Data Engineer

  • Ref No. : 21-01862
  • Location: Houston, TEXAS
  • Position Type : Contract

Job Title: Data Engineer
Location: Houston, TX
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 12 Months

About VLink: Started in 2006 and headquartered in Connecticut, VLink is one of the fastest-growing digital technology services and consulting companies. Since its inception, our innovative team members have been solving the most complex business, and IT challenges of our global clients.

Job Description: The Data Engineer manages one or more data engineering projects of moderate complexity. Leads or acts as key team member in defining and builds the data pipelines that will enable faster, better, data-informed decision-making within the business. Jointly designs and implements a new big data solution which supports high amounts and velocity of data and supports future growth. Identifies latest development, testing and deployment techniques to quickly deploy new releases to e.g. deploy new data pipelines and add data sources. Takes direct reports, when applicable, through Agile Framework and its respective tools. Influences stakeholders in adopting analyses / outcomes. Acts proactively to support the business to further professionalize their MI / Analytic reporting platform, using the ESSA approach. Opinions valued by business interface. Plays a prominent role in project related meetings etc. Utilises business partnering in order to gather, analyse and model data and key performance indicators of the highest complexity. Working as Data Engineering Lead to develop and deploy innovative big data platforms for advanced analytics and data processing. Works independently under broad managerial supervision.

Your future duties and responsibilities

  • Have strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills. Is highly experienced in communicating with business at all levels.
  • Comfortable to work with global stakeholders, internally and externally.
  • Experience of working in a global business environment/different cultures.
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines and balancing multiple priorities.
  • Have strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills. Is highly experienced in communicating with business at all levels.
  • Experience of working in a global business environment/different cultures and with global stakeholders.
  • Data and Analytics Mastery IT Architecture Skill Software Engineering Mastery Integration Solutions Skill Business Analysis Skill
  • Comfortable to work with global stakeholders, internally and externally.
  • Interpretation of data, highly analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with data architecture and design techniques (local/abstract).

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in Source Code Control (e.g. Git, Subversion).
  • Experience in Open Source Frameworks (Apache Spark, Hadoop etc.)
  • Strong design and coding skills (e.g. Python, Scala, JavaScript).
  • Experience with reporting/visualization tools (e.g. SAP Lumira/Design Studio, Spotfire, Power BI)
  • Experience with SAP technologies (SAP ECC/ERP, SAP BW, SAP HANA etc.)
  • Experience with SQL-based technologies (e.g. MSSQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL).
  • Experience with Restful API techniques/developments.
  • Experience with data blending technology (e.g. Alteryx).
  • Experience with big data platforms; working with large data sets, large amounts of data in motion and numerous big data technologies.
  • Experience with working concepts as data pipelining / data wrangling
  • Experience with big data platforms; working with large data sets, large amounts of data in motion and numerous big data technologies.
  • Awareness of Agile Framework and its tools such as Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) Job Competence Requirements These are maximum requirements, so room should be allowed for in-role development.
  • Experience with Microsoft or AWS data stack e.g. Microsoft Azure Data Lake, Hadoop (preferably with Spark), Cosmos DB, HDInsight/HBase, MongoDB, Redis, Azure Table/Blob stores etc.
  • Agile Project Delivery techniques (e.g. SCRUM) & experience creating and using a wide range of scrum and agile artefacts and techniques, automated testing, personas, user stories, agile games etc
  • Certified in Agile Product Owner / SCRUM master and/or other Agile techniques Leadership Skills.

Soft Skills & Experience

  • Proven track record of building strong stakeholder relationships at different organisational levels
  • Able to produce high quality business-facing deliverables and activities to drive
  • Resilient and able to manage challenge and resistance
  • Results/outcomes oriented, business value focused
  • Confident and able to work in high-ambiguity work environment
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills

Employment Practices:
EEO, ADA, FMLA Compliant
VLink is an equal opportunity employer. At VLink, we are committed to embracing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. VLink does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All aspects of employment, including hiring, promoting, or discharge, will be decided based on qualifications, merit, performance, and business needs.

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