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Technical Data Architect

Job Number: 191059

Costa Mesa, California


Experian is the world’s leading global information services company, unlocking the power of data to create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. For more than 125 years, we’ve helped consumers and clients prosper, and economies and communities flourish – and we’re not done. Experian has operated at the center of Big Data since before the phrase was coined. Few companies can offer information services on an equivalent scale. Experian has been named to Forbes Magazine’s Top 100 list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” for 4 years in a row. We have 16,000 people operating across 37 countries, and every day we’re investing in new technologies, talented people and innovation to help create a better tomorrow.

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Experian Technology is central to the future success of Experian. Whether developing a new product, enhancing a SaaS solution or securing our networks from external threats, you have a critical role to play. When looking for new talent to join our technical teams, we look for individuals with the following traits:

  • Innovation 9
  • Problem-Solver 9
  • Presenter 8
  • Technologically savvy 10
  • Confident 6
  • Independent 4
Traits are on a scale of 0 to 10

Addtional Traits

  • Adaptable
  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Communicator
  • Creative
  • Curious
  • Insightful
  • Organized
  • Persuasive
  • Problem-solver
  • Relationship expertise
  • Results-driven
  • Team player
  • Technologically savvy
  • Enthusiastic

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The Architect will play a critical role in designing, developing and implementing high performing applications using NOSQL DB and BigData technologies such as Hadoop. The candidate will play the role of fostering, promoting the usage of NOSQL, BigData technologies in the CIS applications. The candidate should be hands-on and have solid experience in using NOSQLDB, BigData and Cloud technologies. We’re looking for an energetic self-starter who is proactive in driving the adoption of NoSQL DB, BigData and AWS Cloud within CIS applications.

Job Description Requirements:
  • With direction from the Chief Architect and Architect Leader, align application technical architecture with key business strategy
  • Responsible for building scalable distributed data solutions
  • Work with the Application Development team to implement data strategies, build data flows and develop conceptual data models
  • Maintain conceptual, logical and physical data models along with corresponding metadata
  • Analyze data-related system integration challenges and propose appropriate solutions
  • In collaboration with subject matter experts and data stewards, defines and implements data strategy, policies, controls, and programs to ensure the enterprise data is accurate, complete, secure, and reliable
  • Manages, analyzes, and resolves data initiative issues and manages revisions needed to best meet internal and customer requirements while adhering to published data standard
  • Assists in the application and implementation procedures of data standards and guidelines on data stewardship, coding structures, and data replication to ensure access to and integrity of data sets
  • Experience in using NOSQL DB such as CASSANDRA, MONGODB, NEO4J and REDIS
  • Experience in using container technology such as DOCKEKRS, KUBERNETES, PaaS (OPENSHIFT) to deploy Cassandra DB, MicroServices and related tools will be an added advantage
  • Experience in using and integrating with BigData technologies such as HDFS, HBASE, HIVE, MapReduce, PIG, SPARK, IMPALA, STORM, KAFKA, and SOLR
  • Experience in Cloud technologies – AWS, BOTO, S3 and Security protocols
  • Experience developing REST API using Hadoop
  • Experience in designing in applications using Lambda architecture
  • Promote and influence usage of BigData and Cloud architectural standards, patterns and models in project and be a support anchor for development teams
  • Proven prototyping track record in assessment of BigData technology integration or a design pattern for a project or a proof of concept solution
  • Mentor and coach peers to facilitate the broader adoption of architectural standards using BigData and Cloud technologies
  • Logically analyze business challenges and opportunities. Conceive viable, innovative solutions and present them to both technical and business stake holders
  • Create project deliverables, including, but not limited to: architectural diagrams, project proposals, requirements specification documents, project plans, software application prototypes, executive presentations and reviews

Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
  • BS in Computer Science or a non-Computer Science BS degree with relevant work experience/skills
  • Experience in Agile
  • Should have at least a minimum of 5 years of experience in Big Data and Cloud architecture/design skills
  • Should have previously lead a successful large scale Big Data project till implementation
  • Experience working with industry standards, regulations, and guidelines in database warehousing and other relevant systems
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Self-motivated, assertive, goal oriented and able to work productively with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with other team members, on a global basis 
Technical Skills:
  • 5-10+ years of hands-on programming using Python, Java, C, C++, and Scala
  • 3-5 years of hands on experience using:
    • BigData Technologies: HDFS, HBASE, HIVE, MapReduce, PIG, SPARK, IMPALA, STORM, KAFKA
    • NoSQL Technologies: SOLR, CASSANDRA, NEO4J and REDIS
    • Cloud Technologies: AWS, BOTO, S3
  • Working Knowledge of RDBMS DB
  • Working knowledge of developing RESTFUL API’s
  • Knowledge of UNIX – Script language is highly preferable
  • Knowledge of multi-tier architectures and deployment
  • Knowledge of real-time, batch applications
  • Knowledge of IBM mainframes, z/OS, and virtualization technologies a plus
  • Knowledge of Change Data Capture/Replication technologies a plus

Working for a leading FTSE 50 global information services company is just one of the rewards of joining Experian. Our benefits package is designed to reward contribution and loyalty and to attract the kind of talented individuals who have their pick of employers. That is why we offer a highly competitive package which comprises:
  • Competitive base salary
  • Aggressive bonus plan
  • Core benefits including: full medical, dental, vision, matching 401K and the opportunity to work with a global leader
Experian is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2017 was $4.3 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in over 40 countries.
Experian is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Anyone needing accommodation to complete the interview process should notify the talent acquisition partner. The word "Experian" is a registered trademark in the EU and other countries and is owned by Experian Ltd. and/or its associated companies.


  • Healthcare

    Experian offers comprehensive coverage with flexible options for you as well as your spouse/domestic partner and eligible dependents. This includes medical, dental and vision insurance, health care savings and spending accounts, dependent care FSA, health & wellness program, and telemedicine.

  • Personal Finance Protection

    We offer several benefits that strengthen your financial protection such as a 401k plan with an employer match, an employee stock purchase plan, life & additional insurance coverage.

  • Continuing Education

    We invest in your professional future through our education assistance program and many professional development programs. We also grant 20 scholarships to high school seniors each year to children of Experian employees.

  • Time Off

    We offer flexible time off in addition to corporate holidays, sick days and paid volunteer time off.

  • Family Support

    Experian supports your life outside the office with benefits such as our new parental leave policy covering time off for birth mothers as well as birth fathers and mothers/fathers of adoptive or foster children, adoption assistance, and pet insurance.

  • Our Culture

    Experian employees enjoy many other benefits through our employee discounts, company sponsored activities, and flexible total rewards packages. Many of our office locations provide onsite amenities such as fitness centers, game rooms, cafeterias and free snacks in break rooms. We support work/life balance with convenient offices in several metropolitan locations and flexible work arrangements when possible.

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