Role: Senior Azure Big Data Architect Start Date: ASAP Location: London Duration: 6 months You will be working for a multinational corporation that provides IT services, including digital, technology, consulting, and operations services. Our client provides the most comprehensive and accurate intelligence on media consumption, performance and value. Job Summary * Experienced hands-on Big Data Architect required to design and implement a new technology and data processing platform as part of a digital transformation programme for a global media intelligence business. * The Data Architect will be required to establish a sufficiently deep knowledge of the business domain and actively support the design and implementation of a new target architecture comprised of Big Data and Analytics technologies. * Being able to lead discussions and engage effectively with non-technical stakeholders as well as technical members of the team is absolutely essential. Key Responsibilities * Design and shape the data processing and analytics solution based on Big Data/BI technology stack * Assemble and present solution designs with deep technical details * Document, communicate and review the data architecture and architectural decisions * Work closely with Solution Architects, Data Modellers, Enterprise Data Architect, Enterprise Architects and CTO * Work closely with business stakeholders, business analysts and product leads to understand the business requirements * Define logical and physical data models to an appropriate level of detail * Support the technical leads to correctly implement and realise the architecture as defined. * Being able to work from client location Essential Skills: * Confident communicator - able to present solutions in a clear manner to technical and non-technical audiences * Experience of transforming the data model with the ability to effectively challenge the status quo * Ability to effectively rationalise and consolidate data definitions * Hands-on experience as a Big Data Architect with a solid design/development background in any of Scala, Java, or Python * Rich experience working in distributed development teams. * Experience of leading and delivering data analytics projects * Experience with big data solutions on premises and on the cloud (Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud) * Production project experience with at least one of the Big Data technologies * Good knowledge and experience of batch processing, real-time processing and data streaming using tools such as Azure Event Hub, Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Data Factory, Databricks / Hadoop / Spark * NoSQL databases * Practical knowledge of Agile delivery in a complex environment is preferred * Spark processing, Streaming and performance tuning experience (Hands on experience) * Logical and Physical Data Modelling using tools such as ERWIN * Deep expertise Ideally in Scala or Python Nice to Have Skills. * End to end project/product delivery experience * Strong knowledge and experience of Agile delivery models Please submit CVs in the first instance.