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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.


Sydney, Australia. The capital city of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Sydney is an ever-sunny, vibrant city known for its iconic Opera House, harbour, beaches and exciting food, entertainment and arts scene.

If the weather wasn’t enough of a pull factor, Sydney has so much to offer. Whether you’re an avid foodie, a nature lover or enjoy culture and nightlife, Sydney is an incredibly versatile city with something for all.

As of 2020, the most 'in-demand’ job in Australia was Software Developer, followed by an IT business and systems analyst. Information, technology and science technology jobs are in a surplus across Sydney and New South Wales, and salaries for tech jobs in Sydney are high.

Australia’s largest capital city is also home to the biggest technology hub in the country. Coined ‘Australia Tech Central’, the tech hub has received a $48.2 million investment from the New South Wales government, with hopes to attract industry-leading tech innovators and entrepreneurs to set up shop at the tech hub.

As Australia continues to recover from the pandemic, Australia Tech Central will be more important than ever in leveraging Sydney to becoming one of the world’s leading technology cities. Co-CEO Scott Farquhar explained the motivation behind creating the hub was attracting talent, creating jobs, ideas and innovation, wanting to create a technology precinct that was home to thousands of workers with the best new ideas. The hub will hope to support niche tech markets and wants to aim for 14% more than that of Silicon Valley.

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