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Data Architect Sofia, Bulgaria

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Data Architect Description

WHY EPAM?


EPAM is a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and development services. We are committed to having a positive impact on our customers, our employees, and our communities. We embrace a dynamic and inclusive culture. Here you will collaborate with multi-national teams, contribute to a myriad of innovative projects that deliver the most creative and cutting-edge solutions, and have an opportunity to continuously learn and grow. No matter where you are located, you will join a dedicated, creative, and diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.

DESCRIPTION


You are curious, persistent, logical and with a growth mindset - a true techie at heart. You enjoy living by the code of your craft and developing elegant solutions for complex problems. You love building data systems and applications to support decision making. If this sounds like you, this couId be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as a Data Architect or any level above.

What You’ll Do

  • Contributing on the front line to the success of our customer projects – this role is expected to be heavily client facing and will require advanced technical depth and experience, technical leadership, and multi-faceted communication skills
  • Lead strategic planning, development and implementation of medium-to-large data platform solutions or a component of a larger solution, including full lifecycle of data starting from data acquisition and all way to the data visualization
  • Lead on all stages of presales activities for such projects, owning the whole presale process from the Competency Center perspective when required
  • Manage the delivery of architectural POCs, where required
  • Work directly and collaboratively with clients, external data providers, and other key stakeholders to ensure that the solution’s concept/vision is understood and agreed upon
  • Actively participate in project review and planning sessions. As needed, lead the solution development, drive, and supervise end-to-end development cycle (SDLC) or participate in the projects start-up
  • Be accountable for applications-related quality, performance, availability, scalability, security, and integrity, ensuring application usability, for instance, through a high-quality functional interface to applications. Identify and mitigate risks associated with specific solution in known contexts
  • Be accountable for ensuring architectural consistency of recommended technology and its integration with the client’s applications and infrastructure. Identify and mitigate risks associated the implemented solution in all relevant contexts of the project and wider program
  • Manage the architectural knowledge transfer from the project development team to the post-go-live support team. Oversee the creation of architectural case study for EPAM’s repository of reusable assets
  • Drive strategic visioning activities for the practice and competency center
  • Develop reusable assets, development methods, processes, best practices to accelerate delivery
  • Drive the program of evaluating the hardware and software platforms, benchmarking of alternative solution architectures, supervise a defined process for provision of structured, reusable results. Coordinate the direction of R&D activities by SA pool
  • Keep pace with the innovative technologies and consider possibilities of creating relevant solution offerings. Coordinate architects in developmental direction choice
  • Write broad topic and strategic white papers in the course of industry and technology research. Maintain high competency visibility by regular posting in internal newsletters, blogs as well as speaking at internal and external conferences and other events; create blueprints on customer request

What You Have

  • 8+ years of practical hands-on experience working in Enterprise Data Platforms technologies
  • Experience as data architect or technical team lead role with constant hands-on work during last 3 years
  • Strong Cloud experience/knowledge in at least one of the major Cloud providers (AWS, Azure, GCP) using specific technologies for that Cloud provider, as well as experience with on-prem data technologies
  • Capable of leadership and pragmatism
  • Fluency and hands-on experience in a range of scripting languages, operating systems, and software platforms including but not limited to Linux, Java, Scala, MySQL, Python, Spark, Kafka
  • Experience in data architecture, data modeling, and database design
  • Experience working with relational and non-relational databases to retrieve structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data sets
  • Knowledge of business domains (e.g. travel and hospitality, finance, retail, or others)
  • Track record of working directly with the customer (i.e. regularly facing customer directly)
  • Presales activities with exposure to customers on billable accounts
  • Demonstrated experience in solution cost estimation (including tools, tasks, complexity, labor, and time) at coarse grain and fine grain levels, with supporting material evidence
  • Experience in mentoring and coaching
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills in English

We Offer

  • Opportunity to Engineer your Future and to drive the world’s digital transformation with top industry clients
  • Personal development program that will allow you to be valued for your strengths
  • Wide range of professional trainings and workshops
  • Established and accelerated growth toward different career paths, competencies, and roles
  • Broad projects variety and possible mobility between projects over the time
  • Collaboration in a multicultural environment and exchange of best practices with colleagues around the world
  • Varied social benefits, Sports, Transportation and Health programs
  • Work-life balance and flexible schedule, team buildings and sport opportunities
  • Modern office/collaboration spaces (incl. new Infinity Tower business center, Sofia)
  • Remote By Design™ - we provide you with virtual working environment making you able to be productive and work from any location – being your home, a nice sunny terrace, summer or any of the EPAM offices all around the globe

Great! What's Next?

  • Send us your up-to-date CV or LinkedIn profile, representing your skills and past projects’ achievements
  • We’ll get in touch with you and help you ensure you’ve identified the most suitable role we have for you based on your strengths and passion
  • We’ll invite you for follow up technical conversations with your potential future colleagues and/or project, which can be done face to face in a calm meeting room at our office or via video conferencing call from your cozy place
  • At the end we will align how we can best proceed further in a mutual agreement
  • P.S. Want to prepare better and Grow yourself? Check our training and development resources and tailor your own PDP – free for any passionate IT professional at https://grow.telescopeai.com

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