Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

London

Opportunity Description

About our Associate Network

The Associate Network gives Avanade strategic access to high quality, loyal, vetted and reputable market relevant individuals that can promptly respond to client needs. As part of the Associate Network, you will be able to drive results and have access to leading-edge projects. The ideal candidate will have a background in Big Data, Analytics and Azure Architecture. The Associate Network focuses on project-based work and is not full-time employment.

 

Type: Contract role - 12 months

Location: London

 

Background:

Bringing big data together with other data systems can yield amazing insights, particularly when presented in ways that users can see information and make decisions that affect the business. As new technologies like Hadoop and R enable cheaper distributed processing and improved analytical capabilities, the bar from getting insights from new types of data, as well as ever increasing volumes of data, has come down.

In short; Avanade helps customers realize results in a digital world through business technology solutions and managed services that combine insight, innovation and expertise focused on Microsoft® technologies.

As a business Avanade is technically competent, at the forefront of innovation, technology and change – they can interpret what clients may need before they turn it into a reality.

As is the nature of working within a global professional services environment, our clients and projects will change over time so the flexibility to travel is a prerequisite All our roles are project based so typically will involve working on client site throughout the UK: we work both in and outside London and have major projects in cities including Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Swindon and Cambridge.

 

The Role

The Big Data Architect role drives high priority customer initiatives, leveraging Azure data services to solve the biggest and most complex data challenges faced by Avanade's enterprise customers. This is a technical role, accountable for the end-to-end deployment and usage for Azure data services. 

The Big Data Consultant will be involved in Avanade's Azure Data Services technical architecture: data architecture design sessions, implementation projects and/or Proofs of Concepts. The ideal candidate will have experience in customer facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture and design discussions with senior executives. 

 

Key Responsibilities

Interface with delivery teams to design Azure data services solutions in support of the over-arching analytics services solution, including SQL Database, Document DB, SQL Data Warehouse, HD Insight, Azure Machine Learning, Stream Analytics, Data Factory, Event Hubs and Notification Hubs

Architect scalable data processing and analytics solutions, including technical feasibility for Big Data storage, processing and consumption e.g., development of enterprise Data Lake strategy, heterogeneous data management, Polyglot Persistence, decision support over Data Lake

Design, coordinate and execute pilots, prototypes or proof of concepts, provide validation on specific scenarios. Report on progress of business objectives; Ensure plan execution, Document and share technical best practices / insights with Engineering teams and the solution architect community

 

Technical Requirements:

Proficient with Azure cloud computing including big data technologies.

Azure SQL DB/DW, HD Insight, Azure Data Lake Storage, Azure Data Lake Analytics, Azure Machine Learning, Stream Analytics, Azure Data Factory, and CosmosDB.

Desired certifications and accreditations preferably one or more of below or comparable:

Microsoft Azure Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions (70-475)

Microsoft Azure Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions (70-473)

Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science

Hortonworks (Associate, HDPCD)

Experience of hybrid and/or cloud architectures that utilise Azure

Experience in or exposure to solutions that are analytical in nature, employing data centric architectures

Data technology literate with a detailed understanding of data architecture and data tools and technologies, in particular in memory/in database and open source technology.

Experience of advanced data analytics and insights techniques (eg, predictive, segmentation, recommendation and sentiment analytics, machine learning techniques and leveraging structured and unstructured data)

Experience working directly within teams developing solutions based on statistics, machine learning, regression models and optimization techniques to distil meaningful business insight from data

  • Knowledge and/or experience in one of the following;
    • C#, R, Python, SQL, PL/SQL, MDX, JSON, XML, .NET, C++, T-SQL, Java, JSON, PHP
    • Hadoop (Hortonworks or Cloudera), Spark, Storm, Pig/Hive
    • NoSQL, DocumentDb, MongoDb
    • PL/SQL Developer, SQL Query Analyzer, R Studio, PowerBI, Tableau, Spotfire, etc, Visual Studio, TFS

About Avanade

Our Associate Network is comprised of experienced independent freelancers with specialist knowledge. By joining our network you will gain access to Avanade’s clients, projects, brilliant teams, world-class training and leading-edge technology.

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help fuel transformation and growth for our clients and their customers. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honours diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.


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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.