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Sr. Data Engineer - TA0R086 seattle, WA 
Posted:  10/30/2018
Category:  Technology
Job Type:  Contractor
Job Description

AltaSource Group is seeking a Sr. Data Engineer for our Seattle Digital Media Client! Be part of market-leading technology and information services with a renowned corporation.
Position Summary
The Sr. Data Engineer position works on a central team of Data Systems Engineers and Administrators supporting Distributed Data Platforms for the clients Connected, Advanced Technologies and corporate development teams and customers. Primary focus of this position will be Data engineering product support, automation and service of operational and business processes for internet sites and corporate applications for the client.
Key responsibilities include DB technology evaluation, guidance and consultation, design support, task automation and scripting, best practice and standards development, capacity planning, optimization and tuning, system upgrades and migrations, performance management, monitoring, security, backup and recovery, issue troubleshooting, and documentation.
Primary Responsibilities…
  • Responsible for level 2 systems management and exercises project-level control over initiatives
  • Excellent technical expertise in relevant state of the art data technologies, data security, data systems, and its design
  • Develops, enhances and adheres to engineering and administration standards
  • Upholds and maintains strong documentation
You should have…
  • Degree in computer science/information systems, engineering or related field preferred; or a corresponding number of years’ experience in technical operations or software engineering
  • 4-6 years of experience with managing large clusters for technologies such as- Cassandra, MongoDB, Spark, Solr
  • 2-3 years of experience writing automation under Cloudformation, Terraform, chef, and running data platform in AWS/Azure
  • 6-8 years’ experience with Linux Server platform designing secure, reliable, highly available, performant data services
  • 2-4 years of supporting a large data platform and data pipelining
  • 4-6 years’ experience with relevant scripting languages or programming frameworks desired (Python, NodeJS, JavaScript, Python, bash)
  • Expertise in database administration including configuration, implementation, data modeling, maintenance, redundancy/HA/DR, security, troubleshooting/performance tuning, upgrades, database, data and server migrations, SQL
  • 3 or more years of IT operational experience supporting robust e-commerce, gaming or online businesses in a 24X7 production environment(oncall)
  • Thorough understanding in Security implementations(IAM, SSL, encryption, firewall, wall garden) on Database, storage, network and Cloud environments. Participated in auditing exercise
  • Expertise in configuring, implementing and supporting high availability redundancy strategies on systems including replication, clustering, log shipping, mirroring
  • Expertise in database design and architectural principles and methodologies
  • Expertise with Disaster Recovery planning and implementation
  • Excellent knowledge of Storage subsystems- storage Engines, AWS Block storage, S3, EFS - types and relevant usecases
  • Ability to partner with relevant software vendors to determine near-term, long-term business impacts of product updates on our technology portfolio
  • Knowledge of understanding of TCP/IP fundamentals (DNS, SSH), general networking technologies, AWS networking(VPC,security group), network architecture and connectivity troubleshooting

You may also have…
  • History of having architected solutions in the cloud(AWS), Cloud Migration project(AWS)
  • AWS certification
  • Cassandra Certification
  • Masters of Science degree in computer science or equiv

Pay Rate: Up to $80/hr. DOE

This position is an onsite contract role with the potential to extend or convert full-time.  Our client is unable to consider candidates who require visa sponsorship for this role.  Please no corp-to-corp.
AltaSource Group provides paid medical, dental, vision benefits for all of our consultants!  We are one of the NW’s unique TaaS (Talent as a Service) vendors that pride ourselves in individual, specialized attention not mass marketing.

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