Allstate Senior Big Data Engineer in Northbrook, Illinois

Senior Big Data Engineer

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Job ID :

111586

Location :

Northbrook, IL US

Level :

Experienced Professional

Job Category :

Data Science & Analytics

Description :

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Job Description

Allstate Insurance Company has an exceptional career opportunity for a Senior Big Data Engineer!

This Senior Consultant is an experienced individual contributor who will leverage data and analytics to help automate and optimize Claims Analytics Data processes enabling our Claims employees to focus on serving our customers and delivering the most advanced claims experience on the planet. They will be responsible for helping to bring together complex data into clean and useful data structures making our valuable data more approachable.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Involved in the design, prototyping and delivery of software solutions within the big data eco-system

  • Work independently on big data projects and/or serving as analytics SME to provide new or enhanced data to the business

  • Improving data governance and quality increasing the reliability of our data

  • Influencing the creation of a single, trusted source for key Claims business data that can be shared across the Enterprise

  • Responsible for designing and building new Big Data systems for turning data into actionable insights

  • Train and mentor junior team members on Big Data/Hadoop tools and technologies

  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and presents recommendations to management

  • Develop solutions and iterates quickly to continuously improve

  • Seeks out and evaluates emerging big data technologies and open-source packages

  • Participate in strategic planning discussions with technical and non-technical partners

  • Uses, learns, teaches, and supports a wide variety of Big Data and Analytics tools to achieve results (i.e., Python, Hadoop, HIVE, Scala, Impala and others).

  • Uses, learns, teaches, and supports a wide variety of programming languages on Big Data and Analytics work (i.e. Java, Python, SQL, R)

Job Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering (or related field) or equivalent experience preferred

  • 3-5 years of experience preferred in a data integration, ETL and/or business intelligence/analytics related function

  • Ability to work with broad parameters in complex situations

  • Experience in developing, managing, and manipulating large, complex datasets

  • Expert high-level coding skills such as SQL and Python and/or other scripting languages(UNIX) required. Scala is a plus.

  • Some understanding and exposure to - streaming toolsets such as Kafka, FLINK, spark streaming a plus.

  • Experience with source control solutions (ex git, GitHub, Jenkins, Artifactory) required

  • At least 1-2 years of experience with big data and the Hadoop ecosystem (HDFS, SPARK, SQOOP, Hive, Impala, Parquet) required

  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and tools to iterate quickly on product changes, developing user stories and working through backlog (Continuous Integration and JIRA a plus)

  • Experience in any scheduling tools such as IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler, Control M, AutoSys, etc required

  • Must be a self-starter and have excellent oral and communication skills

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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