**Introduction** As an IBM Application Architect, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems. You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of IBM platforms. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders. **Your Role and Responsibilities** Are you an experienced Big Data Architect looking to join the leaders in the field? Are you skilled in leading teams using the tools and products listed below and want to design solutions to meet the business and technical challenges of clients in almost every industry sector across the UK? If yes, we would like to talk to you. The Big Data Architect will lead a team of consultants, both onshore and offshore, designing and delivering information management solutions for clients using traditional and big data techniques. This is a client facing role requiring exceptional communication skills and the ability to clearly articulate the business case for big data solutions to our clients. You will have core skills in the following areas: **Data Architecture** + Solution Architecture with focus on Big Data architecture; Requirements capture, conceptual and contextual architectures, technology selection, detailed design, planning and costing + Apache Hadoop and knowledge of multiple distributions (Cloudera, HortonWorks, HDInsight etc.) associated Apache Big data products (Hive, Impala, Oozie etc.) + Data ingestion design including batch and real time architectures using tools like Kafka, Storm, Kinesis or equivalents. + Data governance and metadata management using tools like Apache Atlas. + Data transformation technologies including but not limited to Spark, Python, Nifi. + Data deployment experience on cloud native and hybrid cloud solutions + Microservice / SOA / stateless approaches to data ingestion & consumption + Expertise and experience in producing solution and information architectures using a subset and/or all of the technologies above. + Traditional ETL tools such as (DataStage, Informatica, Ab Initio etc) + Information Glossary tooling e.g. IIGC, Informatica Enterprise Data Governance or Colilbra. **Data Management** + Experience of data modelling and optimisation for row and columnar based environments. Using tools such as Infosphere Data Architect, Erwin etc + Data Governance approaches and technologies which cover Business Glossary, Metadata Management and Data Lineage + Security governance and access management at infrastructure, server, application including role and attribute based access + Consulting with regards to recent data-related regulation including the Data Protection Act (DPA) and Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) + General + Cross sector consulting and delivery using the above technologies and capabilities + Experience in delivering solutions and capabilities using the above in both an agile and waterfall delivery methodology. + Experience in delivering solutions and capabilities using the above using a distributed team across multiple geographies. + To be able to translate requirements / problem statements into a big data and/or analytics solution using the above technologies and capabilities. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Consulting & delivering enterprise scale big data solutions to a wide variety of multinational organisations. + Architecting & delivering big data solutions using the Apache Hadoop distributions + Providing thought leadership, advice & guidance to senior client business and IT stakeholders on matters of big data, analytics, data management, governance and organisational design. + Delivering large scale enterprise big data solutions using a delivery team + Cross domain problem solving. + Translating requirements / problem statements and scoping & estimating them into solution proposals / projects. + Articulating the success criteria of solutions, capabilities or applications + Tackling & articulating problems from different perspectives. + Implementing data governance, master data management and/or data quality initiatives at an enterprise level + Leading & managing an enterprise data organisation including both permanent & contracting resources. **Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise** + Big data consulting and delivery using a variety of software development lifecycle methodologies including waterfall, scrum, kanban etc. + Data science and advanced analytics technologies including but not limited to R, Python, Spark, TensorFlow, OCR. + Artificial Intelligence capabilities including but not limited to machine learning, natural language understanding, recognition, knowledge management. + Commercial and programme management, especially when it comes to solution design. + Software programme languages such as Java, C++, Python, Scala + Experience in migrating legacy BI / EDW solutions to big data solutions and technologies. + Experience in migrating on-premise data platforms to equivalent data platforms on a public / private / hybrid cloud based architecture. + Experience of data migration projects in general **About Business Unit** IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence. **Your Life @ IBM** What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge? Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible. Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever. **About IBM** IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries. **Location Statement** For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application. **Being You @ IBM** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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