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Big Data Architect



Ref: RP962-217

Job description / Role

You have the experience, education and drive to lead. What you're missing is the freedom to create your dream. When you join DarkMatter, you'll find that freedom and build the future of cyber security in the UAE.

As a Big Data Architect you will be:

- Responsible for guiding the full architectural lifecycle of Big Data solutions, including:
- Requirements analysis
- Design of new data architecture
- Architecture design including hardware, OS and network topology
- Develop data ingestion rules
- Develop data recovery systems
- Data modelling design
- Look at the data security and create rules
- Create a usable data environment for multiple stakeholder groups
- Integrate cloud and open source software
- Testing and deployment
- Providing technical direction in a team that designs and develops path breaking large-scale cluster data processing systems.
- Interacting with domain experts, data architects, solutions architects and analytics developers to define data models for streaming input and delivering analytics output.
- Helping DarkMatter Internal Partners develop strategies that maximize the value of their data.
- Helping establish thought leadership in the big data space by contributing internal papers, technical commentary to the user community.
- Assist with building out the Big Data practice

Your personal dream could be the world's reality

At DarkMatter we believe that "impossible is only the beginning." That's why we empower our employees to create, not just their future at our company, but also the future of cyber security around the world. As a member of our growing team, you'll take your vision and use your creativity to produce the technology solutions of tomorrow. With the agility of a startup and the talent of an experienced firm, we'll connect you with like-minded colleagues ready to create what's next in the field. When the only constant in tech is change, shift your focus to the UAE and lead the next development at DarkMatter.


To bring your dream to life, you'll need:

- Hadoop stack (e.g. MapReduce, Sqoop, Pig, Hive, HBase, Flume, Spark, Kafka, Java - Map Reduce) or equivalent and one or two projects delivered at Production Scale on Hadoop stacks or equivalent.
- Extensive experience as a data architect
- Strong technical data modelling skills
- Design/ Architect/ Implementation experience of various solutions arising out of large data processing over various NoSQL, HDFS, NFS and S3 based products
- A strategic mindset and proven experience developing new architecture
- Strong communication skills to interact with various senior stakeholders
- 3­-4 years experience on one or more Big Data distributions such as Cloudera or Horton Works.
- 2-3 years experience installing and administering Hadoop distributions such as Cloudera or Horton Works
- Strong background in Linux Administration, ideally CentOS/Redhat and Ubuntu
- Experience with automation/configuration management using either Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Salt or an equivalent
- Strong understanding of code and scripting (Python, Perl and/or Ruby)
- In depth understanding of Encryption methodologies and products (CDH Native Encryption, HPE) and security is a requirement.
- Experience/Exposure in different file storages such as sequence files, ORC, RC and Parquet

Certification Requirements

- TOGAF Foundation
- RHCE *
- RHCA *
- OpenStack Certification *
- Cloudera Certified Administrator in Apache Hadoop *
- Horton Works Certified Administrator *

About DarkMatter

The impossible is just the beginning at DarkMatter. An agile startup with a global mindset, we're innovating for our clients and securing them from tomorrow's threats today. We work across teams, geographies and industries to provide holistic, secure, trusted and integrated protection services in areas such as:

- Governance, Risk & Compliance
- Cyber Network Defense
- Managed Security Services
- Secure Communications
- Infrastructure & System Integration
- Public Key Infrastructure
- Test & Validation Labs
- Cryptography

We created KATIM, the world's most secure smart phone and communications suite, and we're looking ahead to what comes next. Our rapidly developing digital reality demands we look at and implement cyber security in a different way than we have in the past, and we are at the forefront of this "sea" change.

Our people define us. They are talented adventurers who are shaping the tech landscape from Abu Dhabi with their considerable expertise and experience. For them, DarkMatter is a place where they can make their cyber security dreams come true. We embrace and foster the entrepreneurial spirit that propels our people and our company forward. Our industry is ever evolving, and so are we.

Working in Abu Dhabi

Just off the Arab Gulf and right at the edge of your imagination, is a place where geniuses make their cyber security dreams come true.

At DarkMatter, we're turning our biggest ideas into reality in the fastest moving and most dynamic city on the planet. Working here, you'll lead technical innovation in the region while taking advantage of all Abu Dhabi has to offer. From first class healthcare and education, to superior living accommodations and cultural attractions, you'll find your ideal career and more in this global crossroads. The UAE is one of the safest and most secure areas in the world. And with its location between Europe, Africa and Asia, you'll expand your worldview in just a short flight. But you won't have to venture far from the city to experience its diversity. You'll find people of over 50 nationalities working at DarkMatter. Join us and see that while far away from the concrete tech jungle, Abu Dhabi is an oasis where your latest innovations will thrive and grow.

About the Company

DarkMatter is transforming the cyber security landscape. Headquartered in the UAE and operating globally, we're the region's first and only fully integrated digital defence and cyber security consultancy and implementation firm. Our elite team of global experts deliver advanced, next-generation solutions to governments and enterprises across the cyber security spectrum.

We help clients simplify the enormous complexity of today's ever-evolving cyber threats. Our vision is to protect the future by securing its technologies. Innovation and Research are cornerstones to our development and the activities in these areas underpin our entire range of offerings, including Secure Communications, Public Key Infrastructure and Big Data & Analytics products.

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