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Sr. Hadoop Architect
Port Washington, NY

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Job Description

Learn and work on meaningful initiatives with some of the best and brightest in the market research industry. The NPD Group provides the world's most successful brands with leading market research, combining consumer and retail point-of-sale data with analytic solutions to interpret today's market trends while anticipating tomorrow's. In addition, we offer a career filled with innovation and growth to the forward-thinking problem solvers who join our team.

Position Overview

The Senior Hadoop Architect will be responsible for architecting, designing, and leading the development team to implement mission critical data processing Hadoop platform at NPD. The position will work with executive leadership to provide technical guidance, enterprise architecture, data strategies and implement short and long term goals for the company. The director will also supervise his/her direct reports to ensure their direction and goals are in concert with the objectives of IT/Ops department in the company.


* Design, configure, implement and manage the Hadoop data & analytics platform that processes Point of Sale data with optimal performance and ease of maintenance.
* Coordinate efforts with IT and Operations to ensure that the Hadoop architecture, data structures and processes meet the business requirements and objectives.
* Provide technical leadership, as a hands-on technical manager, who can lead, manage and coach other team members and delegate effectively.
* Troubleshoot and resolve various process or data related issues. Will be on call and provide off-hour support as needed.
* Assist in the ongoing development and documentation of the standards for the system and data processes.
* Create project plans, manage milestones, create and distribute reports and manage risks
* Communicate effectively with senior management, direct reports and customers.
* Plan system capacity and design advanced features for future business growth and new business opportunities.


* Expertise with Hadoop Spark and Hive implementations with strong programming experience in Hive, Java or Scala.
* Experience with Hadoop ecosystem and big data integration tools
* 8+ years of experience designing and implementing ETL or EDW processes
* 8+ years of experience working in relational or NoSQL databases as an architect or developer, proficient in data modeling, database design concepts, SQL and database performance tuning.
* 8+ years of experience working on UNIX platform, expertise in shell scripting and performance monitoring on UNIX servers.
* Experience with processing large data volume and data process performance optimization.
* Proven leadership ability
* Excellent analytical/problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
* Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
* Bachelor or Master's degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics or Engineering.

The NPD Group, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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