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Christian

Christian

Big Data Developer

Experience6 years
AvailabilityFull-time

Christian is a professional full-stack web/mobile developer with 6+ years of experience in developing highly scalable and efficient software solutions. He has extensive knowledge of working with legacy systems.

Expert in
  • Next.js
  • JavaScript
  • Bootstrap
  • Big Data
  • CSS
Also worked with
  • Laravel
  • MVC
  • Git
  • jQuery
Lukas

Lukas

Big Data Developer

Experience7 years
AvailabilityFull-time

Lukas is an experienced professional with a demonstrated experience of 7 years working in the information technology and services industry. He has extensive working knowledge of Java, JavaScript, Perl, R, PL/SQL and Databases.

Expert in
  • Big Data
  • Java
  • SQL
  • DevOps
  • React
Also worked with
  • Git
  • jQuery
  • Machine Learning
  • Angular 2+
Omkar

Omkar

Big Data Developer

Experience12 years
AvailabilityFull-time

Omkar has 12+ years of software engineering experience across various domains such as security, finance, healthcare, and semiconductors.

Expert in
  • Big Data
  • C++
  • Gitflow
  • Assembly
  • Security
Also worked with
  • Python
  • Software Development
  • Maven
Balakrishnan

Balakrishnan

Big Data Developer

Experience10 years
AvailabilityFull-time

Balakrishnan is a creative professional with 10 years of experience in software development. He is experienced in designing scalable and highly performant engineering solutions.

Expert in
  • Big Data
  • Software Development
  • Windows
  • Scrum
  • Hadoop
Also worked with
  • Data Engineering
  • Apache Spark
  • Scala
  • Git
Emmanuel

Emmanuel

Big Data Developer

Experience8 years
AvailabilityFull-time

Emmanuel has 8 years of experience in software development. He has expertise in debugging, troubleshooting, and maintaining systems performance.

Expert in
  • Big Data
  • Spring
  • Java
  • MVC
  • Hibernate
Also worked with
  • Angular
  • SDLC
  • JavaScript
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Ultimate guide to hire Big Data developers

Finding it hard to hire a perfect Big Data developer that fits your project requirements? This hiring guide can help you recruit the best software talent.

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How to hire Big Data developers? Skills to look for, interview questions, and more

Big Data is one of the most in-demand skills in today’s global tech industry. The ability to extract actionable insights to meet business goals is revolutionizing the way business is done. Analytical products are one of the hottest categories of digital solutions. If you’ve been asked to hire Big Data developers for your organization, this hiring guide should be the perfect tool.

Check out this list of essential skills to identify high-value professionals. Test applicants using information and interview questions listed in this guide.

Skills to look for in a Big Data developer?

At a high level, Big Data developers should have the following skills in their arsenal:

1. Proficiency with Big Data tools

The first and most obvious skill to look for would be expertise in using essential Big Data tools. With fast advancements, professionals today use a variety of different new and legacy tools. When going through applications look for mention of tools like:

  • Apache Hadoop
  • Apache Spark
  • RapidMiner
  • Apache Cassandra
  • MongoDB
  • Elasticsearch
  • HPCC and so on

2. Well-versed with different programming languages

Working in a niche like Big Data requires constant tech stack improvement. A Big Data developer needs to work with a variety of different programming languages based on project requirements. When interviewing developers, try to get an idea about their level of expertise in working with languages like Scala, C, Python, Java, etc.

3. Strong base in working with SQL

When looking to hire Big Data developers, keep in mind to check the SQL skills of candidates. SQL is a data-centric language and works as one of the pillars of Big Data development processes. Try to hire Big Data developers with at least a couple of years of experience in the domain.

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4. Expertise in data mining techniques

Knowledge of data mining is an essential skill every Big Data specialist should possess. It is one of the most important aspects to look for when hiring developers. Look for experience of working with tools like KINME, Apache Mahout, and other alternatives. Ideally, you would want to hire someone with experience in developing data mining strategies. Such skills will also give you new options for leadership roles.

5. Innovative problem-solving approaches

Another trait as a recruiter you would want to look out for in a developer is problem-solving skills. Working in Big Data requires creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to develop strategies. To understand an applicant's approach, try asking them about strategies they've adopted in the past and go-to solutions.

6. Self-motivated learner

While looking for Big Data developers, try to find professionals with an affinity for learning new techniques. The global data analysis industry is constantly evolving with new innovations changing the game. An ideal Big Data developer should keep developing their knowledge and stay updated with the latest trends. To identify keen learners, checking out progress in tech stack improvements should give a fair idea.

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What Turing does for you

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Candidates screening

We will help you select the best talents and hire a Big Data developer who will fit in your company culturally.

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Test task

We verify if the candidate really wants to work at your company and is able to spend 5+ hours to prove it by rigorous tests. It helps us to see a developer's caliber.

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Technical test

Developers are asked Big Data related questions and made to solve tricky problems. We use open questions. The goal is not only to test developers’ knowledge – we also want to find out their way of thinking.

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We provide explicit feedback on both the test task and the technical test after we have checked the developer's expertise.

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Top interview questions to hire Big Data developers.

Whether you're an IT recruiter or a project manager, you know that finding talented developers is critical to the success of any project. But direct interviews can help you filter these prospects. So, here are some sample questions, which you can use when looking for a Big Data developer to work on your latest projects.

Veracity, volume, variety, velocity, and value are referred to as the five V's of Big Data processes. To properly test the developer on the topic, ask to explain each with example if possible

Data Modeling has been a part of the IT industry for many decades. It is the process of developing a visual representation of business-specific data to get a deep understanding. Data modeling helps businesses and technology specialists to understand the data and work on actionable strategies. While answering, see if the developer also mentions the different types of data modeling used - Conceptual, Logical, and Physical.

The term fsck refers to File System Check. It is used by HDFS for checking discrepancies and blockers in the file. For example, if any blocks are missing in the file, HDFS gets reported through this command.

The three modes supported by Hadoop are Local/Standalone mode, Pseudo distributed mode and Fully distributed mode. You can also ask the developer to explain each of the types

Hadoop operates using several different output formats including - Textoutputformat, Mapfileoutputformat, DBoutputformat, Sequencefileoutputformat and SequencefileAsBinaryoutputformat.

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Here are some more Big Data developer interview questions that you can ask to assess a developer’s caliber.

  • When is the right time to use MapReduce with Big Data?
  • What are the core methods of Reducer?
  • Explain Zookeeper and what are its benefits?
  • What is the default replication factor in HDFS?
  • What is partitioning in Hive? How can you restart NameNode and all the daemons in Hadoop?

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