Software Developer in Big Data – Sligo | Collins McNicholas

Software Developer in Big Data – Sligo

  • Reference: SJ45026
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Donegal, Mayo, Sligo
  • Category: Information Technology

The Software Developer in Big Data is a skilled Java developer who also takes on some of the responsibilities of a data scientist, algorithm developer, and innovator in order to improve the content shown on partner platforms.


  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable and performant Java webservices
  • Design, develop, and maintain data mining jobs in Java, Scala, Python, Hadoop, Spark, SQL, and/or other query language
  • Study data patterns and user experience to propose and refine project ideas
  • Data exploration and algorithm development for purposes such as recommendations, search relevancy, and personalization
  • Exercise strong communication, collaboration, and ownership of code and projects
  • Work with our Data Scientists on bringing new algorithms to production grade


  • Minimum 2 years of software development experience; 5+ years preferred
  • Relatively strong math background for a developer; machine learning, data science, or analytics preferred
  • Strong Java skills (version 8 preferred)
  • Understanding of object-oriented programming and data structures and algorithms
  • Experience with most of the following standard development technologies: IDEs (we use IntelliJ or Eclipse); version control (git); Java build managers (maven); unit testing (JUnit, Mockito); JMS; servlets (Tomcat); dependency injection (Spring); REST; relational databases (Oracle 12c); NoSQL databases (Cassandra, HBase); Linux/Unix
  • Experience with some of the following specialized technologies or similar: Solr; Lucene; Hadoop (Pig, Oozie, Hive); Spark; Storm; graph databases (Neo4j,Titan)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or similar technical field or equivalent work experience

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aideen Cummins on 071-9140252 or email

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  • Aideen Cummins
  • Principal Recruitment Consultant
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