IBM Big Data Architect - Financial Services in New York, New York

Is data your jam? Do you think BIG data is better data? Do you think data lakes are more fun than real lakes? Do you enjoy solving business problems with data and communicating your recommendations to others? Do you get excited about learning new tools in the Hadoop ecosystem? Do you like to travel? Are you self-motivated and like working on teams? This role might be for you!We are looking for Big Data Architects who will assist with shaping the design and implementation of Big Data projects as part of multi-disciplinary technical teams.In this role you will:

  • Be accountable for developing a comprehensive enterprise data architecture including data lake, data appliance, data warehouse, data movement, analytical, virtualization, visualization, decision science platform, etc. components

  • Be accountable for defining and explaining best practices and usage patterns across the various components across the data ecosystem

  • Be accountable for creating end-to-end solution design and development approach in a Hadoop/Spark environment

  • Be accountable for integration solution design and development for integration Hadoop/Spark environments with analytic platforms

  • Design, test, and continuously improve performance of Hadoop/Spark based solutions

  • Expertly utilize distributed/parallel processing for information management solution design and development

  • Perform hands on development, coaching and leadership through all project phases

  • Provide advisory help in selecting products and components as part of sales solutioning

  • Create new methods for Big Data and lead teams that are developing accelerators

    You will be successful in this role if you enjoy problem solving and utilizing consulting skills. Team leadership experience is preferred. BENEFITS Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.



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  • 4 years of experience in the Hadoop platform (such as Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, and/or IBM BigInsights).

  • 5 years of experience in data architecture.

  • 1 year of experience in the distributed cluster environment.

  • 2 years of experience in use of open source tools such as: Java technology (Hadoop, Scala, Hive, Storm, YARN, etc. - i.e., Hadoop 2.0), Python and/or BASH/CSH scripting.

  • 2 years of experience in a consulting environment. \At least 2 years of experience in the following components of the Hadoop ecosystem: Hive, HBase, Spark, Scala, Storm, YARN, Flume, and/or Oozie.

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