Big Data Engineer

Location: Mountain View, CA

Type: Contracted

Min. Experience: Mid Level

FocusKPI Inc. is looking for a Big Data Engineer to work for our client in Mountain View, CA. This is a full-time contract with negotiable pay rate.

Responsibilities:

  • Work in the Small Business Group (SBG) Marketing analytics team. The team consists of data engineers, data analysts and scientists.
  • Design and develop big data solutions using industry standard technologies. 
  • Develop data pipelines for ingesting data from variety of 3rd party data sources such as csv files, API pulls, Json files, AWS etc. to HDFS, Hive and Vertica.
  • Work with data architects to ensure that Big Data solutions are aligned with company-wide technology directions.
  • Be a part of fast moving development teams using agile methodologies.
  • Use best practices for unit testing, CI/CD, performance testing, capacity planning, documentation, monitoring, alerting, and incident response.
  • Identify and clarify the critical few issues that need action and drive appropriate decisions and actions. Communicate results clearly and in actionable form.
  • Learn and contribute to building and designing in core technologies – Hadoop, Hive, Vertica, and Tableau.
  • Demonstrate strong implementation aptitude to translate objectives into a scalable solution to meet the needs of the end customer while meeting deadlines.
  • Work closely with stake holders to make data usable and derive insights for analysis and decision making.

Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science, but MS is preferred
  • 3+ years of hands-on data engineering experience.
  • Strong experience is designing data pipeline using python, pig, Hive, Unix
  • Strong SQL experience including Hive QL and columnar database such as Vertica.
  • 3+ years of experience integrating technical processes and business outcomes – specifically: data and process analysis, data quality metrics/monitoring, data architecture, developing policies/standards & supporting processes.
  • Strong CS fundamentals including data structures, algorithms and distributed systems.
  • Strong database fundamentals including SQL, performance and schema design.
  • Strong programming skills in Java, Python, Ruby or similar.
  • Good to have experience in pulling data from sources such as REST APIs, AWS, unstructured data.
  • Project leadership experience, including a few years or more years leading multiple complex software development projects using agile methodologies.
  • Experience using big data technologies and their applications (HDFS, Kafka, Cassandra, Columnar Databases, Graph Databases, etc).
  • History of contributing to open source projects is a plus.
  • AWS experience is a plus.

Thank you for applying!

FocusKPI Hiring Team 

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