The University of Maryland, Baltimore Maryland School of Medicine Department of Epidemiology and Public Health is seeking a Senior Data Engineer for the design and implementation of core technologies associated with the Informatics Innovation Incubator/Center for Healthcare Innovations data analysis and analytics technical infrastructure. As a core member of a high-performance team, will ensure data pipelines are consistently and reliably maintained and analytics capabilities are delivered at an optimum level, helping the Center identify insights from a large number of diverse datasets.
This is an exempt, regular position and offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Translates complex functional and technical requirements into detailed architecture, design and high performance software. Determines needs and develops project plan or alternatives that will meet objectives.
Serves as a project leader for most complex, costly or sensitive projects that could significantly impact enterprise-wide systems.
Builds and architects next-generation Big Data analytics framework.
Ensures analytics infrastructure and associated systems meet business requirements and industry best practices. Implements procedures and protocols to monitor, analyze and verify data to ensure data integrity.
Assesses and provides recommendations on business relevance, appropriate timing and deployment.
Gathers and processes raw data from multiple disparate sources (including writing scripts, calling APIs, write SQL queries, etc.) into a form suitable for analysis.
Enables big data, batch and real-time analytical processing solutions leveraging emerging technologies.
Researches and proposes opportunities for data acquisition and new uses for existing data.
Performs technology and product research to better define requirements, resolve important issues and improve the overall capability of the technology stack.
Develops, manages, and supports the programs partnerships and relationships within and outside of the University. Organize and participate in various committees and teams to consult with program heads and administrative officials on policy and needs.
Identifies process flows and quality assurance/control measures to monitor and control schedule, scope and budget as defined by the project.
Performs other related duties as assigned such as providing database expertise to less experienced staff.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Systems, Engineering, Database Management or related field.
Experience: Five (5) years' experience designing, implementing and supporting systems in a large scale analytics or data engineering environment containing many disparate application systems and multiple data sources.
Preferred Education: Master's degree programming, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Information Technology, Database Management, or a related discipline preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Possess a thorough knowledge of position/industry requirements and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws. Advanced ability in computer programming for statistical processes. Ability to establish and execute data security standards, procedures and disaster recovery plans. Knowledge of data analysis, end user requirements analysis, and business requirements analysis to develop a clear understanding of the business needs and to incorporate these needs into technical solutions. Deep knowledge in data mining, machine learning or natural language processing. Expert knowledge of data modeling and understanding of different data structures and their benefits and limitations under particular use cases. Strong knowledge in programming or scripting languages (e.g., C/C++, Python, Ruby). Experience with agile or other rapid application development methods. Experience with object-oriented design, coding and testing patterns as well as experience in engineering software platforms and large-scale data infrastructures. Knowledge to perform complex data query and retrieval leveraging API's, relational and non-relational data sources.
Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Ability to lead complex database projects. Assume personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Maintain productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base. Able to make independent decisions that are a matter of significance for the unit. Demonstrated computer and analytic skills to determine methodology alternatives.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Write and present information in a clear and concise way. Interpret and understand written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding. Skill in interacting and presenting to various audiences.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Demonstrate pleasant and positive interactions with others to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers. Reaches compromise and consensus to influence and negotiate. Remains calm and is able to manage conflict, and works well with a diverse workforce.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-7171, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, globa...l health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.