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Think Big – Why Work For Us?

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Companies are transforming their businesses by leveraging the power of Big Data. To move beyond traditional business intelligence to true Analytics requires a Big Data roadmap, skills training, and deep data science & engineering expertise. Think Big's technology-enabled services include proven solutions that navigate organizations through the five essential stages of adoption. 


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We’re Leading the Big Data Revolution - Come be a part of it!

Are you passionate about working with Hadoop, NoSQL, big data and other open-source data technologies? Do you want to travel to some of the world’s most innovative companies to help them change the way they harness the power of big data, make decisions and identify new market changing opportunities? Are you ready to work side-by-side with a team of the best big data experts—learning new and emerging technologies and applying them where they make the most business impact?

Big Thinkers Wanted!

Joining the Think Big team means being part of a team of revolutionary thinkers, working onsite with innovative clients and deploying some of the most amazing technology on the planet. Think Big is the first engineering and analytics services firm focused solely on big data and making it come alive. While we love technology, more importantly, we love using technology to make a business impact and help our clients succeed by integrating analytics and data into their business. We also love to present our work, write about it and be active in the community. That’s why forward-thinking companies like Facebook, EMC, Intel, and more keep bringing us back.

Career Opportunities

Think Big is looking for big thinkers who want to further their careers faster in roles at various levels, including:

  • Data Scientist—use strong skills in theory, modeling and coding (primarily Python and R) to find the right insights, metrics and analyses in massive data sets. Our senior data scientists focus largely on analytics and modeling, but also roll up their sleeves and dive into coding when needed.
  • Data Engineer—as hands-on Java developers, our data engineers embrace big data challenges to design, architect and implement cutting-edge solutions using leading Hadoop distributions (such as Hortonworks, Cloudera and Elastic MapReduce), and open source technologies like HBase, Cassandra, Storm, Spark, Elasticsearch and Solr . Our senior data engineers lead the teams that integrate new technologies and platforms with existing technologies.
  • Technology Project Manager—with overall responsibility for the deliverable, our project managers play a critical role in every engagement, staffing projects, driving the client relationship, managing profitability, being responsible for the total output of the team and outcomes for our client and more.
  • And more! Seeking Solution Architects, UI/UX Developer, Tech Writer, Data Lake Architect, Hadoop Administrator. See our careers page to apply!

Think Big offers exciting career opportunities at locations in Mountain View, Calif., Salt Lake City, Chicago, New York City, Boston and Atlanta.

We’re doubling the company in the next year, so are you ready to join the Think Big team and change the world as a leader in the big data revolution? Find open positions and apply online at

  About Think Big

Think Big, a Teradata company, provides data science and engineering services that enable organizations to accelerate their time to value from big data. As the first and only pure-play big data services firm, our data scientists, data engineers and project managers are trusted advisors to the world’s most innovative companies.

The Think Big Culture

At Think Big, we are explorers, experimenters, travelers and trailblazers in every sense. We work in agile teams that deliver value in weeks, not months or years, so we’re all about results—right now! We’re a full funded startup, with access to top customers, and cohesive culture of innovation that’s focused on leveraging the exciting innovation of open source big data. With locations in some of the biggest cities/metros in the United States, including New York City, Boston, and Silicon Valley, we not only work hard but play hard. And with our solution center in Salt Lake City, it’s not unusual to find us on Utah’s pristine ski runs in winter time, or mountain biking in the summer.

Come work side by side with a team of the best big data experts and learn new and emerging technologies by applying them where they make the most business impact. Come to a place where you can make a difference. Come to Think Big.



Bringing Your Big Data Strategy to Life

The transition from business intelligence to true Big Data is challenging. Companies are faced with complex decisions surrounding use cases, technology architectures and predictive analytic applications that hold the promise of business transformation if they are deployed correctly. Think Big provides data science and engineering services that ensure Big Data journeys are planned and completed successfully. Our suite of solutions are comprised of IP-driven applications that are integrated with our proven technology framework using our Cornerstone MethodologySM to complete Big Data engagements efficiently and effectively. 







There are multiple paths to becoming a data scientist, just ask Dan Mallinger.

As the Think Big data science practice lead, Dan Mallinger has a storied career working in think tanks, online gaming, higher education, and a brief stint as a high school math teacher!

Looking for exciting data science challenges? One of Dan’s toughest projects was analyzing raw network data for a client to identify malicious hacker attacks. His team analyzed data in raw binary form and built a model to examine behavior distributed across agents and time to identify coordinated computer security breaches. This was an unsupervised modeling scenario involving techniques from the Think Big team and the broader network security community to identify key data and then build an algorithm to detect malicious attacks.

It would appear that data science is all about math, data mining, and technology, but Dan says this isn’t the case. In fact, he encourages candidates to hone their soft skills. “Too many folks are talking about the miracles possible with big data,” he says. “Real results come from getting technology and business teams to work together. It’s a collaborative approach and that involves refining your communication, teamwork, facilitation, and coaching skills.”






As a data scientist, Halim could work at just about any company. However, he chooses Think Big because he encounters a “never ending stream of challenges, as each client is climbing a different mountain.” For instance, he’s helped build a smart and adaptive bidding algorithm for a digital ad exchange, and assisted a major airline in better understanding customer loyalty via the creation of an elaborate churn model.

Think Big offers Halim a chance to work with diverse teams at some of the most prominent companies. He says, “I’ve racked up more experience solving big data challenges at Think Big than anywhere else I could have worked.”

Each data challenge is unique, and so Halim says if you’re thinking about a big data career, you should “avoid out-of-the box, cookie cutter tools and solutions.” You’re not going to get run-of-the mill answers to problems when you join the Think Big team. In fact, with plenty of training and mentoring from our Think Big Academy, you’ll get the right skills to solve some of the thorniest big data challenges in the world.

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    Culture can't be beat, surrounded by talented and successful individuals, emphasis on enjoying the work place while also delivering quality results to customers. Think Big really is the best work environment I could ask for. Competitive pay.


    If you hate fun don't work here. If you hate being uplifted by talented people definitely don't work here. No cons, honestly.

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Think Big in May 2015.


    Oh, where do i begin? Had a phone screen with a recruiter who had to fill out a long form with questions that she was not qualified to ask or assess answers for (questions on Agile, SCRUM etc.) So basically, I spent 1 hour having to state and repeat my answers as the recruiter's job was to blindly type this into their system when I could have completed this in 15 mins if this was an online form. Why such as inefficient method, you ask? Well, as it turns out this only indicated the nature of things to come.... The recruiter set up a Skype interview with a ThinkBig Senior Manager who mixed up the interview timings (ET versus PT), called me at an incorrect time (I wasn't available) and then sounded irritated when I called him back after a few minutes later to ask what was going on. He wanted to do the interview immediately (this is still all at a different time than was planned) , started shooting questions on my background (because hey, why would the candidate want to know more about the job requirements first?) . When we got through his questions and I started asking mine, he indicated that he had another call that he had to jump on (And here I was, mistakenly thinking an interview needs to work both ways :-() The recruiter indicated that I wasn't selected (maybe it was because I tried to ask questions about the job position??) and refused to provide any reason for this.

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Additional Info

Headquarters Mountain View, CA
Size 51 to 200 Employees
Operated By Teradata
Founded 2010
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Cloudera

Think Big works works with industry leaders such as Facebook, NetApp, Home Depot, American Express, eBay, and NASDAQ to develop their Big Data. Our approach provides you with the assets and successes you need to gain executive-level sponsorship. We develop Big Data strategies that involve series of digestible case studies. These Big Data initiatives generate ... More

Mission: Help our clients achieve strategic value and sustained competitive advantage with Big Data analytics.

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