Data Architect

  • Location:
    San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Software Development
  • Job Id

We are seeking a skilled and experienced GCP/Snowflake Modern Data Platform Architect to lead the design, development, and implementation of a ground breaking data platform using Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Snowflake. The successful candidate will collaborate with multi-functional teams to build a scalable, efficient, and secure data architecture that supports our organization's data-driven initiatives.


Lead and maintain the GCP/Snowflake Platform, ensuring its reliability, security, and performance.

Implement monitoring and alert for cost/billing and regularly check.

Implement and supervise GCP services, including virtual machines, containers, storage, and networking components.

Perform regular backups and disaster recovery procedures to safeguard data integrity.

Architectural Design: Design and architect a modern data platform that leverages GCP and Snowflake technologies.

Create a robust and scalable data architecture that accommodates data ingestion, processing, storage, and analytics. Technology

Evaluation: Evaluate GCP and Snowflake components and services to resolve best-fit solutions for various data processing and storage requirements.

Fix and resolve issues related to GCP services, SQL databases, and other cloud-based systems.

Develop and maintain Python shell scripts for automating various tasks and processes.

Collaborate with multi-functional teams to optimize system performance and resource utilization.

Ensure compliance with security and privacy policies while handling access controls and permissions.

Monitor system logs and performance metrics to proactively identify potential issues and implement appropriate solutions.

Stay up to date with the latest Snowflake/GCP features, tools, and standard processes to improve the platform's capabilities.


Demonstrable experience as a GCP/Snowflake Platform Administrator or a similar role.

Strong proficiency in GCP/Snowflake Cloud services and resources.

Proficiency in SQL database administration.

Proven knowledge of Unix/Linux operating systems and shell scripting.

Proficiency in Python scripting for automation purposes.

Good problem-solving skills and the ability to fix technical issues optimally.

Superb communication and collaboration skills to collaborate with various partners.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle various tasks simultaneously.


Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.

8+ years of full-time data engineering/analytics experience.

Should Have a Very Good Hands On Experience In Cloud DB platforms (Google BigQuery/Snowflake) is a must

Good to Have:

GCP Cloud Certification(s) (e.g., Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect, Google Certified Professional Data Engineer) would be preferred.

Why Cisco?

#WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters – with people like you!

Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We’re the Internet’s optimists. Our technology makes sure the data traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it’s not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We’re helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges, and universities to teach in even the most challenging of times. We’re helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world – whether through 5G, or otherwise.

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