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Principal Data Engineer

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    New York

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    John O'Reilly

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  • Published:

    26 days ago

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Oliver James' Client is a privately held, Bermuda registered company that provides speciality re/insurance through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Companies are operating in an increasingly uncertain world. Driven by relentless curiosity, our team of trusted experts provides a fresh perspective on our client's risks. Designed for the future, our client adds creativity to tech-enabled efficiency and robust analytics to address risks others avoid.

Role: Data Engineer

We are seeking talented and intellectually curious data engineers with a passion for the "R" in R&D. You will be part of the Data & Analytics team reporting to the Chief Data Officer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching and evaluating data sources to solve specific business problems
  • Collecting and preparing the data to support Data Science projects and business initiatives
  • Designing and building robust and reusable data pipelines
  • Contributing to the design and architecture of innovative solutions to difficult problems
  • Closely collaborating with data scientists, actuaries, IT and the business to identify, build, test, and deploy data collection, management, and curation tools and help ensure proper integration with a broader cloud infrastructure

Qualifications / Skills:

  • 3+ years of industry experience collecting data and building data pipelines
  • Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Expert knowledge of databases and SQL
  • Experience with Python or relevant scripting language
  • Experience building data pipelines from end to end:
    • Understanding business use cases and requirements for different internal teams
    • Prototyping initial collection and leveraging existing tools and/or creating new tools
    • Building and deploying scalable data pipelines for production
    • Maintenance of such pipelines with a focus on performance and data quality
  • Experience working with different types of datasets (e.g. unstructured, semi-structured, with missing information)
  • Experience with Azure Dev Ops or other cloud provider technology stacks
  • Experience in code versioning and repository software
  • Proven track record working in an agile framework driving value to the business in beneficial increments
  • Ability to think critically and creatively in a dynamic environment, while picking up new tools and domain knowledge along the way
  • A positive attitude, and a growth mindset
  • Excellent programming skills coupled with an understanding of software design patterns and good engineering practices

Additional experience

  • Familiarity with different data stores (e.g. flat files, buckets, graph, columnar, NoSQL)
  • Experience with open-source data processing frameworks (e.g. Spark)
  • Experience with ETL/data movement (hand-coded or using commercial/open source tools)
  • Experience with data mining and machine learning
  • Python webapp development skills (Flask/Django/Dash)
  • Experience using property, geospatial, and image data.
  • Experience solving financial and risk domain related problems

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