Ab Initio Systems Engineer in Charlotte, NC at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 6/17/2019

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Ab Initio Systems Engineer Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking an Ab Initio Systems Engineer for a long-term contract opportunity in Charlotte, NC. The Systems Engineer will collaborate with other developer contributors to provide application design guidance and consultation, utilizing a thorough understanding of applicable technology, tools and existing designs. This role will serve as a developer contributor helping to maintain and evolve the existing Hortonworks Hadoop data ingestion layer.


  • Analyzes highly complex business requirements
  • Designs and writes technical specifications to design or redesign complex computer platforms and applications.
  • Provides coding direction to less experienced staff or develops highly complex original code.
  • Acts as an expert technical resource for modeling, simulation and analysis efforts.
  • Verifies program logic by overseeing the preparation of test data, testing and debugging of programs.
  • Oversees overall systems testing and the migration of platforms and applications to production.
  • Develops new documentation, departmental technical procedures and user guides.
  • Leads projects, allocates and manages resources and manages the work of less experienced staff.
  • Assures quality, security and compliance requirements are met for supported area and oversees creation of or updates to and testing of the business continuation plan.
  • Collaborate with existing data ingestion sourcing team members to support, maintain, and evolve the Hortonworks data ingestion layer - including troubleshooting problem tickets, upgrading existing code base, etc.
  • Support a data center migration and version upgrade activities including making code adjustments and testing activities.
  • Collaborate inside a cross functional organization with Big Data Enterprise Data Lake Partners, Ab Initio administrators, and project team members.
  • Work with business partners and BSC Analysts to understand requirements, work with other developers on the team to build and execute on the ETL, and work with QA to validate the work.
  • Ensure all technical code and artifacts are accurate, successful and well documented, communicating issues or timeline changes to management, ensuring effective communication across all groups.


  • 6+ years application development and implementation experience.
  • Strong experience with the Ab Initio tool kit (GDE, Express>It, BRE, Acquire>It)
  • Knowledge and experience with Big Data development and concepts
  • The ability to write SQL and understanding of relational databases.
  • Experience with warehousing and change data capture concept.

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 15th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 27 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com.