Job Description

Big Data Engineers

  • Flexible work arrangements to meet your needs

  • Join a team that’s changing how Australia lives, works, plays and grows

  • We want you to be the best version of you

Work with innovative teams and explore new technologies to help solve real-world problems.


We can help you build the career you dream of. Our success relies on ensuring our people enjoy the inspiring challenges, exceptional experience and flexibility they need to succeed at every stage of their career. As a leading professional services company with more than  477,000  people working across 120 countries, your career can take many exciting paths spanning digital, strategy, consulting, technology and operations. As part of a global diverse workforce you will help change how Australia lives, works, plays and grows. Join us, learn from the best people and let challenging, interesting and enjoyable work become part of daily life.


A typical day for Big Data Engineers

  • Big Data Engineering and Analytics professionals will be responsible for guiding the full lifecycle of a Big Data solution, including:

  • Working in highly client-facing roles to contribute throughout the end-to-end delivery lifecycle of complex and large-scale digital solutions

  • Use case and business case development

  • Vendor landscape and technology assessment (covering for example Hadoop, MapReduce, NoSQL, HBase, Streaming, Spark,  etc.)

  • Proof of concept execution to prove the value of Big Data and Analytics use cases

  • Implementation from requirements analysis, platform selection, digital architecture design, application design and development, testing, and deployment

  • Assess emerging trends in storage access which includes the application of existing high performance distributed file system storage technologies for use by applications in lieu to traditional relational database storage methods

  • Interstate travel may be required

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Basic qualifications:

  • Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience across systems integration, information management, data management and architecture, and business analytics
  • Experience with being in a team focusing on large-scale, multi-release information centric projects
  • Experience with waterfall and agile delivery approaches
  • Part of a team working on End to end implementation of at least 1 big data project
  • Design experience with programming on high-scale or distributed systems
  • Implementation expertise with high performance distributed parallel file system storage technology such as GPFS, GFS, CloudStore, HDFS or similar
  • Implementation expertise with high performance distributed databases and stream processing solutions (e.g. Cloudera, Cassandra, Impala, HBase, Dynamo DB, Redshift, BigTable, HD Insights) 

Preferred Skills:

  • One or more Data Engineering and /or Analytics certifications from AWS, Azure, Google, Cloudera or equivalent
  • Experience with related/complementary open source software platforms and languages (e.g. Java, Linux, Apache, Perl/Python/PHP, Chef)
  • Previous ETL development experience with tools such as Cloudera and Hortonworks
  • Business Intelligence and reporting software experience
  • Hands-on experience with analytical tools, languages, or libraries (e.g. SAS, SPSS, R, Mahout)
  • Hands-on experience with time series based data processing and storing
  • Vendor assessment
  • Knowledge of cloud computing infrastructure (e.g. Amazon Web Services EC2, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure) and considerations for scalable, distributed systems.
Professional Skills Requirements:
  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills 
  • Salary in the range of $67,000 - $130,000 will be offered to the successful candidate.
About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 459,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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