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Big Data Solutions Architect

Location
Reston, Virginia
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
1 Aug 2022

Seeking a senior Big Data Solutions Architect with hands-on Kafka and consulting experience. You will use cutting-edge cloud and data technologies to help global brands and federal agencies solve challenging problems through innovative technology solutions. Work on exciting projects, future-proof your skills, and grow into your dream job alongside some of the most talented, knowledgeable, and dedicated technologists in the industry.


What You'll Be Doing

  • Work in a team with other smart AIS employees and use cutting edge technologies to solve challenging enterprise problems
  • Design data platform solutions using Azure data services such as Data Factory, Azure Event Hub, Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Databricks
  • Design scalable data processing and analytics solutions, including Big data storage for various data types and large-scale data processing using Databricks
  • Apply your skills in Azure Cognitive Services, Azure PaaS and Machine Learning services  
  • Use experience working with Azure Data & Storage, Azure Analytics & Azure IoT tools, as well as the traditional Microsoft BI stack
  • Provide mentorship to more junior consultants  

Location and Travel Details

This is a remote position with occasional travel once COVID restrictions are lifted.


Profile of Success

  • Minimum of eight years of big data solution architect or engineering experience
  • Extensive, hands-on working knowledge of Apache/Confluent Kafka, Hadoop, Spark or Spring
  • Deep knowledge of data ingestion strategies and understanding of the V-dimensions of data (velocity, volume, variety, veracity) 
  • Extensive experience with the Azure storage technologies (Azure Data Lake, Azure Synapse (SQLDW)) 
  • Extensive experience with Azure data movement and transformation capabilities (Azure Synapse, Azure Data Factory) 
  • Understanding of broader Azure data and networking platform offerings and how they apply to Data Engineering (Azure Purview, Private Link) 
  • Comfortable with modern (Azure Synapse) and traditional Microsoft SQL data technologies (SSAS/SSIS/SSRS)
  • Experience in Data Ingestion and Big Data technologies
  • Deep understanding of Data Warehousing, Reporting and related technologies would be an added advantage
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management
  • A high degree of initiative and flexibility
  • Ability to adapt quickly and adjust to client needs
  • Capable of creating and delivering training as needed
  • Ability to conduct project discovery and analyze results
  • Identify gaps in the data pipeline operations and provide improvement strategies
  • Partner with the Technical Project Manager to foster continuous improvement
  • Guide the production support team by providing expert advice and issues resolution
  • Capture the as-is, envision the to-be and manage the transition with the client and the team
  • Assess current tools, processes and skills and provide effective and efficient solutions as needed

     


Desirable Skills

  • Snowflake and HVR/Fivetran experience are a plus
  • Experience with applying software development lifecycle practices and tooling to data projects. 
  • Experience with automation and DevOps practices. 
  • Experience with dbt (data build tool) is a plus. 
  • Experience working with time-series data and a strong understanding of its impacts on ingestion, modeling, and consumption. 
  • Experience with visualization tools such as Power BI or Tableau

About AIS

AIS, Dedicated to Our People

 

AIS employees can spend their entire career at AIS doing challenging, rewarding work and reach their desired level of achievement and responsibility. We offer the opportunity to move up, without the obligation to move out of a position where one excels. We are committed to our employee's success; however, they define it.

 

It's our dedication to our employees that inspired our leadership to invest in our future and become partially employee-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP).

 

Our employees are our greatest strength, and we do all that we can to serve them. We invest in technology as early adopters, allowing us to create transformative and innovative solutions for our customers while exposing our team to cutting edge technology.

 

We hire outstanding individuals who are committed to curiosity, passionate about emerging technology, and who are excited to find innovative solutions for the biggest tech challenges facing international brands and government agencies today.

 

We Invest in Individuals Committed to Innovation

 

AIS is seeking professionals of a certain character and level of excellence. People that we can learn from and that we can help grow to achieve their personal career goals.

 

We are looking for:

  • Smart people with a passion for technology
  • Strong technical capabilities with a consultancy mindset
  • Close involvement with local technical communities
  • A willingness to think outside of the box to provide innovative solutions to clients
  • Ability to solve challenging technical business problems
  • Self-directed professionals

Our Core Values

  • Client Success
  • Continued Learning and Technical Excellence
  • Strong Client Relationships
  • Citizenship and Community

EEO Statement

Applied Information Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis covered by law. Employment decisions are based solely on qualifications merit, and business need.

 

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Details

  • Job Reference: 673803931-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Applied Information Sciences
  • Location: Reston, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent