Remote Big Data Engineer (Consultant - Kafka, Cassandra)


London, England

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£70000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus, benefits

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Matthew Pearce

I am working with a consultancy who are SME's around providing consulting services & deployment of clusters around open source big data technology (mostly Cassandra, some Spark, some Elasticsearch and soon some Kafka). The plan is to open an office in London, around mid-February, and we are looking to hire a Big Data Engineer

  1. They have a pipeline of clients / work in UK (more generally) in Europe. It is my expectation that the consultant will be delivering services 50% of his time, and work with the local sales manager the remaining of the time. Over the last 12 months, we had some on site work, as well as offsite works from a few customers. This is why we now want to have local technical presences in Europe.
  2. The main areas the clients seem to be based in is the Tech industry, Financial sector, System Integrators
  3. Strong Technical background is a must have. This includes Linux environment, Cloud environment, with some relevant experience in either Cassandra, Kafka, Spark, Elasticsearch (in this order of preferences).
  4. There is a Sales director (EMEA) in the process to relocate to the UK (early Feb) so there will not be a sales element to this role.
  5. This is very much a Technical requirement first and foremost, we also want someone that is comfortable talking with customers / prospects, face to face or on phone calls. We envisage the successful consultant to grow with the London offering with a view to be leading a practice as the office matures
  6. Development, or maybe even better, DevOps background.
  7. Contractor can be an options.

Below are some general details of what we are looking for

Job Title: Senior Big Data Consultant

Expertise: Cassandra, Spark, Elasticsearch, Kafka

Location: London

Starting date: Mid-February


  • Delivering consulting 7 deployment service around Cassandra, Spark, ElasticSearch, and Kafka.

This typically includes activities such as installation, configuration, deploying, troubleshooting, data modelling, cluster sizing, Proof of Concept, Performance Tuning.

  • Delivering workshops/training
  • Engaging with the community via conferences talk and meetups.
  • Contributing to the consulting team by preparing talks and training materials, as well as developing tools, and knowledge base.


  • Development, or maybe even better, DevOps background.
  • Ready to travel across Europe to deliver consulting services and talks
  • well rounded person comfortable in client facing environments, and ready to take a leadership role
  • general knowledge of cloud environments

The consultant will work on technical implementations and will deliver work

- short and long engagement on T&M basis

- review of customers Cassandra clusters installation, configuration and usage

- give technical talks to meetups, conference, and private pre-sales meeting.

Sales: No real requirements. The director will work with a local Sales manager. Having a personality that can build rapport with consulting customers and upsell while working would be good.

Management skills: No strong requirements, additional team member will be added slowly over the future years to meet the demand.

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