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Big Data Engineer (AWS EMR & Hadoop)

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Big Data Engineer (AWS EMR & Hadoop)

Category: Development/Engineering

City: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

Position ID: J0920-0860

Employment Type: Full Time

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Position Description:

Join this exciting new initiative as a Big Data Engineer with Hadoop and AWS EMR specialization!

With your expertise with data engineering with Hadoop and EMR, you will work with a high-performing team to design and develop solutions to move Hadoop workloads and data from on-prem systems to AWS EMR.

Qualified candidates for this position must have deep understanding of AWS EMR and Hadoop and the ability to communicate with customers to understand their needs. You should have experience creating data solutions while working with Hadoop and/or EMR.

You will work with a high-performing team to develop solutions. You will support and interact with the team daily in an Agile way of working. You will have the opportunity to show/grow with technology in a customer-facing role. You should be able to work independently under limited supervision and apply your knowledge. You should have sufficient knowledge and maturity to effectively deal with technical issues and help to support the broader team. Your success will be directly related to CGI’s success.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Manages, Performs and delivers the IT service with which she or he is associated

• Develops and implements Enterprise Cloud & Hybrid Cloud Strategies leveraging AWS

• Executes cloud migrations from on-prem Hadoop workloads to AWS EMR including Application Rationalization and Modernization strategies

• Work with CGI Architects and Experts to build solution according to requirements

• Manages and Prepares technical deliverables and/or provides input to other deliverables related to the IT service

• Troubleshoot technical and business issues and provide options for resolution

• Strong knowledge of AWS cloud technologies required

• Design, development, coding, testing, and debugging of software

• Ensures that software meets or exceeds specified standards and end-user requirements

• Communicating with stakeholders

• Working in Agile methodologies

• Positive attitude with high degree of professionalism and unwavering commitment

• Desire to learn new technologies

• Self-motivated and can work with very little supervision in a team environment

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

The candidate should have below skills and expertise.

• 10+ years of experience in software development

• 7+ years of experience working with Big Data Technologies

• 5+ years hands on experience with Hadoop Design and Development work

• 4+ years hands-on experience with AWS technologies with at least 1-2 years on EMR

• Experience with developer tools such as Git, SVN and Maven

• Should have hands on working experience with RDBMS/SQL and schema design

• Strong written and communication skills

• Networking (DNS, Firewall)

• Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery Experience

• Source Control (Git)

• Agile delivery experience

• Experience and understanding of the following core component of AWS (client, storage, compute, virtualization, CloudWatch, Lambda, VPC, Security Roles [IAM], Cloud Formation, Redshift)

• Experience implementing Data strategies tailored to cloud and hybrid cloud implementations

• Experience with complex data model supporting multi-faceted business process

• Fair amount of understanding of DevOps practices

• Expertise in Agile delivery

• Experience with AWS Glue, Redshift, Lambda, S3, data pipeline, node.js and Python is required

• Good to have knowledge on CloudBees, AWS Event Bridge and Okta.

Desired Qualifications:

• Self-motivated and highly professional

• Effective verbal and written communications skills

• Effective interaction with peers, team members and business partners

• Demonstrates application delivery experience as part of a project team

• Strong organizational and prioritization skills

• Able to meet deadlines working independently and directing others

Minimum Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Skill Set Years of Experience Proficiency Level

Software Development 10+ years Expert

Big Data (Hadoop and AWS EMR) 7+ years Expert

GIT / Jenkins 2+ years Intermediate

AWS 4+ years Intermediate

DevOps 2+ years Intermediate



  • AWS Big Data

  • Hadoop Hive

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At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

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