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Senior Consultant - Fast Data

Location: New York, NY

Department: Professional Services

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

We are looking for a highly skilled senior consultant with a proven track record for high quality and impactful delivery. A true craftsman with solid experience using elements of the Lightbend Reactive Platform (Java/Scala, Akka, Play, Lagom, Spark, Streaming) who also enjoys breaking down tough problems, and enabling clients to deliver critical solutions.


  • Advise and mentor software architects, engineers, product and business owners to evolve architectures and design technical solutions.
  • Consult with clients in small to large organizations to integrate the Lightbend stack into their development environment.
  • Actively develop software using modern technologies like Scala, Akka, and Play Framework.
  • Enable our clients to successfully design and implement software solutions based on the Reactive Platform and Fast Data Platform, mainly through workshops, mentoring, code reviews, etc.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining tools and templates for professional services engagements.
  • Assist with creating and maintaining the training curriculum.
  • Manage software projects and customer expectations.
  • Assist in pre-sales opportunities, marketing webinars, conferences and other promotions.
  • Opportunity to travel extensively.

Candidates can potentially live anywhere in North America. This is much more than a coding position - we are looking for true consultants and technology leaders with an expert technical background.



  • ...are a master developer and evangelist of the Lightbend Reactive Platform; Scala, Akka, Play, Java and Spark, Fast Data Platform
  • ...have significant experience in distributed architecture and functional programming concepts.
  • ...have a consulting background and experience working with multiple clients.
  • ...have excellent written and verbal communication skills in at least English.
  • ...are skillful at interacting and working with people in a leadership role; working with a self-organized lean and agile team to mitigate key project technical risks, managing effort and ensuring quality.
  • ...are dedicated to producing quality code and dedicated to best practices such as automated testing, code reviews, continuous integration, and continuous deployment.
  • ...are biased towards action on tough problems and issues, and focused on your client's success.
  • ...are an agent of change who is constantly learning and seeking better outcomes.
  • ...are passionate about enabling others to adopt new technologies.
  • ...have experienced many different kinds of projects and methodologies, and know the difference between the effective and the hype.
  • ...hold at least a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • ...have at least 5 years experience with JVM-based languages and systems.
  • ...have one or more of the following:
    • 3 or more years experience with Akka.
    • 2 or more years experience with Spark, Hadoop, Big Data/Fast Data systems.
    • 2 or more years mentoring and leading software teams.

What we offer:

Lightbend is a fast-paced, collaborative environment in which you will be working on the most challenging and innovative technical endeavors. With a strong focus on work-life balance, you will have full benefits and everything you need to thrive!

Lightbend is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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