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Acxiom LLC Principal Solution Architect in Des Moines, Iowa

Principal Solution Architect

Acxiom is seeking a highly motivated, highly experienced, and dedicated Principal Solutions Architect who is passionate about working with clients, crafting and executing technical strategies, and playing an integral role on a high-performance team. You will join a group of creative thinkers and builders who blend engineering and design to create next generation marketing solutions for financial services clients.

Our ideal candidate is someone who has an insatiable appetite for learning, is passionate about architecting and working on new solutions, possesses a broad technical and client-facing background, and can lead the creation of next generation marketing solutions on both cloud-based and on-premise architectures.


  • Chief technical liaison/owner for assigned financial services clients

  • Provides progressive leadership to clients by consulting and leading the overall technical solution

  • Develops strategic roadmaps and provides technical oversight to ensure developed solutions satisfy customer needs

  • Overall owner of the technical presales process for assigned clients

  • Effectively communicates with all levels of Acxiom and client technical and non-technical leaders and associates

  • Acts as the technical escalation point for assigned clients

  • Enhances the contribution of others working on assigned clients and is known as a domain expert in multiple areas


  • Consult with financial services clients. Synthesize solution design information, architectural principles, available technologies, third-party products, and industry standards to formulate a solution and system architecture that delights the client and drives Acxiom revenue and profit.

  • Own overall solution integrity of large and complex marketing solutions across multiple clients

  • Focus on driving client value and satisfaction while balancing client and Acxiom objectives

  • Lead, define and adhere to Acxiom solution standards, estimates, processes, policies and procedures

  • Proactively identify areas of process improvement. Instill this mindset while contributing through others.

  • Consult, advise and educate leadership, affected teams and clients through communications at the appropriate level of technical granularity

  • Share best practices and incorporate lessons learned into estimates, standards and protocols

  • Evaluate the latest Acxiom and industry news, trends, products, services, competitors and relevant existing and emerging technologies. Mentor other less experienced Architects on this practice.

  • Own the pre-sales process of scoping and estimation efforts for new opportunities


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study

  • 10+ years of experience in designing, building, and supporting large program executions as a chief architect, chief technologist, or similar

  • 10+ years of experience working in an external client facing environment

  • Proven ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise manner to technical and non-technical groups of varying levels

  • Experience architecting systems on one or more commercial cloud platforms

  • Experience architecting systems across both productized and custom environments

  • Experience with anonymous and PII-based analytics solutions

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • An insatiable appetite for learning

  • A willingness to travel 20%-40%, depending on location, client(s) and status of solution(s)


  • Master’s degree in relevant field of study

  • AWS certification (solution architect and/or dev ops engineer)

  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement a transition plan from an existing architecture to a multi AZ architecture

  • 10+ experience with database marketing, direct marketing or interactive marketing environments

Primary Location City/State:

Homebased - Conway, Arkansas

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Acxiom is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE/W/M/Vet/Disabled) and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other employment of associates or the awarding of subcontracts because of a person's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, protected veteran, military status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics or other protected status.

Who is Acxiom?

We are leaders in helping brands achieve the number one mantra for every business – know your customer. For fifty years, we’ve helped marketers deal with a fast-changing future of growing channels, data and technology. By understanding the customer, marketers can communicate with relevance everywhere and drive better customer experiences that build a better brand and, in turn, better business.

We’re one of the marketing industry’s most experienced, respected and forward-thinking leaders. For nearly fifty years, we’ve helped the world’s best marketers understand their customers so that they can reach people with relevance rather than randomness. Our products and solutions form the data foundation that make it possible for marketers to drive better customer experiences and meaningful interactions at scale across every channel.

Our job opportunities will give you the opportunity to showcase your talents, grow your skills, and expose you to cutting-edge technologies, whether you’re an engineer, developer, products guru, systems and security expert, sales and consulting executive, or an intern looking to gain real experience with a company that will make you stand out.

At Acxiom, our values begin with our associates, who are the single most important driver of our success. We’re looking to hire people who share our core values: collaboration, excellence, innovation, a focus on outcomes, and being empowered to make and own decisions that benefit our clients and our company. Our values represent our brand promise – to our clients and to our associates – and define our company culture.

If you are interested in applying for employment with Acxiom and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our recruiting department at 1-877-314-2049.

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