Big Data Architect

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 18 Apr 19

Big Data Architect

JobDescription :
You live to break down and solve complex problems by creating practical, maintainable, and scalable solutions. You're a great person that willingly collaborates, listens and cares about your peers. Then you have the best premises to join our team.

Our department is mainly responsible for the transition and scaling of the prototypes, generated by the innovation department, towards a fully integrated solution which our customers can rely on. Besides that we are also responsible for the enhancements & maintenance of existing products.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Scale various BI, BigData and Real-time Analytics initiatives from a technology standpoint. Set development direction in collaboration with key stakeholders. Manage the development backlog.
  • Design Multi-tenancy, High-availability, Failover, and Disaster Recovery architectures that delivers high-performance, real-time analytics to our customers.
  • Collaborate closely with Innovation Leads, IT Cloud, Product Management and Technology Leadership to drive initiatives efficiently forward focusing on client & market needs.
  • Ensure alignment of objectives and resourcing with stakeholders in Business Development, Sales, Product Management, Engineering & Innovation
  • Drive development direction with focus on customer needs and achieving topline growth
  • Work with and drive the integration of best-in-class technologies in BI, Big Data & Cloud
  • Address bottlenecks, provide escalation to management, anticipate and make tradeoffs in addition to balancing the business needs versus technical constraints
  • Proven technical leadership experience in development, testing and implementation of large scale, complex technology projects.

The Impact:
You have the possibility to shape one of the oldest existing industries in one of the largest enterprises in the market. Through active participation in shaping and improving our ways to achieve technical excellence you will drive and improve our business.

The Career Opportunity:
You will be working within flat hierarchies in a young and dynamic team. You will benefit from a bandwidth of career enhancing opportunities. You have very good opportunities to shape your own working environment in combination with a very good compensation as well as benefits and will experience the advantage of both a big enterprise and a small start-up at the same time. Since the team is fairly small you will benefit from high trust and responsibility given to you. Also you will be a key person to grow our team. You should also be motivated to introduce new innovative processes and tools into an existing global enterprise structure.

The Team / The Business:
We are a small, highly motivated team in a newly set up devision to scale innovation. We use agile methodologies to drive performance and we share and transfer knowledge as well as embracing methods such as pairing or lightning talks to do so. We are always trying to stay ahead of things and try to be "state-of-the-art" and "cutting-edge".

Knowledge & Skills:
  • Masters degree in Computer Science, related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5-10 years experience in Solutions Architecture and all of its phases (Data, Application, Infrastructure)
  • 3-5 years experience working in Big Data and Cloud Technology transformation projects running in production environments.
  • At least 3 years experience in a global scale organization ideally in commodity and/or financial markets working on relevant Big Data and IT projects as cloud architect.
  • Working experience in Data Lake implementations using technologies such as Hadoop and AWS.
  • Working experience Real-time processing (stream technology).
  • Working experience in Serverless technology (AWS Lambda)
  • Working experience in container technology (docker). Kubernetes experience is a plus.
  • Working experience in Graph Technologies.
  • Good understanding of Machine Learning, Deep Learning and AI concepts using latest technologies (e.g. AWS SageMaker. Comprehend and/or DeepLense).
  • At least 3 years experience managing (distributed) teams in global organizations. By doing so, familiarity with agile processes within a scaled agile framework environment (SaFE).
  • Ability to effectively communicate & collaborate across multiple non-technical functions within the organization (e.g. Product Management, Sales, Marketing, Editorial, ...).
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive. Ability to focus on relevant business metrics and topline growth.
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills

Preferred candidates do also provide:
  • Deep commodity market and/or financial market understanding and significant working experience.

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