Chief Architect, CQ Roll Call

Employer
The Economist Group Limited
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Hours
Full Time
Introduction:Washington's CQ Roll Call brings up-to-date news, analysis and insights to senior decision-makers on Capitol Hill. This trusted source of unbiased, impartial information provides authoritative, nonpartisan and accurate congressional news and legislative tracking tools to its subscribers. Through more than 40 online and print products, CQ Roll Call keeps readers updated on a weekly, daily and real-time basis covering every legislative action in Congress with breaking news, bill tracking, and member profiles and offers insight on the people and institutions that influence public policy and legislation.CQ Roll Call's parent, The Economist Group, is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. The brands are bound together by their objective opinion, original insight and advocacy of economic, political and democratic freedom around the world.CQ Roll Call is currently looking for talented solution architects and big data architects who are passionate about technology and want to join a dynamic, talented, enthusiastic, and fun team of product and technology professionals. You will be challenged by creating a high-level design and dictate technical standards. You will have the opportunity to work with the industry's most advanced technologies.You will have opportunities to involve yourself in the future and oversee a suite of products, creating a high-level design that connects several (heterogeneous) sub-systems, which together make up a whole system.Accountabilities:In the role you would be expected to:* Work on a team developing and enhancing CQ Roll Call's federal and state legislative tracking products and grass roots advocacy products* Collaborate with team to invent the next generation of our products using new technology advancements in cloud computing, machine learning, and the latest methods of processing big data* Provide technology leadership and support to the engineering teams and support the creation of scalable, secure, flexibly deployed and extensible solutions* Play a key role of mentor-ship within the engineering team as well as working to improve and enforce development processes, best practices and standardsExperience, skills and professional attributes:To succeed in the role you must have:* 5+ years of hands-on, large-scale software development / integration experience using Java/J2EE technologies* 2+ years of hands-on experience with the technologies in the Hadoop ecosystem like Hadoop, HDFS, Spark, MapReduce, Pig, Hive, Flume, Sqoop, Cloudera Impala, Zookeeper, Oozie, Hue, Kafka* Proven ability to make decisions in technology selection and implementation approach based on long-term strategic objectives, while taking into consideration short-term implications for ongoing or planned implementations* Demonstrated ability to apply technology in solving business problems and to communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences* Experience with search systems (Lucene, Solr, ElasticSearch)* Exposure to high availability configurations, Hadoop cluster connectivity and tuning, and Hadoop security configurations* Good understanding of relational databases and solid SQL skills* Good understanding of Operating Systems (Unix/Linux), Networks, and System Administration experience* Knowledge of hybrid cloud solutions (VMWare and Amazon Cloud) with hands-on experience in direct API integration is an advantage* BS/MS in Computer Science or related fieldNice to have (in order of desirability):* Spring* Hibernate and JDBC (Oracle and Postgres)* Wicket* nosql databases including Solr, Elasticsearch, and Marklogic* XML (DOM, DTD, Schemas, XSL, XPath, XQuery) and JSON* git, jira, confluence* Perl, bash, groovy, pl/sql, sql, phpTo succeed in the role you will be able to demonstrate:* Intellectual curiosity, reliability* Flexibility within team* Passion to deliver quality* Interest in learning and contributing to teaching others through contributions to open source projects and mentoring junior resourcesOptions:Posted by StartWire.