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Technical Operations Engineer in Reston, VA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 1/12/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  813331

Apex Systems is currently seeking a Technical Operations Engineer to support an exciting client of ours in Reston, VA.

This customer offers access to bleeding edge technology and a fantastic work environment. If you or anyone you know is interested in an opportunity like this, please contact Sean Scott, Account Manager, at 703-256-2000 or scscott@apexsystems.com.

Job Description:*

 

The Operations Engineer will solve complex data and system related issues, and along with direction from the Sr. Operations Analyst/Engineer, is expected to solve them using a variety of technical and analytical skills, and be able to document and standardize the processes for solving those problems. A successful candidate will generate efficiencies and mitigate risk within the data engineering group, through sound technical analysis, and will generate value for the business by using creative solutions to solve immediate business problems. The Operations Engineer should be able to adapt and develop the technical expertise under the DevOps model, using Amazon Web Services and continuous delivery systems and services. The Operations Engineer will work with development teams and assist with development or operation of tools, applications, and/or services that are needed to facilitate both new and existing processes.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

•  Analyze, model, and manipulate data using SQL or SQL-like query languages.

•  Support big data exchange systems and ad-hoc data extracts using established data governance guidelines, security policies, and best practices.

•  Ensure operations teams have procedures and methods in place to obtain technical support from internal and external IT groups, whether related to software malfunction, system downtime, data integrity, or infrastructure failure and share information with customers and cross-functional team members.

•  Coordinate and execute daily activities based upon the direction of senior team members and leadership.

•  Provide insight, feedback, and technical expertise to cross-functional groups for pilots, studies, and other new initiatives..

•  Assist with the development of technical and repeatable solutions or tools in order to ensure the Production environment is both stable and data quality standards are met.

•  Ensure incidents are regularly tracked, monitored, resolved, and prioritized for future releases using Agile and DevOps concepts and best practices.

 

Ensure the following is delivered to specification and operational:

•  Operate a system that is delivered by IT which exchanges and transforms data by feeds or services between our systems and vendor partners and delivered according to schedule.

•  Manage production incidents. Including communications, triage, resolution of issues as feasible (including creation of scripts and/or analyzing logs), engaging IT for code-related issues, tracking of incidents, and coordination with vendor (s) in resolution.

•  Monitor, measure, and report on data quality.

•  Create, modify, and maintain quality checks performed against data within the system within the database and output files.

•  Analyze impact of changes; assess gaps in existing operational processes.

•  Assist the team during high-volume or peak processing dates and windows.

 

Job Requirements

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Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering or related analytical/technical field is required.

3-5 years relevant experience.

Experience in Technical/Batch Operations and large scale data management operations.

Strong teamwork and collaboration skills required.

Strong process improvement experience required.

Must be comfortable working between business users and IT; familiar with common functions and terminology.

Related Skills & Other Requirements:

•           Strong experience with AWS Technologies or other cloud technologies including Cloudwatch, DynamoDB, SQS, and Lambda.

•           Expertise in understanding and writing SQL and stored procedures in Oracle Databases and MySQL.

•           Strong ability to explain advanced data concepts to database developers and architects, end users, and business users.

•           Strong attention to detail.

•           Demonstrated high competency in balancing multiple projects and conflicting priorities.

•           Strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.

•           Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

•           Experience in process analysis and documentation.

•           High proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, Project, and Outlook) is required.

Knowledge of Appian, C#, java, Informatica ETL, UNIX is preferred

Preferred Skills:*

Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering or related analytical/technical field is required.

3-5 years relevant experience.

Experience in Technical/Batch Operations and large scale data management operations.

Strong teamwork and collaboration skills required.

Strong process improvement experience required.

Must be comfortable working between business users and IT; familiar with common functions and terminology.

Related Skills & Other Requirements:

•           Strong experience with AWS Technologies or other cloud technologies including Cloudwatch, DynamoDB, SQS, and Lambda.

•           Expertise in understanding and writing SQL and stored procedures in Oracle Databases and MySQL.

•           Strong ability to explain advanced data concepts to database developers and architects, end users, and business users.

•           Strong attention to detail.

•           Demonstrated high competency in balancing multiple projects and conflicting priorities.

•           Strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.

•           Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

•           Experience in process analysis and documentation.

•           High proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, Project, and Outlook) is required.

Knowledge of Appian, C#, java, Informatica ETL, UNIX is preferred

Education/Certifications:*

Education/Experience:

Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering or related analytical/technical field is required

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Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.