Big Data Solutions Architect

Gap Inc is looking for a highly motivated Solutions Architect with a focused background in Big Data, BI, and Data Warehousing. You will have the opportunity to be part of a creative team responsible for building a customer-centric data-platform supporting our Omni-channel business, seamless inventory management and PRODUCT 3.0 company initiatives. As a Solution Architect, you will architect, design, and build enterprise class Business Intelligence Solutions. Your success will be measured on your ability to rapidly develop a keen understanding of Gap’s Information architecture while working closely with other architecture and development teams to build world-class solutions.


  • Collaborate in planning initiatives in Application Development, System Architecture, Future Roadmaps, Operations and Strategic Planning
  • Work with business teams and technical analysts to understand business requirements. Determine how to leverage technology to create solutions that satisfy the business requirements.
  • Present solutions to the business, project teams, and other stakeholders with the ability to speak technical and non-technical
  • Create architecture and technical design documents to communicate solutions that will be implemented by the development team.
  • Work with development, infrastructure, test, and production support teams to ensure proper implementation of solution.
  • Ability to assess the impact of new requirements on an existing suite of complex applications
  • Educate organization on available and emerging toolsets.
  • Drive the evolution of infrastructure, processes, products, and services by convincing decision makers
  • Attention to detail, time management, work prioritization, multi-tasking, estimate tasks, on-time deliverables, task delegation & follow-ups
  • Mentor team members on best practices in area of expertise.
  • Identify and suggest training opportunities for immediate workgroup to help promote bench strength
  • Develop proofs-of-concept and prototypes to help illustrate approaches to technology and business problems.
  • Experience in building Business Intelligence platforms in an enterprise environment.
  • Data integration (batch, micro-batches, real-time data streaming) across Hadoop, RDMSs, NoSQL (MongoDB, Hbase) and Datawarehousing (Teradata preferred) systems;
  • Building real-time data pipelines using Kafka, Spark, Storm, Flume
  • Extensive experience using Python, R, Scala, Pig, Hive
  • Building consumption frameworks on Hadoop (Restful services, Self-service BI and Analytics)
  • Solid understanding of MapReduce and HDFS footprints
  • Hadoop security, Data management and Governance
  • Experience in Test Driven Development using Frameworks
  • Experience in one or more analytical modeling tools/workbench (Jupyter or Zeppelin)
  • Experience in SAS is a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years enterprise IT application experience that includes at least 3 years of architecting strategic, scalable BI, Bigdata solutions
  • Ability to understand business requirements and building pragmatic/cost effective solutions using Agile project methodologies
  • Ability to collaborate with business users to understand requirements
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Executive Speaking and Presentation Skills – White board, small and large group presentations
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math or related field. Masters in a related field would be a plus

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