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Principal Data Engineer
Denver, Colorado  |  Hybrid, Onsite
Direct Hire Position
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Applied on October 20, 2021
Job Id #50480 Posted September 15, 2021

Location: Denver, CO. This position can also be located in Dallas, TX, New York, NY/ Seattle, WA/ San Francisco, CA.


  • Partner with Data Scientists, Engineers and Product management to understand data needs
  • Establish industry leading design patterns around Data ingest, compute, lifecycle and consumption
  • Work with other Engineer leaders and team members to create technology roadmap, address technical debt and put together an execution plan
  • Design and develop data schema and implementation strategy to provide fast analytics turnaround on petabytes of data
  • Design and develop data pipeline to move data from disparate sources for consolidation and analytics
  • Quickly come up to speed on current pipeline and analytics, identify areas of improvement and adopt industry best-practices for data processing, movement and management
  • Build robust monitoring infrastructure, develop strategy to get quick insights into various stages of data handling.
  • Evangelize design and processes for data handling, CI/CD, security, extensibility, maintainability etc. for big data software and services



  • BS/MS in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of progressive industry experience in design and implementation of data focused cloud software
  • 3+ years of experience working, collaborating with Data Science team
  • Hands-on experience in designing and maintaining data schema lifecycle
  • Experience with designing and implementing real-time and batch processing pipelines
  • Strong understanding of in-memory processing and data formats (Avro, Parquet, Json etc.)
  • Experience with automated analysis of data quality and validation
  • Hands-on experience with data transformation, SQL queries and optimization
  • Strong programming skills in Python
  • Hands-on Experience with the following or equivalent technologies - Spark, Kafka, Redshift, Relational/NoSQL DBs, Data lake engines (e.g. Deltalake), Airflow, Data Warehouse (e.g. Snowflake)

Horizontal facilitates valuable and productive conversations between you and potential employers. We can assist you in growing your career by partnering you with employers that offer challenging assignments. For those that join the team, we offer competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and retirement. Check out all we have to offer and how you can become part of the Horizontal Talent Team. In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role in Colorado is $145,000 - 190,000k (salary ranges in other locations could differ). This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.

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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