Senior Data Architect

Posted 4 weeks ago

Senior Data Architect

1133 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA


Company Description

RockCreek is a leading global investment management firm that applies data-driven technology and innovation to sustainable investing to generate long-term value. We believe sustainability and inclusion generate superior performance. We have stable and long-term partnerships with our clients and companies and attract the best mission-oriented team. Sustainable investing extends throughout our investments, our diverse team and culture, our office environment, operations, and travel.

Job Description

RockCreek seeks an experienced Database Architect for a pivotal role in our digital transformation journey. Partnering with senior leaders throughout the organization, you will design and build a new data lake to combine various data stores.

The successful applicant has proven success with architecting massive data projects across a diverse technology portfolio. They possess expert knowledge of multiple SQL and NoSQL database technologies and deep experience of using them across diverse problem areas. They are equally comfortable in high-level business discussions as well as debating low-level technical details.



  • Proven success in building data lakes and data warehouses
  • Significant experience in architecting large-scale data projects
  • Experience of multiple technologies, including PostgreSQL, SQL, and NoSQL databases
  • Experience using containers and deploying via continuous integration and continuous deployment tools in AWS, including:
    • Lambda functions (preferably JavaScript, Node.js, and Python)
    • RDS (preferably PostgreSQL and SQL Server)
    • CloudFormation templates
    • Elasticsearch
    • ElastiCache
    • DynamoDB
  • Successful track record of influencing and partnering with senior leaders and technologists to ensure project success
  • World-class data design and architecture skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working with investment applications and the investment or financial industry
  • Practical experience with any of the following technologies and services:
    • GraphQL
    • Redux
    • API Gateway
    • Step Functions
    • Amazon Athena
    • Amazon Redshift
    • AWS Glue
    • AWS Step Functions
    • Amazon Redshift
  • AWS or Google Cloud certification (especially the Certified Solutions Architect track in AWS)
  • Passion for data science and analytics


This position is located at RockCreek’s main office in Washington, DC. Travel is not expected to be frequent, but may include occasional conference attendance, on-site vendor visits or in-person meetings at our New York office.

The RockCreek Environment

RockCreek is a collaborative environment that values openness, transparency, partnership, and knowledge sharing. In a typical day you will interact with team members in finance, client services and operations; engineering is neither siloed nor cut off from the overall RockCreek business. You should be both interested and capable of learning the investment business as it relates to engineering, and creatively looking to enhance the overall RockCreek service offerings.


Consistent with our belief that our team members are our most valuable asset, RockCreek offers a competitive benefits package.

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance, dependents eligible
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Paid time off, sick leave and company holidays
  • Wellness programs including an onsite gym and meditation program
  • Healthy snacks and beverages


Apply online via this link