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Architect (Analytics) - ProAgrica - Sutton

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IT/Technical & Product Development
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Architect - Analytics (Proagrica)


Based in Sutton, Surrey, SM2

Proagrica is a global provider of independent connectivity and data-driven support solutions for the agriculture and animal health industries. We are a division of Reed Business Information — a subsidiary of the RELX Group listed on the NYSE with over 30,000 employees worldwide

Proagrica is looking for an Architect to work across product teams and drive technology transformation within our Analytical Insight focus area

You will provide design leadership to software engineers and business stakeholders, define strategic roadmaps, manage risk and deliver innovative full stack solutions to challenging problems. A passion for product development, technology, analytics and big data is essential


Job Purpose


You will be working with a highly capable team of developers and analysts to build a massively scalable, distributed big data processing and analytics architecture, with exposure to algorithms and techniques from machine learning and text processing

You will work closely with development teams, operations and other architects from other divisions ensuring ongoing development, maintenance, and delivery of technical knowledge and expertise and determining the technical feasibility of development project

The successful candidate will need to hit the ground running, with a proven track record of complex design and technical leadership


Education & Desired Experience


BS Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent experience required; advanced degree preferred, Math or Statistical degree could be viable alternatives

Experience working in cross functional teams with Agile frameworks

Experience working with products or platforms which deliver ETL, Business Intelligence and Online Analytics

A track record of Innovation.  We’re seeking an individual who actively monitors/contributes towards industry trends and opportunities.  Someone who is able to research, evaluate & prototype new and alternative technologies

Designing highly available, fault tolerant solutions with scalability and capacity planning in mind

Design and implementation of full stack solutions and object oriented designs, ideally in Java

Designing, implementing and optimizing large ETL & Data warehousing solutions


Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities


Devising architecture strategy to support business goals and manage risk, working closely with both technical and non-technical stakeholders such as Product Managers

Work across/with Architects from different organizations

Introduce/train teams with new technology

Lead teams toward problem-resolution identifying, researching, and coordinating the resources necessary to effectively troubleshoot/diagnose complex project issues

Evaluate new technologies and their applicability to the business

Extract/translate findings into alternatives/solutions, identifying risks/impacts and schedule adjustments to facilitate management decision-making

Drive technical direction and architecture evolution via reviews and on-floor leadership

Actively monitor the Business Unit system health and design and write proposals to remedy the cause of negative trends

Proactively monitor new development to discover subsystems or components that should be evolved into shared infrastructure

Proactively research, monitor, learn, and assess industry/technology advancements and continually build alliances to explore ways to leverage and advance our technical opportunities

All other duties as assigned


Essential Skills Required


Strong understanding of programming languages, code, and database

Expert-level knowledge in programming language(s); e.g., .Net, Java, HTML, Perl, C++, C#, PHP, etc.; or expert level in engineering discipline

Expert in a plurality of the following technologies: Parallel and Distributed Processing Systems, Information Retrieval, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, Very Large Scale Databases, Declarative Languages, and High-Performance Computing

Solid working knowledge in a plurality of the following areas: Service-Oriented Architecture technologies, XML and XSLT, and Parallel Processing Architectures, Big Data platforms

Experience with a plurality of the following operating systems: Windows Server, UNIX (Linux), and z/OS

Strong organization/project planning, time management, and change management skills across multiple functional groups and departments, and strong delegation skills involving prioritizing and reprioritizing projects and managing projects of various size and complexity

Advanced problem-solving experience involving leading teams in identifying, researching, and coordinating the resources necessary to effectively troubleshoot/diagnose complex project issues; prior success extracting/translating findings into alternatives/solutions; and identifying risks/impacts and schedule adjustments to facilitate management decision-making

Advanced communication (verbal and written) and customer service skills. Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills applicable to a wide audience including senior and executive management, customers, etc., including diction/terminology and presenting information in a concise and effective manner to clients, management, and various departments using assorted communication mediums

Strong research skills

Experience with Containerisation using Docker or Kubernetes


Desired Skills


The successful candidate will demonstrate breadth and depth of knowledge across a range of technologies with the ability to develop prototypes where required. This is an opportunity to drive technology transformation within one of our business divisions.  The tech stack listed here presents both current and potential future state technologies.


Java, Python or Node.js

HTML, Javascript, and CSS.

Model-View-ViewModel and Single-Page Application JavaScript Frameworks such as Angular or React.

Vertica, Amazon Redshift or other Big Data Analytics / Data Warehousing relational databases.

PostgreSQL or other OLTP SQL relational databases.

Amazon Web Services (EC2, RDS, S3, SQS), Azure, or Google Cloud.

Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu, or other variant).

Git

Hibernate, Spring, Apache Commons, Log4J, Apache POI, Guice, Stripes, Junit.

JQuery, JQuery UI, Sencha Ext JS, D3.js, Leaflet.

Hadoop / Spark

Machine Learning using TensorFlow, Spark MLlib, Scikit-learn.

Tackling "big data" via Massively Parallel Processing platforms such as Hadoop or Spark

Strong command of SQL and experience with columnar storage in a database such as Vertica or Amazon Redshift

Working with On-Premise, Virtualised, Cloud, Containerised and Serverless Infrastructures, especially Amazon Web Services

Working with front end web technologies including JavaScript, Model–View–ViewModel architectures, micro-service architectures, and single-page application frameworks such as Angular or React

Awareness of Security Engineering at the network, application, and information levels

Strong knowledge in industry best practices


So who are RBI and Proagrica?


RBI is a global online media and information business cited amongst the world’s top-100 ‘online superpowers’. We have an international portfolio of market leading brands (including ICIS, Accuity, Flight Global and Proagrica) that spans Western Europe, North America, China, Singapore, Australia and beyond; we’re also part of the FTSE 100 RELX Group, a global media and publishing group with a history spanning several hundred years and revenues in the region of $10bn.


Proagrica is a global provider of independent connectivity and data-driven support solutions for the agriculture and animal health industries. We deliver actionable intelligence to drive business growth across the value chain. Our superior products and services connect and empower industry participants to address their key needs around trading, productivity and compliance. Our solutions are built around the key competences of data connectivity and data analytics delivering seamless supply chain management, supply chain standards compliance, and customer insight and engagement, essential for businesses looking to improve their value offering and expand in the modern marketplace

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