Senior Big Data Architect - Financial Services

Oliver James Associates
110000.00 GBP Annual + car, Pension, bonus, benefits
13 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017
Contract Type

Oliver James Associates are mandated by their tier-one, global financial services client to assist in sourcing a Senior Big Data Architect to be based in London.

The role will pay up to circa GBP110,000 basic plus car, pension, benefits and annual bonus.

This role fits within our client's specialist technology services team which interfaces with a wide-ranging breadth of stakeholders and clients delivering advanced solutions and guidance. These projects range from a number of value based solutions, from strategy to execution, solving complex business problems through technology enablement.

The successful candidate will carry; outstanding academics including a degree in mathematics, software engineering, computer science (or equivalent), deep understanding of UK financial services' culture, trends and challenges and a rich big-data/software development/data architecture background.

Key Accountabilities:

. Developing technical specifications corresponding with architecture.
. Experience in Systems Architecture.
. Experience in large scale distributed processing architectures .
. Expertise in Clustering & Distributed Systems.
. Working knowledge of setting up + running Big Data clusters eg Hadoop, MongoDB, Cassandra

Key Experiences Required:

. Specific and deep Big Data experience - eg HBase, Hive, Zookeeper, HDFS and other Hadoop components
. Experience of Spark, Spark Streaming, Spark SQL, RDD or DataFrames.
. Experience of Data Architecture approaches on Big Data.
. BI/Visualisation tools: QlikView, Tableau and Business Objects for large scale dashboards and reporting.
. Knowledge of Server Query Language (SQL)
. A team player with the ability to work within a matrixed organisation.
. Ability to play a vital role in supporting business development activities, as a technology subject matter expert.
. Identifying stakeholder's needs and proposing solutions to them.
. Maintaining a consistently high and leading edge market profile.

Essential skills:

. Must have extensive experience within the financial services.
. Excellent interpersonal skills & networking ability to develop and nurture contacts.
. Business acumen to identify stakeholder's real business needs.
. First class delivery skills of large, complex and multi-vendor projects.
. Solid and articulate report, proposal and article writing skills.