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Big Data Solutions Architect

Location: United States
Type: Contract

Our client is looking to build and strengthen their Big Data Solutions Architects teams across the country.  The ideal candidate will possess skills that make them a subject matter expert in various big data technologies and data science.  These roles will entail architecture analysis, design, client management, and other skills.



  • Development of proposals for implementation and design of scalable big data architecture
  • Participation in customer’s workshops and presentation of the proposed solution;
  • Design, implement, and deploy high-performance, custom applications at scale on Hadoop;
  • Define and develop network infrastructure solutions to enable partners and clients to scale NoSQL and relational database architecture for growing demands and traffic;
  • Define common business and development processes, platform and tools usage for data acquisition, storage, transformation, and analysis;
  • Develop roadmaps and implementation strategy around data science initiatives including recommendation engines, predictive modeling, and machine learning;
  • Review and audit of existing solution, design and system architecture;
  • Perform profiling, troubleshooting of existing solutions;
  • Create technical documentation;



  • Strong knowledge of programming and scripting languages such as Java, Python, or Scala;
  • Participation in designing, development, or maintenance of a distributed application;
  • Experience with major big data technologies and frameworks including but not limited to Hadoop, MapReduce, Apache Spark, Hive, Kafka, Apache Flink, Flume, ZooKeeper, HBase, MongoDB, and Cassandra;
  • Experience with big data solutions developed in large cloud computing infrastructures such as Amazon Web Services, Azure Cloud, or Google Cloud;
  • Experience in  client-driven large-scale implementation projects;
  • Data Science and Analytics experience is a plus (Machine Learning, Recommendation Engines, Search Personalization, Deep Learning);
  • Technical team leading and team management experience, deep understanding of Agile (Scrum), RUP programming process;
  • Strong experience in applications design, development, and maintenance;
  • Solid knowledge of design patterns, refactoring concepts, unit tests, and CI/CD;
  • Practical expertise in performance tuning and optimization, bottleneck problems analysis;
  • Solid technical expertise & troubleshooting skills;
  • Possess expertise in Object-Oriented Analysis and Design;
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent in Software Engineer, Computer Science or closely related field
  • Fluent oral and written English;
  • Ability to travel up to 50%