Hadoop Solutions Architect

Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Moncton, Saint John, Halifax

The Job

We are a fun, flexible, innovative, project-based consulting firm looking to expand our Analytics practice. We are seeking a Hadoop Team Lead or Architect.

Hadoop Architects work with clients and other internal resources to effectively communicate, design, plan, and implement capabilities that provide value to customers. This is achieved through both verbal presentation skills and technical demonstrations.

Activities include software demonstrations and prototypes; customer meetings and technical presentations; account technical support; software installations/evaluations; network/OS compatibility determinations; assessment of business problems; and identification of solutions using the Hadoop Framework.

This full-time position’s primary location is Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Moncton, Saint John, or Halifax, but requires up to 50% of time travelling to other locations across Canada and the United States.

Typical Duties

  • Meets directly with clients’ business users to identify project objectives and business requirements; and with clients’ IT users to identify technical requirements
  • Works within overall project plan and schedule
  • Provides feedback to clients and creates structured documentation, including specifications and weekly status reports
  • Advises clients on configuration and implementation options based on best practices
  • Provides expertise and leads technical aspects of sales pursuits
  • Participates in the business requirements gathering process for client customizations
  • Leads/supports solution implementation, customization, testing, and deployment, including preparation of test scenarios. Oversees client user acceptance testing
  • Acts as a technical mentor for clients in transferring solution-critical knowledge
  • Collaborates with client team participants
  • Ensures that all implementation methodology deliverables are complete and on time
  • Generates project status, time, and expense reports as requested by management


Technical Experience
  • 5+ years’ experience architecting and delivering Hadoop solutions
  • 10+ years’ experience architecting and delivering BI/EDW projects
  • A technical degree in computer science or engineering
  • Familiarity with Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Previous experience working in a client-facing role
  • Experience with Hadoop distributions such as Hortonworks and Cloudera as well as their associated open source projects (MapReduce, Impala, etc.)
  • Specialized experience with NiFi, Kafka, Spark, and Hbase, with Scala based coding in Spark Streaming and SparkSQL
  • Experienced in the DevOps continuous integration lifecycle
  • Able to take leadership/Architecture role as needed and work as individual contributor
  • Experienced in Cluster configurations, tuning, troubleshooting, and enterprise integration
  • Experience with database technologies such as Vertica, Teradata, Neteeza, Microsoft SQL, and Oracle
  • Performance tuning, systems management, and backup/recovery/DR scenarios
Professional Consulting and Business Experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Primarily and individual contributor, but can take a leadership role on as-needed basis
  • The ability to work as part of a close-knit team of Solution Architects
  • Time management skills in a dynamic sales and delivery environment
  • Field consulting or professional services delivery experience
  • Ability to travel frequently to client locations
  • Ability to work in the US

Why T4G?

It’s more than just a job. T4G is a collaborative, values-focused organization where people care deeply about each other, their work, and our clients. We take pride in cultivating an open and inspiring environment that respects every individual and encourages them to grow personally and professionally.

A career with T4G means a place where your ideas are heard and valued, and where you’re given the support to make them come to life, all surrounded by some of the brightest people in the industry.