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Junior Data Engineer - REMOTE

  • Location: City of Mediapolis, 50392-0001
  • Salary: 48.0
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

Long-Term Contract Opportunity with a FULL suite of benefits!

Come work for this award-winning retirement and global asset management leader, helping people and businesses navigate a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement, investment services and insurance.

Position:  Data Engineer

Location:  Remote

Term:  12 months

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
Bachelor's degree plus 1-3 years related work experience or a Master's in a related field. Knowledge of financial services products and processes preferred. This is a team of IT resources who are embedded with actuarial and financial business partners to deliver upon their extract-translate-load data needs. A typical day includes Agile stand ups, in-depth buildout of data pipelines, and detailed debugging of data issues. This work tends to be hands-on and often we are paired or group programming/debugging.  Ability to work directly with data and datastores through programming language such as SQL, Python, Java, etc. Experience with a variety of data modeling techniques and data structures. Ability to optimize data for analytics and data science. Experience building/operating systems for data extraction, ingestion and processing of large data sets. Knowledge and direct experience using business intelligence reporting tools. Experience building data products incrementally and integrating and managing datasets from multiple sources. Basic planning, organizational, problem-solving, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required. Basic leadership skills preferred. Excellent time management skills preferred. Ability to collaborate with others required. Must be able to effectively communicate strategies and designs to all levels of the company. Must be able to maintain a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality. May be required to provide on-call support. For positions with Principal Global Investors, you will be required to comply with a Code of Ethics which covers a number of obligations related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):


  • SQL
  • General ETL experience
  • Strong communication 
  • Python
  • Java
  • Data analytics/reporting
  • AWS, Azure, or other cloud experience
About our client
Our client is a global financial company with 18,000 employees passionate about improving the wealth and well-being of people and businesses. In business for more than 140 years, it has helped more than 38 million customers plan, insure, invest, and retire, while working to support the communities where it does business, improve our planet, and build a diverse, inclusive workforce. Discover, grow, and thrive as part of a team that supports you

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.

MATRIX is and Equal Employment Opportunity employer including disability and veteran and provides reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals.  Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable. If you are a qualified individual you may request a reasonable accommodation under the American Disability Act (ADA). If you are a person with a disability needing assistance applying, or at any point in the hiring process, please email us at To ensure a quick response to your request, please use the words “Accommodation request” as the subject line of your email.

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.