Big Data Architect

Quicken Loans Inc. - Detroit, Mi

Who We Are


Could Be Your Thing


The Quicken Loans Family of Companies is obsessed with always finding a better way through the creativity, innovation and transformative thinking of our leaders and team members. We certainly have the desire and ability to adapt to a changing world. And we are known to have changed the world ourselves – from revolutionizing the mortgage banking industry, to creating new technology-driven ventures, to developing life-changing career experiences, to revitalizing the communities in which we live, work and play.


We understand that the type of people we hire have a lot to share. They are transformative thinkers who help us bring about radical change. We give our team members the creative environment, freedom to think and explore, and to advance their new ideas and thoughts. That’s why we created Bullet Time, our signature program for rapid-fire innovation that nurtures “intrapreneurs” among our tech team members.


Here, the Next Big Thing could be your thing.

What You’ll Do/Need

The Big Data Architect sets best practices and standards for executing solutions surrounding big data anddistributed platforms. This person draws upon an advanced understanding of big data technologies,software engineering, distributed system and business intelligence to ensure that best practices andmethodologies support business demands and provide actionable insights. Additionally, the Big DataArchitect sets the standards for processing high velocity/volume structured and unstructured data setsusing distributed computing methods.



  • Establish best practices for big data platforms that are scalable, enterprise data solutions and ensure that sound methods are used for quality assurance
  • Develop best practices for knowledge and data discovery to deliver impactful datadriven decision support systems, while leading big data engineers to technical success by understanding andapplying best practices
  • Take ownership of defining best practices for change management, source control and deployment methodologies for big data solutions
  • Set and lead standards discussions among Big Data EngineersData Scientists and other Data Engineers across IT
  • Promote best practices, guide the team to follow them, and collect and incorporate feedback based on team experiences to improve practices


  • Master’s degree in computer science or other applied science field or equivalent relevanexperience
  • Five years of experience building data solutions in an EDW or big data environment in a businesssetting, with at least two years spent in the mortgage industry
  • Advanced experience in software engineering, algorithm design and complexity
  • Experience with the Hadoop ecosystem and most ecosystem tools, as well as experleveexperience with NoSQL modeling techniques, nonstructured data formats like Avro and Parquet,
  • Indepth knowledge of machine learning techniques and the data mining development lifecycle,with experience developing automated datadriven decision support solutions
  • Working knowledge of standard querying with SQL
  • Expert in at least one general programming language like Java, Python, or C/C++, with strongUnix scripting skills
  • Advanced handson experience with Microsoft Office software

What You’ll Get

  • Excellent benefits package that includes a 401(k) match, medical/dental/vision, and much more
  • Opportunities to participate in professional and personal development programs, including personal empowerment coaching, leadership training and ongoing personal growth training
  • Other incentives, contests and rewards, including trips, event tickets, cash prizes and more

Why We’re Different


Corporate politics not your strong suit? The anti-corporate culture of Quicken Loans gives our team members the initiative to build solutions together and grow both personally and professionally. At Quicken Loans, we’re in the business of putting roofs over our clients’ heads, but we certainly aren’t putting ceilings on our team members’ careers. If you’re interested in working in a place with a philosophy that’s truly different, apply today.


Quicken Loans is an equal opportunity employer.

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