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Senior Specialist, Data Engineering (multiple openings)



Data Science
North Wales, PA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Job Description


  • Design, develop and maintain data pipelines to extract data from a variety of sources and populate data lake and data warehouse.

  • Work with data governance team and implement data quality checks and maintain data catalogs.

  • Use Orchestration, logging, and monitoring tools to build resilient pipelines.

  • Utilize test driven development methodology when building ELT/ETL pipelines.

  • Understand and apply concepts like data lake, data warehouse, lake-house, data mesh and data-fabric where relevant.

  • Develop data models for cloud data warehouses like Redshift and Snowflake.

  • Develop pipelines to ingest data into cloud data warehouses.

  • Analyze data using SQL and Collaborate with Data Analyst, Data scientists, Machine Learning Engineers to identify and transform data for ingestion, exploration, and modeling.

  • Use serverless AWS services like Glue, Lambda, StepFunctions.

  • Use Terraform Code to deploy on AWS.

  • Containerize Python code using Docker.

  • Use Git for version control and understand various branching strategies.

  • Build pipelines to work with large datasets using PySpark.

  • Develop proof of concepts using Jupyter Notebooks and create technical documentation as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, or a related field and 5 years of experience in the position offered or related.

  • Must have 5 years of experience with all of the following: SQL and PySpark; Git, Docker, and Terraform; Agile Methodology; and experience with Jenkins pipelines.

  • Must have 1 year of experience with all of the following: feature engineering pipelines and re-useability in both training and inference stages; creating docker images for ML models and custom python scripts; operationalizing and governing machine learning models using AWS Sagemaker; designing, developing, and maintaining pipelines using Python and serverless AWS services; and AWS services like S3, ECS, Fargate, Glue, StepFunctions, CloudWatch, Lambda, and EMR.

  • 10% domestic and international travel required by year.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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Requisition ID:R293352