Principal Data Architect

Engineering Foster City, California


Have you streamed HBO’s Game of Thrones on your phone, tablet, big-screen TV or laptop? Are you using Hulu or Sling app to binge watch shows or stream live TV? Did you see the live broadcast of FIFA World Cup on If the answer is yes, you have already used Conviva technologies.

Conviva is changing the way the direct-to-consumer companies build their streaming entertainment business. Conviva is the world’s most advanced, purpose-built analytics platform for streaming entertainment content and is the only company that delivers measurement and intelligence across every second, every stream, every screen. Conviva’s real-time platform measures more than 30 billion streaming hours over 3 billion unique devices a year from 180 countries, sees more than 60% of the Internet population, and processes 1 trillion events/day. For 1st time in history, Conviva makes it possible for companies in the direct-to-consumer, streaming video marketplace to understand how ALL of their important data - including consumer viewing experience, streaming advertisement, social engagement, content consumption and audience viewing patterns - is related. At Conviva, we make those insights and correlations usable so that a publisher can put them to work to achieve all of the business outcomes needed to grow their business.

We are looking for an exceptional Data Architect for our Engineering team with a proven record of technical leadership in the big data analytics area. As the data architect for the overall engineering organization, you are passionate about data, treating data as a first-class citizen, and making sure data flowing through the system is accurate, consistent, and traceable. You will help design the data processing pipelines and data lake systems to manage our fast-growing global data set; lead the data analysis and develop algorithms for systematically identifying issues and improving data acquisition, ingestion, cleansing, and enriching; and get deep insights and great value from the data for all our customers. You have deep knowledge in statistics, you are meticulous, and you know how to define and build insightful and robust metrics that will help our customers improve their business. You will interact regularly with engineering and product team members, bringing in best practices and providing expert level guidance to the organization related to data and metrics.

What you get to do:

  • Build a comprehensive information model and framework to continue to evolve the model for streaming video based on Conviva global data set.

  • Derive key insights from Conviva’s global data set using big-data tools such as Spark, Hadoop and advanced data mining and machine learning techniques.

  • Identify opportunities to develop forecasts, statistical models, segmentation schemes, and data-driven analyses to drive customer value.

  • Consult with external and internal customers to develop and package analyses that lead to actionable insights that accelerate profitable growth.

  • Design and optimize real-time data-driven algorithms that optimize viewer quality of experience across devices, networks, and content.

  • Design and develop automated data analysis frameworks for systematic analysis for advanced data applications.

  • Discover new opportunities to optimize the customer’s business through analytics and statistical modeling.

  • Partner with the Technology teams to deliver a highly efficient, flexible, stable and available analytics platform.

  • Work with business owners to identify information needs and develop reporting packages to address them.

    What you bring to the role:

  • BS in CS, Statistics, or similar technical field. Master's or PhD are preferred.

  • 10+ years of experience in data science or software engineering, including 3+ years working as a data architect.

  • Hands-on experience and interest in diving into the details of data, including data visualization and SQL development.

  • Expertise in working with data at the macro level -- data modeling, interface design, and understanding business requirements.

  • Solid foundation in statistics and ML.

  • Experience working with a "big data" system like Spark, Flink,

    Dataflow, Druid, Presto, BigQuery, or similar.

  • Ability to develop software in a JVM-based environment. Working

    experience in Scala is a plus.

  • Experience in technical project leadership.

Conviva powers every Internet-connected screen with the most engaging viewing experiences imaginable. For years, HBO, Disney, Hulu, Sling, Sky, ESPN,CNN and the like have been using the Conviva products and technologies. Conviva is privately held and headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with offices in New York, London, Beijing, Madrid, Melbourne, Paris and Bengaluru. For more information, please visit us at