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Job ID :
93253
Location :
Irving, TX US
Level :
Experienced Professional
Job Category :
Information Technology
Description :

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Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.


Job Description

Encompass Analytics is responsible for aligning with and contributing to Encompass Data Hub and Analytics business objectives by identifying and developing growth and profitability opportunities that will enable Encompass Insurance to generate profitable market share growth. The Information Analyst / Hadoop Data Engineer provides enterprise and project-level information analysis support that produces consistent, accurate, and complete information requirements that enhances the analytic and reporting lifecycle throughout the enterprise. In support of the analytic and reporting lifecycle, this position will create data definitions that follow established standards and guidelines, develop and manage the logical and physical views of data that are consistent with the business objectives, and provide consulting on new developments within the business intelligence space.

 

  • Creates / comprehends intermediate-to complex logical (conceptual, relational, subject-level and dimensional) data models and other metadata deliverables at varying levels of detail and functionality across multiple business areas of responsibility
  • Constructs and executes complex SQL queries and review data profiling results to discover semantics, patterns and value domains of data under analysis
  • Maintains understanding of software industry, particularly with respect to data warehousing and analytics
  • Provides business knowledge and support for resolving technology issues across one or more areas of the business and across multiple projects
  • Analyzes and translates business, data, functional, and user requirements and/or business rules into analytic and reporting requirements, data models and metadata deliverables by leading and guiding discussions internally with the project team and externally with business and technology partners
  • Performs complex data analysis utilizing multiple techniques to determine, document and communicate existing and potential future data relationships, profiles and quality levels; uncover anomalies and variances in data content from expected results
  • Updates and maintains all logical (conceptual, relational, subject-level and dimensional) data models and other metadata deliverables at multiple levels of detail and functionality for a specific business subject area
  • Plans, develops and facilitates inspection sessions to validate that modeled data and related metadata deliverables match and satisfy business data requirements
  • Conducts reviews of physical data model and related technical detail with database administrators and technical developers as part of a single project's development life cycle
  • Understands, applies, teaches others and drive improvements in the use of corporate metadata development tools and processes

Job Qualifications

Education:

 

Must have college degree or equivalent experience; Post-secondary degree in management / technology or related field or a combination of related experience and education preferred.

 

Must Haves:

 

  • 3+ years’ experience with Java / Python programming with UNIX / LINUX
  • Data warehousing, Business Intelligence knowledge a must;
    • Exposure to Hadoop ecosystem (e.g., Sqoop, Scala / Python Spark, Impala, Hive, etc.)
    • Hands-on SQL and DB querying exposure
  • Experience working with project team following an Agile Scrum methodology
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment with changing priorities
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours
  • Excellent English oral / written communication skills

 

Preferred:

 

  • 3-5 years working in insurance and/or technology
  • Prior experience in database modeling classes, MIS or EIS, system support, analytics, statistics
  • Performs / comprehends Analysis and volumetric parameters that dictate data profiling activity.
  • Experience / exposure / knowledge of working in a Waterfall software development lifecycle (or equivalent)

 


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