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Data Architect
Schaumburg, Illinois  |  Hybrid
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Applied on October 27, 2021
Job Id #41889 Posted September 10, 2021

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Project HEMI (1000005293).


  • CompTIA A+ Certification.

Team and Team size:

  • Part of team.
  • Team Edison
  • Size: 10

Top Responsibilities:

  • Help to build scalable, fault-tolerant batch and real-time data pipelines to power internal applications, operational workflows, and integration platforms.
  • Help to create and maintain data-driven APIs, and data streams, to support a wide range of integrations with healthcare partners
  • Recommend and implement best practices for data management and governance
  • Help set technical direction and provide guidance to more junior data engineers.
  • Work as a partner with our product team to represent data engineering interests and inform product decisions
  • Solve technical problems, simple and complex, in a lean and efficient manner
  • Approach problems with a cloud-first mindset focused on using best-in-class cloud technologies and tools
  • Follow engineering best practices and cultivate a best-practices culture
  • Resolve to put the customer first, by chasing ROI in all engineering efforts, recognizing that doing something the fastest way possible, lets us do more for patients
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to build data models that support new products and features
  • Ensure data security implementations meet company requirements and standards.

Software tools/skills:

  • Experience with Apache Kafka, Apache Sqoop, Apache Spark, and Scala for data manipulation, preparation, and cleansing.
  • Fluent in at least one general-purpose programming language (Python, Java, Scala, Go, Ruby, C#, etc…). Scala, Python, and/or Java preferred.
  • Experience designing and developing automated analytic applications and ETL processes.
  • Experience working with ETL Tools (SSIS) for data Integration.
  • NoSQL DB, DocumentDB, GraphDB, Cosmos design and implementation experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Confluent Schema Registry and Avro Schemas, Azure Data Platform components – Azure Data Lake, Data Factory, Data Management Gateway, Azure Storage Options, NoSQL DB, Data Lake Analytics, Stream Analytics, EventHubs.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Database Management, Information Systems or similar
  • 10+ years of experience as a DBA with traditional databases
  • 5+ years of experience in building data models to support various types of solutions
  • 4+ years of experience in software development
  • 3+ years of experience with “No-SQL” databases, preferably with COSMOS DB in Azure
  • 3+ years of experience using cloud database technologies (Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • 2+ years of experience leading the data strategy for a large business
  • Experience building and fine tuning databases, and materialized views in Azure
  • Demonstrate a keen awareness of the importance of security, scalability, reliability, and feasibility in solution design
  • Expert knowledge of SQL, preferably with SQL Server in Azure.

Nice to have:

  • Familiarity with electronic health record (EHR) data and standards (HL7, FHIR, and similar protocols)
  • Experience with database performance tuning tools and/or techniques
  • Experience working with Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) solutions
  • Cloud architecture experience, preferably using Azure
  • Comfortable with group communication and working with diverse areas of expertise

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