Job Description :

Role: Data Engineer

Location: Remote

Duration: 10/10/022 C2H

Business Overview:

Team: IT Cloud Data Engineering

  • Migrate, enhance, and support enterprise data domains that reside on our cloud-based platform.


  • Enable and deliver industry leading data-driven reporting and insights using modern data architecture, data science, and machine learning.

Value Proposition/Selling Points (Market place advantages):

  • Unlock health care insights and increase data IQ to help people feel better and live well
  • Work with leading cloud-based technologies
  • Gain experience with Big Data
  • Design, build, and maintain data pipelines end-to-end
  • Collaborate on domain-specific architecture
  • Influence and establish patterns and best practices
  • Mentor less experienced data engineers
  • Participate in strategic planning with senior leadership

Position Overview:

This position will work with cutting edge cloud technology to lead the company's Enterprise Data & Analytics transformation initiatives. You will help bring together fragmented analytic data into a single source of truth (SSOT) in our cloud platform. The data will then be formatted, cataloged, and exported to our state-of-the-art applications enabling the company to turn the data into powerful insights and analytics including AI and ML. These data assets will then be used to transform the way we serve our key stakeholders needs, including members, caregivers, clients, & prescribers.

Daily Responsibilities/Job Description:

  • Design, build, and maintain data pipelines end-to-end
  • Review application development designs and collaborate on domain-specific architectural solutions
  • Assist management in making strategic decisions regarding software and hardware use; participate in early stages of large project development to ensure consistent approaches in technical designs across projects / programs
  • Approve, review, and own process of delivery plans for all application business solutions
  • Maintain and monitor adherence to architecture, design, and coding principles
  • Research and recommend continuous improvement solutions where technology can be better used within overall systems environments
  • Provide thought leadership and champion for software development best practices
  • Participate in staffing plans to identify subject matter experts (SMEs) and provide feedback for staff performance reviews
  • Own application(s) within area, including proactive monitoring and communication of overall health and future sustainability
  • Other duties as assigned

Interaction level with Management/Team Members:

  • Daily interaction with team members for tasks such as detailed design reviews, code reviews, and support.
  • Weekly interaction with management for tasks such as architecture reviews, strategic planning, provide feedback on staff performance, and resource needs
  • Weekly to monthly interaction with senior level leadership (Director and above)

Skills Overview:

Qualifications/years of experience:

  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related area of study, or equivalent combination of education and/or relevant work experience; High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
    • 8 years of extensive technical experience in variety of application development or package software implementations (i.e. building/maintaining data pipelines in cloud environments like Google Cloud Platform, Azure or AWS)
    • Proven experience of ongoing education regarding technology trends within software development and support
    • Proven experience with multiple development and support methodologies (Agile, DevOps, Waterfall)
  • Required Tech
    • 5+ years of Python, SQL, and Java experience and 1+ year of Cloud (GCP, AWS, or Azure) experience as a developer.
  • Nice to have Tech
    • GCP Experience with composer (airflow), google data flow (apache beam), and operators inside of data flow that interact with Big Query
    • Container technology (Docker)
    • Kubernetes
    • Understands overall data warehousing concepts but primarily has a developer background

Must Haves:

  • 5+ years' experience of Python, SQL, and Java
  • Google Cloud Platform or other cloud experience
  • 5+ years' experience in data warehousing

Success/Performance Metrics:

Soft Skills Needed:

  • Ability to lead and give direction to jr. level data engineers
  • Excellent written, technical, and verbal communication skills
  • Act humbly
  • Ability to identify challenge with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process and drive continuous improvement through CI/CD and/or Dev Ops experience
  • Ability to manage work direction and lead, influence, mentor, and provide feedback to others within team
  • Established presenter of technical and non-technical material adapted to the respective audience
  • Ability to transition abstract concepts into comprehensive technical solutions
  • Strong problem-solving and business analysis skills
  • Strong traits of decisiveness and judgment
  • Excellent documentation skills

Best vs Average Worker:

  • Best person has the following skills, traits and characteristics
    • Exceeds minimum technical requirements
    • Has experience with PBM's
    • Tailors' solutions and designs to unique landscape
    • Proactively educates and lifts others up
    • Openly shares information and maintains great documentation
    • Respectfully challenges the status quo
    • Constantly considers the bigger picture
    • Has a clear vision and openly shares it with others
    • Attends industry events and regularly networks with others
    • Brings new ideas/new ways of thinking to the table
    • Effectively influences positive change
    • Clearly communicates and uses visuals to gain alignment
    • Quickly identifies risks, break points, and proactively communicates it to the team
    • Makes recommendations for remediation
    • Clearly understands end users needs, goals, and objectives
    • Sets the bar high for quality and compliance
    • Is patient, humble, and kind
    • Acts with a sense of urgency
    • Communicates complexity in simple terms and avoids jargon

Performance Measurements:

  • Success will be measured based on the following:
    • DAG failures/Bug counts
    • Solution design and scalability
    • Growth and skill improvement of less experienced data engineers
    • Continuous improvement of existing environment
    • Ability to identify and bring forth recommendations for emerging technologies to uplift the platform
    • Ability to execute and deliver working solutions in adherence to project milestone dates
    • Documentation clarity and delivery to peers and the business
    • Demonstrate understanding of the bigger picture
    • Ability to collaborate with others across the org
    • Ability to influence change and challenge the status quo
    • Annual goals as per defined and leadership

Required Skills : GCP Experience OR other cloud data experience. Prefer GCP. ETL SQL Python
Basic Qualification :
Additional Skills :
Background Check :Yes
Notes :100% Remote
Selling points for candidate :
Project Verification Info :
Candidate must be your W2 Employee :No
Exclusive to Apex :No
Face to face interview required :No
Candidate must be local :No
Candidate must be authorized to work without sponsorship :Yes
Interview times set : :No
Type of project :Development/Engineering
Master Job Title :Big Data: Other
Branch Code :Minneapolis

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