Teradata Think Big Principal Data Engineer in Moscow, Russia

Think Big Principal Data Engineer


Think Big provides expert advisory and implementation services for open source big data solutions. As the first and only pure-play big data services firm, our Data Scientists and Engineers are trusted advisors to the world's most innovative companies. Our experienced teams combine a distinctive methodology and a proven Think Big Velocity Framework that includes tested design patterns and pre-built components, to help clients build applications faster. Think Big helps Customers leverage big data analytics by integrating open source platforms, such as Hadoop, NoSQL and streaming engines, with best-of-breed data warehousing environments. Service offers include: a big data roadmap, data engineering, data lake and analytic operations, training and ongoing big data solution support.

Primary responsibilities

Provides technical and managerial leadership to a world-class engineering team that designs and develops path breaking large-scale cluster data processing systems. Collaborates with Sales and Client Partners to develop new business and manage existing client relationships. Mentors sophisticated organizations on large-scale data and analytics and works with client teams to deliver results. The Principal Data Engineer is considered to be a senior member of the consulting team and is expected to assist Think Big Analytics establish thought leadership in the big data industry by contributing white papers, technical commentary and representing the company at industry conferences.

Secondary responsibilities

  • Mentoring junior members on the team in application architecture, design and development best practices

  • Supporting and managing internal asset development projects

  • Other duties as assigned


Prior consulting experience is required. Must have 5 years of experience managing software teams and some prior experience managing client relationships.

Must be adept at sizing and estimating new projects, as well as have experience supporting new business development.

Must have 10 years experience programming in Java, Python or C/C . Must be proficient in Linux, SQL, relational database design and methods for efficiently retrieving data.

Must also have experience building complex and non-interactive systems (batch, distributed, etc.)

Must have strong analytical skills and be a creative problem-solver.

Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills and be a strong team player capable of working in a demanding start-up environment.

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities

Proficient in NoSQL is strongly desired. Experience with Hadoop, HBase, Hive, Pig, and MapReduce, as well as JMS: ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, JBoss, etc. Dynamic and/or functional languages experience such as Python, Ruby, Scala, and Clojure are also desirable. Experience designing and tuning high-performance systems and prior experience with data warehousing and business intelligence systems. Prior work experience with unstructured data and data modeling as well as with different development methodologies (e.g. agile, waterfall, XP, scrum, etc.)

Job abilities

Must be able to travel to client sites at least 30% of the time.

Must be able to interact and communicate with the client in meetings.

Must be able to write programming code in applicable languages.

Must be able to write project documentation in English.


BS or MS in Computer Science (or related field) or equivalent work experience.

Job: Services/Consulting

Schedule: Full-time

Primary Location: Europe, Middle East & Africa-Russian Federation-Moscow

Organization: TB International

Req ID: 173323