Systems Engineering Consultant/Expert

Fast Switch - Great Lakes
September 12, 2020
Detroit, MI
Job Type


Systems Engineering Consultant/Expert #419492
Position Description:

  • Understand how data is useful to the enterprise
  • Rapid development of prototype and proof of concepts to demonstrate how to improve developer productivity in delivering data-driven cloud applications
  • Partner closely with our data scientists to ensure the right data is made available in a timely manner to deliver compelling and insightful solutions
  • Design, build and launch shared data services to be leveraged by the internal and external partner developer community
  • Implement patterns and practices that can be replicated across the organization
  • Build cloud-native services and APIs to support and expose data-driven solutions
  • Building out scalable data pipelines and choosing the right tools for the right job
  • Manage, optimize and Monitor data pipelines
  • Provide extensive technical, strategic advice and guidance to key stakeholders around data transformation efforts

Skills Required:

  • 3+ years of experience with Java, Python or Spark
  • 3+ years of experience with AWS cloud services

Experience Required:

  • 3+ years of experience with Java, Python or Spark
  • 3+ years of experience with AWS cloud services

Experience Preferred:

  • S. in a science-based program and/or quantitative discipline with an emphasis on data analysis
  • 3+ years of experience with R, Python, SAS, MatLab, Java, or other analytic / development platforms.
  • 1+ year experience with Hive, Spark, Scala, JavaScript, SQL, Html, CSS, RShiny, or D3
  • Proven track recovery of building cloud applications in a data-focused role
  • Experience with AWS cloud services including S3, DynamoDB, Lambda and Kinesis
  • Familiarity with big data and machine learning tools and platforms.
  • Experience building out data pipelines from scratch in a highly distributed and fault-tolerant manner including significant experience building real-time streaming pipelines
  • Comfortable with a broad array of relational and non-relational databases
  • Comfortable with open source technologies including Apache Spark, Hadoop, Kafka
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic environment where problems are not always well-defined
  • Inquisitive, proactive, and interested in learning new tools and techniques
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

Education Required:

  • Bachelors or related experience

Additional Info:
At Fast Switch – Great Lakes (FSGL), Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories.  Isn’t that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have a little fun along the way.
We at FSGL, have been doing this for 22 years with pride, dedication and plain old-fashioned hard work.
We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.
We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups.
Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefit options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

  • Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)
  • Vision
  • Personal Time Off (PTO) Program
  • Long Term Disability (100% paid)
  • Life Insurance (100% paid)
  • 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.
One of our pride points as that in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press.
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