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Big Data Developer/Architect (Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, AWS, REST)

Information and Analytics – London

Salary Up to £80,000+bonus+benefits+package

Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, AWS, REST, Akka, Mesos, JSON, Semantic Web, RDF, OWL, SPARQL & Linked Data​

I am proud to announce Salt’s partnership with a leading, innovative technology platform and content solutions provider, heavily focused on Big Data and contiunally inproving their semantic web and cloud technology to enable faster and more efficient decision making globally. They require a Big Data Developer (Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, AWS, REST) to join their London based offcies.

The successful Big Data Developer (Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, AWS, REST) candidate will be working on the most complex Life Science SAAS platform which combines the best in scientific data and technology innovation. You will be working alongside the most ambitious, creative and intelligent people on the market and will learn priceless information and skills to enhance your arsenal of attributes.

As the ideal Big Data Developer (Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, AWS, REST) candidate you will be part of a technical team transitioning this project out of a working proof of concept into production and continuing innovation and product development in this exciting space. You will be integral to providing cutting-edge intelligence and decision support which will directly enhance the solution provided.


  • Translating product requirements into technical software designs
  • Breaking software designs into manageable tickets/stories that deliver user value
  • Producing high-quality, clean and performant code
  • Proving your code works with automated unit, integration and UI tests
  • Pairing, code review and ticket verification
  • Deploying applications and monitoring their performance
  • Leading team consensus on technical practices
  • Mentoring developers on new methodologies and optimization techniques
  • Working closely with QA on acceptance testing cycles to ensure high quality software
  • Creating technical documentation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science.
  • 3 years hands on Scala
  • 3 years experience of big data technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Akka, Mesos or similar technologies.
  • Microservices design and implementation with REST / JSON a must.
  • Hands on experience with relevancy tuning in ElasticSearch highly desirable.
  • Experience with Semantic Web, RDF, OWL, SPARQL & Linked Data highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of scraping documents, eg webpages or PDFs desirable.
  • Experience with large-scale production databases
  • Experience with a graph database highly desirable.
  • Machine learning experience an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of cloud environments especially AWS and automated infrastructure important.
  • Practical expertise in performance tuning and scaling in highly available systems.
  • Commitment to high quality code using code reviews, pair programming and unit testing.
  • Fluent verbal and written English

Please get in touch if you should be interested via or 0203 675 5021

Job Reference: JO-1711-128721

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