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Strategy & Architecture Consultant/Big Data (Princeton, NJ) at ZS Associates in Princeton, NJ

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ZS is the world’s largest consulting firm focused exclusively on improving business performance through sales and marketing consulting solutions, from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. Together, we design and implement strategies that lead to greater market share, more competitive operations and increased use of today’s latest technologies. From 22 offices worldwide, ZS professionals draw on deep industry and domain expertise to deliver impact where it matters for clients. We are particularly known for our expertise in the pharmaceutical and health care sectors, yet work across a range of industries.

ZS' Business Technology group helps companies define and execute their technology strategy by designing, building and operating the business intelligence (BI), cloud, data management, dashboard and analytics capabilities that are at the core of sales and marketing operations.

STRATEGY & ARCHITECTURE CONSULTANT/BIG DATA

The Strategy & Architecture team advises clients in diverse areas of strategy development and tactical implementation to help increase the value and effectiveness of their technology investments.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead system study and big data design strategy roadmap;
  • Lead feasibility analysis, select the technologies that provide the best solution and identify the products available that will best fit the solution proposed;
  • Design the solution taking advantage of the existing assets maintaining a balance between architecture requirements and specific client needs;
  • Work with development team to ensure architecture is implemented to meet both functional and non-functional requirements
  • Create prototypes, conduct proofs of concepts, evaluate options with pros and cons and provide recommendations;
  • Lead selling process, including design and solution approaches for the proposals and giving product demos;
  • Build consensus on solution, and work with other senior architects and managers to influence decisions;
  • Assess the business situation by engaging with varied levels and profile of stakeholders;
  • Develop detailed business case that includes the investment road map, ROI, NPV and other financial indicators;
  • Advise on infrastructure procurement, set up, migration and support models.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Science or related field from a top university, advanced degree preferred;
  • 5-7+ years of hands on IT services or consulting work experience, with 3+ years of experience in strategy building assignments;
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in IT strategy or IT management role;
  • 3+ years of experience in the development of open source big data components like: Hadoop, Flume, Hive, Spark, Sqoop, Pig, HBase;
  • Programming experience in: Java, Python, R, Pearl, Ruby, Scala;
  • Have architected and designed 2-3 end-to-end big data, cloud (Amazon Web Services or other) or BI solutions across multiple technologies and platforms;
  • Demonstrated experience in business process improvement, leveraging information and technology;
  • Strong verbal and written communication, with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively;

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 

Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.

ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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