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Technical Architect – Big Data Analytics

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1108262
Corporate Positions
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Mar 1, 2022

Technical Architect – Big Data Analytics

The Technical Architect – Big Data Analytics (Advanced Software Engineer) will report to a Senior Manager – Data and Analytics Technology.  Using Big Data technology, you will be responsible for designing, developing, implementing, and supporting data analytics solutions utilizing cloud architecture.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead, build and deliver projects with high impact and cross-portfolio scope, complexity and collaboration with cross-functional teams, both business and technology
  • Identify technical implementation options and issues
  • Play a key role in setting the vision and defining the future Technology architecture.  Develop roadmaps of the systems, platforms and/or processes for the company across our Big Data Analytics portfolio.
  • Provide technical leadership and coaching to other engineers and architects across the organization
  • Act as expert and point of contact in cross-portfolio business/technology/domain/architecture area
  • Partner and communicate cross-functionally across the enterprise
  • Provide the highest level of expertise for the specification, design, development, implementation, and support of Analytical solutions (e.g. Hadoop, Datameer, Hive, Spark, Python, Redshift, Tableau)
  • Explain technical solutions and issues to senior leaders in the company in non-technical, understandable terms
  • Interact with business teams to gather, interpret, and understand their business needs and create design specifications
  • Foster the continuous evolution of best practices within the development team to ensure data quality, standardization, optimization, and consistency
  • Continuously seek Data Lake platform and data ingestion improvement opportunities that ensure optimal use of the environment and improve stability.  Lead efforts to implement the solutions.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • 10+ years of professional experience
  • 6+ years of experience with Big Data technology and analytics
  • JCPenney business domain knowledge preferred
  • Proficient in query languages such as SQL, Hive
  • Proficient in using Big Data tools (e.g., Apache (Spark, NiFi, Sqoop, HBase, HDFS, Spark-SQL, Atlas), Hadoop (Hive, Pig, Flume, YARN, Hive QL), NoSQL and relational DBs, Kafka, Datameer, MapReduce)
  • Proficient in API development and consumption, data modeling, preparation, manipulation, loading and optimization, warehousing techniques and technologies
  • Proficient in data preparation and manipulation using Datameer tool
  • Proficient in one or more languages (e.g., PySpark, Python, Scala, Java)
  • Proficient in Hadoop/Hive, Sqoop and Spark
  • Experience with SOA, IaaS, and Cloud Computing technologies, particularly in the AWS environment
  • Experience with ETL and ELT data modeling
  • Experience with data visualization tools like Tableau
  • Experience with continuous software integration, test and deployment
  • Experience with agile software development paradigm (e.g., Scrum, Kanban)
  • Ability to work within a dynamic environment with evolving requirements and capability goals
  • Self-motivated.  Capable of working with little or no supervision.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the appropriate technical areas


What you get:

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.


About JCPenney: 

JCPenney proudly serves customers at more than 650 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico, and at the Company’s flagship store, jcp.com. JCPenney is one of the nation’s largest retailers of apparel, home, jewelry, and beauty merchandise with a growing portfolio of private and national brands. Guided by the Golden Rule, JCPenney employs more than 60,000 associates worldwide and has served customers for over 119 years, playing a vital role in the communities it serves. For additional information, please visit jcp.com and follow JCPenney on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. 


For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page. 



Job Title: Technical Architect – Big Data Analytics
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1108262

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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