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Lead Big Data Cloud Engineer
Schaumburg, Illinois  |  Remote
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Applied on August 4, 2021
Job Id #47942 Posted May 27, 2021


  • This is a great opportunity role with a deep focus on cloud technology and opportunity to lead/influence a team in Agile, DEVOPs, CICD, and automated testing in the streaming / batch world.
  • Downstream IT and business teams are partnering together to make use of this data in the creation of enhanced data products for analytics.

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Technology is hiring a Lead Big Data Cloud engineer that can advance the roadmap of our data estate in cloud.
  • We are in the process of building data streaming solutions and APIs to standardize consumption patterns of healthcare data in the cloud.

Team and Team size:

  • Team Name: Volta, Size: 10

Top Responsibilities:

  • Develop and Enhance cloud-based data streaming/batch ecosystem powering down-stream products and analytics.
  • Work with peers in Technology on evolving data, cloud, and security best practices.

Software tools/skills:

  • Kafka
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Azure
  • Golang


  • Software engineering experience: 5 years
  • Cloud platform experience: 2 years
  • Version Control: 2 years
  • Scripting: 2 years
  • DevOps Tools (Jenkins or Equivalent): 2 years
  • Kafka: 1 year or demonstrable understanding
  • Kubernetes: 1 year or demonstrable understanding
  • Docker: 1 year or demonstrable understanding

Nice to have:

  • Experience leading a team on at least 1 significant project
  • Data Integration Tools (Databricks or equivalent)
  • Infrastructure as Code:
    • Terraform, ARM templates
    • Golang
    • Grafana

Working Time:

  • This is a software engineering position, after hour deployments will be needed on a rotational basis.

Interview Process:

  • Round 1: Video call with a few of our cloud engineers. Discussion on resume/experience with some technical discussion.
  • Round 2: Video call with a peer in a similar lead technology role. Additional technical discussion/questions to determine suitability for role.
  • Round 3: Video call with hiring manager(s)

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