Big Data Architect / Big Data Engineer

Venturi Ltd
United Kingdom
£500 - £650 p day
06 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our well-regarded, Big Data technology consultancy client has a requirement for a Big Data Architect / Big Data Engineer professional to join their team. - Duration: This would be an initial 3 month contract position (with the scope to extend and/or explore permanent employment) - Location: Main base shall be Central London, but the successful candidate must be willing to travel to clients (predominantly London-based) - Day rate: Circa £500pd - £600pd (dependent on level of experience, negotiable) As the successful Big Data Architect / Engineer you shall be working closely with the Partner and therefore you will be fundamental in helping successfully deliver on existing client requirements and winning new business. In brief, you shall be responsible for: Architecture - Discussing options and providing advice in the face of vague or limited information - Scoping out and shaping solutions (Architecture, Design, Approach, Constraints) - Eliciting and articulating useful technical requirements Development - Hands-on open source software engineering - Coaching & mentoring less experienced Engineers - Instilling best practice engineering principles and methods Pre-sales - Running technical client meetings - Overseeing Proofs of Concept, and possibly implementing parts of them - Providing 'ballpark' effort estimates to help size projects Excellent stakeholder management is required for all of the above. As the successful Big Data Architect / Engineer you shall have the following: - True passion for Big Data and a deep understanding of the underlying concepts. - Consistent career history in hands-on Big Data software engineering roles (ideally with some Architecture responsibilities and some experience of Consulting). Aside from any 'proofs of concept' this experience must include at least 2 years of 'production' Big Data experience. - Experience creating clear architectural roadmaps and evaluating technical options in complex environments - Proven experience in a business-facing role, where you have influenced decision makers and provided guidance/advice. - Proven experience in a Hadoop Environment (Spark, Hive, Hbase etc) - Solid experience in two or more of: Java, Scala, Python in the context of Big Data pipelines. - Solid experience in on-premise AND cloud environments (Google Cloud, AWS, Amazon etc) - Appreciation and understanding of the importance of data governance, security and quality management The following would be highly advantageous but NOT necessary: - Google Cloud Platform expertise - Significant development experience with any of: Apache Kafka, Elasticsearch, Apache Flink, Apache Cassandra. - Previous Consultancy/Pre-sales experience - Exposure to and/or interest in Machine Learning and Data Science (note this is NOT a Data Scientist position) This is a superb opportunity for a versatile, experienced Big Data Architect/Engineer to join a growing team, working with cutting-edge technologies and collaborating with like-minded IT and Business professionals. This is a challenging and rewarding role which suits a technical professional who has seen Big Data initiatives good and bad, and has clear ideas about good practice and pitfalls to avoid. The successful candidate will have a desire to influence major Big Data programmes, but also to experiment with new and unproven technologies. My client is looking for someone to start ASAP. If you are interested then please send your CV now for immediate consideration.
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