Sr Software Engineer
Contract to Hire
Eden Prairie MN
What Project/Projects will the candidate be working on while on assignment?
ECODS Decom, Rally Screenings, MMR ReArch, Vivify OCM Feed, etc.
Is this person a sole contributor or part of a team?
Part of team
If so, please describe the team? (Name of team, size of team, etc.)
eVisor IDStrat Application, Macgyver Team, Team size - 5
What are the top 5-10 responsibilities for this position? (Please be detailed as to what the candidate is expected to do or complete on a daily basis)
Build scalable, fault-tolerant batch and real-time data ingestion pipelines, data transformation and data mining jobs
Responsible for analysis and development of Big Data solutions.
Document technical applications, specifications, and enhancements.
Recommend ways to improve data reliability, quality and efficiency.
Integrate the web application with NoSQL databases leveraging the existing Kafka platform
Maintain production systems (SAS, Java microservices, Kafka, Hadoop, Cassandra, Elasticsearch)
Develop reusable patterns and encourage innovation that will increase team velocity
Conduct design and code reviews to ensure code developed meets or exceeds coding best practices guidelines, unit testing, security, and scalability and maintainability guidelines
Drive a quality mindset within the team
Anticipate issues and act proactively to address potential issues
Work with sometimes ambiguous / conceptual requirements and guide the technical team to provide functionality with the right amount of engineering
Collaborate with business and technical stakeholders while defining solutions.
Lead engineers in making sound, sustainable, and practical technical decisions.
Foster high-performance, collaborative technical work resulting in high-quality output.
Collaborate on the design with other team members and product owners, both inside and outside the core team
Provide coaching, mentoring, and software engineering best practices to other software engineers
Work with geographically distributed teams, with ample opportunity to learn from and mentor teammates in a fast-paced environment
What software tools/skills are needed to perform these daily responsibilities?
Java, Scala, Kafka, Cassandra, ElasticSearch, GraphDB
What skills/attributes are a must have?
Relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in a related field
6+ years of hands-on software engineering with object-oriented and/or functional programming
5+ years of Java/J2EE software development experience with Spring framework
4+ years of experience with NoSQL DB (Cassandra), ElasticSearch, Kafka, GraphDB
4+ years of experience building and optimizing data pipelines, architectures and data sets.
2+ years of experience with Drools/JBPM or similar rules engine.
Hands-on experience on programming languages - Java, Scala, Groovy, Bash
Hands-on experience with Spark/Scala
Experience with Github, Jenkins CI/CD, JUnit and Docker
Hands-on experience on using PAAS like - Kubernetes, Openshift
Strong background on the automated unit testing technologies
Solid understanding of NoSQL and its data modeling
Demonstrated success in building design patterns and software engineering best practices
Ability to develop and execute strategic plans
Excellent communication skills
What skills/attributes are nice to have?
Background with Public Cloud (Azure)
Proven experience with open source technologies
Disciplined, engineering oriented mind set
Production support experience
Experience in the health care industry
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