Senior Big Data Developer

    • Chevy Chase, MD

The Data Pipeline and consumption team of Decision Sciences and Transformation (DSaT) is seeking a highly motivated Senior Big Data Developer to start or continue an IT career on the Big Data Platform project. Teaming up with architects, scrum masters, leads, managers, you will work in an Agile environment to make the data on the Big Data Platform accessible for the needs of the organization. As a Big Data Developer, you will be working on Data Ingestion activities to bring large volumes of data in to our Big Data Lake in IBM's SoftLayer Cloud. The candidate plays a vital role in building new data pipelines from various structured and unstructured sources into Hadoop. The qualified candidate will be working in a heterogeneous environment and requires excellent technical skills, a strong desire to learn, good communication skills, attention to details, and the ability to learn new technologies. You will participate in the entire software development lifecycle by writing and executing test plans, finding solutions to issues during development and after deployment.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • 2+ years working with Java based applications and open source technologies
  • 1+ years of experience in working with Spring XD, Spring Cloud Data Flow, RabbitMQ, Kafka or other messaging technologies
  • Prior experience in working with Hadoop technologies such as HBase, Hive, Oozie, Pig, & Spark is a plus
  • Proficiency in scripting in either Python, Perl, Ruby, Shell Scripting
  • 1+ year of Production Support and operationalization of Applications
  • Experience with Change Data Capture (CDC) technologies and relational databases such as MS SQL, Oracle and DB2
  • Knowledge and understanding of SDLC and Agile/Scrum procedures, processes and practices is required
  • Experience with mentoring software developers


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years working with Java based applications and open source technologies
  • 2+ years of experience in working with Spring XD, Spring Cloud Data Flow, RabbitMQ, Kafka or other messaging technologies
  • Prior experience in working with Hadoop technologies such as HBase, Hive, Oozie, Pig, & Spark is a plus
  • Performance tuning of Java applications and messaging technologies is a plus
  • 1+ year of scripting in either Python, Perl, Ruby, Shell Scripting
  • 3+ years of Production Support and operationalization of Applications
  • Prior experience with Docker, Kubernetes or other container tools is a plus
  • Prior experience with Change Data Capture (CDC) technologies and relational databases such as MS SQL, Oracle and DB2 is a plus
  • Knowledge and understanding of SDLC and Agile/Scrum procedures, processes and practices is required
  • Experience with mentoring software developers
  • Bachelor's or equivalent degree is required #LI-AA1 #DI-AA


Note: The safety of our associates, both current and future, is GEICO's highest priority. At this time, most of our associates are working remotely due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates who are selected for this position will be trained remotely and must be able to work from home in a designated work area. Once GEICO determines it is safe for associates to return to the office, candidates may be required to work in our Chevy Chase, MD office.

About GEICO

For more than 75 years, GEICO has stood out from the rest of the insurance industry! We are one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing auto insurers thanks to our low rates, outstanding service and clever marketing. We're an industry leader employing thousands of dedicated and hard-working associates. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, we offer associates training and career advancement in a financially stable and rewarding workplace.

Our associates' quality of life is important to us. Full-time GEICO associates are offered a comprehensive Total Rewards Program, including:

  • 401(k) and profit-sharing plans
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Associate assistance program
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Business casual dress
  • Fitness and dining facilities (at most locations)
  • Associate clubs and sports teams
  • Volunteer opportunities


Benefit offerings for positions other than full-time may vary.

GEICO is an equal opportunity employer. GEICO conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

How to Apply

Click "Apply for Job" to complete your application. You will need an active email address and phone number. Please upload your resume, preferably as Word .doc files or PDF. Once you begin your application you can save it and access it later. Your application should include any work and/or internship experience from at least the past five years.


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