• Principal Engineer - Data Analytics

    Job Locations US-TX-Remote
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/17/2018 2:31 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Function
    Business Intelligence
    Job Schedule
    Regular Full-Time
  • Project/Position Introduction

    *This is a remote position that requires working from a home office; candidates may be located anywhere in the US.


    The Principal Data Analytics Engineer is a technical leader responsible for the successful delivery of business intelligence information to the entire organization. The Principal Data Analytics Engineer is experienced in BI and data science development and implementation, data architecture, data visualization and communication, ETL layers, and performance tuning.  With an emphasis on effective collaboration with key stakeholders, the Principal Data Analytics Engineer is responsible for the assessment of business requirements, collection and identification of technical specifications, and the subsequent development of technical solutions. The Principal Data Analytics Engineer utilizes a repeatable approach, cohesive framework, and industry standards with an emphasis on MicroStrategy and Pentaho Data Integration as core development tools.  The Principal Data Analytics Engineer has deep theoretical and practical knowledge of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) activities specific to data integration and analytics.  The Principal Data Analytics Engineer is expected to apply independent judgment and initiative in carrying out assigned tasks and will function as a lead and mentor to other developers. In addition, the Principal Data Analytics Engineer works collaboratively with other analysis and development teams to create standards and best practices for BI and data science solutions.


    • Develop and apply a structured architectural approach and methodology that aligns with the key strategies of the organization to support BI and data science.
    • Serve as a technical leader for the organization; mentor technical staff.
    • Develop and maintain data integration solutions (including ETL design and architecture), semantic layer objects, presentation objects, reports, and dashboards for delivery of BI and data science solutions. 
    • Define, implement and refine of the BI and data science solution development methodology based on industry best practices.
    • Develop technology specifications and ensure that any new technology solutions are optimal for meeting needs; leverage existing technologies when possible.
    • Apply architectural and engineering concepts to implement a solution that meets operational requirements while maintaining sustainability objectives, including: scalability, maintainability, security, reliability, extensibility, flexibility, availability, and manageability.
    • Lead research and development efforts (proof of concept, prototype) as a subject matter expert when introducing new technologies.
    • Ensure technology solutions are production ready and meet the defined specifications and that the solution can be maintained via production support methodologies and resources.
    • Oversee ongoing support and maintenance of deployed BI and data science solutions.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field.  Equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
    • 10+ years of related technical experience.
    • 10+ years of experience in a technical role supporting BI and data science efforts.  This should include application of knowledge in statistics, data wrangling, and data visualization & communication.
    • 10+ years of experience in database development and tools. Ideally this includes: ETL, data modeling, complex queries, performance tuning, and stored procedures/functions.
    • 5+ years of designing BI and data science solutions, preferably in the healthcare industry.
    • 5+ years of experience in reporting and MicroStrategy (or a similar tool).
    • 5+ years of experience Kettle/Pentaho Data Integration (or a similar ETL tool).
    • 5+ years of application presentation layer experience, including data visualization and communication.
    • Expert data skills, including complex queries, performance tuning, expertise in a variety of approaches (e.g., relational, dimensional, unstructured).
    • Proven track record of successfully delivering large data-centric projects.
    • Strong relationship management skills; able to interface effectively with all organizational levels: users, team members, and management.
    • Flexible and willing to undertake a wide variety of challenging tasks.
    • The ability to apply architectural principles to business solutions.
    • A broad, enterprise-wide view of the business, with understanding of the roles of strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance.
    • Extensive experience planning and deploying either business or technical initiatives (preference for both).
    • Experience using a high level language/framework (e.g. J2EE, .NET, etc.) to develop solutions.  Experience with a statistical language (e.g., R) is beneficial.
    • Strong skills in design and implementation of logical and physical approaches to managing and analyzing large volumes of data, with knowledge of best practices.
    • Excellent development and testing skills (including test planning and execution).
    • Ability to produce high quality documentation of business and system requirements, system design, data architecture, and training materials.
    • Exceptional communication skills and the demonstrable ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations.

    EEO Statement

    EEO Statement
    Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you

    A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource.

    MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

    MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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