Big Data Solution Architect

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    Farnborough, Hampshire

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    Up to £90000.00 per annum

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    Oliver Hurved

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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Big Data Solution Architect


£60,000 - £90,000

Experience working in a customer-facing role is required, as the role will require some time working on customer sites. Also required is the ability to technically lead bids and projects, communicate openly, think creatively, collaborate, and influence a range of stakeholders. Full time/Part time or flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.

Overall Purpose of the Job

  • Technical Leadership of bids and projects
  • Technical Sales - supporting the Business Development team to discuss possible solutions with customers
  • Leadership within an area of our business (an Integrated Delivery Team (IDT)) that needs an enduring Big Data capability
  • Governance, review of customer deliverables

Key Accountabilities

  • Accountable to the Project Manager(s) and customer(s) for producing high quality technical output that:

o Satisfies the customer requirements

o Is consistent with our strategy in Big Data and Data Analytics

  • Accountable to the BD team for high-quality and timely material supporting the winning of new business with customers
  • Accountable to the IDT Leader as part of their leadership team for maintaining and developing a growing team in Big Data Engineering, which covers members from other disciplines such as Software Engineering and Systems Engineering.
  • Accountable to the Technical Excellence function for the quality of customer deliverables.


  • Influencing customers in a high-paced, leading-edge technology environment.
  • Balancing knowledge of using state of the art software and supporting the BD function.
  • Keeping up with state of the art in a broad and high profile technical area.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • Good track record of technical leadership of Data Analytics projects.
  • Some experience of Cloud technologies.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in many aspects of the engineering of Big Data systems, including a good number of the Open-source and branded tools and languages listed below.
  • Enthusiastic and willing to work flexibly to be part of a high-performing team.
  • Proven experience of working in a consultancy role, focused on customer needs and requirements or equivalent engineering role with customer/stakeholder exposure and influence.
  • Experience across the full product development lifecycle from requirements to user testing.
  • Ideally DV cleared, minimum is UK national with SC and willing to undergo government vetting to achieve DV.
  • Excellent verbal and written technical communications skills.

Big Data tools include: ElasticSearch, Hadoop, Spark, Solr, Salt/Puppet/Ansible, Zookeeper, Accumulo, Kafka, MongoDB, Neo4J. Also Cassandra, Apache Storm, IBM Infosphere Streams, Oracle 11/12, ZeroMQ, OrientDB.

Languages include: Java/Scala, Python, Bash.

Operating systems include: Linux (various flavours).

Experience of AWS and/or Azure.

Desirable Experience of some or all of the following:

  • Experience in leading Agile or scaled Agile teams, or a member of this type of team.
  • Familiarity with a DevOps environment
  • More general systems engineering design and implementation processes

What's in it for the you

  • An Excellent Salary and Career Development opportunities
  • Work with leading edge technologies and industry leading teams and people
  • Excellent benefits package including contributory pension, Life Cover, income protection and much more
  • Working in a company who invest in their team (including certifications & subscriptions)