Sr. Data Engineer at BankUnited (Miami, FL)

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SUMMARY: The Senior Data Engineer (Analytics COE) will be responsible for expanding and optimizing our data and cloud data pipeline and architecture, as well as optimizing data flow and collection for cross functional teams. The ideal candidate is an experienced data pipeline builder and data wrangler who enjoys optimizing data systems and building them from the ground up. The Senior Data Engineer (Analytics COE) is a hands on individual that will source, transform and prepare the data for consumption by data scientists. The Senior Data Engineer will support our data analysts and data scientists on data initiatives and will ensure optimal data delivery architecture is consistent throughout ongoing projects. They must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple teams, systems and products. The right candidate will be excited by the prospect of optimizing or even re-designing our company's data architecture to support our next generation of products and data initiatives. This includes identifying and defining data analytics needs as well as the structuring and analysis of data from multiple source systems for the purposes of creating and maintaining reporting (e.g. visual and flowchart modeling). This position will be required to act as a lead, mentor and train junior data engineers and offshore development teams.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties and special projects may be assigned.
  • Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Work closely with IT department and data scientists to build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and AWS 'big data' technologies
  • Combine raw information from different sources to create consistent and machine-readable formats
  • Develop best practices in data engineering and publish
  • Act as a subject matter expert for data engineering
  • Develop rapid PoCs and Pilots with fail-fast approach
  • Conduct trainings and how-to sessions for the junior resources and citizen developers
  • Develop and test architectures that enable data extraction and transformation for predictive or prescriptive modeling
  • Support the data mining, reporting and general analytics needs of the department
  • Identify process gaps and recommend new opportunities for process improvement through the use of quantitative analytics
  • Apply statistical techniques to interpret risk and develop solutions for business consumption
  • Leverage understanding of multiple data structures and sources to perform complex data manipulation using advanced data extraction and analytical tools and techniques
  • Recognizes the connection between the business operations and analytics to influence business strategies through the interpretation and explanation of data to stakeholders
  • Supports development of innovative approaches and best practices
  • Perform any other assignments as directed by manager
  • Coach and train junior resources on staff


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Data Analytics, Data Science, Management Information Systems or a related field
  • At least 10 years of experience of Data Engineering and at least 3 years of hands on experience working with AWS Cloud preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience in supporting business intelligence or reporting applications
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Mastery of analytic and data visualization tools such as SAS, SQL, Adobe Analytics Tableau, Google Analytics, Python or R, AWS Cloud Services (Cloudwatch ,EC2, EMR, Redshift, Athena,Glue) etc
  • Expert level proficiency in Python is required
  • Experience or knowledge with DataIku, DataRobot and RapidMiner will be highly desired
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, manage competing demands/multiple projects, maintain a strong sense of urgency and follow through in addressing issues
  • Effective and persuasive presentations (verbal and written) for project teams and business leaders
  • Maintains strong attention to detail in high-pressure situations
  • Solid understanding of data warehouse and dimensional modeling concepts
  • Experience in developing data solutions based on banking transaction level data
  • Hands on experience in working with Data Lake and Redshift
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BankUnited operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Miami Lakes, FL. BankUnited was founded in 2009. It has 1635 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K). To see all 29 open jobs at BankUnited, click here.
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