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Sr Software Engineer – Big Data in Phoenix, AZ at MDI Group

Date Posted: 2/12/2019

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Job Description

The Sr Software Engineer – Big Data:

Location: Phoenix, AZ


  • Is the go-to expert in one area of the codebase; understands the broad software architecture of the entire system.
  • Thinks at the enterprise level for reliability, scalability, maintainability, extensibility, portability, and security.
  • Provides technical advice and weighs in on technical decisions that impact other teams or the company at large. Researches and proposes new technologies.  Starts initiatives for SDP review.
  • Scopes and stages work into well-defined milestones to avoid a monolithic deliverable.
  • Regularly delivers software on-time and is constantly working to make accurate estimates and deliver on those estimates.
  • Known for drama-free launches.
  • Owns the technical testing and performance plan for their projects.
  • Takes initiative to identify and solve important problems, coordinating with others on cross-cutting technical issues.
  • Sets direction at the project/service level and consistently influences decision-making at the top level of team.
  • Identifies and proactively tackles technical debt before it grows into debt that requires significant up-front work to resolve.
  • Able to provide feedback on projects outside of their core area.
  • Identifies and proposes strategies around technical problems affecting their team, communicates standards and gets buy-in on solutions.
  • Makes others better through code pull reviews, thorough documentation, technical guidance, and mentoring or serving as a Tech Lead on a project.
  • Understands the trade offs between technical, analytical and product needs and leads to solutions that take all of these needs into account.

Your education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or related field, from a four-year college or university, or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Relevant industry certification, such as Oracle Java Developer, is preferred. 
  • A minimum of 6 to 9+ years relevant experience in software development, information systems, or equivalent technical environment, including previous experience in the development of highly transactional, mission critical applications in heterogeneous environments/architectures for multi-user systems.
  • Expert in all aspects of the software development lifecycle: design, functional and technical requirements, coding, debugging, testing, release, and operational support. 
  • Expert level knowledge of agile software development methodologies, Service Oriented Architecture and object-oriented programming methodologies.
  • Expert in software development best practices, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Expert level knowledge of relational and non-relational database management system technologies and tools.
  • Expert level of experience in reviewing code and providing critical feedback for building secure, stable and scalable applications
  • Expert level ability to establish the department’s technical direction and supervise in its implementation

Expert level proficiency with the following technologies:

  • Java (6+ years).  Versions 1.6 and beyond
  • Spring or similar MVC framework.
  • Unix/Linux and one of the many shells
  • Service oriented designs and technologies.
  • Web service technologies such as SOAP and REST
  • SQL and NoSQL
  • Version control such as Git and code review type tools such as Stash.
  • Continuous Integration/Delivery toolkits such as Jenkins/Puppet.
  • Queuing technologies, JMS, ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ.
  • Spark, Cloudera, HDFS, Kafka, Hive, Impala. (Not necessarily Hadoop- MapR)
  • AWS (S3, SQS, SNS, EC2)
  • Cassandra and/or MongoDB
  • Experienced in identifying opportunities to add monitoring and alerting where necessary
  • Troubleshoot and provide solutions to issues arising in production
  • Lead CritSit situations (System down production issues) to solution
  • Strong leadership skills. 

Added value proficiencies in the following technologies:

  • HTML, CSS and JavaScript (jQuery), AngularJS a plus.
  • Familiar with continuous integration tools such as Jenkins, Sonar, Stash.
  • NoSQL
  • AppDynamics, ELK, Grafana


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