Big Data Architect

Careers at Bloomberg

New York

Posted Jan 18, 2013 - Requisition No. 35618

The Role:

We are looking for individuals with experience in Big Data Technologies such as BigTable, Hadoop/HBase, Cassandra etc that can provide the technical direction towards re-architecting Bloomberg's Data Model and Access Platform. The vision is to architect a reliable and scalable data platform, provide standard interfaces to query and support analytics for our big security related data sets that is transparent, efficient and easy to access as possible by our varied applications.


  • Design, architect and build a data platform over Big Data Technologies
  • Leading innovation by exploring, investigating, recommending, benchmarking and implementing data centric technologies for the platform
  • Being the technical architect and point person for the data platform

Abilities and Characteristics:

  • Have a passion for Big Data technologies and a flexible, creative approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent problem solving and programming skills; proven technical leadership and communication skills
  • Have extensive experience with data implementations, data storage and distribution
  • Have made active contributions to open source projects like Apache Hadoop or Cassandra
  • Have a solid track record of building large scale systems utilizing Big Data Technologies
  • Excellent understanding of Big Data Analytics platforms and ETL in the context of Big Data


  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with the Hadoop stack (MapReduce Programming Paradigm, HBase, Pig, Hive, Sqoop) and/or key-value store technologies such as Cassandra
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with administration, configuration management, monitoring, debugging, benchmarking and performance tuning of Hadoop/Cassandra
  • 5+ years hands-on experience with open source software platforms and languages (e.g. Java, Linux, Apache, Perl/Python/PHP)
  • Previous experience with high-scale or distributed RDBMS (Teradata, Netezza, Greenplum, Aster Data, Vertica) a plus.
  • Knowledge of cloud computing infrastructure (e.g. Amazon Web Services EC2, Elastic MapReduce) and considerations for scalable, distributed systems a plus

The Company:

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company's strength - delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately - is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 300,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg's enterprise solutions build on the company's core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. Through Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through television, radio, mobile, the Internet and two magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets, covers the world with more than 2,300 news and multimedia professionals at 146 bureaus in 72 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 13,000 people in 185 locations around the world.

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