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Principal Engineer
Horsham, Pennsylvania  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on October 4, 2022
Job Id #59221 Posted September 15, 2022


Job Overview

  • In this position the candidate will have an opportunity to drive technical standards, platform design, and technical ownership related to a modernization and build out of a foundational data platform effort. 
  • The candidate will have ownership and accountability of design decisions and direction as well as platform strategy driving high quality, scalable, and resilient data capabilities focused on seamless and configurable data exchange and real-time integrations.
  • Initial work will be dedicated to platform design/architecture, capability discovery, and execution planning.
  • In the second phase they will be accountable to provide direction and drive team leads solving complex business/data problems using industry best practices based on the agreed upon platform design.
  • Candidate must be a quick learner and have excellent communication skills
  • A passion for growing and defining a true engineering culture while mentoring and guiding engineers with varying experience is a must.

Role & Responsibility:

  • Candidate should be confident to work independently, handle and guide the team and should be self-motivated
  • Candidate should be able to drive technical architecture, design, and best practices in the capacity of individual contributor as well as in a consulting mode
  • The candidate should have good analytical and self-learning skills and desire to learn new technologies
  • Be comfortable operating within a commercial cloud space
  • Candidate should have worked in microservices environment and should be fully aware of reference architectures and design patterns required for a complex implementation
  • Lead and develop teams focused on modernization, enablement, and engineering culture
  • Create quick working proof of concepts to validate and formalize solutions and design
  • Own the overall technical design and direction of a product
  • Frequently contribute to the overall set of deliverables while driving reuse and standardization
  • Bring innovative ideas to help continuously improve the foundational framework including the design, build, deploy, test and runtime within cloud ecosystems
  • Participate in debugging and performance tuning in a high-performance cloud platform
  • A great attitude and the passion and persistence to solve complex problems
  • Participate in troubleshooting and debugging critical problems and resolving complex technical issues that may arise.
  • Drive automation in project teams using best in class CI/CD and DevOps principles
  • Provide designs and solutions driving highly available and recoverable software
  • Execute development processes for the project such as build automation, unit testing, software configuration management and packaging.
  • Able to solve simple to complex issues independently or with minimal support from SMEs’
  • Work closely with development teams on data solutions based on a variety of modern data platforms and patterns and ensure appropriate data modelling to meet business requirements.
  • Provide inputs to development teams. Setup and maintain documentation and standards.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Good in oral & written communication skills. Exposure to healthcare domain is plus

Minimum Requirement:

  • 7+ years of experience with at least 3 years of experience working as a lead with expertise in building and shipping production ready software in a scaled distributed environment
  • Expertise implementing containerized and scalable software based on microservices
  • Knowledge of a variety of modern programming languages (Python, Java, JavaScript, Node)
  • Excellent programming skills with Java or Python and related frameworks like Spring Boot, Flask, Hibernate, Rest Assured, etc.
  • Knowledge of UI based technologies
  • Experience with a variety of modern open-source technologies (Kafka, AVRO, Prometheus, ELK, Kubernetes,)
  • Expertise with container platforms and deployments
  • Expertise defining and utilizing data integration solutions
  • Knowledge of a variety of modern database technologies with experience in both RDBMS and NoSQL Implementations
  • Expertise in incremental Agile delivery practices
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration and Deployment Strategies
  • Expertise with RESTful Web Services
  • Expertise with Github and Git version control
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical colleagues.
  • Expertise in container virtualization utilizing Docker and CICD using Jenkins, Gitlab or CircleCI
  • Expertise with a variety of security mechanisms and certifications such as SAML, Oauth, SSO, HITRUST, FedRAMP, etc.)
  • Ability to lead and develop people
  • A passion for modern engineering and culture

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience with AI/ML capabilities
  • Experience with big data platforms
  • Experience with cloud data platforms (e.g. Snowflake)
  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Expertise with AI/ML
  • Health Care experience

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Data Strategy for Community and State business

Experience:

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving Skills

Top Requirements:

  • Excellent programming skills with Java or Python and related frameworks like Spring Boot, Flask, Hibernate, Rest Assured, etc. (5+ years)
  • Experience with a variety of modern open-source technologies (Kafka, AVRO, Prometheus, ELK, Kubernetes,) (3+ years)
  • Knowledge of a variety of modern database technologies with experience in both RDBMS and NoSQL Implementations (3+years)

Team and Team size:

  • Varies from 3 to 7
  • Architect, Product owner, Agile Practitioner and Developers.

Top Responsibilities:

  • In this position the candidate will have an opportunity to drive technical standards, platform design, and technical ownership related to a modernization and build out of a foundational data platform effort.
  • The candidate will have ownership and accountability of design decisions and direction as well as platform strategy driving high quality, scalable, and resilient data capabilities focused on seamless and configurable data exchange and real-time integrations. Initial work will be dedicated to platform design/architecture, capability discovery, and execution planning.
  • In the second phase they will be accountable to provide direction and drive team leads solving complex business/data problems using industry best practices based on the agreed upon platform design.
  • Candidate must be a quick learner and have excellent communication skills.
  • A passion for growing and defining a true engineering culture while mentoring and guiding engineers with varying experience is a must.

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.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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