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Big Data Technologist (Hadoop, Java, Python, Scala, Spark, AWS, HDFS

Ceres Group
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
We deliver our customers peace of mind every day by helping them protect what they value most. Our passion for placing the customer at the center of everything we do is driving a transformational shift at the firm. Operating as a tech startup within a Fortune 100 company, we are leading a digital disruption that will redefine how people experience the insurance industry. Job Summary: Responsible for the implementation of technology by developing clear, comprehensive and integrated system, technical and/or product recommendations which support the customer's business plans and long term strategy. Reviews and provides input to architectural designs to ensure consistency, maintainability and flexibility. Analyzes highly complex system and technical issues to implement features and enhancements in an iterative way that align with strategic technical direction. Plans and leads execution of architecture migrations. Leads product delivery releases of strategic impact. Provides leadership in reviewing the velocity of the team, presenting continuous improvement opportunities for improved product/team performance. Job responsibilities: Acts as the lead solution engineer or technical lead responsible for the implementation of approved technologies that align with technical architecture, customer's business plans and long term strategy. Makes recommendations to improve process efficiency and effectiveness. Consults on major architectural designs to ensure consistency, security, maintainability and flexibility with respect to overall system, technical and product architectures within a domain or portfolio. Participates during incident management events and provides consultative recommendations on viable resolutions. Contributes toward forecasts of business and IT trends to define the technical direction within a portfolio, project or Market. Guides the development of system, technical and product standards based on business plan and vision. In coordination with Architecture, researches and makes innovative recommendations around new technologies. Responsible for prototyping complex, cross platform business solutions to validate newer technologies. Participates in the evaluation and selection of hardware and software product standards. Plans and manages execution of architecture migrations. Maintains collaborative and strategic partnerships between customers, vendors, business partners, and IT. Delivers artifacts, technical alternative documents and architectural designs that meet business and product features. Oversees design reviews and frameworks. Contributes to decisions that impact profitability and operational effectiveness. Mentors staff to develop software systems development capabilities. Facilitates cross-team/train learnings, communication and alignment. Performs related duties as assigned or requested. Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's degree in technical or business discipline or equivalent experience; technical Master's degree preferred. Minimum of 10 years related experience. In-depth knowledge of IT concepts, strategies and methodologies. In-depth knowledge of diverse and emerging technologies and new architectural concepts and principles. Knowledgeable in software engineering languages and tools; proficient in new and emerging technologies. In-depth understanding of layered solutions and designs; in-depth understanding of shared software concepts and product features, as well as security minded. In-depth knowledge of business operations, objectives and strategies; in-depth understanding of global business and technology trends and the financial services industry. Highly developed negotiation, consensus building & influencing skills, facilitation and the adaptability to respond to change quickly. Highly developed oral and written communication skills; strong presentation skills. Ability to effectively collaborate with all levels of the organization. Preferred skills: Big data technologies Hadoop, HDFS, Map Reduce, Sqoop, Flume, Oozie, Hive, Pig. Relational databases - SQL Server, Oracle, Teradata AWS (EC2, S3, Lambda, RDS/Dynamo, etc. Programming experience in at least 1 of the following: Java, Python, Scala, Spark Experience working in an agile environment (Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.) Benefits: We strongly believe that a great job should keep you happy both at workand in life. That's why we offer: Workplace Flexibility Wellness Perks Collaborative workspaces Sit/stand desks Career development, programs and classes Diversity & Inclusion programs Philanthropic giving and volunteer opportunities Commuter Benefits Adoption Assistance College Savings Plan Education reimbursement Annual Hackathon

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