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Big Data Engineer

SuisseCo GmbH

Posted on Sep 3, 2021 by SuisseCo GmbH

Zürich, Switzerland
1 Nov 2021
Annual Salary

Please note that for this role, relocation to Switzerland is required. We are only able to hire EU-27 citizens or candidates with an existing Swiss working permit/citizenship.

SuisseCo specializes in the international recruitment and placement of highly qualified IT specialists in Switzerland. We support our clients in the implementation of their IT projects and guarantee quick and flexible solutions of the highest quality.

For one of our clients in the banking industry we are currently looking for a Big Data Engineer

Start date: November 2021 at latest
Duration: 6 months with possible extension
Location: Zurich (Currently remote from within Switzerland)


  • Design, develop and test big data solutions
  • Create code and configuration to implement product use cases
  • Analyze and integrate data from disparate sources
  • Analyze and optimize application performance
  • Evaluate and identify candidate technologies to meet business needs
  • Document test results, designs, and operational manuals for the solutions
  • Perform code upgrades
  • Identify and document best practices within their subject matter areas of expertise
  • Provide continuous process improvement suggestions.
  • Provide support for production operations
  • Occasional on-duty or after business hours work in case of incident support

Essentials Skills and Qualifications

  • At least 4 years of experience in Big Data engineering and administration
  • Planning, implementing, tuning and scaling big data pipelines from the hardware up
  • Strong experience with some or all of the following: Kafka, Nifi, HDFS, Spark Streaming, Flink
  • Experience with one or more of the following programming/Scripting languages: Python (preferred), Java, Scala, bash
  • Ability to operate comfortably in Linux environments
  • Experience with Web APIs, automation and data-related technologies: preferably with REST, JSON, Syslog, TCP, XML, Avro
  • Ability to work with network, data center, and infrastructure teams to optimize the application environment
  • Bonus for experience or knowledge of any of the following: Splunk, Salt, MS Azure, Amazon AWS/S3
  • Fluency in English is mandatory

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Proficient in writing and using REST and SOAP APIs
  • Experience with containers, container management (Docker, Kubernetes, Linux Containers)
  • Experience working in a DevOps/SRE team, applying Agile methodology
  • Experience with assessing incidents criticality and escalation processes
  • Experience with writing technical documentation for internal audiences.

Reference: 1309311639

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