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Development Technical Lead - Columnar Databases

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Advertiser NameRequest Technology - Anthony HonquestAdvertiser Type:Agency
Classification:I.T. & CommunicationsSubclassification:
Country:United StatesLocation:United States
Language:English - United Kingdom (en-GB) Contact Name:>Anthony Honquest
Employment Type:PermanentWorkhours:Full Time

Position: Development Technical Lead - Columnar Databases


Development Technical Lead - Columnar Databases
McLean, VA
$125-155K +Bonus

This Development Tech Lead position will provide technical leadership to various development teams with the Company. The teams focus is to deliver high value IT changes in line with an overarching strategic vision. Candidates must be comfortable with instantiating, influencing, and driving changes to existing processes and methodologies and be comfortable with ambiguity. The successful candidate will create, maintain and execute against a strategic technical vision and ensure execution meets all technical schedules and the delivered solution meets the technical and business needs. Candidate should have extensive professional experience to allow them to identify and resolve highly complex technical problems.

Responsibilities include:

. Driving/Leading key technical and architectural decisions for the systems under development
. Employing extensive professional experience and creativity to resolve complex technical problems.
. Serving as a champion for change
. Partnering with technology leaders for systems/applications development
. Increasing development capabilities of development team
. Driving for tactical outcome to increase development team's efficiency and productivity
. Developing technical knowledge management
. Championing current trends in the industry partnering with architecture/technology services
. Being accountable for driving technical solutions in alignment with architectural roadmaps
. Developing framework for introducing industry best practices for development such as:
-Software engineering principles
-Best of class design patterns
-Performance engineering
-Continuous improvement
-Delivery and capacity planning
. Engaging with the business team in the project inception phase to understand application and performance requirements
. Studying and understand application requirements and work with application architects to factor in the design in the long-term strategy and system roadmap
. Understanding the defect introduction during testing life cycle and assess how first time code quality can be increased
. Providing design advice and review both engineering and architecture design during the business case development phase
. Driving solutions to address and resolve design, technical and performance challenges


. Minimum of 10 to 12 years of development experience
. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent work experience
. Excellent communication skills that will allow the candidate to successfully document processes as well as interact with business owners, translating technical details for a non-technical audience
. Strong experience with Columnar databases (like Vertica) and Informatica
. Experience with HDFS, Hive, Hbase, Oozie, MapReduce, Solr and HDF(Nifi and Kafka)
. Strong problem-solving skills
. Experience with Unix Shell Scripting and administration
. Experience with configuration management tools & Unix Shell
. Extensive knowledge and experience with Java EE patterns
. Extensive programming experience in Java Scripting, Python, R, etc.
. Hands-on experience with Build and Deployment tools and languages - Maven/Jenkins
. Innovative in providing solutions, likes to take on challenges with calculated risk

Key to success in this role:

. A good can do attitude
. Intellectual agility and interpersonal flexibility
. Deep curiosity to learn about new trends and how to do this better

Top 3 Personal Competencies to possess

. Leadership - Set and execute upon a clear vision, strategy, and/or goals
. Seek and Embrace Change - Continuously improve work processes rather than accepting the status quo
. Growth and Development - Know or learn what is needed to deliver results and successfully compete

Preferred Skills

. Strong organizational and communication skills
. Experience with Vertica
. Experience with Informatica
. Experience with Big Data (Hortonworks implementation)
. Agile development methodology experience preferred
. Understanding of the secondary mortgage industry, experience with Company is desirable
. Strong decision making and problem solving skills and experience with project delivery
. Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask; can set priorities and follow a timeline
. Able to work on multiple projects and lead developers in technology delivery
. Sound interpersonal and team working skills
. Ability to anticipate issues and formulate remedial actions

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