Job Description

Data and Analytics Strategy Solution Architect (Manager)

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

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  • Leading the end-to-end design of performant, secure, robust and maintainable technical architectures across disparate technologies using architecture blueprints 

  • Supporting the development and delivery into production of the architecture, coaching delivery teams during the delivery phase by using a variety of methodologies

  • Analyzing and resolving architectural problems throughout the lifecycle of the solution working closely with the development and operations teams

  • Leading technical architecture assessments at client sites with key client stakeholders

  • Providing technical input to business development activities

  • Leading teams of other Architects and delivery resources as part of client delivery

  • Contributing technical architecture expertise to new sales activities, communicating why the architecture designs meets current and future business requirements

  • Working day-to-day with clients ranging from developers and testers through to CxO level

  • Designing and implementing modern, scalable data architectures for our clients leveraging Hadoop, NoSQL, Apache open source and emerging technologies, covering on-premise and cloud-based deployment patterns

  • Providing advisory services and thought leadership on modernising analytics environments leveraging big data technologies, including integration with existing data and analytics platforms and tools (EDWs, data integration, BI platforms etc.)

  • Defining, designing and implementing data access patterns for right-time/streaming workloads including data acquisition, storage, processing and access

  • Re-architecting and rationalizing traditional data environments with Hadoop or NoSQL technologies

  • Designing and implementing data pipelines on Hadoop and NoSQL platforms to enable rapid prototyping and accelerated production

  • Creating data management solutions covering data security, data privacy, metadata management, multi-tenancy and mixed workload management on Hadoop and NoSQL platforms

  • Architecting for a data marketplace to enable data access via APIs, Search, BI tools and interactive SQL

  • Building an effective pipeline of opportunities in the region and leveraging the opportunities to scale the team of architects for the region. 

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Skills & Experience 

  • Hadoop platforms & distributions: Cloudera, Hortonworks, BigInsights, MapR, EMR

  • NoSQL: HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB, CouchDB, Memcached, DynamoDB, Druid, BigTable

  • Processing frameworks & programming tools: Spark (Scala/Python/Java), MapReduce, Pig, Hive

  • Search: SOLR, Elastic Search

  • Cloud platforms: AWS, Azure, GCP

  • Relational DBs: Teradata, Oracle, Netezza, SQL Server

  • Enterprise data integration, BI and analytics platforms: Informatica, Talend, Info Sphere, SAS, RevoR, QlikView, Qlik Sense, Tableau, Spotfire

  • Other tools, databases and Apache projects: Google Big Query, Presto, Drill, Kylin, OpenTSDB etc.

  • Solution architecture: end to end analytics solution architecture design and delivery estimation

  • Client facing skills: ability to build trusted relationships with client stakeholders and act as a trusted advisor in Analytics domain

  • Agile and DevOps delivery practices: familiarity with agile and DevOps delivery and deployment methodologies, experience with continuous integration, automated code reviews and regression testing

  • Distributed Systems: Software and hardware architectures, algorithms and protocols

  • Storage, Networking and Virtualization/Cloud Strategies and Architectures

  • Design and Implementation of large scale data loading, processing, analysis and exploration using Hadoop/NoSQL technologies

  • Big Data architecture patterns, and policies and procedures for operational management of big data platforms

  • Performance analyses and tuning of Hadoop and NoSQL platforms

  • Security Architecture, Security Assessments and Identity and Access Management for Hadoop and NoSQL platforms

  • Additional Hands-on experience with related/complementary open source software platforms and languages such as Java, Linux, Apache, Perl/Python/PHP, Scala 

Why join us?

  • We offer a transparent, fast paced approach career progression, with a focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues

  • You will benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and pioneering tools

  • Flexible work arrangements and a range of benefits including competitive rewards

  • You will have access to state-of-the-art technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest business trends

  • You will also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live 

Next Steps

If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply. 

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