Resident Architect

About Us

Since 2016, dbt Labs has been on a mission to help analysts create and disseminate organizational knowledge. dbt Labs pioneered the practice of analytics engineering, built the primary tool in the analytics engineering toolbox, and has been fortunate enough to see a fantastic community coalesce to help push the boundaries of the analytics engineering workflow. Today there are 30,000 companies using dbt every week, 100,000 dbt Community members, and over 4,100 dbt Cloud customers. You can learn more about our values here.

We’re seeking an experienced Resident Architect (RA) with a passion for solving challenging problems with dbt to join our Professional Services team. RAs are billable to dbt Cloud Enterprise customers and help achieve our mission to empower data developers to create and disseminate organizational knowledge.

In this role, you can expect to:
  • Drive customer outcomes
  • Be one of the first RAs on our Professional Services team – help build out a specialized role from the ground up
  • Work on a variety of impactful customer technical projects – inclusive of implementation, troubleshooting configurations, instilling best practices, and solutioning MVPs and long term solutions to customer specific requirements
  • Consult on architecture and design
  • Ensure our most strategic dbt Cloud customers are adopting the product
  • Collaborate with other internal customer facing teams at dbt Labs – Sales, Solution Architects, Training, Support
  • Provide critical feedback to dbt Labs product and engineering teams to improve and prioritize customer requests and ensure rapid resolution for engagement specific issues
  • Become a product expert with dbt in the context of the modern data stack (if you aren’t already)
You are a good fit if:
  • You have 5+ years experience working with technical data tooling in a customer-facing post-sales, technical architect or consulting role
  • You have deep expertise in at least one data platform (Snowflake, Databricks, BigQuery, Redshift)
  • You have experience using, deploying, or configuring dbt Cloud – working with dbt for minimum 1 year
  • You are proficient in writing SQL and python in analytics contexts
  • You look forward to building skills in technical areas that support deployment and integration of dbt Cloud solutions to complete customer projects
  • You are customer focused – embracing one of core values that users are our best advocates
  • You are highly organized. Comfort with technical project delivery – managing scope, timelines, and deliverables – this role will be staffed on multiple engagements at once
  • You communicate clearly and concisely with internal and external stakeholders – demonstrating a capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about complex technical, architectural, and/or organizational problems and propose thorough iterative solutions
  • You thrive in a remote organization that highly values transparency and cross-collaboration
  • ~20% travel should be expected (occasional customer visits, company retreat and offsites)
You’ll have an edge if:
  • You have obtained the dbt Analytics Engineering Certification
  • You have the ability to advise on dbt Cloud recommendations, and build direction/consensus with the customer to move forward
  • Experience with traditional Enterprise ETL tooling (Informatica, Datastage, Talend)
Compensation & Benefits
  • Salary: $157,000 – $189,000
  • Equity: Equity Stake*
  • Benefits:  dbt Labs offers:
    • Unlimited vacation (and yes we use it!)
    • 401k w/3% guaranteed company contribution
    • Excellent healthcare
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Wellness stipend
    • Home office stipend, and more!

*Equity or comparable benefits may be offered depending on the legal limitations.

What to expect in the hiring process (all video interviews via Zoom unless accommodations are needed):
  • Interview with a Talent Acquisition Partner
  • An introductory interview with the Professional Services Regional Manager
  • After that, we’ll ask you to complete a take-home task
  • Team Interviews with a current Resident Architect and our VP, Customer Services


Who we are

At dbt Labs, we have developed strong opinions on how companies should practice analytics.

Specifically, we believe that:

  • Code, not graphical user interfaces, is the best abstraction to express complex analytic logic
  • Data analysts should adopt similar practices and tools to software developers
  • Critical analytics infrastructure should be controlled by its users as open source software
  • Analytic code itself — not just analytics tools — will increasingly be open source

It turns out that a lot of other people believe this too! Today, there are 30,000 companies using dbt every week, 100,000 dbt Community members, and 4,100 companies paying for dbt Cloud. Our customers include JetBlue, Hubspot, Vodafone New Zealand, and Dunelm. dbt is synonymous with the practice of analytics engineering, defining an entire industry. We’re backed by top investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and Altimeter. 

dbt Labs is an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to building an inclusive team that welcomes a diversity of perspectives, people, and backgrounds regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or any other protected status. We feel strongly that whether or not your experience exactly fits the job description, your passion and skills will stand out and set you apart even if your career has taken some twists and turns.  If you are on the fence about whether you meet our requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway! Please reach out to us directly at if you need assistance or an accommodation

Want to learn more about our focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at dbt Labs? Check out our DEI page here

dbt Labs reserves the right to amend or withdraw the posting at any time. For employees outside the United States, dbt Labs offers a competitive benefits package. Equity or comparable benefits may be offered depending on the legal or country limitations.


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