Senior Data Engineer at Crown Castle (Houston, TX)

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Company Summary

Crown Castle is the nation's largest provider of shared communications infrastructure: towers, small cells and fiber. It all works together to meet unprecedented demand-connecting people and communities and transforming the way we do business. Whenever you make a call, track a workout or stream music and videos, we're the ones providing the communications infrastructure that makes it all possible. From 5G and the internet of things to drones, autonomous vehicles and AR/VR, we enable the technologies that help people stay safe, connected and ready for the future. Crown Castle is a Fortune 500 company, publicly traded on the S&P 500, and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the US, with an enterprise value of ~$100B.

Position Title:Senior Data Engineer

Position Summary

As a Senior Data Engineer you will work as part of an agile team to design, develop and maintain an optimal data pipeline architecture using both structured data sources and big data for both on-premise and cloud-based environments in streaming and real time.


  • Develop and automate ETL code using scripting languages, ETL tools and job scheduling software to support all reporting and analytical data needs.
  • Design and build dimensional data models to support the data warehouse initiatives.
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet the analytical needs of the data science team.
  • Assess new data sources to better understand availability and quality of data.
  • Identify, design and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data pipeline performance, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability and access to information.
  • Participate in requirements gathering sessions to distill technical requirements from business requests.
  • Collaborate with business partners to productionize, optimize and scale enterprise analytics.
  • Collaborate with data architects and modelers on data store designs and best practices.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business & Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics or related field.

Experience/Minimum Requirements

  • 5 years' experience in traditional (Informatica, Oracle Data Integration, SSIS) and modern Big Data technologies (such as HDFS, Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Sqoop, Kafka, Apache Spark, hBase, Oozie, No SQL databases, PostgreSQL, GIT, Python, REST API, Snowflake);
  • 2 years' experience (within the 5) extracting/querying/joining large data sets at scale;
  • 1 year of experience (within the 5) building data platforms in a cloud stack (such as Azure, AWS, GCP) and experience with object-oriented/object function scripting language: Python, Java, C++ or Scala.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
More Information on Crown Castle
Crown Castle operates in the Mobile industry. The company is located in Houston, TX, Irvine, CA and Canonsburg, PA. Crown Castle was founded in 1994. It has 4900 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 20 open jobs at Crown Castle, click here.
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