Azure Data Engineer

About Avanade
Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com
Travel is an integral part of this position; candidates must be willing and able to travel within the UK as much as is required by the needs of our customers and our business. Although not frequent, this could also involve international assignments.
You'll have ample opportunities for career growth and personal development, including continuing professional technology training and management training.

About the role

A Data Engineering Consultant at Avanade uses comprehensive modern data engineer techniques and methods with Advanced Analytics to support business decisions for Avanade clients. The person can collect, aggregate, and analyze structured/unstructured data from multiple internal and external sources and patterns, insights, and trends to decision-makers. The goal is to support the use of data-driven insights to help our Clients achieve business outcomes and objectives.

In this role, you will collect, aggregate, store, and reconcile data in support of Client business decisions. You will help design and build data pipelines, data streams, reporting tools, information dashboards, data service APIs, data generators and other end-user information portals and insight tools. You will be a critical part of the data supply chain, ensuring that stakeholders can access and manipulate data for routine and ad hoc analysis to drive business outcomes using Advanced Analytics.

Day-to-day, you will:

- Translate business requirements to technical solutions leveraging strong business acumen.

- Analyzes current business practices, processes and procedures as well as identifying future business opportunities for leveraging Microsoft Azure Data & Analytics PaaS Services.

- Support the planning and implementation of data design services, providing sizing and configuration assistance and performing needs assessments.

- Delivery of architectures for transformations and modernizations of enterprise data solutions using Azure cloud data technologies.

- Design and Build Modern Data Pipelines and Data Streams.

- Design and Build Data Service APIs.

- Develop and maintain data warehouse schematics, layouts, architectures and relational/non-relational databases for data access and Advanced Analytics.

- Expose data to end users using PowerBI, Azure API Apps or any other modern visualization platform or experience.

- Implement effective metrics and monitoring processes.

- Travel as needed.

Qualifications
About you

You are a data geek and proud of it. You know your way around the Modern Data Platform and Advanced analytic tools, process, and techniques. You also understand the point of it all-to produce solid insights to drive business outcomes. You have strong business acumen, a good analytical mind on top of excellent technical skills.

Your skillset likely includes:

- Demonstrated experience of turning business use cases and requirements to technical solutions.

- Experience in business processing mapping of data and analytics solutions.

- Ability to conduct data profiling, cataloging, and mapping for technical design and construction of technical data flows.

- The ability to apply such methods to solve business problems using one or more Azure Data and Analytics services in combination with building data pipelines, data streams, and system integration.

- Mastery of .NET C# and T-SQL with the familiarity of U-SQL is required

- Knowledge of Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake, Azure SQL DW, and Azure SQL, Azure App Service is required.

- Azure HDInsight + Spark, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Databricks, Azure Stream Analytics is a plus.

- Knowledge of Python is a plus.

- Experience preparing data for Data Science and Machine Learning.

- Experience preparing data for use in Azure Machine Learning and/or Azure Databricks is a plus.

- Demonstrated experience preparing data and building data pipelines for AI Use Cases (text, voice, image, etc....).

- Designing and building Data Pipelines using streams of IOT data.

- Knowledge of Lambda and Kappa architecture patterns.

- Knowledge of Master Data Management (MDM) and Data Quality tools and processes

- Strong team collaboration and experience working with remote teams.

- Knowledge of Dev-Ops processes (including CI/CD) and Infrastructure as code fundamentals.

- Working experience with Visual Studio, PowerShell Scripting, and ARM templates.

- Experience with Git/TFS/VSTS is a must.

Requisition ID - 53829

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.


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