Sr. Data Reliability Engineer

| Holmdel, NJ, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 91,260-149,925 Annually
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Sr Data Reliability Engineer

Do you want to be part of a collaborative Enterprise Data Technology team?

Are you a problem solver who enjoys diving into data and architecting and maintaining high quality, flexible data solutions? Is a culture where "People Count," "We Do the Right Thing," and "We Hold Ourselves to Very High Standards" important to you? If so, Guardian is seeking an Sr Data Reliability Engineer to join the team creating Data products.

Working for the Head of ETL Services reporting into the Head of Data Technology organization, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the design, development, and implementation of enterprise level data products for business analytics and AI that provide a single view of the Guardian customer and enable state of the art data access patterns by utilizing a disciplined software development methodology and leading-edge technologies. The candidate will display technical and functional competence in data management standards and uphold Guardian's commitment to Guardian values.

You are

We are seeking a highly skilled Sr. Data Reliability Engineer to join our dynamic data technology team whose vision committed to leveraging data-driven insights to drive innovation and company growth through data products and ensure the data reliability, integrity, and efficiency of our data pipelines for business analytics and AI.

A self-starter who is fueled by collaboration, able to transform conceptual designs into reliable, scalable processes that meet or exceed customer needs.

You have

  • 12+ Years of IT experience in working with data, building data pipelines and data management or similar role more focused on data observability and reliability.
  • 4+ years of experience in data reliability engineer (DRE) role in creating observability, reliability and data quality frameworks using Collibra Data Quality and Observability/Monte Carlo/Splunk.
  • 3+ years of experienced in handling incident management, response, resolutions and metrics, it plays crucial role for handling data related incidents, RCA, engaging preventive fixes for maintaining data reliability and trust.
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with ETL/ELT tools and technologies such as Informatica PowerCenter, Cloud, precisely connect ETL (Not mandatory).
  • 5+ years of experience in data engineering using Python, Pyspark and Databricks, Shell scripting (MUST).
  • Experienced in leveraging automation tools, automation scripts, techniques to streamline data operations, alerting data pipelines and optimize performance.
  • DRE must have good knowledge on RDBMS, Programming, Big data technologies, DevOps and automation tools, Site reliability engineering (SRE) principles, Networking, Cloud computing, CI/CD version control, and Security best practices.
  • Experience technical mentor for defining, creating data pipeline standards, code reviews to ensure code quality with efficiency, scalable and sustainable for better reliability.
  • Experience in production support/data operations in monitor production jobs, triage issues working with appropriate team for root cause analysis & resolve any issues in a timely manner.
  • A DRE needs to collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including enterprise data analytics team, data engineers, data scientists, various IT teams, data governance and business stakeholders. Communicate effectively to understand the data requirements of different stakeholders and ensure that data observability and reliability align with organizational goals on gaining data trust.
  • Excellent communication skills and problem-solving skills.

You will

  • Responsible to prevent data-related incidents, minimize data downtime, improve data pipelines processes and efficiency.
  • Enforce standards, data privacy, security regulation, change control process data pipelines for ingesting, processing, and transforming large volumes of structured and unstructured data.
  • Develop and implement data quality monitoring frameworks to detect anomalies, errors, and inconsistencies in the data pipeline.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand data requirements and design scalable solutions to meet business needs.
  • Working with data governance management team and provide technical solutions around DG policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
  • Optimize data pipeline performance, scalability, and reliability through automation, monitoring, and tuning.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve data pipeline issues in a timely manner to minimize disruptions to data workflows.
  • Research and evaluate emerging technologies and tools to continuously improve data pipeline architecture and efficiency.
  • Mentor junior team members and promote a culture of data reliability, quality, and innovation within the organization.
  • Continue to look for innovative and next generation solutions for solving data challenges.


  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, Engineering, or related field.
  • Proven experience in designing, building, and optimizing data pipelines for analytics and AI applications.
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills with a focus on data quality and reliability.


  • Holmdel, NJ or Bethlehem, PA with work from home flexibility
  • Up to 10% travel within the NY/NJ/PA locations

Salary Range

$91,260.00 - $149,925.00

The salary range reflected above is a good faith estimate of base pay for the primary location of the position. The salary for this position ultimately will be determined based on the education, experience, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate. In addition to salary, this role may also be eligible for annual, sales, or other incentive compensation.

Our Promise

At Guardian, you'll have the support and flexibility to achieve your professional and personal goals. Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standards.

Inspire Well-Being

As part of Guardian's Purpose - to inspire well-being - we are committed to offering contemporary, supportive, flexible, and inclusive benefits and resources to our colleagues.

Health Care

  • Choice of [high deductible/copay] medical plans* with prescription drugs, including coverage for fertility and transgender inclusive benefits
  • Dental plan
  • Vision plan
  • Health care accounts - flexible spending, health reimbursement, and health savings accounts
  • Critical illness insurance

Life and Disability Insurance

  • Company-paid Life and Disability insurance plus voluntary supplemental coverage
  • Accident insurance

Retirement and Financial

  • 401(k) retirement plan with a company match, plus an annual age/service-based Company contribution and an annual profit-sharing contribution, if applicable
  • Complimentary 1:1 financial guidance with a licensed Fidelity representative

Time Off and Remote Work

  • Flexible work arrangements (part in-person/part remote)
  • Unlimited paid time off for most roles plus time off for volunteering, jury duty, voting, and bereavement
  • Personal holidays for colleagues to use in recognition of religious, cultural, or civic days
  • Paid parental leave and paid family and medical leave policies

Emotional Well-being and Work-Life

  • Emotional well-being, mental health, and work/life resources powered by Spring Health
  • Wellness programs, including fitness program and equipment reimbursement
  • Child, adult, and elder back-up care support through Bright Horizons
  • Adoption assistance
  • College planning
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan assistance
  • Commuter benefits in select metropolitan areas

Equity & Inclusion

Opportunities to build inclusive and meaningful connections through involvement in colleague-led affinity groups:

  • Employee Resource Groups:
  • Colleague Connection Committees
  • Community Involvement Committees

A culture that encourages colleagues to bring their authentic selves to work

  • Voluntary self-ID
  • Pronunciation and phonetic spelling of names

Benefits apply to full-time eligible employees. Interns are not eligible for most Company benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.


Guardian is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. Guardian also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants (and employees) to accommodate the individual's known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless doing so would create an undue hardship. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact [email protected].

Current Guardian Colleagues: Please apply through the internal Jobs Hub in Workday.

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Guardian Life operates in the Financial Services industry. The company is located in New York, NY. Guardian Life was founded in 1860. It has 8709 total employees. To see all 34 open jobs at Guardian Life, click here.
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