Hadoop Architect

Saama Technologies Inc

Does solving complex business problems and real world challenges interest you? Do you enjoy seeing the impact your contributions make on a daily basis? Are you passionate about using data analytics to provide game changing solutions to the Global 2000 clients? Do you thrive in a dynamic work environment that constantly pushes you to be the best you can be and more? Are you ready to work with smart colleagues who drive for excellence in everything they do?

If you possess a solutions mindset, strong architecting skills, and commitment to be part of a tremendous journey, come join our growing, global team. See what Saama can do for your career and for your journey.

Position: Big Data Hadoop Architect

Location: Summit, NJ

Responsibilities:
Responsible for defining the overall technical architecture for the Big Data platform and setting up the required infrastructure to support the functional use cases

Provide technical leadership for design and development of large scale cluster data processing systems

Establish the reference architecture, processes, standards, framework

Taking into consideration the technology value system (performance, scalability, reliability, operability, flexibility, affordability, and auditability) and the high-level business and technical objectives for the solution, identify solution architecture design alternatives based on business’s objective

Propose solutions that deliver the most value to the business based on their constraints and balancing that against our value system.

Ensure the solution integrates with the clients existing BI systems.

Assess the readiness of the technical environment (including the systems, tools, technologies, processes, and resource requirements) to implement the architecture.

Propose, recommend or facilitate the selection of appropriate tools, techniques, and resources for all technical components of the solution.

Review all deliverables for technical completeness and to ensure the performance, flexibility, operability, maintainability and scalability of the proposed technical solution

Ensure compatibility with overall IT infrastructure and compliance with all IT policies.

Provide expertise and direction around operations, data governance and parallel run data validation activities

Ensure proper selection of appropriate project software, tools and development techniques for the different components of the Big Data Platform

Be able to work in a fast-paced agile development environment.

Hadoop Solution Architect Requirements:
10+ years of solid knowledge of Object Oriented design principles and development

Recent hands-on experience in designing and developing java-based secured, high-availability, enterprise-level platforms/products

Direct experience on Architectural and design patterns such as n-tier, lambda etc.

3+ years of hands on experience on Hadoop Ecosystem technologies like HBase, MapReduce, Spark, Pig, Hive, Flume, Sqoop, Cloudera Impala, Zookeeper, Oozie, Hue, Kafka

Experience with search systems (Lucene, Solr, ElasticSearch)

Experience in Capacity Planning, Cluster Designing and Deployment, Troubleshooting and tuning the clusters

Exposure to high availability configurations, Hadoop cluster connectivity and tuning, and Hadoop security configurations

Strong experience with Cloudera/HortonWorks/MapR versions along with Monitoring/Alerting tools (Nagios, Ambari, Cloudera Manager)

Experience in Hadoop Cluster migrations or Upgrades

Strong knowledge in RESTful Web Services

Strong scripting skills in Python / Shell Scripting.

Deep knowledge and experience with J2EE platform, Hibernate, Spring

Strong knowledge of SQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL or PostgreSQL

Knowledge of hybrid cloud solutions (Azure, Google Compute Engine and Amazon Cloud) with hands-on experience in direct API integration is an advantage

Must have a track record of delivering products and experience with the complete software lifecycle, including software requirements and design specification, definition, and creation/verification of engineering test procedures

Impact on the business:
At Saama, our business is delivering solutions with world-class talent and services with lowest bench cost and most consultant satisfaction.

Key relationships:
With all internal and client team members

Onsite and Offshore teams (in Pune, India)

Saama Values:
INTEGRITY: we do the ‘right’ things.

INNOVATION: we ‘change the game.’

TRANSPARENCY: we communicate openly

COLLABORATION: we work as one team

PROBLEM-SOLVING: we solve core, complex business challenges

ENJOY & CELEBRATE: we have fun

Competencies:
Self-starter who gets results with minimal support and direction in a fast-paced environment.

Takes initiative; challenges the status quo to drive change.

Learns quickly; takes smart risks to experiment and learn.

Works well with others; builds trust and maintains credibility.

Planful: identifies and confirms key requirements in dynamic environments; anticipates tasks and contingencies.

Communicates effectively; productive communication with clients and all key stakeholders Communication in both verbal and written communication

Perseverance. Stays the course despite challenges & setbacks. Works well under pressure.

Strong analytical skills; able to apply inductive and deductive thinking to generate solutions for complex problems.

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