Senior Solutions Architect - AWS/Big Data

Reston , VA

Posted: 07/22/2019 Employment Type: Contract to Hire Industry: IT Job Number: 229984

Senior Solutions Architect - AWS Big Data 

Location: Reston, VA

Duration: 6 Months

***This position is supporting a federal government end-client. Only Green Card Holder and US Citizens are eligible. NO SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE***

The Big Data Solutions Architect will bring proven industry experience and creative thinking to the role, exploit both proven and new techniques - leveraging not only industry proven COTS solutions but cloud native capabilities to the full extent possible. This is a highly visible position, requiring interaction directly with executive-level clients. The Big Data Solutions Architect will work in lock step with project management to navigate complex customer landscapes. The Big Data Solutions Architect will be able to look across a variety of data sources to devise proven yet inventive ways of organizing, consolidating, and optimizing how the data is used and what it means.

The Big Data Solutions Architect will not only bring the key skills of a Big Data and Development specialist, but also those of an analyst, architect, programmer, communicator, operations engineer and trusted adviser.  The right fit hire must be able and willing to collaborate as part of any project team - large or small.  The ideal hire must be receptive to feedback, willing to take on any task, and capable of clearly communicating with their customer's, management and other key stakeholders in both technical and high-level terms. 

  • Provide hands-on subject matter expertise to enable various big data analytics, modeling, and data integration use cases
  • Design and assist in building and managing data pipelines in operational and analytical environments
  • Research, evaluate, architect, and deploy new tools, frameworks, and patterns to build and develop sustainable Big Data platforms, capabilities and integrations for our clients
  • Understands Cloud Native design principles, containerization and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery integration
  • Design solutions to manage, monitor, deploy and scale polyglot applications (Python, Scala, Java etc.)
  • Design and implement complex, highly scalable, data-centric and data-driven solutions that comply with security requirements
  • Comfortably learn and apply a wide variety of modern technologies and tools across rapidly changing environment, including through proof of concepts as appropriate
  • Define, structure and plan work independently, while maintaining alignment across dynamic teams and organizations
  • Proven implementation approach based on long-term strategic objectives, while taking into consideration short-term implications for ongoing or planned implementations
  • Ability communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and ability to collaborate across internal practices and with other team members
  • Able to work effectively within a delivery-centric organization, focused on delivering quality solutions

Required Skills:
  • Hands-on experiences for AWS architecture design, Data Management, Big Data, and Data Warehousing
  • At least 5 years of experience in an architecture role
  • At least 2 years of experience in design and implementations with cloud architecture technologies, micro-services, and 12-factor application architecture, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • At least 5 years of experience writing code and usage of the following software tools: GitHub, Sonar, or Jenkins
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