Solutions Architect


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Cloudera delivers the modern data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies. The world’s leading organizations trust Cloudera to help solve their most challenging business problems with Cloudera Enterprise, the fastest, easiest and most secure data platform available for the modern world. Our customers efficiently capture, store, process and analyze vast amounts of data, empowering them to use advanced analytics to drive business decisions quickly, flexibly and at lower cost than has been possible before. To ensure our customers are successful, we offer comprehensive support, training and professional services. Learn more at

We are currently seeking Solutions Architects to join our Field Technical Services team.

Cloudera Solutions Architects do not act as typical consultants - they function as team leads and can expect to work with some of EMEA's most exciting private and public sector organisations. Our customer engagements range from simple deployments of our Hadoop based Enterprise Data Hub, CDH, to large scale analytics use case design and deployment. We are seeking exceptional individuals with strong technical and client consulting experience.

At Cloudera, our goal is to make each individual feel valued for his or her contributions to the company’s mission. We are looking for talented individuals who want to do remarkable things. We strive to create an environment of casual intensity where people enjoy coming to work every day.


Working knowledge of setting up and running Hadoop clusters
Knowledge on how to create and debug Hadoop jobs
Consulting background and/or comfort in working with customers
Demonstrated experience gathering and understanding customer business requirements
Familiarity with data warehousing concepts
Knowledge of distributed systems
Knowledge of complex data pipelines and ETL
Knowledge of common ETL packages / libraries
Understanding of configuration management systems (e.g. Puppet, Chef) and concepts behind mass configuration
Experience with most of the following:
One or more of Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL
Concurrency and synchronisation
Fallacies of distributed computing
Common IPC/RPC methods and patterns
High availability and business continuity
Queuing patterns and pipeline design
Batch operations
Messaging systems and patterns
Solid OS / networking fundamentals
Virtual memory management
File system design
Optimization and troubleshooting
System administration knowledge
L2 vs. L3 networking, network architecture, VLANs, hardware device design basics
Proficiency in a second European language is a plus.
75% travel required
Must be eligible to work in the EU


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