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Principal Data Engineer
Schaumburg, Illinois  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on September 29, 2021
Job Id #49589 Posted August 5, 2021

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • This role will work within a BI Reporting Applications team, focusing on cloud/solutions architecture items, with a focus on Data Engineering and Cloud security aspects.
  • BI Reporting portfolio contains multiple reporting applications, data extract engines, data marts etc that are both internal and external client facing.
  • Expectation is that this role will be hands-on when necessary but primary focus will be across applications to provide design and oversight to agile scrum teams, cloud infrastructure/security support etc,
  • leading/driving initiatives when needed. Technologies/Tools currently leveraged include Cognos, Tableau, Power BI, MIcrostrategy, Azure Synapse, ADF, Databricks, PySpark, Netezza, Ab Initio, PostgreSQL, Terraform.

Ideal Background:

  • PBM experience is nice to have but not required. I have attached the current JD for the FTE role that aligns to this (since this is dual sourcing position).

Team and Team size:

  • Global development team across US and India. We have multiple scrum teams (currently 6-7) with approx. 5-8 members per team. Business Partners are located in US & Ireland.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with product owners, systems analysts and software engineers to deliver against an agile roadmap of analytics initiatives to support business stakeholders in a self-service environment leveraging both on-prem and MS Azure platforms.
  • Work with architects and other software engineers to evaluate functional and non-functional requirements and deliver creative, high quality solutions
  • Design, develop, test and maintain data intensive applications including ETL, relational and non-relational data storage, APIs and big data application development
  • Follow and improve on processes for continuous delivery and DevOps within your team
  • Build and main configuration management and automation tools, deployment strategies/processes, monitoring tools.
  • Experienced in Software Engineering practices like Reliability Engineering, Deployment planning, Fault Tolerant architecture, Test Automation.
  • Collaborate on quality strategies that ensure our data platform is correct, resilient, scalable and secure
  • Support applications throughout the SDLC from design to decommission
  • Participate in and provide input for system analysis, design walkthroughs and code reviews
  • Participate in defect review and triage
  • Adhere to design/coding standards and constantly improve the way we build and deliver software
  • Technical analysis of existing reporting solutions to identify opportunities for improvement both from a best practice and quality/ performance improvement perspective.
  • Drive continuous improvement and automation of BI solutions and processes.
  • Maintain the production BI products, solutions, documentation and environments to ensure optimal health, including resolving production issues and responding quickly to priority problems.
  • Oversees feasibility studies, time and cost estimates and the establishment and implementation of new or revised project programs.


  • 7 or more years of experience working within the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • 7 or more years of experience designing, coding and supporting distributed, data intensive systems at scale.
  • 5 or more years of development experience with different BI technologies, including ETL tools
  • 4 or more years of experience with relational database delivery
  • 3 or more years of experience in Agile Delivery
  • 2 or more years of hands-on experience with designing/developing cloud technologies in MS Azure.
  • 2 or more years of hands-on experience using Databricks.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to describe data/capability stories (and not defects) and explain value (and not resolution) to customers.
  • Experience in delivering Data Platforms

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience building data intensive systems in a public, hybrid or private cloud environment
  • Excellent analytical skills and proven ability to work with delivery teams to think out of box
  • Extremely strong communicator able to build relationships across many teams around the globe
  • Ability to lead and mentor staff
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills

Working Time:

  • We have multiple time zones to integrate with, with mornings being the busiest time. Meetings generally start around 7:30AM and wrap up by 5PM.

Interview Process:

  • a. How many rounds? Since this is C2H, we will have two interviews. First interview with me. Second interview will be technical focused with our architecture leads.
  • b. Video vs. phone? Preference is to use Teams with video.
  • c. How technical will the interviews be? Questions will be asked to confirm experience level stated in resume, to ensure success in performing role.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

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