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SkillStorm is seeking a Big Data Solutions Architect for our client in Charlotte, North Carolina. Candidates must be able to work on SkillStorm's W2; not a C2C position. EOE, including disability/vets.

Title:

  • Big Data Solutions Architect

Job Summary:

  • Responsible for defining an architectural vision and solution architecture which aligns with the enterprise architecture strategy, technology and platform choices. Describes the solution intent and the associated operating environment, determines the primary systems/subsystems and their interfaces, defining non-functional requirements and architectural runway to support new epics/features. Ensures the solution is fit for purpose and use by working with stakeholders, vendors/service providers, and evaluating the impact of strategic design decisions. Works across business and technology to create the solution intent and architectural vision and evolves it to an emerging backlog. Consults the business to clearly understand the business problems and technology to understand the technology challenges of the solution and finds creative solutions through practical experiments and POCs. Leads rapid shaping of a high level architecture with details filled in with emerging business requirements; ensures architecture is flexible and modular and designed to adapt easily. Utilizes the defined best practices, templates and documentation to create architectural designs; suggests improvements to best practices and templates through practical knowledge. Works with Product Manager/Owner to plan and prioritize technology focused backlog items for the architecture runway to enable business epics/features. Clarifies the architecture for the development teams to support implementation, and provides solution options to resolve any architectural impediments. Performs design and code reviews to ensure all non-functional requirements for a solution are sufficiently met (e.g. security, performance, maintainability, scalability, usability, and reliability). Educates team members on the technology practices, standardization strategies and best practices to create innovative solutions. Individual contributor.

Job Description:

  • We are seeking a highly technical and hands on Big Data Solution Architect to join a team of solution architects who are the technical face of our platform. The candidate will support one of our lines of business by partnering their development teams and architects to solution the appropriate Big Data architecture as per the customers’ requirements and the platform’s standards.
  • This candidate will be a part of the larger architecture group that sets the strategy, direction and standards for 50+PB Big Data analytics platform which is on a transformation journey to become self-serve, API driven and containerized. The candidate will be in the unique position to work with technical members of the business applications running on the platform while having the ability to influence the platform’s technical strategy and direction.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead design, architecture and building of data analytics solutions for an entire line of business. Work directly with platform tenants to understand requirements, align to platform technology stack and document solution.
  • Provide thought leadership as a member of the platform’s architecture team
  • Provide feedback from the tenants back to the larger architecture team in terms of standards, process and technology gaps. Partner with fellow architects to address gaps.
  • Conduct proof of concept work to determine proper configurations, design patterns and general tool fit for the platform tenant
  • Participate in regular status meetings to track progress

Skills:

  • Primary Skill – Hadoop
  • Secondary – Skill Spark
  • Tertiary – Skill Hive

Required Skills:

  • Experience developing, troubleshooting and optimizing Spark and Hive workloads running on Hadoop.
  • Computer Science/Software Engineering (or related) degree
  • 6+ years developing software in C, C++, Java, Scala, Ruby, and/or Python
  • 5+ years of hands on experience Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Sentry, HBase, Sqoop, Impala, Kafka, Flume, Oozie, MapReduce, S3 etc.
  • Experience designing and implementing complex solutions for distributed systems
  • Must have good knowledge and experience with Cloud and containerization technologies: Azure, Kubernetes, OpenShift and Dockers
  • Experience and detailed knowledge with Master Data Management, ETL, Data Quality, metadata management, data profiling, micro-batches, streaming data loads.
  • Working knowledge of application and system availability, scalability and distributed data platforms
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly those relating to complex findings and presenting them to ensure audience appeal at various levels of the organization
  • Ability to integrate research and best practices into problem avoidance and continuous improvement
  • Exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Be able to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong leadership presence. Can-do attitude. Positive and proactive leadership style

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in Teradata to Hadoop Migrations
  • Experience with Ranger, Atlas, Tez, Hive LLAP, NiFi
  • Experience administrating large-scale distributed applications using Hadoop
  • Industry certifications in Big Data, Data Science, Cloud

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