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Strategy & Architecture Consultant/Big Data

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ZS Associates
Location
San Mateo, California, United States
Rate
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ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people-a fact that's reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.
ZS is the world's largest consulting firm focused exclusively on improving business performance through sales and marketing consulting solutions, from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. Together, we design and implement strategies that lead to greater market share, more competitive operations and increased use of today's latest technologies. From our worldwide offices, ZS professionals draw on deep industry and domain expertise to deliver impact where it matters for clients. We are particularly known for our expertise in the pharmaceutical and health care sectors, yet work across a range of industries.
ZS Business Technology group focuses on conceptualizing, designing and implementing a wide spectrum of technology solutions to improve commercial effectiveness. Offering targeted support from strategy and roadmap definition to full implementation and on-going operations, our solutions include enterprise information management, reporting, analytics, CRM/SFA and business process automation enablement. Our team possesses deep expertise in leading analytics, business intelligence, CRM and system integration technologies, which we apply in a pragmatic fashion to create and deliver optimal architecture and implementation solutions.
STRATEGY & ARCHITECTURE CONSULTANT/BIG DATA
The Strategy & Architecture team advises clients in diverse areas of strategy development and tactical implementation to help increase the value and effectiveness of their technology investments.
Responsibilities:
Lead system study and big data design strategy roadmap;
Lead feasibility analysis, select the technologies that provide the best solution and identify the products available that will best fit the solution proposed;
Design the solution taking advantage of the existing assets maintaining a balance between architecture requirements and specific client needs;
Work with development team to ensure architecture is implemented to meet both functional and non-functional requirements
Create prototypes, conduct proofs of concepts, evaluate options with pros and cons and provide recommendations;
Lead selling process, including design and solution approaches for the proposals and giving product demos;
Build consensus on solution, and work with other senior architects and managers to influence decisions;
Assess the business situation by engaging with varied levels and profile of stakeholders;
Develop detailed business case that includes the investment road map, ROI, NPV and other financial indicators;
Advise on infrastructure procurement, set up, migration and support models.
Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree required in Computer Science or related field from a top university, advanced degree preferred;
5-7+ years of hands on IT services or consulting work experience, with 3+ years of experience in strategy building assignments;
Minimum 2 years of experience in IT strategy or IT management role;
3+ years of experience in the development of open source big data components like: Hadoop, Flume, Hive, Spark, Sqoop, Pig, HBase;
Programming experience in: Java, Python, R, Pearl, Ruby, Scala;
Have architected and designed 2-3 end-to-end big data, cloud (Amazon Web Services or other) or BI solutions across multiple technologies and platforms;
Demonstrated experience in business process improvement, leveraging information and technology;
Strong verbal and written communication, with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively;

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