Data Architect

Information Technology
065292 Requisition #


Koch-Glitsch is seeking a Data Architect to join our team.  This role will be responsible for creating the vision and strategy necessary to establish a data capability for our broad customer base, owning our conceptual and logical data systems.


The Data Architect will play a critical role in our quest to fundamentally transform the way IT delivers value for our global customers, driving towards our vision to become the preferred partner in delivering superior value by “developing, integrating, and applying innovative technical and self-service solutions for our industrial value chains”.


To help achieve this vision, the Data Architect will be responsible for developing and implementing a data capability that can be leveraged by Koch-Glitsch as well as the other Koch Engineered Solutions (KES) companies. A key deliverable for this data capability will be “self-service” access to data across the organization, empowering customers to find and consume data they need to affect real change, thereby transforming the way we do business.


A good candidate for this role is someone with a strong understanding of data architecture / tools / platforms and a desire to help create a data capability to enable disruptive business transformation.


A Day in the Life Typically Includes: 


  • Working with leadership to create effective vision and strategy for data capability
  • Leading the team responsible for day-to-day operations and enhancement of data solutions
  • Assessing data requests to understand alignment with long term vision
  • Owning projects, applications, and data processes
  • Analyzing business needs and providing technical alternatives
  • Collaborating as part of a large team across multiple disciplines, focusing the right resources on the right tasks
  • Working with modern data platforms and analytics tools (AWS, Azure, Spark, Scala, Big Data, machine learning, data virtualization, data quality, data visualization, etc.)
  • Being a change agent - continuously evaluating new technologies and potential benefit to our customers


What You Will Need

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in an IT role
  • 3+ years of experience with modern data delivery methodologies/architecture
  • 2+ years of experience working with leaders to develop a shared vision
  • 2+ years of experience leading a software development team
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field
  • Ability to quickly evaluate and implement new technologies

What Will Put you Ahead?
Preferred Requirements:
  • Work experience with a manufacturing business or facility
  • Experience working with a global workforce
  • Expertise with modern data delivery technologies (serverless computing, big data – Athena, Redshift, machine learning, data virtualization, data quality, data visualization)

Fred Koch and L. E. Winkler formed the Winkler-Koch Engineering Company in 1925 to design and supervise installation of refining equipment. Fred Koch then formed Koch Engineering in 1945. From the initial FLEXITRAY® valve tray, the product line expanded over time to include additional tray designs, tower packings, mist eliminators, and pollution control equipment. Glitsch, Inc. was originally founded by Fritz W. Glitsch, Sr. in 1912 as a machine shop. The first GLITSCH ''Truss-Type'' Bubble Cap Trays were designed, constructed, and placed into service in January 1939. The simplicity and adaptability of these trays opened up numerous opportunities for customers worldwide and led to the development of new tray designs.

In 1997, Koch-Glitsch was formed when these two respected competitors combined their technologies, products, and services to become the global leader in developing, engineering, designing, and manufacturing conventional and high performance mass transfer, mist elimination, and liquid-liquid separation equipment. Today, Koch-Glitsch products and tower designs set the standard worldwide.

Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, Koch-Glitsch continues to grow through the design and commercialization of innovative products, strategic acquisitions, and its focus on operational excellence. Koch-Glitsch has offices in 18 countries so our customers can count on a quick response to any inquiry.

Koch-Glitsch's industry leadership can also be attributed to its on-going commitment to research and development. Koch-Glitsch holds an impressive number of patents and maintains state of the art facilities to carry out distillation and mist elimination studies on a wide variety of equipment, compounds, and mixtures. Koch-Glitsch also has the largest distillation pilot plant and distributor test stand in the world on site at its Wichita headquarters.

Koch-Glitsch has achieved business success by having employees who act with integrity, focus on compliance excellence and create real long-term value for our customers and society. These principles are part of Market Based Management® (MBM®), a unique business and management philosophy that sets Koch-Glitsch apart from other companies in its industry. Koch-Glitsch is seeking individuals who share these values and want to be part of a winning team. For more information about Koch-Glitsch, visit our Web site at

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information:


My Profile

Create and manage profiles for future opportunities.

Go to Profile

My Submissions

Track your opportunities.

My Submissions

Similar Listings



📁 Information Technology

Requisition #: 066625



📁 Information Technology

Requisition #: 065826



📁 Information Technology

Requisition #: 062670

Previous Job Searches