ZS Associates
ZS Associates
Princeton, NJ
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Engineering Specialist
Posted on: 2nd July, 2021 | Closed

Skills C++
Experience 5-7 years exp
Job Location Bangalore, Gurugram and Pune
How to apply Take a 2 hrs screening test organized by ZS Associates.
  • Opening time: Jul 23, 2021 12:30 PM UTC
  • Closing time: Aug 01, 2021 06:25 PM UTC
Note: You can take the test anytime between the given duration


  • Collaborate with client-facing teams to understand solution context and contribute in 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 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 latest technologies through rapid learning, conducting proof-of-concepts and creating prototype solutions
  • Support the project architect in designing modules/component of the overall project/product architecture
  • Breaks down large features into estimable tasks, leads estimation and can defend them with clients
  • Implement complex features with limited guidance from the engineering lead. For example: service or application-wide change
  • Systematically debug code issues / bugs using stack traces, logs, monitoring tools, and other resources
  • Performs code/script reviews of senior engineers in the team
  • Mentor and groom technical talent within the team

Qualification & Experience

  • At least 5+ relevant hands-on experience
  • Big data - Hive, Spark, Hadoop, queueing system like Apache Kafka/Rabbit MQ/AWS Kinesis
  • Good understanding and hands on experience on containerization solutions and tools like Docker, AWS ECS, Kubernetes, AWS ECR;
  • Strong analytical / problems solving
  • Ability to quickly adapt new technology and be innovative in creating solutions
  • Ability to independently run POCs on new technologies and document findings to share
  • Strong in at least one of the Programming languages - Python or Java, Scala, etc. and Programming basics - Data Structures
  • Hands on experience in building metadata driven, reusable design patterns for 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
  • Hands on experience building CI/CD pipelines and awareness of practices for application monitoring

Additional Skills

  • 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
About ZS Associates

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 Management. 

While studying at the University of Massachusetts, they’d conducted research together on the knapsack problem, an approach to combining items so that the total weight of those items together is less than or equal to a given limit.

Today, ZS works with companies around the world and across the marketplace, in industries ranging from healthcare to high-tech to financial services and beyond. ZS’s expertise and offerings have expanded significantly as well. We now help clients with everything from discovery through to commercialization, with the strategy, analytics and technology to enable it.

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"What excites me most about my work is the culture of collaboration across teams and the multi-dimensional learning opportunities. Every day, there's something new to challenge you, along with the dynamic nature of problems and great people."

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“To me, ZS has always been more than just a workplace. Working here, helped me bring discipline to my way of life and shaped my personality. Working on ZS's strategic initiatives with the Global and India leadership, broadened my career horizon. Self-development along with recognition came with every opportunity. I would like to thank the leadership who believed in my abilities and my colleagues from whom I have learnt so much.” – Abhay M., business operations consultant, Pune.

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" I joined ZS in July 2018 as a fresher and couldn't have asked for a better first experience in terms of not just the work but also the people. While the projects I worked on ensured that I had ample opportunity to innovate and be constantly challenged technically, what really struck a chord with me was the ZS culture. Everyone at ZS, irrespective of designation, is so approachable that it puts you at ease. The kind of treatment that I have received from my mentors at ZS is what has motivated me to be better each day. I have experienced firsthand that at ZS, treating people right is not just a fancy phrase, but it is deeply embedded in how we operate as a firm." – Shweta M., business technology analyst, Pune.

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