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Data Engineer IV
  • Spark
  • SQL
  • Java
  • SAS
  • Big Data
  • Data Analysis
  • Database
  • ETL
  • Modeling
  • Hadoop
  • Cassandra
  • NoSQL
The Standard
Portland, OR 97204
168 days ago

At The Standard, you’ll join a team focused on putting our customers first.

Our continued success is driven by a high-performance culture. We’re looking for people who are collaborative, accountable, creative, agile and are driven by a passion for doing what’s right – across the company and in our local communities.

We offer a caring culture where you can make a real difference, every day.

Ready to reach your highest potential? Let’s work together.

Functional Job Summary:

Data Analysis and Modeling. Models and communicates transactional, analytical and other non-relational database designs for business applications, from data analysis through conceptual, logical and physical models targeting leading RDMS’ like SQL Server or Oracle. Understands best-practice model selection, design approach and modeling techniques for specific business functional and operational needs, and considering required development “agility.”

Database Development. Develops and optimizes database code and query execution plans, with expertise in query languages like T-SQL, PL-SQL and NoSQL languages and APIs, and considering best practices, standards, and appropriate use of RDMS and NoSQL-specific capabilities and constructs.

Data Integration (ETL). Designs and develops robust ETL processes using tools like SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) or IBM’s DataStage, sourcing from a broad set of disparate data sources. Applies best data integration patterns as fit-for-purpose and aligned with business needs and architectural guidelines.

Data Services. Understands data service design and development patterns using protocols like REST and SOAP on the Java stack, and based on deep understanding of underlying data models, platform capabilities and data usage.

General Engineering. Combines database and data engineering skillsets with strong understanding of Web UI (e.g., HTML, CSS, JavaScript), traditional Java middleware (e.g., JBoss), and modern MV* frameworks (e.g., AngularJS, Backbone.js, Ember.js), to support “full-stack” engineering teams.

Analytics. Understands semantic models for data analytics using tools like SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), with experience guiding best-practice use of reporting vs. analytics tools.

Database Platforms. Plans, tunes, optimizes and supports monitoring of large-scale relational and non-relational databases across platforms like SQL Server and Oracle, considering things like performance SLAs, user concurrency and usage patterns, transaction volumes and growth patterns, DBMS configuration requirements, and security.

Data Quality and Security. Understands and drives data quality and security standards and practices, with a demonstrated understanding of data classifications and confidentiality/integrity/availability requirements, common data security threats and vulnerabilities, environment risk impacts and tolerance, and practical mitigation strategies including the appropriate use of at-rest/in-transit encryption and other controls.

Advanced Technologies. Stays current with modern technologies sets and patterns like “big data” on Hadoop/Spark, NoSQL and supporting models on CouchDB, MongoDB, Cassandra or DynamoDB, and data virtualization using technologies like Denodo. Ultimately understands where to proactively introduce these tools and patterns as best fit-for-purpose and architectural alignment.

Data Engineers have to possess and demonstrate systems and critical thinking, and to leverage these skills in a collaborative team based environment. The ability to play varying roles comfortably is required. They must be self-directed and have the ability to lead at a senior level. Working in a multi-vendor, off shore model is now the norm in the industry and Data Engineers need to know how to be successful in this model.

KNOWLEDGE: Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways; leads and mentors others on best practices and approaches. Some barriers to entry exist at this level (i.e., dept./peer review).

JOB COMPLEXITY: Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Internal and external contacts often pertain to company plans and objectives.

SUPERVISION: Determines methods and procedures on new assignments, and may provide guidance to other personnel.

EXPERIENCE: Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience. In some companies, the requirement will be less. At this level, graduate coursework may be desirable. B.Sc. Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or Information Systems preferred, or equivalent experience as a substitute.

Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, LLC, and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug- and alcohol-free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on The Standard's property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.

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View the notice and invitation to all employees and applicants regarding our Affirmative Action and EEO policy.

Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or accommodation with the application process should contact 971.321.7871. This number is only for the use of individuals with disabilities who need accommodation with the application process. General inquiries about application status will not be addressed.

Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.

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