Healthcare Principle Data Engineer Consultant

posted on August 20, 2018

Job Description

Location: Durham, NC

Duration: 6 Months

Job Description:

  • Looking for a Principal Data Engineer who will work closely with data scientists and other stakeholders to design and maintain highly complex data models.
  • The Principal Data Engineer is responsible for developing and supporting advanced and complex reports that provide accurate and timely data for internal and external clients.
  • The Principal Data Engineer will lead the design and growth of a data infrastructure that powers our ability to make timely, actionable and data-driven decisions.
  • Serve as the principal lead to identify, evaluate and execute the development and implementation of data infrastructure:
  • Provide strategic thought leadership and partner with other functional areas to deliver collaborative work products that align with divisional and enterprise strategy
  • Develop highly complex SQL queries to extract data for analysis and model construction
  • Consult with business and technical staff to understand business need and provide thought leadership on solutions during requirements gathering sessions
  • Support critical strategic initiatives and architect highly complex data engineering projects
  • Own delivery of multiple large, complex data engineering projects simultaneously
  • Design and develop scalable, efficient data pipeline processes to handle data ingestion, cleansing, transformation, integration, and validation required to provide access to prepared data sets to analysts and data scientists
  • Ensure performance and reliability of data processes
  • Document and test data processes including performance of through data validation and verification
  • Collaborate with cross functional team to resolve data quality and operational issues and ensure timely delivery of products
  • Develop and implement scripts for database and data process maintenance, monitoring, and performance tuning
  • Analyze and evaluate databases in order to identify and recommend improvements and optimization
  • Design advance eye-catching visualizations to convey information to users
  • Serve as a mentor and coach to more junior team members regarding various skills and approaches and may oversee work of other staff members as needed.

Hiring Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other STEM related major
  • 7 years of the following experiences:
  • Experience with Oracle, Data Warehouses and Data Lakes
  • Experience on Big Data platforms such as Hadoop, Spark, HBase, CouchDB, Hive, Pig etc.
  • Programming experience in Python, R or other related language
  • If no degree, 9 years of the experiences listed above
  • If Master’s degree in STEM or related major, 5 years of experiences as listed above
  • Advanced SQL programming skills
  • Expert level experience working with large and complex data sets
  • Advanced experience leading large, complex business analysis projects and/or technical projects
  • Advanced experience with reporting and business intelligence tools such as Tableau, Informatica, TeraData, MySQL, Qlikview, Oracle etc.

Hiring Preferences:

  • Master’s Degree in STEM or related major
  • Experience with Hadoop, Hive and/or other Big Data technologies
  • Experience with ETL or Data Pipeline tools
  • Experience with query and process optimization
  • Experience working in AWS and/or using Linux based systems
  • Prior project management experience with Agile methodology
  • Ability to translate task/business requirements into written technical requirements
  • Reliable task estimation skills
  • Excellent quantitative, problem solving and analytic skills
  • Ability to document data pipeline architecture and design
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with business stakeholders, performance consultants, data scientists, and other data engineers
  • Proficient in use of MS Office applications including expert level Excel programming
  • Ability to quickly become an expert in operational processes and data of lines of business
  • Ability to troubleshoot and document findings and recommendations
  • Ability to communicate risks, problems, and updates to leadership
  • Ability to keep up with a rapidly evolving technology space

Required Skills:

  • Experience With ETL Tools In Past & Current experience with any Cloudera (Stack)


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