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Sr. Data Engineer

Chicago, IL | IT
Job ID: 102728
Listed on 1/6/2021

KellyMitchell matches the best IT and business talent with premier organizations nationwide. Our clients, ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to rapidly growing high-tech companies, are exceptionally served by our 1500+ IT and business consultants. Our industry is growing rapidly, and now is a great time to launch your career with the KellyMitchell team.

Sr. Software Engineer

Job Summary: The Senior Data Engineer is responsible for empowering the Data team to achieve its primary objectives: ingesting, mastering and exposing real-time, event-driven data streams pertaining to the essential relational data dimensions that are crucial to the evolution and continued success. This position will focus heavily on utilizing advanced techniques and cutting-edge technologies around data mastering specific dimensional data and exposing it rapidly to internal and external consumers. The ideal candidate will exhibit passion for continuous improvement and a dedicated focus on enabling our consumers to achieve their goals and make data driven decisions.  


  • Prioritizes and executes rapid raw data collection from source systems, targets and implements efficient storage of, employs fast and reliable access patterns.
  • Master Data Management concepts and implementation.
  • Understands system protocols, how systems operate and data flows. Aware of current and emerging technology tools and their benefits. Expected to independently develop a full software stack. Understands the building blocks, interactions, dependencies, and tools required to complete software and automation work. Independent study of evolving technology is expected.
  • Strong focus on innovation and enablement, contributes to designs to implement new ideas which improve an existing and new system/process/service. Understands and can apply new industry perspectives to our existing business and data models. Reviews existing designs and processes to highlight more efficient ways to complete existing workload more effectively through industry perspectives.
  • Maintains knowledge of existing technology documents. Writes basic documentation on how technology works using collaboration tools like Confluence. Creates clear documentation for new code and systems used. Documenting systems designs, presentations, and business requirements for consumption and consideration at the manager level.
  • Collaborates with technical teams and utilizes system expertise to deliver technical solutions. Continuously learns and teaches others existing and new technologies. Contributes to the development of others through mentoring or in-house workshops and learning sessions.
  • Drives team practices and procedures to achieve repeatable success and defined expectation of services
  • Provides a significant collaborative role in long-term department planning, with focus on initiatives achieving data empowerment, operational efficiency and sustainability
  • Monitors and evaluates overall strategic data infrastructure; tracks system efficiency and reliability; identifies and recommends efficiency improvements and mitigates operational vulnerabilities.

Desired Skills/ Responsibilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline.
  • 8+ years of experience developing software in a professional environment (preferably financial services but not required)
  • 5 years of hands on Data Driven Enterprise Application development, preferable in financial industry
  • Strong understanding of Enterprise architecture patterns, Object Oriented & Service Oriented principles, design patterns, industry best practices
  • Foundational knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and designing for performance.
  • Proficiency in programming in Java, C# or Python and willingness to learn and adopt new languages as necessary
  • Experience with ETL, Airflow, SSIS, .NET Core, C#, Python, SQL, Web APIs, Microsoft MDS are strongly preferred.
  • Exposure to containers, microservices, distributed systems architecture, orchestrators and cloud computing.
  • Comfortable with core programming concepts and techniques (e.g. concurrency, memory management)
  • Enjoys working with algorithms and data structures (e.g. trees, hash maps, queues)
  • Data Analytics and Data Science experience will be a plus.
  • Good sense of user interaction and usability design to provide an intuitive, seamless end user experience.
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to work with subject matter expert to extract critical business concepts.
  • Ability to work and potentially lead in an Agile methodology environment.
  • Climate controlled office environment
  • Minimal physical requirements other than occasional light lifting of boxed materials
  • Dynamic, time-sensitive environment