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Big Data Architect Senior Manager

Job Location: Melbourne, Sydney

Regional Description: Australia

Job Number: 00682070


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Accenture Big Data Architect


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At Accenture Digital, you will be part of a passionate team leading the way in the fastest paced industry there is. Our entrepreneurial nature allows you to work in a “start-up” culture while enjoying the benefits and opportunities of a global business. Your opportunities to learn and grow are almost limitless, with a range of career options across Mobility, Interactive and Analytics working with diverse teams from Accenture Strategy, Technology, Operations and Consulting.


What Accenture Digital offers you:

  • The ability to balance professional challenges with your personal life. We pride ourselves in diversity and creating a work environment which is flexible for your lifestyle including condensed working week, 0.8FTE and other flexible work benefits, we are happy to discuss what works best for you.
  • To work with the most committed and innovative people in the business and the leading companies in their domain.
  • The opportunity to work together with top tier clients to help them reimagine their business by transforming their products and services and ultimately their customer experience.
  • To be a part of a Design Agency, Business Consultant and Technology Powerhouse as we provide End-to-End Transformation Journey’s for our clients.
  • Excellent possibilities for learning and knowledge gain, resulting in a great possibility to grow as both a person and a professional
  • Professional development is also a key part of the total reward package we offer and besides locally, you have opportunities on a global level too.


Job Description

We are looking for a Big Data Architect and Team Lead who has a passion and interest to help organizations optimize their business performance by ingesting, processing, and managing big volumes of fast multi structured data as well as extracting meaningful value from these large volumes of data. You will have the knowledge and previous experience of using Big Data methodologies, solutions and platforms and tools to enable you to help our clients.


You will be expected to be able to work independently and, in a team, and have experience working in an agile environment. We are looking for someone who is a passionate architect and you must have the ability to articulate your ideas and work well with our clients at the architectural level. You will need to have strong communication skills and be comfortable and confident engaging and leading our team members and key client stakeholders. You will have also worked across multiple platforms such as Cloudera, Hortonworks, Google Cloud, Azure and AWS and have previous experience of building Enterprise Data Lakes. Additional experience in metadata driven data ingestion, Big data metadata management, governance and implementing data security controls would be advantageous.

Key Responsibilities:


As a Big Data Architect, you will be responsible for guiding the full lifecycle of a Big Data solution, including:


  • Focus on designing and implementing Big Data Pipelines
  • Managing and engaging with key client stakeholders and leading an internal team of developers and engineers
  • Take ownership for end to end solution integrity (including design, build, test and deploy)
  • Work with and guiding clients to ensure the best application of big data solutions is chosen for their current situation.
  • Effectively communicate with clients to contribute throughout the end-to-end delivery lifecycle of complex and large-scale Big Data lakes
  • Maintain and communicate the current-state architecture (where we are today) and the target-state architecture vision (where we are going)
  • Support in Proof of concept execution to prove the value of Big Data use cases
  • Help facilitate the full lifecycle implementation from requirements analysis, platform selection, technical architecture design, application design and development, testing, and deployment
  • Review of all technical approaches for platform enhancements and customer solutions
  • Track and monitor progress of tasks and proactively raise issues which may impact delivery
  • Support the translation of the technical architecture into backlog generation, estimation exercises for sprint planning and future release planning and the review and signoff of all technical deliverables


Key Skills

  • 3-5 years of hands on experience across at least 2 Big Data project implementations
  • Ability to articulate technology choices in addressing architecture concerns and constraints
  • At least 5 years of consulting experience having successfully led large teams in delivering customer outcomes
  • Understanding of DevOps pipelines and key Agile concepts
  • Knowledge of cloud infrastructure (particularly AWS or Azure)
  • Knowledge of security design, data management, data governance, lineage and audit.
  • Can demonstrate an understanding across systems integration, information management, data management and architecture, and business analytics
  • Has deep experience with Cloudera Hadoop (or similar stack such as Hortonworks) distributions and application programming (MapReduce, Pig, Cascading, Hive, Impala, Storm, Spark etc.)
  • Exposure to working in Agile projects with involvement in MVP definition, sprint planning, back-log grooming ad resolving blockers on technical solutions
  • Experience leading large-scale, multi-release information centric projects and delivery experience leveraging multiple delivery locations (onshore + nearshore/offshore)
  • Familiar with designing high volume and fast big data solutions that have been successfully implemented into a production environment, both batch and stream processing using frameworks like Apache Nifi/Beam/Flink
  • Strong understanding of data warehouse, data lake and associated ETL and data processing concepts
  • Ability to articulate and hold solution discussion with key stakeholders Senior Enterprise Analytics Architects.
  • Hold a University degree, preferably in Computer Science/IT/Engineering or in a related field
  • Demonstrate a passion for innovation and new idea generation


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