ZS Associates

OPENS AT: Jul 23, 2021, 12:30 PM

CLOSES AT: Aug 01, 2021, 06:25 PM


ZS Big Data Hiring Challenge

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ZS is looking for Big Data Engineers with 2+ years of experience to join its Architecture & Engineering Expertise Center team in Pune, New Delhi & Bengaluru. The team builds transformative and AI-enabled technology solutions for clients including data lakes, data fabrics and many more innovative cutting-edge solutions. If you are passionate about Cloud and Big Data technologies and solving complex, real-world business data and analytics problems for clients, register now.

Steps in the challenge:

  • Register on HackerEarth.
  • You will be assessed online, based on what you score in the challenge and your resume.
  • Winners will be invited to the ZS discussion process.

Challenge format:

Online challenge:

  • 1 Programming question restricted to Python and Java
  • 1 SQL Question
  • 10 MCQs


  • Minimum work experience: 2 years
  • Skills: Big Data, Spark, Python, Cloud.

About the Team:

ZS’s Architecture & Engineering Expertise Center Group houses deep specialists with expertise across niche technologies with skills to play as hands-on developer, designer and architect roles. Team members will be expected to rapidly learn new technologies, become experts with industry-certified credentials, and solve complex technical problems. Expertise Center (EC) members are expected to code, design, and architect cutting-edge data & analytics solutions on the cloud, using the latest technologies in areas such as DevOps, Data Engineering, App Development, ML Engineering, and Semantic Engineering.

About ZS:

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people - a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.


Sr. Engineer
Experience: 2-4 years
Job Location: Bangalore, Gurugram and Pune


  • Collaborate with client-facing teams to understand solution context and contribute to technical requirement gathering and analysis
  • Design and implement technical features leveraging best practices for technology stack being used
  • Work with technical architects on the team to validate design and implementation approach
  • Write production-ready code that is easily testable, understood by other developers and accounts for edge cases and errors
  • Ensure the highest quality of deliverables by following architecture/design guidelines, coding best practices, periodic design/code reviews
  • Write unit tests as well as higher-level tests to handle expected edge cases and errors gracefully, as well as happy paths
  • Uses bug tracking, code review, version control and other tools to organize and deliver work
  • Participate in scrum calls and agile ceremonies, and effectively communicate work progress, issues and dependencies
  • Consistently contribute in researching & evaluating the latest technologies through rapid learning, conducting proofs-of-concept and creating prototype solutions

Qualification & Experience

  • 2+ years of relevant hands-on experience
  • CS foundation is must
  • Strong command over distributed computing framework like Spark (preferred) or others.
  • Strong analytical / problems solving
  • Ability to quickly learn and become hands on new technology and be innovative in creating solutions
  • Strong in at least one of the Programming languages - Python or Java, Scala, etc. and Programming basics - Data Structures
  • Hands on experience in building modules for data management solutions such as data pipeline, orchestration, ingestion patterns (batch, real time)
  • Experience in designing and implementation of solution on distributed computing and cloud services platform (but not limited to) - AWS, Azure, GCP
  • Good understanding of RDBMS, with some exp on ETL is preferred

Additional Skills

  • Understanding of DevOps, CI / CD, data security, experience in designing on cloud platform
  • AWS Solutions Architect certification with understanding of broader AWS stack
  • Knowledge of data modeling and data warehouse concepts
  • Willingness to travel to other global offices as needed to work with client or other internal project teams
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ZS was founded in 1983 by Andris Zoltners and Prabhakant (Prabha) Sinha, two Ph.D. classmates turned college professors at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Manag...



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