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Big Data Engineer

  • Location: Philadelphia, 19130
  • Salary: $92.89 - $102.59 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 22 days ago

Work with the brightest minds at one of the largest financial institutions in the world. This is long-term contract opportunity that includes a competitive benefit package!

Our client has been around for over 150 years and is continuously innovating in today's digital age. If you want to work for a company that is not only a household name, but also truly cares about satisfying customers' financial needs and helping people succeed financially, apply today.

Position: Lead Specialty Software Engineer
Location: PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, 19130
Term: 12 months

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Lead complex initiatives on selected domains.
  • Ensure systems are monitored to increase operational efficiency and managed to mitigate risk.
  • Define opportunities to maximize resource utilization and improve processes while reducing cost.
  • Lead, design, develop, test and implement applications and system components, tools and utilities, models, simulation, and analytics to manage complex business functions using sophisticated technologies.
  • Resolve coding, testing and escalated platform issues of a technically challenging nature.
  • Lead team to ensure compliance and risk management requirements for supported area are met and work with other stakeholders to implement key risk initiatives.
  • Mentor less experienced software engineers.
  • Collaborate and influence all levels of professionals including managers.
  • Lead team to achieve objectives.
  • Partner with production support and platform engineering teams effectively.

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):

  • Skills:
    • Data Pipeline Product development – hands on experience designing and building.
    • Google Cloud Big Data Specialty – hands on experience.
    • Hadoop Services Development - hands on experience.
    • Python and Spark Programming – expert level.
    • Airflow Custom Operator Development – experience.
    • Debezium Open Source CDC – experience is a plus.
    • Kafka development.
    • CI/CD, DevOps, QA Automation.
    • Strong Communicator and Leader.
    • 10+ years of information architecture and data modeling experience.
    • 10+ years of BI/DW and data modeling experience.
    • Knowledge of Data Warehousing, ETL and BI architectures, concepts and frameworks.
    • Deep knowledge of Kimball, Inmon, Data Vault approaches for data warehouse modeling and the core differences.
    • Experience in data warehouse/data mart/NoSQL modeling principles/methods including conceptual, logical & physical Data Models.
    • Deep experience with time-series, dimensional, column-oriented, event sourced, and semantic data modeling patterns.
  • Additional Skills:
    • Optimizing physical models based on use case needs and data access patterns, considering performance, volumes, and complexity of queries.
    • Capable of facilitating data discovery sessions involving business subject matter experts.
    • Experience in translating/mapping relational data models into Data Schemas.
    • Experience with modeling tools (such as ERWin and ER/Studio).
    • Ability to create and maintain conceptual/business, logical and physical data models.
    • Ability to translate a logical model into a physical model, adding appropriate physical objects needed to create the database e.g. indexes.
    • Experience maintaining a model repository, along with enforcing logical model versioning, tied to physical schema evolution.
    • Ability to synchronize models to ensure that database structures match models.
    • Familiar with metadata ingestion and translation.
    • Excellent presentation, communication, and organizational skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
    • Familiar with Data Governance Process Management.
    • Domain Driven Design based Data Product and Data Mesh Architecture concepts to develop highly interoperable data products.
    • Cyber Security domain knowledge.
    • Data modeling in the GCP/Azure cloud environments are a bonus.
  • 5+ years of Specialty Software Engineering experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

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For hourly W2 contract roles MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options.  Please see for more information.

For direct hire placement with our clients, benefits would be offered in accordance with that particular client’s offerings. This may include PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other pre and post-tax options.