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Big Data Engineer (L08)

Chicago, IL, United States
Employment: Full Time Experience: Junior

Role Summary/Purpose:

We are looking for a Data Engineer to be part of our scrum teams and perform functional & system testing for Hadoop & Java/Spring applications for our Enterprise Data Lake initiative.

This is high visibility fast paced key initiative will integrate data across internal and external sources, provide analytical insights and integrate with our critical systems.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Analyze data and provide recommendations for process improvements
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of reports on testing results and defects
  • Assist in the data pipeline testing processes
  • Participate in the agile development process
  • Document and communicate issues and bugs relative to data standards
  • Assist in the maintenance of an integration and regression testing framework
  • Provide support in the reviewal of technical documentation for artifacts delivered
  • Work with team members to achieve business results in a fast paced and quickly changing environment
  • Pair up with experienced data engineers to develop cutting edge Analytic applications leveraging Big Data technologies: Hadoop, NoSQL, and In-memory Data Grids
  • Perform other duties and/or projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (such as Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Econometrics)
  • Knowledge of scripting, SQL, and/or Linux
  • Programming knowledge in at least one of the following languages: Java or Python

Desired Characteristics:

  • Performance testing experience
  • Experience in testing Pig, Sqoop, Spark, HBaseon Hadoop & J2EE/Eclipse, Spring Boot applications
  • Familiar with Hortonworks, Cloudera, Zookeeper, Oozie and Kafka is a plus
  • Willingness to learn new technologies quickly
  • Excellent oral, and written communication skills
  • Proactive, problem-solving mindset and ability to make recommendations to project lead
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the selection process
  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
  • If currently a Synchrony Financial Employee, you must have been in your current position for at least 6 months (Level 4 – 7) or 24 months (level 8 or greater), have at least a “consistently meets expectations” performance rating and have the approval of your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR to apply if you don’t meet the time-in-job or performance requirement

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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Grade/Level: 08

Equal Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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