Principle Data Engineer

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    2 months ago

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Job Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking a Principle Data Engineer for an opportunity with a client located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The position requires an in-depth understanding of the architectural principles and best practices to build scalable Data and BI products. The Data Engineer will be responsible for designing, building, operationalizing, securing, and monitoring data processing systems. There is an emphasis on security, compliance, scalability/efficiency and reliability. The Data Engineer should also be able to leverage, deploy, and continuously train pre-existing machine learning models.


  • 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

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

  • 3 years of experience in cloud platform technologies - preferably Google Cloud Platform, but other cloud platform experience would suffice.

  • 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 in regard to technology trends within software development and support

  • Proven experience with multiple development and support methodologies (Agile, DevOps, Waterfall)

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without need for work visa or residency sponsorship

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to identify challenge with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process and drive continuous improvement through CI/CD and/or Dev Ops experience

  • Excellent written, technical, and verbal communication skills

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Big Data Platforms such as: Google, AWS, Azure, Streaming services, Spark/Scala

  • Past experience in building Data Lakes, Data Warehouses, and Data Marts/ODSs

  • Ideal candidate would have past experience in Teradata or Oracle's Exadata before transitioning to the Bigdata and cloud native products

  • Certification(s) on one or more of the above platforms

  • Experience working in environment with regulatory compliance requirements (HIPAA, PCI, etc.)

  • Previous experience in PBM / health care industry

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.

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