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Lead Data Engineer

Engineering | Gaithersburg, MD | Full Time

Job Description

GURU-BOOST is currently seeking a talented Lead Cloud Data Engineer to join our team. The GURU-BOOST team is made up of an enthusiastic group of devoted teammates who push for improving data-centric applications. Our culture is devoted to helping one another bring out the best through camaraderie, mentoring, training/learning, and of course, challenging projects. We focus on a fine balance between beauty and function without letting one compromise the other.

We are looking for an individual to support the development of a data analytics platform for one of our enterprise clients. In this role, the candidate will work to leverage open source tools for extract, transform, and loading data between databases and provide interactive visualizations/ data insights powered by Machine Learning Models. We are looking for an individual who can quickly learn the stack and deliver innovative solutions.

You'll work with several cutting-edge technologies to funnel assorted data sources into industrial-strength pipelines that feed the full portfolio of services we offer to the industry.

The ideal candidate will encompass the following:

You are an individual who thrives in a team atmosphere. You believe in agile development and continuous delivery. You are a self-motivated and intellectually curious with superb problem solving and analytical skills. You have a willingness to learn, adapt, teach, and pitch in wherever possible to help the team achieve its goals

What We Are Looking For:

  • Ability to solve problems with data & superb attention to data accuracy
  • Experience with AWS Big Data solutions & tools
  • Proficiency with AWS environments and implementation of AWS data tools (RedShift, Dynamo, RDS, Migration Services)
  • Hands-on experience working with a variety of data repository models including Data Marts, Data Warehouses and Data Lakes
  • Experience integrating data across many different systems & data sources including both structured and unstructured data
  • Demonstrated experience with both SQL and NoSQL database tools
  • Hands-on experience in all aspects of data warehousing and schema
  • Proficiency in designing efficient and robust ETL workflows
  • Working with cloud computing environments and tune solutions to improve performance and end-user experience
  • Experience working collaboratively with cross-functional agile teams
  • Contribute to group knowledge sharing platforms and best practices
  • Critical thinking, willingness to ask questions and help determine the best course for solutions
  • Ability to complete tasks independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships and communicate effectively with multiple personality types
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, complex, and dynamic business environment
  • Enjoy being challenged and to solve complex problems daily
  • Proven ability to support a strong member/customer service culture
  • Demonstrated and dynamic analytical/ problem-solving skills

What we would like to see:

  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Ability to understand the big picture
  • BA/BS data analytics/computer science/information or similar degree
  • Four years of job-related experience is preferred
  • Building reporting semantic layers and BI dashboards are preferred
  • SQL Server Integration Services is preferred
  • Experience with AWS, DOMO, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Alteryx Designer, and Microsoft Azure preferred

Brownie Points for:

  • Musical Background
  • Love of Video Games
  • Love of Sushi
  • Sense of Humor
  • Ping Pong skills

Compensation: Highly competitive and depended on on experience

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.