ACT, Inc. Lead Big Data Engineer in Iowa City, Iowa
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This position could be based remotely in Iowa with travel as needed to our Iowa City office.
The Lead Software Engineer is responsible for the design and development of IT solutions to support of the Data Engineering Solutions teams. The Software Engineer will be responsible for ACT’s data pipeline. The job includes development in Java, NiFi, &/or Kafka. The job includes development in Java, integrating with Bitbucket for source control, and Jenkins for builds. This includes development in both Container and Serverless computing environments. This role will participate in the Agile process and ensure product quality, robustness, scalability, and consistency.
Typical work-related activities include:
Work on high priority tasks on the back-end services, analytics, or front-end
Independently design, maintain, and enhance applications capitalizing on existing automation frameworks and reusable components
Actively participate in process improvement and tool selection discussions and decisions within area of expertise
Recommend product, infrastructure, or design changes to ensure quality and performance standards
Solve interesting problems from refactoring components to designing, building, and tuning new ones
Review designs and code and drive critical architecture decisions
Operate in a fast-paced, distributed, and agile team that ships production code every week.
Support junior team members to proactively anticipate and resolve issues across Scrum teams
Take responsibility for department success through mentoring, coaching, and advising other team members
Recommend tools and standards to ensure software quality and performance standards
Bachelor’s degree in a related area required; preferably in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Information Systems
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
Minimum of seven years of progressive IT experience
Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following required: Java, Jenkins, RabbitMQ, Kafka
Expertise developing applications in a microservice architecture utilizing REST API web services
Experience in architecting software solutions, and technical design in continuous integration environment required
Previous experience and demonstrated success leading and building teams required
Experience working in a microservice architecture preferred
Experience with AWS solutions is preferred
Experience with Kubernetes is preferred
Experience working in an Agile development environment
Expertise in production monitoring solutions such as Splunk and NewRelic
Expertise in architecting software solutions, and technical design in continuous integration environment
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to help lead a Scrum team, following SAFe Agile practices
Strong communication and collaboration skills
Ability to lead team through changes in a rapidly transforming organization
Demonstrated ability to lead technical professionals and influence product stakeholders
Demonstrated success in new technology implementation
Demonstrated knowledge of version control such as Git / Bitbucket and Jenkins for builds
Demonstrated relational and no-SQL database skills (MongoDB, MySQL) required
Demonstrated knowledge of messaging broker solutions such as RabbitMQ
Demonstrated ability to integrate code into automated deployment pipelines required
Demonstrated ability to support, mentor, coach, and advise other team members
Ability to adapt to changing technology landscape, learn new tools, and how to apply them to daily work.
Demonstrated knowledge of how to write/test RESTful APIs required
Demonstrated knowledge with Big Data technologies like MongoDB, park/Pig/Storm/Kafka/Hive/HDFS required
Understanding of test automation frameworks such as Robot preferred
CategoryInformation Technology (Development)
TravelNo Travel Required
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