Akamai Technologies, Inc Data Engineer II in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Data Engineer II
Cambridge, United States
Jan 03, 2019 Post Date
015232 Requisition #
Do you love data? Are you passionate about using data to derive insights and take meaningful action? Does the thought of working with petabytes of data to develop business advantages get your engine running? Would you be interested in working on a transformational project - one that touches every aspect of a pioneering and world-renowned internet technology company – with a team of people just as smart, insightful and passionate as you are?
Well, if that sparks your interest … this is the job for you. Come to join us at Akamai as part of the revolutionary program that will reshape the way the corporation analyzes and uses data.
We are seeking a customer-obsessed individual with strong analytical skills and technology experience to help us measure, analyze and solve complex problems. Your work will directly impact how we evolve and grow this key initiative, an internal analytics suite comprised of self-service dashboards, tools, and queries to help Akamai keep pace with its growth.
A successful candidate knows and loves working with business intelligence tools, is comfortable accessing and working with data from multiple sources and can partner with internal stakeholders to help drive operations. They have a restlessness to answer “why?” questions and are passionate about using data to drive decision-making. As a key member of the team, they will play an integral part in the program by successfully partnering with various data customers -- scientists, analysts, operations, data warehouse and product teams to support business needs.
Lead the project team and work with the representatives of the business units, data stewards, and business analysts to identify and understand their information needs, key performance indicators, and data analysis requirements; document data and functional requirements to ensure scope and boundaries are captured correctly.
Lead developers in the team to create data warehouse solutions.
Ensures adherence to enterprise architecture standards; determine feasibility, impediments, milestones to help project managers develop project plans to meet the needs of the business.
End to end development of custom reporting solutions that provide critical insight into performance against business objectives.
Execute against the BI and data reporting roadmap, prioritizing long-term and short-term initiatives that generate or automate data reporting needs
Supporting the application, fulfil ad-hoc report requests, & deploy code (even better, you would write code to automate code deployment!).
Optimizing application processes, configurations, and architecture to improve performance, increase uptime, and reduce costs.
Dive deep into our data workflows to understand trends and issues and recommend approaches to ensure efficient mitigation
Identify, develop, manage, and execute analyses to uncover areas of opportunity and present written recommendations that will help shape the direction of improving the customer experience·
Enhancing and automating testing and QA process
Develop documentation and work with technical support teams to ensure all audit requirements are met as well as compliance with design standards and business continuity requirements
Write high-quality code to retrieve and analyze data
Ensure data accuracy by validating data for new and existing tools
Own the design, development, and maintenance of ongoing metrics, reports, analyses, dashboards, etc. to drive data deliverables
Reporting of key insight trends, using statistical rigour to simplify and inform the larger team of noteworthy storylines
Continually improve ongoing reporting and analysis processes, automating or simplifying self-service support for metrics
Required Education and Experience
- Minimum 2 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering or its equivalent.
2+ years development experience on analytics platform Tableau
2+ years of experience working with varied forms of data infrastructure inclusive of Oracle, MemSql, Salesforce
Demonstrated experience delivering actionable insight for a consumer business.
Strong communication skills to be able to work with business owners to develop and define key business questions and to build data sets that answer those questions, as well as to convey key insights from complex analysis in summarized terms
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
Demonstrated strength in data modeling, ETL development, and Data warehousing.
Experience working on machine learning using Java/Python.
Strong written and verbal communication
Ability to thrive in a fast pace work environment supporting multiple projects for a variety of stakeholder’s subject to rapidly changing priorities.
Experience with a cloud BI platform.
Hands-on experience in one of the big data technologies would be a plus.
Hands-on experience with any API platform would be a plus.
Experience with ETL and data modelling.
About Akamai Technologies
Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatches customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visitwww.akamai.comand follow @Akamaijobs onTwitter,Facebook,LinkedInandInstagram.
Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/diversity.
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