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Principal Big Data Engineer

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Date: Jan 12, 2019

Location: Durham, NC, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 32803 


At NTT DATA Services, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees are key factors in our company’s growth, market presence and our ability to help our clients stay a step ahead of the competition. By hiring the best people and helping them grow both professionally and personally, we ensure a bright future for NTT DATA Services and for the people who work here.


NTT DATA Services currently seeks a Principal Big Data Engineer to join our team in Durham, North Carolina (US-NC), United States (US).




Primary Responsibility

  • As a Principal Data Engineer, you must be an expert with Big Data technologies like Hadoop, Hive, Hbase, Spark, and various AWS technologies.
  • You will architect and drive the build out of next generation data platform.
  • As a hands-on engineer, you will influence all architecture decisions.
  • You will build reusable code, with the ability to scale with very large data volumes.
  • Everything you build will need to scale and perform.
  • As a Principal member on the team you will also mentor junior/senior engineers on the team.
  • Define and lead the frameworks for compliance with data management standards for emerging technologies (streaming platforms, cloud integration, etc.)
  • You will architect and drive the build out of next generation data platform.

General Responsibilities

  • Build and lead high-performing, agile teams focused on Data Engineering.
  • Be part of a core team leading migration to new data technologies for unstructured, streaming and high volume data.
  • Overall accountability for ensuring teams adopt established data management frameworks to prevent data lakes from becoming data swamps.
  • Provide senior level technical consulting to application development teams during application design and development for highly complex or critical projects
  • As a hands-on engineer, you will influence all architecture decisions.
  • As a Principal member on the team you will also mentor junior/senior engineers on the team

Job Functions:

  • Provide technical leadership to build and implement data and big data solutions
    Articulate pros and cons of various technologies, platforms and tools.
  • Demonstrated work experience with distributed, scalable Big Data programming model and technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Pig, etc.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with at-least one of the major Hadoop distributions (Preferrably Cloudera).
  • Deep technical Expertise in Hadoop eco system components.
  • Experience designing, developing and implementing online-machine learning libraries.

Minimum Experience: 


10+ years of Data Engineering experience
8+ years’ experience in dimensional data modeling, ETL development, and Data Warehousing
5+ years of experience in Hadoop MapReduce, Hive, Pig, Spark, and Yarn
4 years of business experience leading analyses and initiatives with track record of business impact

Cloud Dev and Migration-AWS-Analytics/DW/Redshift : 1+ year


Travel:  Need locals

Degree: Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent work experience


Desirable Skills:

  • Hadoop/Cloud Developer Certification
  • Experience deploying applications in a cloud environment; ability to architect, design, deploy and manage cloud based Hadoop clusters
  • Exposure to cloud infrastructure


This position is only available to those interested in direct staff employment opportunities with NTT DATA, Inc. or its subsidiaries.  Please note, 1099 or corp-2-corp contractors or the equivalent will NOT be considered. We offer a full comprehensive benefits package that starts from your first day of employment.                                                                                


About NTT DATA Services


NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services.


NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune 100. Visit to learn more.


NTT DATA, Inc. (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.  The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law.  To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.




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Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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