Principal Solution Architect- Big Data

Job description

Principal Solutions Architect (Big Data)

Cars24 is looking for a talented leader to join its Core Platform team. You will have the opportunity to create significant impact on our systems, our business and most importantly, on our customers as we take on challenges that can reshape the used car industry.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Building scalable, highly available, resilient, extendable, secured architecture to provide a significant boost to the business
  • Leading talented and highly skilled Software Engineers. Hiring, guiding, mentoring and motivating your team to achieve business goals.
  • Working with various cross-functional teams to understand their needs, offering them solutions and setting and managing their expectations
  • Bringing in simplicity, efficiency and execution speed in business flows
  • Ensuring software architecture sanity, operational excellence, timely & high quality delivery
  • Setting up best practices for development and championing their adoption
  • Creating clear career path for team members and positioning them
  • Operating with scale and speed amidst flux, there is just a LOT happening


Ideal candidate profile:

  • 7+ years of relevant industry experience
  • An engineering degree in CS/EE from a reputed institution
  • Deep understanding of technologies and architecture for a scalable and highly available set-up
  • Passionate about Data
  • Experienced in Java and related Technologies like Spring/Hibernate/
  • Experienced in Streaming technologies like Kafka, Kinesis
  • Experienced in using Hadoop, Hive, Hbase, Spark
  • Experienced in Container Technologies like Docker, Kubernetes
  • Not afraid of refactoring existing system and guiding the team about same
  • Experienced in developing the long-term tech strategy for analytics and translate that into an achievable roadmap
  • Up-to-date with emerging technology trends and ability to choose the best
  • Strong in open source technologies, agile development
  • Proven track record of hiring and managing high performing engineering team responsible for delivery of scalable and extensible distributed systems
  • Ability to drive multiple projects and deliver them on time with high quality
  • Passion for building a strong Engineering culture, operational excellence & innovation