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IBM Lead Big Data Architect in London, United Kingdom


As an IBM Application Architect, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems. You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of IBM platforms. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Are you an experienced Big Data Architect looking to join the leaders in the field? Are you skilled in leading teams using the tools and products listed below and want to design solutions to meet the business and technical challenges of clients in almost every industry sector across the UK? If yes, we would like to talk to you.

The Big Data Architect will lead a team of consultants, both onshore and offshore, designing and delivering information management solutions for clients using traditional and big data techniques. This is a client facing role requiring exceptional communication skills and the ability to clearly articulate the business case for big data solutions to our clients.

Core skills (mandatory)

  • Data Architecture

  • Solution Architecture with focus on Big Data architecture; Requirements capture, conceptual and contextual architectures, technology selection, detailed design, planning and costing

  • Apache Hadoop and knowledge of multiple distributions (Cloudera, HortonWorks, HDInsight etc.) associated Apache Big data products (Hive, Impala, Oozie etc.)

  • Data ingestion design including batch and real time architectures using tools like Kafka, Storm, Kinesis or equivalents.

  • Data governance and metadata management using tools like Apache Atlas.

  • Data transformation technologies including but not limited to Spark, Python, Nifi.

  • Data deployment experience on cloud native and hybrid cloud solutions

  • Microservice / SOA / stateless approaches to data ingestion & consumption

  • Expertise and experience in producing solution and information architectures using a subset and/or all of the technologies above.

  • Traditional ETL tools such as (DataStage, Informatica, Ab Initio etc)

  • Information Glossary tooling e.g. IIGC, Informatica Enterprise Data Governance or Colilbra.

  • Data Management

  • Experience of data modelling and optimization for row and columnar based environments. Using tools such as Infosphere Data Architect, Erwin etc

  • Data Governance approaches and technologies which cover Business Glossary, Metadata Management and Data Lineage

  • Security governance and access management at infrastructure, server, application including role and attribute based access

  • Consulting with regard to recent data-related regulation, including the Data Protection Act (DPA) and Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • General

  • Cross sector consulting and delivery using the above technologies and capabilities

  • Experience in delivering solutions and capabilities using the above in both an agile and waterfall delivery methodology.

  • Experience in delivering solutions and capabilities using the above using a distributed team across multiple geographies.

  • To be able to translate requirements / problem statements into a big data and/or analytics solution using the above technologies and capabilities.

Desired Skills (optional)

  • Expertise and experience in developing data science solutions using tools such as Python, R, TensorFlow in products such as Zeppelin / Jupyter Notebooks.

  • Expertise and experience in developing solutions across multiple cloud applications including Azure, AWS, Google, Oracle and IBM Cloud providers.

  • Knowledge of hybrid cloud data development and containerization techniques including Kubernetes, Docker, Cloud Foundry and IBM Cloud Pak for Data

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Expertise and experience in:

  • Consulting & delivering enterprise scale big data solutions to a wide variety of multinational organizations.

  • Architecting and delivering big data solutions using the Apache Hadoop distributions (HortonWorks, Cloudera, HDInsight)

  • Providing thought leadership, advice and guidance to senior client business and IT stakeholders on matters of big data, analytics, data management, governance and organizational design.

  • Delivering large scale enterprise big data solutions using a delivery team distributed across multiple timezones and geographies.

  • Cross domain problem-solving.

  • Translating requirements / problem statements and scoping & estimating them into solution proposals / projects.

  • Articulating the success criteria of solutions, capabilities or applications

  • Tackling and articulating problems from different perspectives.

  • Implementing data governance, master data management and/or data quality initiatives at an enterprise level

  • Leading and managing an enterprise data organization including both permanent and contracting resources.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise


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