DevOps Data Engineer

Employer: Delta Dental
Job Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Category: IT/Computers/Networking
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 10/23/2019
Closing Date: 1/31/2020
Delta Dental
At Delta Dental of Virginia, we are passionate about good oral health. In fact, dental benefits coverage is our specialty. For more than 50 years, we have been working to improve the oral health of Virginians by providing flexible, affordable dental benefit plans and building the largest network of participating oral health providers in the state.
Job Description Position Summary:
Data engineer with a strong DevOps (and/or DataOps) background who demonstrates experience with agile development processes, including a solid understanding of and experience with CI/CD pipelines.
Is committed to data engineering, data integration, data quality, data security and data privacy.
Has strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
Corvesta App Stack:
  1. Ubuntu
  2. Ansible
  3. Hashi Suite – Terraform, Consul, Vault, Vagrant, Packer, Nomad
  4. ELK
  5. AWS – VPC, Lambda, EC2, ECS, AMI, S3, Route 53
  6. Bitbucket/Git
  7. Concourse CI – Bosh Deployments
  8. PostgreSQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB 
Essential Functions:
  • Design, implement, improve, maintain and troubleshoot the Corvesta database ecosystem.
  • Help build and maintain self-service architecture for Devops, development teams and other stakeholders.
  • Document infrastructure, process and standards
  • Help, train and empower other Corvesta Engineers in the DevOps ways
  • On Call rotation to have seven 9’s uptime
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Engineering
  • 3-5 Years DevOps or Data Engineering Experience
  • 2+ Years’ Experience in Knowing and Using Corvesta App Stack and a majority of the following
    • Database migration tools like Liquibase or Flyway
    • Cloud database deployments using Terraform
    • Delivery of database solutions using AWS RDS, DynamoDB or similar document database
    • Ability to read query execution plans and tune relational queries (esp. PostGres and Oracle)
  • Agile/SCRUM experience is a plus
  • Development background with one or more languages is required. (Bash, C++, C#, Java, Python, GO, Ruby).
  • Ability to iterate in solving a problem.
  • Ability to learn, plan and strategize in an open source setting.
  • Ability to think and plan strategically for organizational success.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Nice to Have
  • Any DevOps Certification
  • Experience with the following
    • Git based source management (BitBucket preferred)
    • Airflow
    • Data Lakes (esp. access of Parquet or similar file formats using SQL)
    • Data warehouses (esp. Redshift or Snowflake)
    • BI / Analytics
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. Use of hands is required for such technological devices such as a computer, telephone, and others. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will be required to travel (sometimes long distances) to attend required meetings.
  • Work environment: The work is limited to the office environment with occasional trips to other office facilities or locations necessitating walking outdoors or driving. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal. 
Delta Dental of Virginia is a drug-free work environment.  Delta Dental provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service or other protected status. 
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