Data Architect

Job Locations US-TX-Richardson
Position Type


RealPage Outperforms! We are a leading global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry. Clients use our platform to improve operating performance and increase capital returns.


We are a run fast, have fun and reap rewards type of environment. RealPage offers an engaging work culture that fosters personal and career growth for our employees. We continually reinvent and evolve to meet the needs of the customers we serve through technology and vision. You can feel it in the work we do and the clients that benefit. Our unique company philosophy fosters innovation, excellence and collaboration.


As the Data Architect, you are charged with creating the architecture and design for one or more products.  The Data Architect is the contributor and executor for the full lifecycle application management and development; however, emphasis will be on product innovation and conceptual design, technical design, code implementation and technical team leadership.


The Data Architect will assist in producing the roadmap for all product technologies. You will take part in the architecture review for the product and will be expected to provide input and feedback including recommendations on how to best implement solutions.


This role requires critical judgment, the highest level of initiative, and complex reasoning to solve technical and business issues.



What you will be doing:

  • Accountable for coding, analysis, review, identification of code metrics, system risk analysis, software reliability analysis for one or more products.
  • Provide day to day technical team leadership in integration, design, implementation, and maintenance for one or more products.
  • Accountable for best practices for performance tuning, improvement, usability and process automation for one or more products.
  • Influence and execute complex methods and models determined by the Principal and Enterprise Architect.
  • Deliver conceptual, logical, and physical solution specifications.
  • Provide input into annual budget planning for technology migrations and project cost estimation.
  • Research, identify, test, certify and select technology products required for solution delivery.
  • Drive the technical growth of the team.


What we think it takes to get the job:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of hands on development utilizing (technology will depend on product / group) with a minimum of 3 years designing and architecting solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience architecting products that have successfully launched to market with scale.
  • Strong experience with database design (technology will depend on product / group).
  • Experience in SaaS based product development, N-tier applications and/ or object-oriented design highly
  • Desirable experience in Agile development methodologies.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills – ability to assimilate data from varied sources, apply deductive reasoning and scientific method, make inferences, draw testable conclusions, and resolve problems.
  • Ability to identify and understand relationships / interactions between systems, at multiple levels, from tactical to big picture.
  • Influencing and executing skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with big data tools such as Hadoop, Spark, cloud services, etc. is preferred.
  • Experience with machine learning is a plus.
  • Deep experience with multiple database systems such as SQL Server, Oracle, Postgres, MySql, MongoDB, Redis, Memcached, etc.
  • Experience modeling data across distributed enterprise environment composed of many independent systems.
  • Knowledge/experience with data governance practices a plus.
  • Understanding of how-to handling performance management of databases systems, monitoring, debugging, tuning.
  • Experience or strong understanding of designing database systems in cloud native environment leveraging microservice architectures.




At RealPage, we’re always looking for talented professionals who thrive in a learning work environment that continually supports individual greatness. We foster a culture of innovation and creativity. It is the things you do that bring out the best of you and RealPage.


RealPage considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, race, national origin, age, veteran, or disability status. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive work environment where all teammates feel a sense of belonging while bringing their authentic self to the table and being valued for it.


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