Big Data Systems Architect (R1066664) in São Paulo, Brazil at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 10/10/2019

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IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.


IQVIA is developing its next generation Global Data Warehouse platform to support near real time analytics and insights against hundreds of Terabytes and Petabytes of health care data.

We are currently seeking resources with experience in building and taking to production low latency, Massive Parallel Processing (MPP) data and analytic systems, using technologies such as Hadoop and Spark. 


  • Help data warehouse/operational data store design, ensuring rapid delivery while taking responsibility for applying standards, principles, theories, and concepts 
  • Clearly articulate pros and cons of various technologies and platforms 
  • Assess new initiatives to determine the work effort and estimate the necessary time to-completion 
  • Work in a team of employees with different disciplines 
  • Work in a fast-paced agile development environment along with DevOps and ProdOps concepts/ teams. 
  • Partner with onshore architects to develop effective solutions that solve business challenges 
  • Work with data architects on the logical data models and physical database designs optimized for performance, availability and reliability 
  • Provide technical knowledge to teams during project discovery and architecture phases 
  • Proactively help resolve difficult technical issues 
  • Scripting and automation to support development, QA and production database environments and deployments to production 
  • Participate in projects through various phases 
  • Responsible for components or applications design and development
  • Handle complete unit testing of components or applications
  • Support testing and UAT phases and resolve the identified issues
  • Implement applications in production and complete post-production checks
  • Scripting and automation to support development, QA and production database environments and deployments to production 
  • Keep management informed of work activities and schedules 


  • Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree
  • Information technology experience in Big Data/ Hadoop implementations 
  • Candidate should be hands-on as required.
  • Experience in database and data warehousing concepts and techniques and Core Java
  • Must understand: relational and dimensional modeling, star/snowflake schema design, BI, Data Warehouse operating environments and related technologies, and ETL, MDM, and data governance practices 
  • Experience with Hadoop, Hive, Impala, HBase, and related technologies 
  • Experience with low latency (near real time) systems and working with Tb data sets, loading and processing billions of records per day 
  • Experience with YARN, Spark and Lambda architectures 
  • Experience with MPP, shared nothing database systems, and NoSQL systems 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment 
  • Ability to work with end-users to gather requirements and convert them to working documents 
  • Ability to complete the full lifecycle of software development and deliver on time 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including a positive, solution-oriented attitude 
  • Must be passionate, flexible and innovative in utilizing the tools, their experience, and any other resources, to effectively deliver to very challenging and always changing business requirements with continuous success 
  • Must be able to interface with various solution/business areas to understand the requirements and prepare documentation to support development 
  • Healthcare experience is a plus 

Join Us

Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

Job ID: R1066664


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