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Strategy & Architecture Manager/Big Data (Pune, India)

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.

ZS’s India Capability & Expertise Center (CEC) houses more than 60% of ZS people across three offices in New Delhi, Pune and Bengaluru. Our teams work with colleagues across North America, Europe and East Asia to create and deliver real world solutions to the clients who drive our business. The CEC maintains standards of analytical, operational and technological excellence across our capability groups. Together, our collective knowledge enables each ZS team to deliver superior results to our clients.

ZS's Business Technology group helps companies define and execute their technology strategy by designing, building and operating their business intelligence (BI), cloud, data management, dashboard and analytics capabilities. Team members strategize, design and build custom IT solutions to improve our clients’ commercial effectiveness.



The Strategy & Architecture team advises clients in diverse areas of strategy development and tactical implementation to help increase the value and effectiveness of their technology investments.


The candidate in this role is expected to:

  • Architect analytics, DW/BI solutions for an enterprise.
  • Architect and Design big data platform using open source technologies such as Spark, Impala, Hive and Scala
  • Collaborate with domain and client teams to architect solutions required by their respective teams
  • Stay ahead of client technology needs and conceptualize solutions to stay ahead of industry
  • Develop ZS POV on new tools and technologies. Identify use cases where client can be benefitted by application of these technologies
  • Develop technology ideas/solutions and their architecture while keeping business context as prime factor
  • Lead architect and design solution for business development opportunities.
  • Develop best practices for DW/BI services such as automation for the setup, maintenance of the Big Data Platform, financial management, etc.
  • Develop and Review client teams’s architecture and provide recommendations
  • Develop architecture skills in the team
  • Expertise in implementing cloud-based architecture. Knowledge of AWS cloud infrastructure will be an added benefit
  • Architectural understanding of architecting technology agnostics architecture.
  • Ability to leverage right technology stack to optimize performance, scalability and agility


In addition, this person will help lead a firm-wide initiative in improving ZS’ IT capability for clients
• Contribute to ZS IT capability building knowledge creation.
• Coach, mentor, and conduct training programs in data modeling, data warehousing, and other IT topics.
• Play active role in developing and growing the practice.



  • 10-14 years hands on IT consulting and solution deployment work experience
  • A Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field from a top university is required


Required Skills:

  • Strong Background in architecting enterprise solutions across multiple technologies
  • Expertise in architecting Big Data Infrastructure, Engineering and architecture and working with Big Data and Hadoop File System
  • Experience in architecting DW/BI, analytics solutions is must
  • 10-14 years of relevant consulting-industry experience working on medium-large scale technology solution delivery engagements.
  • Sound knowledge of architecture frameworks like TOGAF, Zachman, DoDAF, is must. Certification is preferable
  • Proven leadership skills to build consensus on strategies. Ability to work with client architects and managers to align on recommendations and next steps
  • Ability to work on multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Experience with development on AWS (Amazon web services) and big data stack.
  • Experience in Management and Maintenance of Large Data Sets over an extended period of time
  • Experience in Linux/Unix scripting is preferable



ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, plus an attractive benefits package.


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