Big Data Architect (M/F)

  • Company : Alliance Consulting
  • Localisation : Surrey, Croydon - UK - Greater London
  • Position : Big Data Architect
  • Type of Contract : Fixed-term contract
  • Date of publication : 2017-09-15

Job Description


Job title - Big DATA Architect

Day Rate - 500 - 600 DOE

Location - Croydon

Start Date - ASAP

Security clearance - SC (will clear the right candidates.)

We require a Big Data Architect to help deliver this challenging programme, a skilled big data architect is required to design and develop a big data store and associated services. Utilising cutting edge technologies the system is deployed in a secure cloud environment running a distributed big data platform.

The programme follows Agile principles, with a continuous integration pipeline and regular incremental releases.

The programme requires that architects be cleared to Security Check (SC) level.

Key responsibilities
  • Technical leadership of the strategic Big Data store within the Digital Services
  • Hands on system development and support.
  • Owns the software architecture
  • Owns the software design, technical governance and product choice
  • Represent the projects at the technical design authority.
  • Ensure the design address all hosting, security and NFR requirements.
  • Ensure the system is able to gain security accreditation.
  • Oversee the integration of the output from the development teams for to production quality and the support of the live system.
  • Technical point of authority and advocate of high quality, maintainable software and systems.
  • Mentoring, coaching and guidance for teams.
  • Liaising with senior stakeholders to give appropriate updates on progress and issues.
Required Skills

The following software development skills are required:

  • Hadoop / HDFS
  • HBase, Kafka, Kerberos
  • Graph DBs
  • Leading big data development teams
  • Big data architecture design and analysis
  • Real time data processing, Spark, Storm
  • Solr
  • Java 8, Algorithms, Data Science, Systems Engineering
  • Spring / Spring Boot and spring data rest
  • REST
  • Microservices architecture
  • TDD and BDD (specifically Cucumber)
  • Mentoring, code reviews to ensure quality, Clean Code
  • Linux

Desirable Skills
  • Postgres
  • Apache Camel, Knox, Ranger
  • Drools
  • Enterprise Integration Patterns
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Ansible, Terraform
  • IntelliJ
  • JIRA / Confluence

When applying for this role, please indicate your current salary (plus benefits package), minimum salary required, notice period and your reasons for wishing to move from your current company. Alliance Consulting is acting as an employment agency in this respect. Alliance Consulting specialise in the placement of engineers throughout the UK. By sending us your CV you are explicitly consenting to our processing of your personal data on a computer database and/or in manual files for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment. This processing will be carried out in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998. By applying for this role you hereby consent to us submitting your CV to our client. If you do not wish your CV to be sent to our client then you must clearly state this to us. Equally, if there are any companies that you do not wish your CV to be sent to (for whatever reason), then please let us know of this when you apply.

Required profile


  • Start date : ASAP
  • Term : 6 - 9 months
  • Experience Required : 2 to 4 years
  • Salary : £500 - £650 per day
  • References : 886413 - RW_1505471061
  • Activity area : IT / Systems

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