Lead Data Engineer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana (Baton Rouge, LA)

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We take great strides to ensure our employees have the resources to live well, be healthy, continue learning, develop skills, grow professionally and serve our local communities. We invite you to apply for a career with Blue Cross.

Please note that effective Jan. 4, 2022, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana implemented a policy requiring any employee who enters any of our offices or who interacts in person with anyone for company business purposes to be fully vaccinated for COVID 19, unless legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation related to religious or medical exemptions. At this time, that policy is suspended and vaccination is not required to enter our facilities. Please note this is subject to change at any point in time to ensure compliance with company policy or government mandates and certain client facing roles may have separate protocols.

Residency in or relocation to Louisiana is preferred for all positions.

POSITION PURPOSE
This position develops data integration solutions using data integration tools or other means with some direction provided by the manager as well as more senior team members such as the Principal Data Engineer. Accountable for complying with all laws and regulations associated with duties and responsibilities.

NATURE AND SCOPE
  • This role does not manage people
  • Necessary Contacts: INSIDE RELATIONSHIPS:

    Make presentations to EIM management.
    Must be able to understand the requirements of multiple agile teams, identify and negotiate trade-offs to gain management agreement with proposed recommendations.
    Meets regularly with program management, product data management, and EIM management to resolve product and project problems and issues.
    OUTSIDE RELATIONSHIPS:

    Attends technical meetings and conferences with the intent of improving the processes and procedures of the Enterprise Data Warehouse and/or Data Lake
    May participate in vendor negotiations.
    Meets with business owners and stakeholders to refine technical requiremen


QUALIFICATIONS

Education
  • Bachelor's in computer science or related field is required
  • Four years of related experience can be used in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.
Work Experience
  • Must have a minimum of seven years of professional information technology experience to include a minimum of three years' experience with deployment and support of ETL, software applications, or web services solutions.
  • Requires knowledge in such areas as data mart data warehouse, data lake development, SSISETL/ELT data integration patterns, web and cloud-oriented systems integration and communication-based systems, languages such as C#, Python or Java. Additional training for integration tools used will be supplied.
  • Experience in one of the following areas is required: Support of a data warehousing, data mart, data lake, and/or business intelligence environment; Strong ETL development background with Informatica PowerCenter, DataStage, or SSIS; Strong development experience with TeraData, Oracle, SQL Server, Data Lake, or Sybase repositories; Other programming language such as C#, Python, PL/SQL, T-SQL, SparkSQL, NoSQL; Shared API for web or cloud applications development background; Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing (NLP); Strong background in software development for applications
  • Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) DBMS preferred
  • Visualization, Business Intelligence tools or reporting experience with tools such as Tableau, Power BI, SSRS, SSAS, Cognos or BOE preferred
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Healthcare Payer Software Development experience preferred
  • Experience working in an agile development methodology preferred
  • DevOps experience (automation of code or workflow through release pipeline) preferred
  • Data warehousing development lifecycle preferred
Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to independently design, develop and debug ETL/ELT, software, or API solutions based on business requirements.
  • Ability to independently evaluate the test results of others
  • Self-sufficient in ETL/ELT software development with the ability to become self-sufficient in integration tool within one month of completing the training
  • Ability to independently create complex integrations to build dimensional databases, data marts, data lake, and cubes
  • Ability to create design patterns
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills along with the ability to react quickly to changing requirements due to product limitation or driven by enterprise need
  • Ability to independently develop Unit Test Plans and Test Data
  • Ability to independently diagnose and resolve the issues found in workflows, mappings, stored procedures, and data pipelines
  • Provide guidance to fellow team members in the data analysis effort necessary in following all data integration standards and architecture
  • Provide guidance to team members in performing root cause analysis and resolving issues related to data/workflows
  • Provide guidance to team members in the development of system and integration test plans
  • Provide guidance to team members for executing test plans and documenting the results and discrepancies
Licenses and Certifications
  • None Required


ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Independently analyzes the team's data integration requirements and creates integration solutions that support the application development efforts.
  • Works with senior team members such as the Principal Data Engineers to refine the information architectures and complex data models needed for the team's work. In addition, guides others on the modification and implementation of database integration solutions built around these models to support business requirements.
  • Responsible for the data integration metadata, lineage, and catalog through configuration and parameterization.
  • Independently develops, executes and evaluates data quality test plans such that the results and quality of the data assure compliance with corporate expectations. Guides and reviews the work of other team members in this process to ensure accuracy.
  • Provides guidance and training to junior team members on data warehousing processes and procedures to junior team members.
  • Follows the software development life-cycle as required to ensure that the company meets regulatory requirements.
Additional Accountabilities and Essential Functions
The Physical Demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Accountabilities and Essential Functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned, within your scope of responsibilities.
  • Job duties are performed in a normal and clean office environment with normal noise levels.
  • Work is predominately done while standing or sitting.
  • The ability to comprehend, document, calculate, visualize, and analyze are required.


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In support of our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians, Blue Cross encourages the good health of its employees and visitors. We want to ensure that our employees have a work environment that will optimize personal health and well-being. Due to the acknowledged hazards from exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, and in order to promote good health, our company properties are smoke and tobacco free.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana performs background and pre-employment drug screening after an offer has been extended and prior to hire for all positions. As part of this process records may be verified and information checked with agencies including but not limited to the Social Security Administration, criminal courts, federal, state, and county repositories of criminal records, Department of Motor Vehicles and credit bureaus. Pursuant with sec 1033 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, individuals who have been convicted of a felony crime involving dishonesty or breach of trust are prohibited from working in the insurance industry unless they obtain written consent from their state insurance commissioner.

Additionally, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a Drug Free Workplace. A pre-employment drug screen will be required and any offer is contingent upon satisfactory drug testing results.
More Information on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Baton Rouge, LA. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana was founded in 1934. It has 1803 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 21 open jobs at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, click here.
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