Job Description :
Job Title: Big Data Developer
Location: Portland, Oregon-97204
Contract Duration: 6 months

A thorough understanding of the AWS ecosystem as it pertains to big data technologies (S3, Glue, Athena, Redshift Spectrum, EMR, etc
Excellent communication and collaboration skills
A good “bedside manner” and a desire to pair with others
Experience working with data at enterprise scale
Knowledgeable in software engineering languages and tools
Proficient in new and emerging big data technologies
Strong ETL skills with disparate sources of data

TOP 3 must-have skills:
Broad experience with the AWS big data ecosystem (S3, Glue, Athena, IAM, EMR, etc)
working with big data, 5+ years
A personality suitable for sharing knowledge with a talented senior engineering team
Experience working with data at enterprise scale

Years of experience:
For AWS technologies, 2-3 years of experience
For overall role in working with big data, 5+ years

Experience in designing, building, or working with an enterprise-scale data lake in the
Knowledge of terraform or other infrastructure-as-code tools
Professional programming experience in Java or Python
Experience working in an agile environment

Can you tell me a little bit about the project that this contractor will be working on and what is creating the need for this position?
The company is building out a data lake in AWS as part of a transition to utilizing a big data infrastructure. We have a team of capable engineers but we’ve never done this before. We’d like to bring someone on who has broad experience with the AWS ecosystem and an understanding of best practices to help bootstrap the team and guide us toward success.

What does a typical day look like?
This position will work in our downtown Portland office alongside our software engineers, site reliability engineers, architects, and director. The team works in a Kanban style with two week sprint cycles, bi-weekly retrospectives, and weekly planning sessions. The rest of the time is devoted to engineering work which may include pairing, or ad-hoc planning sessions. This will be an advisory role so a good candidate will be running some of these sessions themselves.
We use JIRA for ticket tracking and Confluence for documentation. A mac laptop will be provided for development for the duration of the engagement.

Does your team work standard core hours or does that vary?
Yes, the team works a standard day, M-F approximately 9-5.