Senior Data Engineer, Emerging Technologies Elasticsearch

  • Company: Discover
  • Location: Riverwoods, Illinois
  • Posted: April 05, 2017
  • Reference ID: P171584_S1
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Job Description:
As Discovers Business Technology organization continues to innovate with new open source technologies, a new opportunity has been opened on the Emerging Technologies team in the Enterprise Architecture group.

*** The position will initially be based in our Riverwoods, Illinois Headquarter. However it is possible that the position will be re-located to our downtown Chicago office. As it stands, the team is working 3 to 4 days per week in the downtown office. ***

This position will join a team focused on innovative data engineering solutions. The initial focus for this role will be to deliver a centralized logging data lake solution, working closely with our partner teams to ensure they are successful in on-boarding. As a Sr. Associate, you will be responsible for implementation of solution as well as ongoing operational support.

There will be opportunities to promote Discover and its innovative solutions (i.e., Developer API) that this team will be involved in driving forward, so we expect this individual to be comfortable in these outreach responsibilities.

Other Responsibilities:

* Support of the Centralized Logging Service (CLS) and assistance in the design and implementation of the solution, based on Elasticsearch, Logstash, Filebeats, Kafka and Nifi services.
* Maintain a high level of competency in big data solutions and aligned technologies. i.e. ElasticSearch, Kibana, Logstash, and the Hadoop ecosystem.
* Develop self-service capabilities by which applications will board the service.
* Take an agile pro-active approach that delivers improvements to the organization in a timely basis.
* Identifying opportunities to innovate on top of the CLS data, which promote skills in Data Analytics.
* Delivering new capabilities with new technologies (i.e., machine learning) that deliver additional value.
* Develop data science expertise.
* Provide technical leadership to application developers and other internal stakeholders regarding all aspects of Centralized Logging Solution.
* Perform strategic planning, upgrades, maintenance and support.
* Actively contribute to and drive creation of artifacts for CLS Architectures, Design Considerations and Best Practices.
* Maintain working knowledge of alternative Log Analytic solutions (i.e. Splunk, Elastic Filebeats/Logstash and Apache Metron), as well as cloud-based offerings.
* Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes.
* Bachelors Degree
* 2+ years of hands on experience with ElasticSearch and Kibana.
* 1+ years of hands on experience with Kafka.
* Experience supporting a product or service provided to a development community.
* Experience in a support based operations capacity, middleware or web is preferred.
* BIG Data experience preferred. Chef experience beneficial.
* Exposure to: Apache NiFi, Hadoop (Hortonworks preferred), Kafka, Java (experience supporting, with tuning and stability experience preferred).
* Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) would be beneficial.

About Us
Since Discover launched in 1986, we've made a business of redefining the credit card industry for the better. We were first to have no annual fee, first to offer cash rewards, first to provide 24/7 customer service, and we rank #1 in customer loyalty. As a Fortune 500 company, we strive to provide our employees with an environment where they can contribute in a way that's different from other large institutions. If you're looking for a place to make a difference and let your voice shine through, we'd love to meet you.

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