Big Data Consultant |Europe | Remote | Work From Home

Job Location UK
Posted Date (MM/DD/YYYY) 4 weeks ago(2/22/2018 11:05 AM)
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Location Other
Location Other
Location Other
Remote/Work from home option-
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Time Zone
Job Category
Big Data

Job Description

Future Opportunity 

Big Data Consultant/Developer


Remote/Work from Home Opportunity (Telecommute) 



2018 will see Pythian continuing to grow and build a next-generation of expert teams. This means that although this position is not available today, we are forecasting this position to be active and in “ready to hire” status within the next 3 months. 

In preparation for this demand, we are welcoming applicants to apply, and if chosen, to continue through the interview process at this time which includes: technical stages and discussions with Talent Acquistion.


Why Pythian?

Pythian is a global IT services company that specializes in designing, implementing, and managing systems that directly contribute to revenue and business success. We help companies adopt disruptive technologies to advance innovation and increase agility. Our highly skilled technical teams work as an integrated extension of our clients’ organizations to deliver continuous transformation and uninterrupted operational excellence.

Why Commute? Why Relocate? Apply for this remote opportunity!


Pythian Perks

  • Flexible environment: Work remotely from your home!
  • Outstanding people: Collaborate with the industry’s top minds.
  • Generous vacation:Start with a minimum 3 weeks’ vacation. New baby? Take an extra 2 weeks.
  • Substantial training allowance:Hone your skills or learn new ones; experiment and explore using our in-house sandbox; participate in professional development days.
  • Fun, fun, fun:Blog during work hours; join our monthly cheese tastings with our resident cheese sommelier in Ottawa; take a day off and volunteer for your favorite charity.



Big Data Consultant will plan, design and implement new solutions using modern Big Data technologies and provide onsite and remote consulting services to Pythian clients. This client-facing role requires strong technical leadership skills, ability to drive projects to success and work under pressure in fast-paced environments.

As a member of the Big Data Team, he/she will also provide support in the area of internal advocacy for new products and technologies as well as external advocacy supporting Pythian’s external profile such as conference participation, open-source projects contributions, blogging and writing white papers.  



Provide support to Pythian clients on all aspects of Big Data technologies, including but not limited to:

  • Data processing requirements analysis
  • Big Data platform architecture taking into account requirements of data ingestion and access patterns, scalability, response time and availability. This include both on premise Hadoop-based platforms as well as cloud specific technologies like Amazon Redshift, Google Bigquery and others.
  • Advisory and recommendations on Big Data technologies and products including hardware and software
  • Big Data infrastructure deployment and configuration
  • Performance tuning for batch and real-time data processing
  • Securing components of clients’ Big Data platforms
  • Diagnostics and troubleshooting of operational issues
  • Health-checks and configuration reviews
  • Data pipelines development – ingestion, transformation, cleansing
  • Data flow integration with external systems
  • Integration with data access tools and products
  • Assisting application developers and advising on efficient data access and manipulations
  • Defining and implementing efficient operational processes
  • Other duties as assigned by one’s manager



The position requires broad range of knowledge and skills in the area of database management and software development gained through a combination of formal education, professional certifications, and significant work experience. This position requires out of the box thinking, creative mindset and “anything possible” attitude. Fast paced intense environment regularly pushing the barriers of one’s skills, knowledge and experience.

Successful candidate will possess most the following and demonstrate ability to learn them and start applying in practice quickly

  • Experience transforming business requirements into software or system design
  • Designing and implementing complex data processing applications
  • Strong experience with Hadoop/Spark and cloud technologies
  • Strong background in relational databases
  • Strong Linux/Unix experience
  • Experience and working knowledge of various development platforms, frameworks and languages such as Python, Java or Scala
  • General knowledge of modern data-center and cloud infrastructure including server hardware, networking and storage



  • Experience with BI platforms, reporting tools, data visualization products, ETL engines
  • Experience in design and implementation of real time analytics pipelines
  • DevOps experience. Ansible and Terraform experience is a plus



  • This is full-time position
  • Ability to work from company office when appropriate or from home office
  • Ability to perform primary job functions while sitting for extended periods of time
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers (or skill with adaptive devices) to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other computing equipment
  • The incumbent must be able to spend long hours in intense concentration


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their manager and in compliance with local and federal laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.  Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.


Pythian welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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