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Senior Data Engineer (Hybrid)

Resp & Qualifications

The Senior Data Engineer is responsible for orchestrating, deploying, maintaining and scaling cloud AND on-premise infrastructure targeting big data and platform data management (Relational and NoSQL, distributed and converged) with emphasis on reliability, automation and performance. This role will focus on developing solutions and helping transform the company's platforms deliver data-driven, meaningful insights and value to company.


  • Develops and maintains infrastructure systems (e.g., data warehouses, data lakes) including data access APIs. Prepares and manipulates data using multiple technologies.

  • Interprets data, analyzes results using statistical techniques, and provides ongoing reports.  Executes quantitative analyses that translate data into actionable insights.  Provides analytical and data-driven decision-making support for key projects.  Designs, manages, and conducts quality control procedures for data sets using data from multiple systems.

  • Develops data models by studying existing data warehouse architecture; evaluating alternative logical data models including planning and execution tables; applying metadata and modeling standards, guidelines, conventions, and procedures; planning data classes and sub-classes, indexes, directories, repositories, messages, sharing, replication, back-up, retention, and recovery.

  • Creates data collection frameworks for structured and unstructured data.

  • Improves data delivery engineering job knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.

  • Applies data extraction, transformation and loading techniques in order to connect large data sets from a variety of sources.

  • Applies and implements best practices for data auditing, scalability, reliability and application performance.


Education Level: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Engineering or related field OR in lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.

Experience: 5 years Experience with database design and developing modeling tools. Experience developing and updating ETL/ELT scripts. Hands-on experience with application development, relational database layout, development, data modeling.

Preferred Experience:  

  • Health Care Payor experience and/or Health Care industry experience
  • Snowflake on Azure

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge and understanding of at least one programming language (i.e., SQL, NoSQL, Python).
  • Knowledge and understanding of database design and implementation concepts. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of data exchange formats. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of data movement concepts. 
  • Strong technical and analytical and problem solving skills to troubleshoot to solve a variety of problems.
  • Requires strong organizational and communication skills, written and verbal, with the ability to handle multiple priorities.

Salary Range: $90,000 - $178,750

Salary Range Disclaimer

The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the work is being performed. This compensation range is specific and considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilites of the position, the candidate's work experience, education/training, internal peer equity, and market and business consideration. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at the top of the range, as compensation decisions depend on each case's facts and circumstances, including but not limited to experience, internal equity, and location. In addition to your compensation, CareFirst offers a comprehensive benefits package, various incentive programs/plans, and 401k contribution programs/plans (all benefits/incentives are subject to eligibility requirements).


Strategy & Planning

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Where To Apply

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Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.


The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship.


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