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Staff Data Engineer

SADA Systems Chicago ,IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Join SADA as a Staff Data Engineer!

Your Mission 

As a Staff Data Engineer at SADA, you will work collaboratively with architects and other engineers to recommend, prototype, build and debug data infrastructures on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You will have an opportunity to work on real-world data problems facing our customers today. Engagements vary from being purely consultative to requiring heavy hands-on work, and cover a diverse array of domain areas, such as data migrations, data archival and disaster recovery, and big data analytics solutions requiring batch or streaming data pipelines, data lakes and data warehouses. 

You will be expected to run point on whole projects, end-to-end, and to mentor less experienced Data Engineers. You will be recognized as an expert within the team and will build a reputation with Google and our customers. You will demonstrate repeated delivery of project architectures and critical components that other engineers demur to you for lack of expertise. 

You will be expected to tackle all technical challenges on whole projects and to mentor less experienced Data Engineers. You should be able to work independently, but should be a major participant in team reviews. You should be recognized as having technical mastery within the practice with an established reputation with Google and our customers. You should have demonstrable experience with public facing activities such as blogs, presentations, webinars, and OSS contributions. You will ensure the best architecture and engineering approach is applied. You will be expected to repeatedly deliver complex projects, and will be the owner of the complete customer outcome, including complex technical components of the engagement. You will actively participate in early-stage opportunity qualification calls, as well as lead client-facing technical discussions for established projects.

Pathway to Success 

#BeOneStepAhead: At SADA we are in the business of change. We are focused on leading-edge technology that is ever-evolving. We embrace change enthusiastically and encourage agility. This means that not only do our engineers know that change is inevitable, but they embrace this change to continuously expand their skills, preparing for future customer needs. 

Your success starts by positively impacting the direction of a fast growing practice with vision and passion. You will be measured quarterly by the breadth, magnitude and quality of your contributions, your ability to estimate accurately, customer feedback at the close of projects, how well you collaborate with your peers, and the consultative polish you bring to customer interactions.  

As you continue to execute successfully, we will build a customized development plan together that leads you through the engineering or management growth tracks. 

Expectations

Required Travel - 30% travel to customer sites, conferences, and other related events. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel has been temporarily restricted.

Customer Facing - You will interact with customers on a regular basis, sometimes daily, other times weekly/bi-weekly. Common touchpoints occur when qualifying potential opportunities, at project kickoff, throughout the engagement as progress is communicated, and at project close. You can expect to interact with a range of customer stakeholders, including engineers, technical project managers, and executives.

Training - Ongoing with first week orientation at HQ followed by a 90 day onboarding schedule. Details of timeline can be shared.

Job Requirements

Required Credentials:

  • Google Professional Data Engineer Certified or able to complete within the first 45 days of employment 
  • A secondary Google Cloud certification in any other specialization.
  • Expert or Professional level certifications in either or both AWS and Azure.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Mastery in at least 2-3 of the following domain areas:
    • Big Data: managing Hadoop clusters (all included services), troubleshooting cluster operation issues, migrating Hadoop workloads, architecting solutions on Hadoop, experience with NoSQL data stores like Cassandra and HBase, building batch/streaming ETL pipelines with frameworks such as Spark, Spark Streaming and Apache Beam, and working with messaging systems like Pub/Sub, Kafka and RabbitMQ. 
    • Data warehouse modernization: building complete data warehouse solutions on BigQuery, including technical architectures, star/snowflake schema designs, query optimization, ETL/ELT pipelines and reporting/analytic tools. Must have hands-on experience working with batch or streaming data processing software (such as Beam, Airflow, Hadoop, Spark, Hive).
    • Data migration: migrating data stores to reliable and scalable cloud-based stores, including strategies for minimizing downtime. May involve conversion between relational and NoSQL data stores, or vice versa. 
    • Backup, restore & disaster recovery: building production-grade data backup and restore, and disaster recovery solutions. Up to petabytes in scale. 
  • 5+ years of experience writing software in at least two or more languages such as Python, Java, Scala, or Go
  • Experience in building production-grade data solutions (relational and NoSQL)
  • Experience with systems monitoring/alerting, capacity planning and performance tuning
  • Experience with BI tool like Tableau, Looker etc.
  • Experience in technical consulting or other customer facing role

Useful Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Google Cloud data products (CloudSQL, Spanner, Cloud Storage, Pub/Sub, Dataflow, Dataproc, Bigtable, BigQuery, Dataprep, Composer, etc)
  • Experience with IoT architectures and building real-time data streaming pipelines
  • Experience operationalizing machine learning models on large datasets
  • Demonstrated leadership and self-direction -- willingness to teach others and learn new techniques
  • Demonstrated skills in selecting the right statistical tools given a data analysis problem

About SADA

Values:  We built our core values on themes that internally compel us to deliver our best to our partners, our customers and to each other. Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to SADA's values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer. 

  1. Make them rave
  2. Be data driven
  3. Be one step ahead
  4. Be a change agent 
  5. Do the right thing

Work with the best: SADA has been the largest partner in North America for GCP since 2016 and recently announced, at Google NEXT, as the 2018 Global Partner of the Year.  SADA has also been awarded Best Place to Work by Inc. as well as LA Business Journal! 

Benefits: Unlimited PTO, competitive and attractive compensation,  performance-based bonuses, paid holidays, rich medical, dental, vision plans, life, short and long-term disability insurance, 401K with match, professional development reimbursement program as well as Google Certified training programs.

Business Performance: SADA has been named to the INC 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list for 12 years in a row garnering Honoree status. CRN has also named SADA on the Top 500 Global Solutions Providers for the past 5 years. The overall culture continues to evolve with engineering at its core: 3200+ projects completed, 3000+ customers served, 10K+ workloads and 25M+ users migrated to the cloud. 

 

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