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Zurich NA Azure Big Data Architect in Schaumburg, Illinois

Azure Big Data Architect


Zurich North America is currently hiring for an Azure Big Data Architect to work out of our North American Headquarters in Schaumburg, IL and will report to the Technical Director within the IT Services Enterprise Data Management team.

The Azure Big Data Architect will work with the business in understanding data requirements and will serveas a technology & platform expert in designing and building technical solutions focused on Cloud-basedBig Data ecosystems such as Databricks, HDI, Pig, Sqoop, Kafka, Hive, Spark, Oozie, ADF, .etc. with a focus on understanding data need for data initiatives in building scalable, distributed, and high performance computing cloud based platform solutions on Azure and AWS andthen be tasked with designing and implementing solutions for data management improvements.

She/he will collaborate withsolution architects and predictive analytics technical teams in evaluation, selection and integration of necessary technical components to create platforms and will also manage and deploy Geospatial tools such as ArcGIS to support geospatial predictive models, so involvementin strategic work, participation in local implementations of global programs, and working with strategic vendors to help implement solutions on big data platforms that are stable and secure will be paramount.

Client Internally Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on delivering service to internal clients, usually at the line manager or employee level. May involve sharing subject matter expertise to others in the organization or supporting others in their efforts to deliver on our promise.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Application Design and Development areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Application Design and Development area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS Azure Cloud experience highly preferred

  • Hands-on expertise in Hadoop ecosystems Databricks, Azure Data Lake Store (ADLS), Azure Data Factory(ADF), Pig, Sqoop, Kafka, etc.

  • Excellent data analysis skills using SQL on Spark SQL, HIVE, ANSI SQL etc.

  • Good understanding of R, Python, Jupyter Notebook, RStudio, R Shiny, DataIKU DSS

  • End-to-end design and build process of Near-Real Time and Batch Data Pipelines

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Ability in working with internal and external Global partners

Relocation Assistance Available

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

EOE Disability / Veterans

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available Yes

Job Posting 08/07/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 19000508

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.