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Data Engineer

Woodlawn, MD
Job Title: Data Engineer
Location: Woodlawn, MD
 
FosterThomas, a Mid-Atlantic Staffing and Recruiting Firm, is leading the search for a Data Engineer for our Client. This position is located in Woodlawn, MD.
 
Overview:
We are looking for a savvy Data Engineer to join our growing team. The hire will be responsible for expanding and optimizing our data and data pipeline architecture, as well as optimizing data flow and collection for cross functional teams. The ideal candidate is an experienced data pipeline builder and data wrangler who enjoys optimizing data systems and building them from the ground up. The Data Engineer will support our software developers, database architects, data analysts and data scientists on data initiatives and will ensure optimal data delivery architecture is consistent throughout ongoing projects. They must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple teams, systems and products. The right candidate will be excited by the prospect of optimizing or even re-designing our company’s data architecture to support our next generation of products and data initiatives.
  • Design, develop and deploy infrastructure to support the overall data environment, including data pipeline & warehousing solutions.
  • Serve as technical resource responsible for Oracle SQL development, writing complex queries using advanced PLSQL concepts and, review table structures, apply indexes were needed, performance tune SQL's.
  • Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency and workload management.
 
Qualifications:
  • Design, develop and deploy infrastructure to support the overall data environment, including data pipeline & warehousing solutions.
  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency and workload management.
  • A successful history of manipulating, processing and extracting value from large disconnected datasets.
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
  • 8+ years of experience in a Data Engineer role, who has attained a Graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems or another quantitative field. They should also have experience using the following software/tools:
    • Experience with Oracle, PL/SQL, SAS, Informatica, Unix Shell Scripting
  • Serve as technical resource responsible for Oracle SQL development, writing complex queries using advanced PLSQL concepts and, review table structures, apply indexes were needed, performance tune SQL's.
 Preferred
  • Experience with related technologies including SQL Developer and TOAD.
  • Experience with MicroStrategy Reporting or Business Intelligence environment.
  • Experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery.
Residency Requirement
  • Must have lived in the United States at least 3 out of the last 5 years.
 Interpersonal Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and organizational skills - must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing
  • Facts and data oriented.
  • Deadline and closure oriented.
  • Strong persuasion, facilitation and influencing skills.
  • Self-driven.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work with cross functional teams including senior level individuals.
  • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment with varying priorities, based on a team building culture.
 
 

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