Kafka Data Engineer (remote)

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

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SummaryWe exist to help people achieve financial clarity. At Thrivent, we believe money is a tool, not a goal. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given.At our heart, we are a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our clients. We focus on their goals and priorities, guiding them toward financial choices that will help them live the life they want today-and tomorrow.Join our newly created Data Office as the full-time Kafka Data Engineer! We are hiring for both a mid-level and a senior level Engineer. Bring your expertise in implementing modern data architectures and Data Streaming. We have a data streaming platform to enable frictionless data flow from business systems and 3rd party sources using publish/subscribe model. This role will require experience with hybrid platforms, cloud migration, publishing, development with newer technologies such as Spring Boot, KSQL/Stream Processing, data connectors such as Kafka, performance tuning, data quality and data visualization knowledge. You and will report to the Director of Information Delivery.Job DescriptionJob Duties and Responsibilities* Partner on the design, deployment, and persistence of our new streaming platform unifies the data across organization, using Confluent Kafka.* As the senior level Engineer, you will be leading a group of engineers.* Design, Develop, Release & Support containerized microservices (OpenShift / Spring Boot) to transform and enrich topic data.* Lead reusable design and patterns for services and data processes within the platform.* Partner on setting standards, implementing tools, and creating documentation for self-serve data pipeline services supporting core engineering and professional services use cases.* Work with existing engineering teams to become data producers and consumers to and from Confluent Kafka.* Oversee and direct efforts to identify information and technology solutions that enable business needs and strategies.* Apply business knowledge and experience to effectively advise others on technology as an enabler.* Lead efforts to analyze IT industry and market trends and determine potential impacts.* Develop concepts and constructs necessary to create technology-enabled business systems.* Influence technology direction.* Provides thought leadership and execution to large complex efforts.* Utilize breadth of technical understanding and dive deep when necessary.* Consult on and manage initiatives to ensure alignment across multiple business and IT areas.* Proactively mitigate risks across multiple assets, information domains, technologies & platforms.* Provide leadership, mentoring and technical guidance to others to drive initiatives.* Facilitate communications that involve obtaining cooperation and agreement on issues that may be complex or controversial.* Utilize negotiation and persuasion to come to agreement and to effectively form partnerships.* Act as a change agent to continuously improve and move the organization forward.* Accountable to provide leadership to successfully deliver the right results on initiatives in a timely and effective manner.* Direct the work of others to lead initiatives that cross multiple assets, technologies, platforms, departments and vendors.* Ability to work within a diverse team of skillsets and experience levels to deliver results.Required Job Qualifications* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, Business or related field.* 5+ years of experience in Technology related field including prior lead experience. For the senior level position require 8+ years of experience including 3+ years of lead experience.* Strong experience with event streaming such as (Kafka or Amazon Kinesis).* Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases (PostgreSQL, MongoDB, etc).* Proficient delivering services within AWS.* Experience with Confluent Kafka, penShift / SpringBoot is preferred.* Demonstrated ability to develop containerized microservices (Docker with Kubernetes) is preferred.* The ability to communicate cross-functionally, derive requirements and architect shared datasets; ability to synthesize, simplify and explain complex problems to different types of audiences.* Desire to show ownership of problems you identify and proven ability to empower others to get more done.Thrivent provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. This policy applies to all employees and job applicants.Thrivent is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected] or call 800-847-4836 and request Human Resources.

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