Big Data Engineer

Geico  •  VA and 2 other locations

5 - 7 years experience  •  Financial Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
5 - 7 years experience
Financial Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

The Decision Sciences and Transformation (DSaT) team is seeking a driven Big Data Engineer to work on the Single View of the Customer (SVOC) initiative. The SVOC project will focus on leveraging Big Data and new models to significantly improve personalization and customization for our customers. At the same time, SVOC will enable GEICO to optimize our internal processes to make our systems substantially more efficient. To do so, the SVOC system will integrate with a large number of GEICO applications via web services and will ultimately help make nearly all of our systems “smarter”. In this role, you will have an opportunity to work with a wide variety of teams to implement innovative solutions and new functionality that drives our business forward.


Required Skills:

- Minimum experience of 5 years

- Real project experience as a Data Wrangler/Engineer across design, development, testing, and production implementation for a Big Data Project

- Minimum of 1 year experience on Spark. Exposure to Spark Streaming and MLLib preferred

- Minimum of 2 years of experience on Hadoop AND MapReduce AND Oozie AND Hive AND Pig

- Minimum of 2 years of experience on core Java OR Scala

- Expertise in performance tuning of Hive and Hadoop

- Exposure to Python OR iPython OR any other Scripting language

- Experience with NoSQL databases, such as HBase OR Cassandra OR MongoDB

- Exposure to Big Data Exploration, Profiling, Quality and Transformation

- Proficient in designing efficient and robust ETL/ELT workflows, schedulers, and event-based triggers

- Ability to quickly learn, adapt, and implement Open Source technologies

- Exposure to Data Mining preferred

- Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as contribute to team efforts is required

- Strong critical thinking, decision making, troubleshooting and problem solving skills

- Outstanding time management skills and attention to detail

- Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously and work in a fast-paced environment

- Excellent verbal/written communication skills, including communicating technical issues to non-technical audiences

- Ability and desire to learn new skills and techniques

- A Bachelor's degree in a computer related field or equivalent professional experience is required



Preferred Skills:

- Scrum methodologies


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