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Automation Specialist
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on July 27, 2021
Job Id #48454 Posted June 18, 2021

  • Automation Specialist
  • Is seeing an Automation Specialist to support our ongoing survey programs.
  • The Candidate should have experience in Survey Sample Management for Medium to Large complex projects.
  • The Specialist should be able to draw on that experience to analyze, design, test, review code and troubleshoot data and automation integrations.
  • Knowledge of Qualtrics or similar survey and research platforms a plus.
  • The candidate should be adept with the agile software development lifecycle and DevOps principles.
Typical Day Activities:
  • Monitor and support end to end file transmissions and sampling processes; use appropriate tools to perform problem determination and root cause analysis; illustrate bottlenecks, redundancies, vulnerabilities, and opportunities for enhanced efficiency or effectiveness.
  • Update code to correct data and processes or address business concerns.
  • Analyze and test data to ensure efficiency and accuracy of sampling processes.
  • Assess business or process requirements, complete research and analysis to determine viable solutions, and make recommendations for alternatives and enhancements.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of existing internal processes, methods, and tools.
  • Identify automation opportunities and present findings and recommendations to business process owners and project teams.
  • Assist with planning, designing, and implementing Data Migration Activities.
  • Provide recommendations on Data and Sample Management, data quality and data deduplication.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of Sample and Data Management experience
  • At least 5 years experience within an information technology (IT) environment
  • Prior experience working in an Agile environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Extensive experience in Requirements and Workflow analysis
  • Experience automating processes using existing tool set’s
  • Experience with web services and API integration
  • Solid understanding of databases, MongoDB experience a plus
  • Proficient understanding of algorithms, data structures and best practices in data management
  • Knowledge of Qualtrics or similar survey and research platforms preferred
  • Some experience in development using Java/Springboot
  • Some experience in designing and development of microservices and performing complex integrations

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

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