Job Description :
Position: Big Data Architect

Location: Alpharetta, GA

Duration: 6 Months

Job Description :

Role & Responsibilities

The Solution Designer will be responsible for articulating a solution
vision, conceptualizing solution approaches based on the architecture,
developing and validating solution design against business requirements, and
guiding and mentoring development teams on methodologies, processes and best
practices according to Client standards. The Solution Designer will be
expected to work on multiple tasks and initiatives concurrently while being
accountable for driving success through:

Leadership. Knowing when to focus on the details or taking a step back to
look at the big picture and evaluating an issue. The solution designer
enforces engineering methodology, reviews engineering design packages and
drives to minimize technical exposure and risks on projects. The ideal
candidate is a trusted technical advisor that collaborates with both
business and technical stakeholders, sets direction, builds consensus,
mediates conflicts, and helps to create an environment which solicits
contributions from all participants. Excellent client-facing skills and
executive presence are essential to the role.

Promoting a Passion for Technology. The Solution Designer is expected to
evangelize best practices for application engineering, component re-use,
architecture design and technical standards, while maintaining an awareness
of new / emerging technologies and their potential application to existing
service offerings. An understanding of architectural solutions to address
functional and non-functional requirements is critical, as is hands-on
experience implementing technical solutions. As a technical thought leader,
the Solution Designer also understands that the vision for the enterprise
transcends the scope and lifespan of any individual project or effort.
Collaboration and Ingenuity. The Solution Designer drives the solution
design model and ingenuity is crucial to the problem solving and critical
thinking skills required to craft successful results. The position brings
facts and requirements to life in ways which inspire and motivate solution
development. To achieve these goals, the Solution Designer is engaged
throughout solution delivery, working closely with the following key
organizational groups:

* Solution Architecture to understand, define and apply enterprise
level standards and influence business strategy
* Application Engineering Leads, Technical Leads and staff to drive
strategic goals/objectives
Project Management to coordinate solutions from technical perspective and
minimize technical risk
* Business Analysts to understand and clarify functional and
non-functional requirements
* Quality Assurance to effectively support proper testing
* Information Security to ensure compliance with secure development
standards and negotiate security trade-offs
* Operations to take into account operational (non-functional)

The Solution Designer is expected to proactively identify and address
technical strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Listening is
the most effective art form available to gain these insights. A successful
Solution Designer will build a shared understanding of the solution with the
capacity for communicating that vision though technical materials, verbal
presentations, and facilitating inter-team discussion.
Additionally, the Solution Designer will be responsible for:
* Defining the solution and framework within an enterprise for Big
Data including structured data, non-structured data, real-time data and
* Extending the industry-recognized best practices within the
Enterprise Data Architecture to include Hadoop.
* Defining the overall analytics solutions (patterns, methods,
blueprints, etc extending beyond Hadoop
* Defining technical and data solutions for warehouse and reporting
* Crafting solutions for data platforms using industry best practice