CareFirst Careers

Senior Big Data Integration Engineer

Resp & Qualifications

CareFirst is the health care marketplace leader in more ways than one. We are the largest health care insurer in the Mid-Atlantic region, employing more than 5,000 associates and serving nearly 3.4 million members in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. We are also innovation leaders – our associates are continually finding creative and effective ways to deliver greater value and service to our members and improve the quality of life in our communities.

What are we looking for:

We are looking for a Senior Big Data Engineer who can help us build Next Generation healthcare products and enable us to continue to provide a great experience to our member community. This includes but is not limited to, creating complex data pipelines, integrating various data sources, applying transformations and providing data for downstream analytical applications. If you love data and are looking for a career in the HealthCare industry where the only constant is change and innovation, then look no further.  Bring your imagination, your data engineering skills and most importantly the desire to challenge the status quo. Come join us and together let’s build data-driven healthcare solutions that make a real difference in our communities.

What you’ll do:

As Senior big data engineer, you will design and build cutting edge data solutions leveraging the Cloudera Big Data technology stack and other open source products. With some supervision, you will perform design and development activities, technical documentation, system performance support, and internal customer support. You’ll work with Data Analysts, Solution Architects and other Data Engineers to design and implement robust data pipelines that solve important business problems.

Job duties breakdown:  

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

  • 90%   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)
  • 10%   Research and Development: Learns and implements new technologies to benefit the business

Skills you must have:

This position requires a BA/BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology or related field with 7+ years of prior experience in software development, Data Engineering and Business Intelligence OR equivalent experience. Following are the some of the key skills that you must have.

  • 5+ years of strong programming background with Java/Python/Scala
  • At least 3+ years of experience working on Data Integration projects using Hadoop MapReduce, Sqoop, Oozie , Hive, Spark and other related Big Data technologies
  • Experience tuning Hadoop/Spark/hive parameters to for optimal performance
  • Good shell scripting experience
  • Rigor in high code quality, automated testing, and other engineering best practices, ability to write reusable code components.

Skills nice to have:

  • Healthcare experience
  • Cloudera Certified Developer


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

Please visit our website to apply:

Closing Date

Please apply before: 5/30/2019

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.


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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