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Data Engineering
Eden Prairie, Minnesota  |  Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on August 4, 2021
Job Id #48530 Posted June 22, 2021

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Position will help address a spike in the data acquisition work we routinely perform on the Data Lake (ODL).
  • The spike is due to Clinical Performance (CP) needing several new Care Delivery Organizations (CDOs) data to be acquired by the end of the year.
  • This resource will augment current staff and provide resource dedication and focus to the CP demand.

Ideal Background:

  • The healthcare specific background that would be important for us is an understanding of the data that is collected as part of clinical encounters between patients and healthcare providers.
  • There are several data exchange standards for this data including HL7, CDA, FHIR, among others.
  • Familiarity with these data standards would help these resources address business specific needs rather than learning the data formats.


  • I  will look for initiative and customer engagement.

Top Requirements:

  • Familiarity with clinical data exchange structures
  • SQL expertise

Team and Team size:

  • Would be augmenting an existing team supporting the ODL with data acquisition (ETL) capabilities. The existing team has about 3 developers, 2 Data Analysts, and 2 QE resources.

Function Description:

  • Functions may include database architecture, engineering, design, optimization, security, and administration; as well as data modeling, big data development, Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) development, storage engineering, data warehousing, data provisioning and other similar roles.
  • Responsibilities may include Platform-as-a-Service and Cloud solution with a focus on data stores and associated eco systems.
  • Duties may include management of design services, providing sizing and configuration assistance, ensuring strict data quality, and performing needs assessments.
  • Analyzes current business practices, processes and procedures as well as identifying future business opportunities for leveraging data storage and retrieval system capabilities.
  • Manages relationships with software and hardware vendors to understand the potential architectural impact of different vendor strategies and data acquisition.
  • May design schemas, write SQL or other data markup scripting and helps to support development of Analytics and Applications that build on top of data.
  • Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

Core Tasks:

  • Maintain, improve, clean, and manipulate data in the businesss operational and analytics databases
  • Design and deploy data platforms across multiple domains ensuring operability
  • Transform data for meaningful analyses
  • Improve data efficiency, reliability and quality
  • Create data enrichment
  • Build high performance
  • Ensure data integrity
  • Create and manage data stores at scale
  • Ensure data governance - security, quality, access and compliance

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with healthcare data Knowledge and understanding of health care privacy and security practices
  • 6+ years of designing, coding and supporting distributed, data intensive systems at scale
  • 3+ years of non-relational (NoSQL, Big Data) delivery
  • 4+ years of development experience with BIG Data technology stack (e.g. Hadoop, MapR, Talend, PIG Scripting, HBase, HIVE, SPARK); Relational databases; and Test automation in Linux/Windows environments
  • 3+ years in Dev Ops Automation tools (Oozie, Python etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to describe data/capability stories? (and not defects) and explain value (and not resolution) to customers.
  • Experience in delivering Data Platforms
  • 6+ years of relational database delivery
  • 7+ years of experience working within the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • 4+ years of experience in Agile Delivery BS/BA or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience on programming languages - Go, python, scala, java.
  • Hands-on experience in full automated testing framework (unit & integration) - cucumber, spock, Go unit test, Junit.
  • Hands-on experience of big data and streaming frameworks - kafka , Hadoop, Hive, spark, HDFS. Hands-on experience on using PAAS like - Kubernete, Openshift
  • Hands-on experience on working on CICD platform and monitoring - namely Github, Jenkins, Grafana, Prometheus.
  • Experience and working exposure in cloud environment, preferably Azure.

Interview Process:

  • 2 rounds of interviews over the phone. Assessing the technology will be a small portion of the interview.

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

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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