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Data Development & Analysis

Big Data Developer

In Data Science, the Big Data Developer is the role most similar to that of a Software Developer. A Big Data Developer is an IT professional who is responsible for creating, testing, implementing and monitoring applications designed to meet an organisation’s strategic goals.

Big Data works on the principle that the more you know about something, the more reliably you can make predictions about what might happen in the future. Evidently, this has huge implications for technology and businesses, and the demand for skilled Big Data Developers is projected to rapidly grow. 

A Big Data Developer will be an expert in Big Data software such as Hadoop, Hive and MapReduce, that allows developers to interpret theories, debug and optimise data.

A Big Data Developer is primarily responsible for the actual coding or programming of Hadoop applications. A Big Data Developer should be skilled enough to manage the complete Hadoop solution lifecycle, including platform selection, designing technical architecture, requirement analysis, application development and design and more. A Big Data Developer will be well versed in other technologies like Apache, Spark, SQL, NoSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, programming languages like Java or Python, Machine Learning algorithms and so on.

Big Data Developers play a critical role in explaining the ‘bigger picture’ to decision-makers. Therefore, Big Data Developers have huge value, across all industries. Salary for a Big Data Developer is likely to vary depending on experience and the role itself, with Big Data Developer roles in Australia likely to offer more.

No matter how the technological climate evolves, the need for Big Data Developers will always remain. Therefore, not only are the job opportunities and options for a Big Data Developer strong, but job security is amongst the most robust in IT employment.

Big Data Developer is just one area of the world of Big Data – there are multiple job titles and specialisations within Data Development. This includes Business Intelligence Engineer, Machine Learning Engineer, Computer Vision Engineer, Data Warehouse Engineer, Data Architect, Database Developer, ETL Developer, Big Data Analyst, Quantitative Analyst and more.

If you’re a Big Data Developer looking for your next role in London or the surrounding areas, get in touch with one of our specialist consultants to find the right fit for you.


Melbourne, Australia, is considered one of the ‘most liveable’ cities in the world. Melbourne boasts a well-connected transport network, low crime rates and plenty of jobs, plus a vibrant arts and culture scene, first rate universities and more. And we haven’t even mentioned the fantastic weather, beaches or great food yet!

Melbourne is also considered an excellent location to birth a start-up. There are many grants available to anyone wanting to start a business in Melbourne that represents creativity, innovation, business readiness or financial viability, so Melbourne successfully attracts some top tech talent.

Not only does Melbourne offer a fantastic quality of life, but it’s also incredibly tech-career friendly. Melbourne is a place of fast growth and facilitates a thriving tech scene where established industry innovators, global tech giants and early-stage start-ups co-exist well.

The state and the federal government have initiated campaigns to grow and capitalise on the start-up ecosystem in Melbourne, so the Melbourne tech sector has grown year on year and is home to companies of all sizes. Google, IBM, Infosys are just some of the global tech giants that have a base in Melbourne.

The Melbourne tech scene offers a very strong ‘meet up’ culture, supporting the student community to learn about the industry, network and learn about employment across a range of tech sectors.

From the quality of life to the start-up culture, talent pool and diverse range of companies, Melbourne ticks a lot of boxes for a prospective candidate looking for a job in tech. If you’re passionate about work-life balance but also want the chance to accelerate your career and be part of a thriving tech community, Melbourne could be the place for you.

Client Server is currently recruiting for a number of tech jobs in Melbourne, Sydney and the rest of Australia. If you’re looking for a new role and would like to discuss your options with one of our consultants, get in touch today.

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