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London - Negotiable Contract Posted: Thursday, 17 May 2018
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Big Data Architect/Consultant

Location: 2 locations (London OR Edinburgh)

Duration: 3 months


Sopra Steria is currently recruiting for a Big Data Architect to join a new team, based on site at a key financial client in Edinburgh.


Role Overview:

The Big Data Architect/Big Data Consultant will be working within a growing team and providing a variety of services to clients from the Financial Services sector ranging from Tier-1 Investment & Retail Banks and Commodities Trading houses to emerging challenger banks, insurance and pension providers.

Key Responsibilities:

    • You will be partnering closely with clients and vendors to provide a range of services including: strategy and roadmap development, analysis & ideation, advisory, innovation and business development.
    • You will come from a highly technical background and have demonstrable experience of implementing Big Data solutions within an end-client or for clients from within a consultancy in the past.
    • You will have worked extensively with the Hadoop ecosystem, NoSQL databases especially Cassandra and Spark (plus Spark Streaming) and ideally will have worked on cloud-based Big Data solutions.
    • You will have a passion for solving problems of huge magnitude and for new and emerging areas of this technology.

    • A big part of this role will involve gaining an understanding of the latest and greatest in Big Data solutions and understanding where they will benefit a client. This is a hands on role, where your technical skills can make an immediate impact in supporting and developing this big data practice.

Essential Skills:

    • Hadoop ecosystem: MapReduce, Pig, Hbase, Hive etc.
    • NoSQL: Cassandra, Spark (DataStax exp preferred) (Cassandra/Spark is a Must Have)
    • Distributed Applications
    • Datamodelling/KeySpace definition
    • Consulting on Big Data projects: Proof Of Concepts, implementation, delivery.
    • Pre-Sales and Bid
    • Must be able to articulate benefits of NoSql/Big Data
    • Java/Scala.

Desirable Skills:

    • Certification in DataStax
    • Elasticsearch or Solr
    • Cloud-based Big Data solutions:
    • Automated deployment: Ansible, SaltStack, Puppet, Chef
    • BI Tools/ETL tooling
    • Financial Services exp.

There are no agencies working this requirement, please contact me directly.

The post holder will work through Sopra Steria Recruitment for Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, providing one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end-to-end service offerings on the market: consulting, systems integration, software development, infrastructure management and business process services.

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London, UK
3 months
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Stanzin Zespal
17/05/2018 15:18:12

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