CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. Big Data Engineer - Full Stack in Lafayette, Louisiana

Big Data Engineer - Full Stack

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Category:Information Technology

City:Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

Position ID:J0816-2329

Employment Type:Full Time

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Position Description:

CGI Federal seeks a highly-motivated Big Data Engineer to join their Data team. The candidate will join a team of data engineers and data scientists that will work on the collecting, storing, processing, and analyzing enterprise scale sets of data.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Design, build and support scalable, high performance data applications, repositories and data governance related applications

• Choosing optimal solutions to use for these purposes, then maintaining, implementing, and monitoring them

• Involved in the retrieval, processing, fusion, and analysis of data, the development of backend data architecture to support rapid analytics, and the development and deployment of data visualization tools and dashboards for monitoring key performance indicators

• Define data architecture standards and establish best practices for data management

• Drive Big Data POC's across the business, find use cases for Big Data technologies

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Master's degree or above in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics/Statistics, Operations Research, or other physical science/engineering fields

• 5+ years of overall experience with 2+ years with Big Data tools and technologies

• Proficient understanding of distributed computing principles

• Fluency in Hadoop Ecosystem, e.g. MapReduce, Pig, Hive, and Spark

• Experience with building stream-processing systems, using solutions such as Storm or Spark-Streaming

• Algorithm development on high-performance systems

• Experience in data pipeline management, ETL/ELT, and data/system architecture

• Experience with integration of data from multiple data sources

• Experience with NoSQL databases, such as HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB

• Knowledge of various ETL techniques and frameworks, such as Flume

• Experience with various messaging systems, such as Kafka or RabbitMQ

• Experience with Big Data ML toolkits, such as Mahout, SparkML, or H2O

• Good understanding of Lambda Architecture, along with its advantages and drawbacks

• Experience with Cloudera/MapR/Hortonworks/Databricks


• Experience with cloud providers – Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure

• Experience in large scale machine learning

• Knowledge of data exploration and visualization tools (Tableau, Qlik, D3, etc)

• Big Data certifications – Hortonworks, Cloudera, Databricks

What you can expect from us:

At CGI, we’re a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 65,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary depending upon specific assignment, or upon any US government security clearance if required. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, gender Identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, or other status protected by law. CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGI’s legal duty to furnish information.

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