Solution Architect

Date Posted: 30-Jun-2023 | Qualification: B.E/B.Tech, MCA, Msc, M.Tech

Position: Solution Architect
Skills Required: Solutioning, AWS, ETL, Data Modelling
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Thiruvananthapuram
Job Mode: Hybrid
Experience: 10 - 15 (years)

Job Description:

The primary responsibilities of the solution architect include:

  • Own and drive the architecture for a project / product.

  • design, modify, and test technical architecture.

  • Continually research the current and emerging technologies and propose changes where needed

  • Choose the right architecture that would solve the business problems

  • Assess the business impact that certain technical choices have.

  • Provide updates to stakeholders on product development processes, costs and budgets.

  • Lead a team of technical people, mentor and guide them during the solution

  • Communicate and translate the technical solution to the team and other stakeholders

  • Drive re-use initiatives and promote re-use culture within the team

  • Design and implement various components of data pipeline that include data integration, storage, processing and analysis of business data

  • Analyse business requirements and derive conceptual model by identifying entities and the relationship between them. Identify attributes and create logical and physical models

  • Business process modelling, process flow modelling, data flow modelling skills preferable

  • Proficient in creating flowcharts, process flows and data flow diagrams

  • Collaborate with application development and support teams on various IT projects

  • Develop complex modules and proof of concepts

  • Lead and drive performance optimization efforts

  • Define standards and guidelines for the project and ensure team is following those

  • Assist in setting strategic direction for database, infrastructure and technology through necessary research and development activities

  • Automation should be a key driver and the development & testing should be automated through frameworks / tools

  • Monitoring performance and advising any necessary infrastructure changes through capacity planning & sizing exercises

  • Work with various vendors like cloud providers and consultants to deliver the project

  • Define non-functional requirements and make sure that the solution adhere to the requirements

  • Define best practices of agile & DevOps while implementing solutions

Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have worked on end-to-end data warehousing / data lake and / or business intelligence solutions in the past. The candidate should have the following skills sets:

  • Excellent understanding of distributed computing paradigm

  • Should have excellent knowledge in data warehouse / data lake technology and business intelligence concepts

  • Should have in depth understanding of coding languages like Java, Python, Scala, SQL etc.

  • Should have good knowledge in Relational, No-SQL, Big Data Databases and should be able to write queries

  • Should have strong implementation experience in all the below technology areas (breadth) and deep technical expertise in some of the below technologies:

o Data integration – ETL tools like Glue, Talend and Informatica. Ingestion mechanism like Flume & Kafka

o Front End/ Backend technologies: SpringBoot, React Js, Angular Js etc.

o Data modelling – Dimensional & transactional modelling using RDBMS, NO-SQL and Big Data technologies. Experience in Snowflake modelling would be an advantage

o Data visualization – Tools like Tableau

o Master data management (MDM) – Concepts and expertise in tools like Informatica & Talend MDM

o Big data – Hadoop eco-system, Distributions like Cloudera / Hortonworks, Pig and HIVE

o Data processing frameworks – Spark & Spark streaming 

  • Hands-on experience with multiple databases like PostgreSQL, Snowflake, Oracle, MS SQL Server, NOSQL (HBase / Cassandra, MongoDB), is required.

  • Exposure to multiple AWS components like Lambda, EC2, SNS, SES, Cloud Watch, RDS etc.

  • Knowledge of various data modelling techniques and should be hands on with data modelling tools like Erwin, TOAD, Power Designer, etc are preferable

  • Experience in cloud data eco-system, specifically with AWS. Experience in AWS data components like S3, Redshift & RDS, managed services like Aurora & Athena are desirable

  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem solving capability

  • Good understanding of the data eco-system, both current and future data trends

  • 10+ years of experience in the Solution Architect space with at least few complex & high volume data projects as an architect is mandatory

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