Think Big provides expert advisory and implementation services for open source big data solutions, being trusted advisor to the world's most innovative companies. As the first and only pure-play Big Data services firm, our experienced teams combine a proven and distinctive methodology, Think Big Velocity Framework, that includes tested design patterns and pre-built components to help clients build applications faster. Think Big helps customers leverage big data analytics by integrating open source platforms, such as Hadoop, NoSQL and streaming engines, with best-of-breed data warehousing environments. Service offers include: a big data roadmap, data engineering, data lake and analytic operations, training and ongoing big data solution support.

As a Staff Data Engineer you will participate in projects that shape the strategy and architecture of our clients. You will provide technical knowledge and creative problem-solving capabilities to your team, working in developing path-breaking large-scale Big Data and Analytics solutions. You have some experience and understand the Big Data ecosystem (at least Hadoop, HDFS, Hive, Yarn, Kafka, Flume, Spark, and No-SQL databases). You also have sound knowledge on the needs of Analytics Solutions, and Data Pipelines and Data Governance concerns.

You will be requested to design and develop code, scripts, and data pipelines that leverage structured and unstructured data integration from multiple sources, using Shell scripts, Java, C, Scala, Python, SQL and related languages. You will participate in architecting and installing complex software environments. You participate in customer workshops, supporting your team on how to address our customer’s concerns.

As a Think Big team member, we will appreciate your help in establishing Think Big thought leadership in the big data space by contributing white papers, technical commentary, and participating at industry conferences.

This position offers the opportunity to be at the forefront of the growing Big Data and Analytics market. The successful individual possesses knowledge of past and modern data architecture patterns, a strong sense of the art of the possible and, at the same time, can balance it with the requirements of large organizations to build reliable data environments. The right candidate is excited about working hands-on to some of the biggest and most well-known organizations.


Main Responsibilities: Your main responsibilities are to deliver on our commitments and to advise organizations on how to make Big Data and Analytic technologies work for them. You will be invaluable member of our delivery teams working with the most ambitious customers.

In addition:
Support Sales Activities: You may be requested to support the sales team in demonstrating our clients the benefits of modern data architectures, and to position Think Big as the trusted advisor of choice.
Develop customer relationship: As a Think Big ambassador in our clients you will develop deep relationships with stakeholders at your level in their organizations. You proactively advise on needs and issues, and deriving actionable solutions.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Excellent interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written communication, with good exposure to working in a cross-cultural environment. You may be requested to communicate and present some topics to small audiences. Experienced in writing documents that communicate complex technical topics in an accessible manner.
• Experience with data architectures. Knowledge and experience of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data. Knowledge and experience of Big Data and/or Analytics technologies and tools, as the Hadoop ecosystem, Apache Hive, and Spark, among others. Sound knowledge of data governance and security, and data-related methodologies.
• At least some experience in other data platforms, such as relational database systems, data warehouses or other OLAP systems, and in delivering enterprise-level ETL pipelines, data workflows, migrations and lifecycles, is also requested.
• A strong background on software development, continuous integration, tooling and software architectures is needed, either in in enterprise environments, system integration, or science-related ones. You are proficient in either Java, Scala, C, Python, SQL, Ruby, Clojure, etc. You may also have some experience with Tableau, Shiny, R, Javascript, and so forth.

Education and Experience

• Three years or more experience in relevant roles
• Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or other relevant degree.
• Consulting experience is considered a plus.

Complementary Information

• We offer you a not average place to work: we are inspiring and passionate people. We may work hard at times, but always in a dynamic, relaxed and collaborative culture. We offer you the chance of joining a rapidly expanding organization with ambitious growth targets, where you can really make the difference and shape the future.
• Position is based either in Madrid. However, we are often required to spend time on-site with our customers, mainly local but also international ones. You will be required to participate in travel-based work as a Think Big team member. English business-level is mandatory.

About Think Big

Think Big provides data science and engineering services that enable organizations to accelerate their return on investment from big data. These business-driven solutions include analytics in areas such as manufacturing device events, omni-channel consumer behavior, and customer service behavior, as well as governed data lakes that provide business value. As the first and only pure-play big data services firm, our Data Scientists, Data Engineers, and Delivery Leads have deep expertise in helping the world’s most innovative companies strategize, architect, implement, analyze data on, and manage open source big data solutions.

Think Big helps customers leverage big data analytics by integrating open source platforms, such as Hadoop, NoSQL and streaming engines, with best-of-breed data warehousing environments. Because we embrace a range of vendor-neutral options, we can recommend the best combination based on specific business needs. We don’t get paid or incentivized to sell software or hardware, so we can put aside vendor noise to implement the most flexible, reliable big data solutions that quickly increase revenue, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.

What do we do?

• Big Data Strategy: Roadmaps that prioritize the possible to create more value, and much sooner than you expect.
• Data Engineering: Solution design and delivery aligned to core business objectives.
• Analytics and Data Science: Deeper questions and new approaches to solve existing problems and seize new opportunities.
• Managed Services and Training: Management and optimization of Big Data systems to improve performance, and training to increase organizational adoption.





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Europe, Middle East & Africa-Spain-Madrid


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