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Data Architect - Tampere

Salary Competitive

Our impact-driven tech community at Columbia Road is looking for a Data Architect who is excited about providing solutions that have a measurable business impact on our clients. We are now hiring our first data professionals to Columbia Road, and you would get a unique chance to influence and build our data offering together with our initial data team.

Who we are

Columbia Road builds seamless and commercially effective customer journeys that create impact. We help our clients get more revenue and more customers, but also to sell better. Our tight-knit team consists of business consultants who understand software and of highly talented business-driven design and technology specialists. We believe that technology is a tool that we need to master, but the actual business impact of the service is the first aspect we want to understand and select proper tooling after that.

Take a look at our Culture Code to get to know us better. We come 100% recommended on Glassdoor with a 4.8/5 score.

Columbia Road is a part of the Futurice family of companies.

The job & what you’d be working on

We are now recruiting in Tampere for the first time ever, and we have ambitious business goals in the area (we always do). We are looking for a Data Architect who has a passion for using data to create better business results. You'll have an important role in helping our customers grow their businesses, by using your skills as a data professional.

In practice, your role will focus on helping our clients to understand how they can make business with data or how they can improve their business with data. You will be in the forefront, advising our clients about the data infrastructure choices, and you will design the data architecture (roadmap and components) for them. Moreover, you will work with hands-on implementation of the data architecture with other data professionals.

You will work in close cooperation with other digital sales specialists who work on the other end of the pipeline, using the data that you provide to make sales happen.

We are looking for a senior professional who is also interested in supporting our sales team with our sales offering in data projects. In practice, this could mean working with RFPs, designing data architectures for proposals and working together with our account management.

We can see a clear rise in the demand for the ability to monetize data and improve sales with data which also translates into exciting growth opportunities for you. Columbia Road is a great place to acquire a broad expertise of various technologies and business areas. For example, we work often with webshop solutions, which offers opportunities working with sensitive, critical business data.

We enjoy working hands-on with our clients to provide advanced solutions, and we hope you do, too. We appreciate ambition and results-orientation in everything we do, but we like to have fun as well.

Professional benefits for you

  • Combining your knowledge and interest in data infrastructure and measurable business impact
  • A high-impact role as a trusted advisor to important stakeholders - your contribution will create a significant impact on the client’s success
  • A clear focus on digital sales, in both B2B and B2C
  • You'll have the best people to work with and learn from in an organisation with minimal hierarchy
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Participating in account management and framing our sales offering
  • Opportunities to join competency specific task forces, such as HR, recruitment, and competency development, depending on your career goals


Expertise that will help you thrive in this position

  • Strong business mindset and willingness to create a measurable business impact with data
  • Good communication skills, people skills, and ability to advise clients
  • Interest to support our sales team with framing our sales offering
  • Hands on experience in designing and working with data platforms, in cloud environment (e.g. Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • In-depth experience of the following skills, and interest in other related topics: data modeling, data integration, data governance, GDPR, data / information security
  • Experience as a professional software developer
  • Knowledge of different ways of storing and accessing data (such as relational databases, NoSQL, data warehousing, data lakes)
  • Professional proficiency in English

Additional nice-to-haves

  • Experience with data mining, or machine learning
  • Knowledge of data visualisation tooling (e.g. Tableau or similar)
  • Knowledge of web-based software systems (microservice systems, REST APIs etc.)
  • Experience within a digital sales context and with digital marketing and sales solutions like the data structures of the most commonly used marketing and ecommerce platforms

Compensation 72 000 - 90 000 €/year depending on your professional skillset and the level of seniority.

Recruitment process

The recruitment process usually has 1-3 steps during which we get to know who you are and what motivates you. You will learn more about Columbia Road and get to meet different people from our company. You'll have the opportunity to present highlights from your career and tell us about your skills, roles, and learnings.

We’re committed to creating a good match between you and our organisation, and want to spend time to get it right. Sometimes, an assignment might be given to you to complete between interviews. When we’re done with the face-to-face discussions, we’ll contact the people you have chosen as references.

We hope to hear from you soon!


  • A community-led organization with a high level of autonomy
  • As a Columbia Road employee, you have the option to buy stocks of the company through the common employee share program
  • A yearly bonus based on company performance (equal to all full-time Roadies)
  • Recurring training and learning sessions to support your professional growth
  • A diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace
  • Offices in downtown Helsinki (with gym and pool) and Tampere
  • Pick the laptop, phone, and digital tools of your choosing
  • Extensive health care services, including dental and mental health
  • Insurance for travel and free-time
  • Lunch benefit
  • Phone benefit
  • Weekly breakfasts and healthy daily refreshments
  • Flexible vouchers for sports, culture, commuting, and massage
  • Option to have housing as a part of total compensation
  • Option to have a bicycle salary alternative as a part of total compensation
  • Recurring Roadie-ideated events and activities
  • Childcare services when your child falls ill
  • Compensation for working on open source or social programs in your free time

Currently, we have over 20 nationalities working in the company and the official language is English. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of our essence and everyone at Columbia Road is committed to these values.

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

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Working at
Columbia Road

Columbia Road is a digital growth consultancy challenging the old ways of running digital businesses. We exist to increase our clients’ revenue and help them get more customers in the digital era. Our team consists of business consultants who understand business-driven design, tech, strategy and growth. We believe in giving a lot of responsibility and freedom to our employees. There’s a common misunderstanding that happy and satisfied employees are automatically motivated employees. We don’t see things that way. Happy and satisfied employees are an important priority for us, but we think causal relationship is reversed: people are happy and satisfied when they have work that motivates them. For us, an employee’s happiness is the primary goal, not a tool for raising productivity or profitability. We want to empower our employees to become a better version of themselves and to have more of an impact on the world. We see happiness & satisfaction as end goals, not starting points. That being said we love to laugh a lot, play some tunes at the office and grab a few drinks after work. What kind of work is motivating in our context? People yearn for purpose in their work and want it to have meaning that creates value: purpose, for people and organisations, comes from making an impact on the world. Meaning & significance comes from providing value to someone else — in our case, clients. Clients (not us) define the value of our actions, always. Jobs at columbiaroad.com/careers

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