Big Data Architect


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Big Data Architect


A leader in the healthcare industry is seeking a Big Data Architect to join their team in Sandton, Johannesburg. In this position you have the opportunity to help lead the charge on operational strategy and your responsibilities will include the validation of the reference architecture and provide details for the architecture of platforms, leading and working hands on towards implementation and delivery to production of a Big Data enabled platform.


  • Design physical architecture, Metadata Layer and Data Models for Big Data Warehouses, data Lakes or Sandbox environment
  • Logical / Physical modelling – ERWin- 3nf, snowflake
  • Report Design – Semantic BI layer creation, Develop front end reporting systems in BI Tool
  • Define and help enforce data governance and related data policies in conjunction with delivery tools
  • Diligently teaming with the infrastructure, network, database, application and business intelligence teams to guarantee high data quality and availability
  • Automation of deployment, customization, upgrades and monitoring through DevOps tools


  • Recommended Minimum Qualification: Post graduate degree in the field of IT/ Information Systems
  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in Data Platforms
  • Experience in architecting solutions in the Cloud (Azure, AWS, Google Cloud)
  • Prior experience in migrating big data platforms from earlier to latest versions of the platforms
  • Proven track record in incorporating latest operational tools into big data platforms
  • Strong Knowledge of configuration management process
  • Columnar Database experience
  • Experience with monitoring tools.
  • Knowledge of SCM concepts using tools GIT, SVN etc
  • Fundamental knowledge of server’s / computer hardware and software
  • Fundamental knowledge of Load balancers, firewalls, TCP/IP protocols
  • Experience with performance tuning (JVM, JMX, connection pooling) using JConsole or similar profiling tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate technical issues to non-technical a technical Audiences
  • Exposure to statistical analysis and machine learning tools such as R and SAS


  • Big Data Architect
  • healthcare
  • Metadata
  • Azure
  • AWS
  • DevOps
  • Data Platforms
  • Cloud
  • Data Modelling
  • Data Governance
  • Education Tertiary Degree
  • Experience 6+ Years

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