Big Data Architect


FORFIRM is an IT consultancy company which operates with the intention to create innovative proposals for enterprises through passion and a pluriannual experience. In order to expand our development team we are looking for the following profile:

Big Data Architect

We have an opening for a motivated Big Data Architect to join our lively development team and work on exciting projects.

Essential Skills / Experiences / Attributes:

  • Excellent understanding of the Big Data technology landscape
  • Designing and implementing solutions in the Hadoop ecosystem and NoSQL databases
  • Deep understanding of the important architectural considerations required when building enterprise level Big Data solutions
  • Practical experience planning and executing on-boarding of a wide range of data-sources, in batch and real time.
  • Practical experience in at least 3 of the following technologies: Hive, Kafka or MapR, Drill, Sqoop, Flume, Pig, Storm, HBase, Solr or Spark
  • Programming experience with Java, Scala, Python, especially in combination with Spark, MapReduce or TEZ
  • The Cloudera or MapR Hadoop certification is desirable
  • Project experience in the field of NoSQL databases, such as Cassandra, HBase, MongoDB or similar
  • Strong interpersonal, written communication and presentation skills
  • Good knowledge of English Language
  • Availability to travel throughout Europe

What do we offer:

  • Permanent contract
  • Highly meritocratic environment

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

If you want to send us your CV for this position in Milan or Bellinzona (CH), please write to