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Senior Hadoop Developer


Contract typePermanent Full Time


Senior Hadoop Developer – Hastings Direct


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Hadoop Developer to join our in house business intelligence and analytics team in a growing and successful organisation. 


Hastings Direct, a FTSE 250 listed entity, is a fast growing, agile, digitally focused general insurance provider of products and services to over 2.6 million customers in the UK, employing over 3,000 colleagues.


The Role


Based at our Group head office in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, the role will be challenging but rewarding with primary responsibilities covering: 

  • Designing and building Hadoop solutions from supplied specifications, using agreed standards and tools, to achieve a well-engineered result
  • Interacting with our data science teams to understand and identify new data needs and requirements, working with other business functions to design, delivering and supporting the solutions to address those needs and requirements
  • Serving as technical lead in the evaluation and recommendation of software tools, definition of hardware requirements and system configurations working within architectural guidelines 

Skills and experience


The ideal candidate will have plenty of experience working with Hadoop, ideally having worked with a Hortonworks cluster.  You’ll be familiar with the core projects including Hive but we’d also expect you to have experience developing solutions using other Hadoop projects. 

Previous financial services experience is desirable but what’s most important is that you have delivered effective big data solutions.

You will be adaptable and innovative, and be an effective team player.  You will need to be pro-active and an effective communicator at all levels.


What will you get in return? 


Working with Hastings Direct, means you can bring “yourself” to work and be a part of our growth and success.


It’s a dynamic, flexible, fun and constantly changing environment, so it takes a certain kind of individual to thrive here - just ask any of our 3,000 colleagues.

If you’re clearly a Hastings Direct person, you’ll enjoy the scope to make a real difference for our customers, influence our company, benefit the communities we work in and have some fun along the way!


In addition you will receive a competitive starting base salary, a £5K car allowance, an end of year bonus potential (up to 10% of salary), 25 days holiday + bank holidays alongside a great company pension scheme.


Conquest House,
Collington Avenue,
TN39 3LW
About Bexhill-on-Sea