Staff Data Engineer (Detroit, MI)

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The Rock Family of Companies is made up of nearly 100 separate businesses spanning fintech, sports, entertainment, real estate, startups and more. We're united by our culture - a drive to find a better way that fuels our commitment to our clients, our community and our team members. We believe in and build inclusive workplaces, where every voice is heard and diverse perspectives are welcomed. Working for a company in the Family is about more than just a job - it's about having the opportunity to become the best version of yourself.

As a Technology team member, you're empowered to make an impact, employ your entrepreneurial spirit and build a career customized by you because at Rocket, you can. We are creating digital products that solve life's most complex moments. You'll get the chance to shape the future of tech, have your voice heard, get ahead in your career and develop your skills. With a tech career here, there's no limit to what you can achieve.

Minimum Qualifications
  • BS/MS degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field or equivalent experience
  • 5 years of experience working with diverse DB technologies like PostgreSQL, GraphDB, NoSQL DB, Snowflake, Redshift, etc.
  • 5 years of programming experience using Python or equivalent programming languages (Java, Scala, etc.)
  • 5 years of experience working with cloud-based data integration platforms (like Informatica Cloud/IICS, Azure Data Factory, Dell Boomi, SnapLogic, IBM) in either AWS or Azure, or on-prem like Informatica PowerCenter
  • Expertise in commonly used data technologies such as Apache Airflow/Astronomer, AWS Glue, Lambda, Databricks, Spark, Kafka, Azure Synapse, Kubernetes, DBT, Fivetran, Redwood, Tidal, or similar.
  • Expertise in building large Data Lakes and Data Warehouses.
  • Expertise with all aspects of data systems, including ETL, aggregation strategy, performance optimization, and technology trade-off
  • Understanding of data access patterns, streaming technology, data validation, data modeling, data performance, cost optimization
  • Experience defining data engineering/architecture best practices at a department and organizational level and establishing standards for operational excellence and code and data quality at a multi-project level


Preferred Qualifications
  • 5 years of experience in data tech stack in Cloud Platforms in either AWS or Azure
  • 7 years of programming experience using Python or equivalent programming languages (Java, Scala, etc.)
  • 5 years of experience with relational data modeling, big data modeling, conceptual data modeling and logical data modeling
  • Experience with leading the data architecture design on a department/enterprise level
  • Experience using work item tracking tools like Jira or Azure DevOps


Job Summary

As a senior member on the Data Services and Data Engineering team, you will play a lead role to design, develop and maintain Rocket Auto's data engineering ecosystem, including designing and implementing the architecture within cloud data platforms (AWS, Azure), building ETL (extract, transform, load) solutions for both batch and stream data processing; bringing in new data sources; making sure data is clean, complete and consumable; and designing data models within the data warehouse.

The perfect candidate will have strong data infrastructure and data architecture skills, and work as part of one or more project teams and be responsible for designing and building mechanisms to move, integrate, cleanse and publish large volume datasets. This is a developer role with a specialty in data and requires deep knowledge of a variety of programming languages and design patterns.

Responsibilities
  • Design, build, and maintain a cloud-based data architecture within AWS/Azure comprised of Data Lakes, Warehouses, Batch Data Integration, and Streaming
  • Research and promote new tools and techniques to shape the future of the data engineering environment
  • Work closely with data scientists, micro-service developers, and security experts to build out the data platform incrementally and securely
  • Work closely with the product management and development teams to rapidly translate the understanding of customer data and requirements to product and solutions
  • Maintain an excellent understanding of the business's long-term goals and strategy and ensures that the design and architecture are aligned with these
  • Design and support the new and evolving sources of data being brought into the data warehouse
  • Develop data modeling best practices and act as a subject matter expert for data models across all areas of the business
  • Work closely with the other data engineers to help create and drive technology and best practices for data management consumption
  • Assist in driving adoption and standardization of data governance, lineage, cataloging, and stewardship practices across teams
  • Proactively mentor and train other data engineers


Who We Are

Rocket Companies® is a Detroit-based company made up of businesses that provide simple, fast and trusted digital solutions for complex transactions. The name comes from our flagship business, now known as Rocket Mortgage®, which was founded in 1985. Today, we're a publicly traded company involved in many different industries, including mortgages, fintech, real estate, automotive and more. We're insistently different in how we look at the world and are committed to an inclusive workplace where every voice is heard. We're passionate about the work we do, and it shows. We've been ranked #7 on Fortune's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2022, as well as ranking #1 for Fortune's Best Large Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance List in 2021.

Disclaimer

This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

We are proud equal opportunity employers and committed to providing an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all candidates and team members. Employment decisions, including hiring decisions, are not based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law.

Colorado Candidates Only. Pursuant to the disclosure requirements of C.R.S. § 8-5-101, et seq., the minimum salary for this position for candidates in Colorado is approximately ninety-four thousand dollars. The position may also be eligible for an annual bonus and other employment-related benefits. The information regarding compensation and other benefits included in this paragraph is only an estimate and is subject to revision from time to time as the Company, in its sole and exclusive discretion, deems appropriate. The Company may determine during its review of the proposed minimum compensation and benefits provided for this position, that the compensation and benefits for such position should be reduced. In no event will the Company reduce the compensation for the position to a level below the applicable jurisdictional minimum wage rate for the position. The Company is a proud equal opportunity employer and committed to providing an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all candidates and team members.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. The Company provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team, The Pulse, at 1-800-411-JOBS.
More Information on Rocket Auto
Rocket Auto operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Detroit, MI. Rocket Auto was founded in 2020. It has 1315 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 5 open jobs at Rocket Auto, click here.
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