineering and leadership skills. The ideal candidate must have very strong communication and analytical skills, an ability to work as part of an Agile team, and a driven curiosity to solve challenging problems.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Fully own all aspects of the Torqata cloud data platform including delivering new pipeline features and maintaining/improving existing ones
  • Interface with Torqata’s executive leadership and ensure that a roadmap of platform features is executed outstandingly and in a timely matter
  • Develop cloud-based systems for ingesting customer and 3rd party data across multiple sources in real time and via streaming processes.
  • Evaluate available technology options and make recommendations for solutions to data engineering problems in a way that pragmatically meets business requirements.
  • Build ETL/ELT processes on jointly defined requirements for the data pipeline
  • Implement monitoring systems with notifications, dashboards, and other analytical mechanisms to the goal of understanding the health and performance of the platform and facilitating diagnosis of issues.
  • Perform RDBMS management tasks such as query optimization, DDL, view creation, permission management, index recommendation, etc.
  • Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality
  • Support bug fixing and performance analysis along the data pipeline
  • Analyze and manage third party and other external data sets
  • Follow an agile development methodology


  • Education:  BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or related subject
  • Experience: 7+ years of experience working with cloud data architectures, data wrangling and pipelining, data modeling/normalization, database design/development, and data analysis.
  • 5+ years team management and leadership experience that includes technical product management

Key Competencies

  • Experience working with Product Managers and Product Designers
  • Experience building data pipelines working with at least one major cloud provider (GCP preferred but not required)
  • Cloud architecture experience with firm understanding of well-architected framework
  • Experience with Big Data technology stacks eg, Kafka, Spark, Hadoop
  • Experience productizing APIs and data
  • Expert python experience
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Independent problem solver capable of recommending and subsequently delivering effective data solutions
  • Experience or strong interest in building and scaling a product in a growth stage startup
  • Curious, driven, critical-thinking problem solver
  • Professional attitude and service orientation; superb team player
  • Experience with Blockchain (eg, IBM Blockchain Platform)

Physical Demands/Work Environment/Travel Requirements:

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities

required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel required: 5% of the time, travel throughout the U.S. and may require overnight stays.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

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Job ID: R14600

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