• Able to wear multiple hats, do what it takes ability and attitude
• Strong object-oriented programming and design skills, preferably in Java/Scala
• Experience building scalable, reliable, distributed unix-based systems
• Fluency in Hadoop technologies, e.g. YARN, Spark, Storm, Samza
• Experience in information retrieval and storage or machine learning
• Fluency with pipeline/workflow technologies, such as Oozie, Azkaban
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Extra Merit Qualifications
• NoSQL Databases
• Experience with GIS, Geographical Data and Toolkits such as JTS, ArcGIS, QGIS, OpenJump etc.