Principal Software Architect

  • Competitive
  • Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Permanent, Full time
  • IHS Markit
  • 15 Dec 18

Principal Software Architect

We are searching for a seasoned Principal Architect to join our global team of software engineers, data architects, and analytics experts.

This candidate is experienced with applying highly-scalable, event-based architectural approaches to address big data persistence with high-volume compute. You will be responsible for creating, expanding, and optimizing our large-scale distributed data and compute architectures.

You bring passion and expertise in moving from siloed, proprietary, and locked legacy systems to open, flexible, and de-coupled services. You are self-directed, vocal and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple teams, systems, and products. You are driven and enthusiastic by the work of optimizing, or even re-designing, our company's data architectures to support our next generation of products and data initiatives.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Provide thought leadership in technology direction, technical services, vendor partnership and industry standards adoption.
  • Champion the appropriate use of technology and provide leadership in balancing technical elegance with functional requirements and practical benefits, as we implement and integrate technologies.
  • Leadership role in on-time, high quality delivery of products thru the entire application lifecycle.
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Design and build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using Spark, Scala and Databricks 'big data' technologies.
  • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into customer acquisition, operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics.
  • Work with stakeholders including the Executive, Product, Data and Design teams to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs.

Mandatory Skills:
  • We are looking for a seasoned candidate with a breadth of expertise in designing software and data solutions utilizing a variety of frameworks.
  • Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, and highly scalable 'big data' data stores.
  • Working knowledge of systems and data Monitoring and Analytical tools.
  • Experience with cloud native services and architectures: Azure and AWS.
  • Experience with big data tools: Spark, Scala, Kafka, Cassandra, Hadoop, etc.
  • Experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases, including MongoDB and Cassandra.
  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong analytic skills related to working with Structured/unstructured datasets.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills

Required Education: Attained a Graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems or another quantitative field
Required Experience: minimum 8+ Years
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