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Big Data Engineer
Ref No.: 17-04949
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date: 05/24/2016

Title: Big Data Engineer
Duration: 6 month contract to hire (Client can sponsor visa's)
Location: Reading, PA
Salary: DOE


As the Senior Big Data Engineer at our client, you'll be in a high-impact role, leading architecture and solution development for their Big Data platform. This individual will deal with complex, interrelated applications and systems being designed for today's big data platforms, and will work with rapidly evolving technologies to analyze and create unique solutions. Working closely with an internal team of highly skilled technical resources and external partners, this individual will assist in expanding, deploying and leveraging our client's Big Data platform. The Sr. Big Data Engineer will be responsible for managing the full life-cycle of a Big Data solution and for rapidly designing solution architectures based on diverse use cases. You will be building and maintaining next generation of Big Data / IoT solutions, associated applications, and data services. This is a critical role as you will have the opportunity to build and maintain IoT solutions using varied technologies, cloud services, and platforms, including the AWS. In this role, you will be working closely with data engineers, architects, and products development team.

Specifically, the rewards of this role include:
Impact You will be in a critical role, supporting a strategic and business critical program for our client.
Pride & Stability You'll join the Big Data initiative in our client's organization. You will be working with many new and promising technologies.
Career Growth We recognize and reward highly motivated individuals who develop their skills and use them to perform well on the job. Your success in this role could set you up for a number of advancement opportunities, depending on your interests and strengths.
This exciting NEW position is located at our corporate offices 7 miles South of Reading, PA. Our location is convenient commute with ample free and easy parking.

-Provide thought leadership and drive architecture and the design of Big Data Analytics solutions and will demonstrate the understanding of concepts, best practices and functions to implement a Big Data solution in an enterprise environment.
-Design and implement scalable Big Data architecture solutions for various application needs. This includes conceptualization, documentation of use cases, platform selection, design of the information architecture, application design and development, testing, and deployment of the proposed solution.
-Analyze multiple sources of structured and unstructured data to propose and design data architecture solutions for scalability, high availability and fault tolerance.
-Develop conceptual, logical and physical design for various data types and large volumes.
-Clearly articulate the pros and cons of various technologies and platforms.
-Implement some or all of the Big Data systems in distributed cloud environments.
-Implement security, encryption best practices for Big Data environments.
-Architect, design and implement high performance large volume data integration processes, database, storage, and other back-end services.
-Work closely with internal customers, vendors and partners at a technical and user level, to design and produce solutions.
-Set architectural vision and roadmap around the Big Data platform and technologies.
-Other projects as assigned by the supervisor

-8 years of experience as a technology leader designing and developing data architecture solutions with more than
-2 years specializing in big data architecture or data analytics.
-2 years of experience in building and implementing an architecture roadmap for next generation enterprise data and analytics solutions
-2 years of experience in designing and developing high-volume mission critical data integration solutions.
-2 years of experience in building and deploying solutions to big data problems with various technologies.
-2 years of hands-on technical experience in working with big data architectures, including Hadoop, Map/Reduce, Pig, Hive or other big data frameworks.
-Strong Business Intelligence, Data warehouse, ETL and data modelling experience.
-Firm understanding of programming languages like Java, Python.
-Experience with implementing big data solutions in the cloud. Experience with one of the large cloud-computing infrastructure solutions like Amazon Web Services or
Elastic MapReduce.
-Experience supporting Spring Framework and RESTful API hooks
-Experience with Cloud Security implementation including AD integration
-Broad understanding and experience of real-time analytics, NOSQL technologies(e.g. Hbase, Cassandra, MongoDB), data modelling, data management, and analytical tools (e.g. SAS, R ).
-Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering required, higher degrees preferred.
-Fluency / expertise in the following are required:
-Pivotal Big Data Suite : Greenplum, Gemfire, Spring XD and Rabbit MQ
-Environments: Amazon Web Services, Cloud Foundry and vCloud Air
-Big Data Technologies Hadoop, Kafka, ZooKeeper, Hbase, Hive etc
-Shell programming
-Experience with at least one configuration management and storage management tool
-System and application monitoring
-Fluency / expertise in the following are preferred:
-Languages: Python, Ruby, and shell scripts
-Middleware Platforms: ESB, API Management, WebSphere and Google Search Appliance
-Methodologies: Agile Project Management, Test Driven Development and Paired Programming
-Tools: Git, Maven, Continuous Integration, SVN, Ant, Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA and JIRA
-Architectures/Frameworks: Angular JS, Bootstrap, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, Reactive Web Design, Micro- Service Architecture, RESTful Web Services, JUnit, Swagger, OAuth, Single Sign On, SAML, Spring Framework
-Played pivotal roles as an engineer and architect across domains.
-Ability to lead initiatives and people toward common goals.
-Can work with minimal supervision and is a self-starter.
-Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, presentation, and analytical skills.
-Must be a team player with Team First attitude. Must be willing and able to contribute to brainstorming sessions in a meaningful way.
-Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete our client employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

Physical Requirements:
-The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
-The associate must regularly lift and /or move up to 25/lbs12kg, frequently lift and/or move up to 50lbs/ 23kg and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100lbs/45kg.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.
-While performing the duties of this Job, the associate is regularly required to stand; walk; sit and talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.

If qualified and interested, please send your most current resume as a word document to Jason Weinstein at