Big Data Engineer

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Job Description

Job Family Summary

Big Data Engineering incorporates techniques across many disciplines - including mathematics/statistics, computer programming, data engineering and ETL, software development, and high performance computing - with traditional business expertise with the goal of extracting meaning from data to optimize future business decisions. Individuals in this field should be an expert/fluent in several of these disciplines and sufficiently proficient in others to effectively design, build, and deliver end to end predictive analytics products to optimize future decisions. Individual demonstrates sufficient analytic agility to quickly develop new skills across these disciplines as those disciplines evolve. The Big Data Engineer job family is accountable for end to end engineering of data solutions which includes designing and building systems for data storage and analytics that enable Allstate analysts to make better decisions to achieve Allstate's goals

Job Summary

This role is responsible for the delivery of Big Data solutions to make decisions. This includes the development of new systems for analyzing data; the coding & development of advanced analytics solutions to make/optimize business decisions and processes; integrating new tools to improve descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics; and discovery of new technical challenges that can be solved with existing and emerging Big Data hardware and software solutions. This role will also begin project management of moderately complex projects. This role contributes to the structured and unstructured Big Data / Data Science tools of Allstate from traditional to emerging analytics technologies and methods. The role is responsible for assisting in the selection and development of other team members

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Executes complex and occasionally highly complex functional work tracks for the team. Drives the execution of operational/technical objectives for data analytic outputs and business solutions.
  • Partners with ATSV teams on Big Data efforts.
  • Partners closely with peers in the department to ensure holistic Big Data solutions for our data science community and analytic users.
  • With coaching, can identify new areas of data, research and big data technology that can solve business problems
  • Leverages and uses Big Data best practices / lessons learned to develop technical solutions used for descriptive analytics, ETL, predictive modeling, and prescriptive "real time decisions" analytics
  • Influences within the department on the effectiveness of Big Data systems to solve their business problems
  • Is recognized as an expert in Big Data and is influential within the department.
  • Develops technical solutions using Big Data techniques in data & analytics processes.
  • Supports Innovation; regularly provides new ideas to help people, process, and technology that interact with analytic ecosystem.
  • With coaching, develops and builds frameworks/prototypes that integrate big data and advanced analytics to make business decisions.
  • With coaching, implements new areas of Big Data technologies, (ingestion, processing, distribution) and research delivery methods that can solve business problems.
  • Understands the Big Data related problems and requirements to identify the optimal technical approach.
  • Works with key team members to ensure efforts within owned tracks of work will meet their needs.
  • Drives multiple tracks of moderately complex and occasionally complex work within the research group.
  • Identifies and develops Big Data sources & techniques to solve business problems.
  • Co-mingles data sources to lead work on secure data and problems across departments to drive improved business & technical results through designing, building, and partnering to implement models.
  • Manages various Big Data analytic tool development projects with midsize teams.
  • Executes on Big Data requests to improve the accuracy, security, quality, completeness, speed of data, and decisions made from Big Data analysis.
  • Uses, learns, teaches, and supports a wide variety of Big Data and Data Science tools to achieve results (i.e., R, ETL Tools, Hadoop, and others).
  • Uses, learns, teaches, and supports a wide variety of programming languages on Big Data and Data Science work (i.e. Java, C#, Python, and Perl)
  • The development and execution of a communication strategy that keeps all relevant stakeholders informed and provides an opportunity to influence the direction of the work
  • Trains and develops more junior engineers.
Job Qualifications

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience
  • 3 - 4 Years of experience or equivalent skills & ability
  • Master's or PhD preferred in a quantitative or scientific field such as computer science, computer engineering or equivocal experience
  • Experience in using software development to drive data science & analytic efforts
  • Experience with database & ETL technologies
  • Experience with various data types (e.g. Relational, Unstructured, Hierarchical, Linked "Graph" Data)
  • Experience in developing, managing, and manipulating large, complex datasets
  • Understanding of security risks and vulnerabilities pertaining to open source systems leveraging tools and techniques to minimize risk. Where appropriate, provide recommendations and justifications to ensure speed of access while minimizing risk for scientists and developers.
  • Experience and solid understanding of Bigdata ecosystems such as Hadoop, Spark, Kafka
  • Proven ability to code and develop prototypes in languages such as Python, Scala, Java, C, R, SQL
  • Ability to communicate and present advanced technical topics to general audiences including teams in different time zones.
  • Leading project teams of various skills levels
  • Understanding of predictive modeling techniques a plus
The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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