Senior Engineer- Data Analytics (Remote) in Reston, VA at Maximus

Date Posted: 2/4/2021

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Job Summary
The Sr. Engineer - Data Analytics Technology is a key contributor to the successful delivery of business intelligence information to the entire organization. The Sr. 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 Sr. Engineer is responsible for the assessment of business requirements, collection and identification of technical specifications, and the subsequent development of technical solutions. The Sr. Engineer utilizes a repeatable approach, cohesive framework, and industry standards with an emphasis on MicroStrategy and Pentaho Data Integration as core development tools. The Sr. Engineer has deep theoretical and practical knowledge of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) activities specific to data integration and analytics. The Sr. 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 Sr. Engineer works collaboratively with other analysis and development teams to create standards and best practices for BI and data science solutions.

**This is a REMOTE position for US residents only

Essential Job Duties
•Develop and apply a structured architectural approach and methodology that aligns with the key strategies of the organization to support BI and data science.
•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.
•Utilize and contribute to refinements of the BI and data science solution development methodology based on industry best practices.
•Document 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 and mentor other developers.
•Participate in 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.
•Provide ongoing support and maintenance of deployed BI and data science solutions.
•Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements
•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.
•8+ years of related technical experience.
•5+ 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.
•5+ years of experience in database development and tools. Ideally this includes: ETL, data modeling, complex queries, performance tuning, and stored procedures/functions.
•3+ years of designing BI and data science solutions, preferably in the healthcare industry.
•2+ years of experience in reporting and MicroStrategy (or a similar tool).
•2+ years of experience Kettle/Pentaho Data Integration (or a similar ETL tool).
•2+ years of application presentation layer experience, including data visualization and communication.
•Familiarity with Cisco UCCE and/or Cisco Journey Platform data models.
•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.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Minimum Requirements:
- Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 6 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 3 years experience; or equivalent experience.
- Work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
- Exercise judgement in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
- Network with key contacts outside own area of expertise.
- Determine methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel as a team lead.

MAXIMUS Introduction
Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit
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