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Big Data Engineer in Westlake, TX at Veritude

Date Posted: 1/6/2019

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Job Description

Veritude is currently hiring for a Big Data Engineer in Westlake, Texas at Fidelity Investments. 

Fidelity’s Corporate Technology Group  (CTG) is seeking Senior Database Engineer with a primary focus supporting Big data platforms and related tools in the eco system.

The senior engineer is expected to be domain expert in Hadoop environments.

He/She will be accountable for platform availability, stability, security & overall performance of systems.

Primary Responsibilities  

  • Work with development teams in design process, building applications on Cloud(AWS) data platforms
  • Performance tuning of data ingestions programs, User queries and configuration of related tools
  • Good understanding of Unix and Shell scripting along with deployment architecture.
  • Partnering with DevOps team to build/config/debug pipelines and automation
  • Install & maintain various tools in analytics and data science domain (Trifacta, Informatica BDM, R-server etc..).
  • Networking knowledge in setting up AWS environment - VPCs, subnets, security groups, S3 buckets, RDS
  • Provide operational support by setting up monitoring, alerting and integrate with existing monitoring systems.
  • Continued learning and knowledge sharing to bring rest of the team
  • Participate in on-call rotation and provide hand-off to off shore team
  • Strong commitment to quality, documentation and engineering excellence
  • Strong communication skills, problem solving skills and adaptability
  • Interface with Technology Operations and infrastructure groups to plan and manage changes in the production environment.
  • Demonstrates good written & verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to analyze complex database problems and implement solutions and/or workarounds

Why Fidelity?

  • Three consecutive years on CareerBliss’ Top 50 Happiest Companies Employees Survey
  • A company that is committed to innovation and being an industry leader by investing in technology
  • A company that has high commitment to database engineering and management
  • Access to top-tier technology platforms, OS, and frameworks
  • Non-traditional benefits like our Concierge Service, Computer Equipment Purchase Assistance Program and profit sharing eligibility

Company Culture

At Fidelity, you can find it all here.  We reward ambitious, passionate individuals with a work environment that fosters diversity, teamwork and collaboration as well as encourages innovative ideas and fresh thinking. We recognize the value that employees’ individual differences can contribute to the bright and strong future of our company. 


Education and Experience

  • Bachelors or Masters in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science or Information Technology or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of Big data administration experience
  • 3+ years of supporting the platforms in unstructured data space using Hive, HDFS, Spark, Sqoop etc.
  • 2+ years of setting up and supporting Data ingestion tools such as Nifi or other standard ETL/ELT/streaming tools
  • 3+ years of SQL & PL/SQL experience
  • 2+ years of database design experience
  • Experience in programming languages and tools including but not limited to Unix shell, Perl, Python, C, Java etc.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Big data technologies like hive, hdfs, spark, sqoop is required.
  • Performance tuning experience with different types of data stores both structured and unstructured.
  • Experience with Nifi desirable.
  • knowledge of programming languages/tools including: Java, Python, Hadoop, Spark, SQL, Hive, JavaScript, Shell Scripts.
  • Knowledge of big data design patterns is desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of application and data security - Data Encryption, SSL configuations.
  • Good to have Knowledge of Streamset, Nifi, ETL and ELT experience with both structured and unstructured data stores. Experience defining best practices for automated data validations.
  • Good to have AWS certification with RDS knowledge good to have.
  • Strong understanding of Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration (e.g. Jenkins, GIT, Concourse)
  • Knowledge of indexing with Solar / elastic search and indexing approaches for data will be a plus.
  • Experience with analytics work bench. And data virtualization technologies like apache drill will be a plus
  • Experience building highly automated environments using virtual and cloud resources is strongly desired
  • Experience with interacting and working closely with Product Owners, DevOps, and Software Engineering teams
  • Familiarity and experience working with agile methodologies: SCRUM
  • Experience with mission critical, 24x7 systems
  • Exposure to container & orchestration technologies (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Highly accountable, strong team player with excellent analytical skills, detail oriented to process and quality
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a can-do attitude!
  • Experience supporting Oracle, DB2, MS SQL or Netezza is desired but not essential
  • Experience in the Financial Industry would be a plus but not essential

About Fidelity Investments
Fidelity Investments is one of the world's largest providers of financial services. Founded in 1946, the firm is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and many other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals and institutions, as well as through 5,000 financial intermediary firms. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.


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