Data Engineer


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Req ID: 71890BRJob DescriptionThe Data Engineer for Meritain Health will formulate and define system scope, objectives and devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time and form of desired results. Prepares detailed technical specifications from which programs will be written. Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents those programs. Competent to work at the highest technical level of all phases of applications systems analysis and programming activities. Regularly provides guidance and training to less-experienced programmer/analysts.This position will be focused on moving, transforming and enriching data from source systems into centralized data repositories (data hubs/operational data stores).Near term, the emphasis is on reporting and analytics. Long term, it may also be used for API’s and near real-time integrations.Fundamental Components included but are not limited to:Primary responsibilities will include:-Independently designs and/or codes and may lead others in the development of cost effective application and program solutions. Leads or acts as chief technical contributor to translation of business requirements to technical specifications and acts as a technical contributor in the design of new applications or enhancements including integration of purchased solutions.-Independently performs and assists other team members in providing ongoing system maintenance, research, problem resolution and on-call support tasks for existing systems.-Familiarity and compliant with the efficient utilization of the prescribed methodologies and ensures compliance for the work of all aligned resources.-Oversees or performs unit testing. May perform or assist with integration and system testing, according to detailed test plans to ensure high-quality systems. May assist business partners with User Acceptance Testing.-Supports the implementation of systems into production, including integration of purchased solutions. Responsible for Code Asset Management for an application or set of applications. Supports and promotes the reuse of assets across the organization. May lead or act as a subject matter expert for projects and/or service requests impacting an application or set of applications.-Serves as team leader to direct technical activities, while also providing support for small and large highly complex projects that require increased skill across multiple technical environments and disciplines, that have system wide impact and that integrate across the organization. Receives some supervision and direction as regards prioritization of work but is competent to work independently and to offer direction and oversight to assigned team.-Understand the business and functional requirements that apply to the applications supporting a sub-domain or domain as well as their relevant interfaces.- Experience with Marklogic(NO SQL) is strongly desired.This position works within an agile team. Agile experience is preferred.Qualifications Requirements and Preferences:Required Qualifications:- 5+ years of experience in application program development- 5 years experience in one or more programming language, development tools, and/or databases and the systems development life cycle, applicable to development organization.- 4+ years experience in systems analysis and application program development.Experience with application development support software packages.- 3+ years of experience with any of the following technologies:1. MarkLogic (NoSQL)2. DataStage (ETL)3. db2 (Relational database)4. Splunk (logging)5. Tidal (file movement)Preferred Qualification–Prior experience with MarkLogic is strongly preferred.Additional Job Information:Ability to adapt to changing priorities.May act as Team Leader. May be involved in providing assistance and training to lower level Programmer/Analysts.Receives general supervision, and is competent to work at the highest level of all technical phases of systems analysis and application program development while working on own most of the time.Ability to work effectively with business areas, IT infrastructure teams, and IT management and staff.Broad knowledge of the client area’s functions and systems, and systems and application program development technologies alternatives.Excellent communication skills.Half of the agile team consists of offshore contractors. The candidate must be able to partner well with these resources.Benefit EligibilityBenefit eligibility may vary by position.Job Function: Information TechnologyAetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.

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