Big Data Architect

Ref number: 3002

Job discipline: Infrastructure

Job type: Contract (Consulting)

Location: Bridgewater, NJ

Zip: 08807

Compensation: Open

This is a long term consulting opportunity with our direct client in Bridgewater, NJ for a Big Data Architect.  The right candidate will have Senior level experience with Big Data related concepts and technologies. 



  • Technology Architect for Enterprise Data Platform is responsible for assessing current state architecture
  • and developing future state architecture and device a strategy, roadmap and a plan.
  • Partner with senior IT leaders at every level to define, develop, document and communicate the technical requirements and solutions.
  • Develop conceptual, logical and physical architecture for Enterprise Data Platform(s).
  • Build detailed technical design for Enterprise Data Platform solution(s)
  • Define non‐functional requirements, document business and strategic requirements.
  • Research, identify and evaluate technical trends and enable technologies based on industry best practices, test and learn, POCs and leverage past learnings.
  • Lead and drive multiple architecture initiatives in parallel, track and drive to closure.



  • 10+ years of IT experience including architecture design and deployment, systems lifecycle management and infrastructure planning and operations.
  • 10+ years of leadership experience in managing multiple, large, cross‐ functional teams or projects, and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders.
  • 5+ years of application design hands on and code development, preferably in Java related technologies.
  • 5+ years of Big Data experience.
  • Prior experience architecting Big Data and/or other Data Platforms.



  • Ability to effectively articulate the e2e architecture via words and pictures, influence decision making across the organization.
  • Ability to solve problems holistically with systems thinking approach
  • Experience in Metadata Management, Data Catalog, Data Governance and Data Lineage.
  • Expert in Architecting big data platform
  • Experience in delivering global solutions across multiple data centers
  • Excellent knowledge of software and application design and architecture
  • Prior experience in methodical tools evaluations and have the ability to map tools to architecture
  • Ability to work with Infrastructure and Platform teams to drive non‐functional requirements
  • Ability to work with developers to drive wireframes, POCs and test & learn activities
  • In‐depth understanding of database structure principles
  • Experience gathering and analyzing system requirements
  • Expert in SQL, No‐SQL and RDBMS concepts



  • Familiarity with technologies like Java, Gemfire, Greenplum, Hadoop, Hbase & Teradata.
  • Familiar with API Management and preferable Apigee tool.
  • Knowledge of data mining and segmentation techniques.
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Qlik, Spotfire).
  • Familiarity with Data As A Service model.
  • Familiar with SaaS, IaaS and PaaS models.
  • Familiar with cryptographic and data encryption techniques.
  • Knowledge of health care and supply chain domain area.
  • Familiar with GxP, SOX & HIPAA requirements.
  • Familiar with UI/UX design

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