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Global Relay
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Data Analytics Co-op

Reference ID: GRDV332
Software and Programming
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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Job ID: GRDV332

L ocation: Vancouver, BC

Term: Permanent Full Time

Global Relay is the leading provider of cloud-based electronic message archiving, supervision, and eDiscovery solutions for the global financial sector, delivering services to 20,000 customers in 90 countries, including 22 of the world’s top 25 banks. Global Relay Archive securely captures and preserves email, instant messaging, mobile messaging, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and more — with Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, Android, Outlook and Web access.

Global Relay is headquartered in Vancouver's Gastown, with offices in New York, Chicago, Raleigh, Halifax, London, and Singapore. We strive to be a top employer and have been recognized with numerous awards, including Canada's 50 Best Small and Medium Employers (2014-2015), Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2014), Ingenious Award (2014), Top 10 Best Companies to Work for in BC (2011-2012), Canada's Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures (2013), Canada's Best Managed Companies (2013-2014), and Deloitte's list of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Canada (2011-2014).

With over 375 employees, Global Relay is growing rapidly and looking for new talent. Global Relay provides fantastic opportunities to individuals with passion in business and technology. For those with international business aspirations, Global Relay offers invaluable exposure to doing business with some of the most influential companies in the world. Global Relay is also ideal for people who want to create innovative technologies using massively scalable "big data" architecture and a strong focus on mobile.

Global Relay is 100% privately held and employee controlled. We develop, own and operate every aspect of our services, with no reliance on outsourcing or third-party subcontractors. We are not venture capital dependent, making us a truly Canadian organization.

Apply today – we have five floors of great open space offices with a fast-paced vibe, lots of amenities, a roof top deck & BBQ, and an in-house chef, all located in the heart of Gastown near Waterfront Station. To learn more about our culture and community involvement, please visit ( ).

The Project:

Global Relay processes vast amounts of data on behalf of our customers, which they require to be analyzed for patterns of communication across multiple communication platforms. Our customers are required to provide their regulators with demonstrations of compliance tools that monitor communication by their staff that might include many communication platforms for a single conversation. Currently our systems leverage traditional search methodologies (e.g. Boolean) based on pre-defined properties and apply this across multiple communications platforms. Increasing regulation requires our customers to evaluate message data and relationships in more sophisticated ways, to better identify risks and non-compliant behavior.

For instance, an employee for a finance firm might conduct a piece of business via email, public IM, SMS, and voice. In this case our systems can provide compliance tools that provide traditional search capabilities across the communication platform. This project would be to start developing compliance tools that support correlating and analyzing data to look for relationships, trends, and anomalies. For example, correlating voice calls to a trading desk to public IM messages from the same trading desk, in order to identify unusual patters of communication.

The Role:

This is a Java Developer (Big Data) Co-Op position within Global Relay’s software development team. The primary responsibility of the role would be to implement a data analytics engine and application with a Hadoop software stack, under the guidance of senior developers and architects. This would also involve refining the requirements for the application in conjunction with product management. The role would be required to research different implementation options and present back to both the architects and product management staff a set of the most viable implementation options plus an assessment of how the technology options affect the requirements.

Skills Needed:

  • Strong core Java development skills
  • Course work in, or experience with, Hadoop technology
    • Map Reduce
    • HDFS
    • HBase
  • Course work in, or experience with, Spark framework
  • Course work in, or experience with, Cassandra
  • Experience with free text processing
    • Lucene
    • Solr

To Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please apply with your cover letter, resume, and your university transcripts in one PDF document . No phone calls please; applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.

Posted: October 21, 2016
Closes:December 5, 2016
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201-500 employees

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About Global Relay

Global Relay is the world leader in cloud-based messaging, archiving and search technology for the financial sector. Global Relay is headquartered in Vancouver, with offices in New York, Chicago, L...

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