Big Data Application Architect

Confidential Company  •  Falls Church, VA

8 - 10 years experience  •  IT Consulting/Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/17/17
Confidential Company
Falls Church, VA
8 - 10 years experience
IT Consulting/Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/17/17

We are seeking a Subject Matter Expert to develop cloud-based data analytic solutions in a large scale computing environment to bridge the gap between our client’s data and missions. Some telecommuting is permitted.

The responsibilities of a Big Data Solution Architect include:

  • Provide domain expertise in big data distributed processing frameworks, Hadoop MapReduce and Yarn, Apache Spark, Open-Source and Commercial distributions (Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR) and Cloud-based services (AWS EMR, Azure HD Insight)
  • Provide domain expertise of open-source and commercial NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB, Cassandra, Accumulo) that implement document, key-value, columnar, graph, and search databases
  • Provide domain expertise of hybrid data architectures that combine big data with enterprise data warehouses, data lakes, data hubs, and streaming data
  • Drive market demand for Data and Analytics solutions by providing concise messages tailored for CSRA customers and their desired outcomes
  • Provide hands-on guidance and oversight on all aspects of solution delivery: sales, estimation, design, management, implementation, delivery and more
  • Work closely with client technical and business stakeholders to shape the success of projects
  • Aggressively grow your skillset and translate your new capabilities into high-quality execution
  • Collaborate with a software development team and our client to meet the client's’ Data and Analytics needs.

Additional duties:

  • Reports to and supports the chief architect
  • Identifies market trends in technology for Data and Analytics solutions with a focus on Cloud Analytics and Big Data
  • Works with vendors to identify new potential modern data management offerings
  • Works with system architects to builds proof of concepts and demonstrations
  • Provide regular recurring status updates internally and externally
  • Develop and provide presentations to clients
  • Guide a team of software developers in all aspects of the software development lifecycle
  • Work with the program team to ensure alignment between the development of the big data application(s) and the overall program
  • Maintain awareness of industry trends in order to bring innovation and improvements to the analytics solution and the customer

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 14 years of experience or a MS and 12years experience
  • 7 or more years of business solutions experience; 3 or more years in Cloud setting
  • Experience working with data analytics, programming languages, and database systems
  • Experience working with office productivity tools; delivery assurance and/or industry standards on deliverables


  • AWS or Azure Certifications highly desired.
  • Familiarity with Big Datamarket trends
  • Requires expertise and experience implementing three or more of the following technology areas: cloud analytics, AWS, Azure database design, data warehousing, big data, NoSQL, data science, data analytics, machine learning, streaming data.
  • Deep knowledge of data formats and structures, data storage, retrieval, transport, optimization, and serialization
  • Demonstrated experience developing engineering solutions for both structured and unstructured data.
  • Experience working with large datasets, including data integration, data migration, analysis and visualization
  • Strong communication skills to communicate with customers, support personnel and stakeholders
  • Strong skills at managing risks during product launches
  • Willing to travel to a variety of customer sites within the DMV area


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