Randstad Data Analyst (Hive, Hadoop, Big Data) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Data Analyst (Hive, Hadoop, Big Data)


Minneapolis, MN

Date Posted:

Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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Business Overview :

Tell me about your department:

Digital Intelligence & Optimization focuses on gleaning insights from consumer behavior and works to predict future behavior both online/offline.

Project Description:

Adobe - Big Data Platform project

Position Overview :

Responsibilities/Deliverables that the resource will be responsible for:

The purpose of this function is to use, assess, and validate digital use cases in the Big Data Platform production environment. This role needs to bring experience and expertise with digital analytics and Big Data technologies in order to complete the following tasks:

  • Determine if the analytics use cases that we ve defined can be achieved in the Big Data Platform environment

  • Assess the usability and viability of the existing Big Data Platform technologies for doing analysis as exemplified by the analytics use cases

What would a normal day for this position look like

  • Build scripts in Hive to meet Use Cases for online/offline data.

  • Create cross reference tables and possibly forecasting or predictive models.

  • Will be performing thorough documentation of definitions, scripts, and reusable components.

Skills Overview :

What are the MUST have skills that you are looking for in a candidate?

  • Looking for someone with mid to senior level experience, this is not an entry level role.

  • Innovative & detail-oriented to produce meaningful, insightful, and value-added data products.

  • Expertise in minimum of two of the following: statistics, computer science, or analytics.

  • Ability to learn, adapt, and evolve in this rapidly changing field.

  • Interacts with business partners and developers to document and clarify requirements.

  • Hive/Hadoop are required.

  • Using R for statistical analysis (desired experience)

What are the technologies and the depth of the technologies that a candidate must have in order to be successful in this role?

  • Hive

  • Hadoop

  • Spark -Desired

  • R -Desired

What are the soft skills that you feel candidates must-have in order to be successful in this role?

  • Must be a self-starter

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Must be able to work independently and able to self-manage their work

  • Successful at bringing their own expertise and judgement to the work

  • Ability to work in ambiguous environment

  • Critical problem solving skills

  • Informal or formal training experience is a plus

Please provide three industries that would produce fitting candidates:

  • Major retailers using Big Data Platforms

  • Large financial services companies using Big Data Platforms

  • Insurance companies using Big Data Platforms

Interview Process Overview ( 10/5 or 10/6 ):

  • 45 minute in-person interview

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