Java Architect

Job Description:

Java Architect Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking a Java Architect for an opportunity in Charlotte, NC. The Java Architect is responsible for the implementation, planning, and architecting of our strategic Big Data platform, Data Lake and Analytic applications. He or she should have experience with Data Lake, Data Ingestion, Data Wrangling, and Data Processing and Data Mining frameworks and technologies. This position requires solid attention to details, deep technical expertise, superb communications and presentation skills.


  • Architect next-generation Hadoop Data Lake from scratch and analytics applications on a group of core Hadoop technologies
  • Evaluate new technologies and open source or third party products, and research to identify opportunities that impact business strategy, meet business requirements
  • Proactively bring new ideas, research emerging technologies and discuss with business and management to transform the current state technologies to future state
  • Develop highly scalable and extensible Big Data platform which enables collection, storage, modeling, and analysis of massive data sets from numerous channels
  • Perform architecture design, data modeling, and implementation of Big Data platform
  • Enable big data and batch/real-time analytical solutions that leverage emerging technologies.
  • Facilitate getting data from a variety of different sources, assuring that it adhere to Enterprise data management standards
  • Develop Standards, guidelines, best practices documentation for development teams
  • Conduct performance tuning of Hadoop applications

Required Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of overall IT experience
  • Hands-on experience with “big data” platforms and tools including data ingestion (batch & real time), transformation and delivery in Hadoop ecosystem (such as Hadoop, Pig, Hive, Flume, Ozie, Avro, YARN, Kafka, Storm)
  • Proficiency in Spark, Scala, Hive, Impala, Mahout
  • Experience in architecture and implementation of large and highly complex projects using Cloudera or Hortonworks
  • Deep understanding of cloud computing infrastructure and platforms including load balancing, networks, scaling, in-memory
  • Understanding of Graph Databases
  • Hands on experience to fix any critical barriers during project delivery
  • History of working successfully with multi location, cross-functional engineering teams
  • Capability to architect highly scalable distributed systems, using different open source tools
  • Strong knowledge of various DMBS systems including NoSQL architectures and design principles

Preferred Qualifications:

  • S. Computer Science or Data Science
  • Previous experience in Financial Crimes or Anti Money Laundering

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the eighth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the “Best Staffing Firms to Work For” and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 26 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients’ technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit

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