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Lead Big Data Engineer (with Data Warehouse background)

Resp & Qualifications

PURPOSE:   Independently designs and builds Big Data solutions leveraging Cloudera Big Data technology stack.

Working under Big Data manager supervision, performs Development activities, technical documentation, system performance support, and internal customer support.  Works on multiple projects and provides guidance and support to other team members. Works with Solutions Architects, Big Data Administrators and other Big Data and BI team members.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:   The incumbent’s accountabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:               

System Design and Implementation:  Designs and Builds Big Data solutions to meet business requirements.  Assumes complete ownership of Delivery from Data Engineering stand point in given project(s)

Leadership:  Assists other Developers in resolving complex issues. Performs code reviews and ensures that standards are followed consistently across projects   

Procedural: Creates and maintains Coding standards, Design Documents, Production Run books

Research and Development: Recommends and implements new technologies to benefit the business.   


Required:  This position requires a BA/BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology or related field with 10+ years of prior experience in software development, Data Engineering and Business Intelligence OR equivalent experience. Candidate must have work authorization without requiring any sponsorship.

  • Proven experience building and optimizing data pipelines to ingest and process structured and unstructured datasets
  • 7+ years of experience designing and building Data Integration solutions ( Data Warehouse/Data Marts )
  • 5+ years of experience designing and building ETL pipelines using Informatica or AbInitio
  • 3+ years of experience in Hadoop, Yarn, HDFS, MapReduce, Hive, Sqoop, Oozie and other related Big Data technologies
  • 3+ years of experience of programming ( in Java/Python/Scala)
  • Advanced experience with SQL and at least one major RDBMS (Oracle, DB2 etc.)
  • Advanced experience with shell scripting
  • Prior experience leading  Big Data projects with a minimum team size of 4 developers
  • Strong communication skills and self-starter mentality and the ability to think outside the box.



  • Healthcare Industry experience
  • Scala programming experise
  • Prior working knowledge of NoSQL databases
  • Cloudera Certified Hadoop and Spark Developer (CCA175)



Department: Big Data

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.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

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Closing Date

Please apply before: 4/14/2019

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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position successfully.  Requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The employee 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 employee must frequently talk and hear.

Sponsorship in US

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

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