Cloud Solution Architect - Big Data

Last updated 23 days ago
Location:Remote - UK/EU only
Job Type:Full Time

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As a Cloud Solutions Architect (CSA) focused on Data Engineering, you will be the Subject Matter Expert for helping customers successfully operationalize their Big Data pipeline and ML pipelines, and guide them in building new solutions that incorporate the very best of Data Engineering solution available today. Your focus should on helping customers build sustainable big data and analytics systems that are easy to manage, maintain and grow.

You will work alongside an open and inclusive team who are extremely talented and bright and help you onboard, and see eye to eye with you in solving key challenges for our customers. You will be whiteboarding complex architecture, writing useful technical collateral for your customers and the community, you will be speaking at strategic conferences, and you be working with customers building MVPs, but most importantly, you will be the number one Trusted Advisor to your customer.

If any of the above excites you, what are you waiting for?


  • Deep understanding of building Big Data pipeline on Azure or AWS or GCP or on-prem integrated with appropriate DevOps platforms.
  • Hands on experience of architecting and building and/or migrating and most importantly operationalizing Big Data & Analytics systems will help in excel in this role.
  • Ability to write infrastructure as code pipelines, such Terraform and understanding of CI/CD (DevOps) for Big Data pipelines.
  • Hands on experience in building pipeline on one or more of the following platforms is key, Azure HDInsight, Azure Databricks, Amazon EMR, Cloudera and/or Hortonworks.
  • In depth understanding of DevOps processes is key. Understanding of Application Monitoring and Notification is a bonus.
  • Breadth of technical experience and knowledge, with depth in two or more of the following areas: Data Acquisition, Data Preparation, Big Data Analytics, Data Governance, Machine Learning including MLOps.
  • Demonstrable years of experience in consultative/complex technical sales or deployment projects required.
  • Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior IT executives and growing data services in large or highly strategic accounts
  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences (Senior Executives, IT management and developers)
  • Prior work experience in a Consulting/Architecture position.

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