Information Technology Greeley, Colorado


We are looking for a Big Data Solutions Architect for Pilgrim’s that is based out of the Corporate Office in Greeley, Colorado.

The mission for this role is to engineer, build, deploy, and maintain robust big data solutions and platforms for business needs.


  • Responsible for gathering, maintaining, planning, developing and implementing data solutions and tools to support business units across organization.
  • Develops and maintains scalable data pipelines and builds out new API integrations to support continuing increases in data volume and complexity.
  • Collaborates with analytics and business teams to improve data models that feed business intelligence tools, increasing data accessibility and fostering data-driven decision making across the organization.
  • Implements processes and systems to monitor data quality, ensuring production data is always accurate and available for key stakeholders and business processes that depend on it.
  • Documents work and processes and apply best-in-class data governance policies.
  • Performs data analysis required to troubleshoot data related issues and assist in the resolution of data issues.
  • Works closely with a team of frontend developers, product and business managers, analysts, and PMO.
  • Designs data integrations and data quality framework.
  • Designs and evaluates open source and vendor tools for data lineage.
  • Works closely with all business units to develop strategy for long term data platform architecture.
  • Manage from start to finish a portfolio of data integration and BI projects, working as the liaison between the business, IT, Digital Transformation teams and third party providers.
  • Design rich data visualizations to communicate complex ideas to leaders.
  • Lead integration of external vendor data, evaluate new solutions, and set process standards.
  • Provides key support for vendor management.
  • Lead the planning and execution of assigned projects.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Project management and leadership skills are essential
  • 2+ years of Python development experience
  • 2+ years of SQL experience
  • 2+ years of experience with schema design and dimensional data modeling
  • 2+ years of experience with machine learning
  • Ability in managing and communicating data warehouse plans to internal clients
  • Experience designing, building, and maintaining data processing systems
  • Strong analytical and logical skills, curiosity, organization, attention to details, discipline are crucial for this position.
  • Ability to perform technical deep-dives into code, networking, systems and storage configuration
  • Hands-on experience developing cloud data infrastructure
  • Proficient in Python, SQL, and popular cloud platforms (Microsoft Azure, AWS, or Google - GCP).
  • Technical hands-on skills in machine learning (regression, classification, clustering, dimensionality reduction), deep learning (CNN, RNN/LSTM), time series data, optimization, anomaly detection, statistical algorithms, and data engineering.
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.
  • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
  • Experience with big data technologies such as Hadoop, R, and Java / MapReduce a plus
  • Experience with NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase, DynamoDB a plus
  • SAP BI HANA knowledge and QlikSense reporting is a plus
  • Working knowledge of relational databases
  • Familiar with microservices architecture
  • Good knowledge of Restful API development, know how to design and develop Restful API
  • Git code management practices (GitHub)
  • Experience in writing unit tests to ensure code quality
  • Current understanding of best practices regarding system security measures
  • Experience in data engineering and design architecture
  • Demonstrated experience with agile development methods. Agile at scale is a plus.
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques.
  • Experience in agricultural/meat/animal industries is a plus.
  • As a salaried position with the company, you may be required to travel at some point to other facilities, to attend Company events, or as a representative of the Company in other situations. Unless otherwise specified in this posting, the amount of travel may vary and the most qualified candidate must be willing and able to travel as business needs dictate.


The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment;
  • Paid Time Off: sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays;
  •  401(k): eligible after 90 days of employment including company match which begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule
  • Base salary of range $115,000-$146,000 and
  • Incentive Pay: This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan, the amount of bonus varies and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program;

For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in Colorado, JBS and Pilgrim’s is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. This compensation range is specific to the State of Colorado and takes into account various factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to a candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiencies for the role.

The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. It is a job expectation that all new employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Those who have, at minimum, the first of a two-dose vaccine in advance of their first date of employment will be required to receive the second dose within the manufacturers recommend timeframe and submit proof of their final vaccination dose once obtained. If you need assistance in obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help schedule you with one of its healthcare partners following a conditional job offer, if one is made. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

About Us:
Pilgrim’s is the second largest chicken producer in the world, with operations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and the U.K. Pilgrim’s processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added poultry products for sale to customers in more than 100 countries, employs more than 50,000 people and contracts with more than 5,200 family farmers. Pilgrim’s is headquartered in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, at the JBS USA corporate office where our 1,200 employees enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

Our mission: To be the best in all that we do, completely focused on our business, ensuring the bet products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers, profitability for our shareholders and the opportunity of a better future for all of our team members.

Our core values are: Availability, Determination, Discipline, Humility, Ownership, Simplicity, Sincerity