Big Data Engineer

Woodlawn, MD

Softrams is one of the fastest growing Digital Services firm in the Washington Metropolitan regions crafting human centered, empowering digital services with focus on HX, AI, Cloud, DevOps and Cyber Security. Offices in Leesburg VA, Baltimore MD and Plano TX and teams across USA.

1.      Recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in Technology (2021)
2.      INC 5000, Fastest growing companies in America (2nd year in a row)
3.      Washington Business Journal Top 75 Fastest Growing Companies in Greater Washington area
4.      2020 NXT UP - Top Federal Emerging Technology and consulting firms
5.      2020 Inaugural DC Metro’s Most Successful Companies
6.      2020 Washington Technology Fast 50
7.      NVTC Tech 100 (2019, 2020)

Job Description
The Government Health IT Solutions of Softrams is seeking a Big Data Engineer for a fulltime/ direct hire position in the Baltimore metro area.  

The selected candidate will wrangle large, complex datasets and set up data pipelines to provide select data for quality analysis and network with appropriate internal sources to gather and/or exchange data on specialized matters.  

Other key responsibilities include but not limited to:
. Identify data quality issues and properly source data that is most relevant to the quality analysis for a given model;
. Advise on the methods and data needed and/or available to evaluate the (intelligence or data?) problem; 
. Collaborate with data collectors and analysts to identify and close gaps on complex monitoring problems; 
. Set up streamlined and highly efficient data pipelines to enable all stakeholders to have access to the most complete datasets as quickly as possible 
. Analyze, evaluate, and assess quantitative data (using statistical software, computer models, geospatial models, software languages, and mathematical models) to contribute to or develop software tools, analytic models, or reports.

Required Skills
. Master’s in Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Analytics, or related field and 4+ years of related experience
. In depth knowledge of and DOCUMENTED experience in some or all of the following:
. Relational Databases and Relational Database Management Systems
. Non-Relational Database concepts
. Programming and scripting in Python, R, and/or SAS
. Data Mining
. Cloud computing (AWS, Azure, or GCP)
. Apache Kafka and Spark (Scala experience a plus)
. Data engineering using Python and SQL Queries to extract and transform large volumes of data into a format suitable for analysis
Zeppelin, Jupyter, or Anaconda
. Machine Learning, text analytics, and/or predictive modeling
. Linux and Windows 
. Working in a team-based agile work environment 

Desired Skills
. An in-depth knowledge of CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) protocols.
. Experience using and in-depth knowledge of CMS’s Integrated Data Repository (IDR) and Teradata technology and solutions.
. Experience using administrative claims data or health insurance claims data and topic areas such as Medicare, Medicaid, and other public health insurance programs.
. Experience working in an analytical research environment 
. Hadoop ecosystem (map reduce, parallel processing and distributed computing concepts)
. Proven experience in developing functional applications and systems of medium to high technical complexity
. Knowledge must include architectural design, web part development, management and troubleshooting with a focus on planning, deploying and supporting implementations at an Enterprise scale.
. Ability to manage multiple projects efficiently and able to meet deadlines.
. Experience with Section 508 accessibility standards.

Public Trust Clearance
This role requires the hired candidate to go through public clearance. A minimum of 3 years of stay in the U.S. within the last 5 years is a must to be eligible to qualify for public trust clearance sponsorship.

·       Health, Dental, Vision and STD, LTD, Life Insurance & Voluntary Life insurance.
·       Retirement 401(k) Plan with employer matching. Immediate vesting.
·       Vacation & Sick leaves
·       Discretionary bonus
Work Location
Softrams is a 100% remote at the moment, and we expect our employees to be onsite 2-3 times a week post-covid. Must be able to work on-site in Woodlawn, MD when onsite work resumes.

About Softrams
Softrams is a Maryland & Virginia-based small business information technology, consulting, and solutions provider specializing in emerging technologies for UX/UI, Mobile Apps, DevOps, Big Data Analytics, Data Science, and Cyber Security. We offer innovative technology implementations and build customer-centric services that are simple, intuitive, scalable, efficient and most importantly usable.

Softrams is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nation origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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