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Cloud Data Engineer IT Data Management - Journey (ITDM/ETS)

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Cloud Data Engineer IT Data Management - Journey (ITDM/ETS)




  • Please Note: This position is open until filled. Application assessment will be ongoing and the hiring authority reserves the right to offer the position at any time during the recruitment process. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible. *


Position Objective:

The Cloud Data Engineer develops cloud native data warehouse and business intelligence solutions, in collaboration with a team of data modelers, data analysts, data engineers, and subject matter experts from divisions across HCA, to support HCA's Enterprise Data Platform.

This role provides the opportunity to perform end-to-end development of data solutions using cutting edge cloud technology, incorporating best practices of software development including: automated testing, continuous integration, and service oriented architecture.

Some of what you will do:

  • Independently design, develop and document ETL data workflows and code for new data integrations and maintain/enhance existing workflows and code.
  • Create ETL data landing and staging structures as well as source to target mapping documents.
  • Perform data cleansing, data conversion, import and export of data within and between internal and external software systems.
  • Using Python and AWS Command Line Interface (boto3) to automate AWS activities, not limited to, but including resource building through CloudFormation, resource scheduling (Starting and stopping EC2 instances based on events), and secondary operations related to AWS resources (e.g. encryption automation, maintaining 'code as infrastructure' standards by building all resources with Python)
  • Facilitate and perform comprehensive testing, including but not limited to, unit testing, system testing, security and vulnerability testing, performance testing, and user acceptance testing as appropriate.
  • Provide troubleshooting to solve the most complex technical data and infrastructure issues for production and preproduction environments.
  • Implement tools and frameworks for automating unit tests, identification of data-quality issues, and data governance.
  • Provide technical consulting and advises teams and customers on ETL and integrations resulting in an efficient and effective data ETL and integrations. 
  • Provide technical consulting and advises teams and customers on automation and interface with AWS CLI and use of CloudFormation. 
  • Analyze business intelligence data and make recommendations for data warehouse growth and optimal performance. 


Here is what we are looking for (Required Qualifications):

A minimum of three (3) years of experience with Object Oriented Programming and scripting language design, development, integration and deployment with mid to large-scale development efforts.  Experience with programming language such as C#, Java, C++, etc. and scripting languages like python, JSON, PowerShell, ruby and Unix shell scripts.  Python experience is preferred.


College coursework including substantial credits in Object Oriented Programming and/or scripting may substitute for the required experience on a basis of two years of education for one year of experience.

A combination of at least four years of experience in the following areas (experience may be gained concurrently):

  • Writing data querying code, and performance tuning.  Excellent knowledge of SQL.
  • Experience and advanced knowledge of databases gained through design and creation of complex relational databases, data warehousing, data analytics and analysis, including experience with large, complex administrative databases/warehouses.
  • Experience with Extract Transform and Load (ETL) from multiple data sources in different formats.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Mathematics, Business Analysis/Intelligence, or closely related field.

Experience with multiple SQL dialects.

Familiarity with columnar databases like Amazon Redshift.

Experience with cloud computing platforms such as AWS.

About the HCA: 

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is committed to whole-person care, integrating physical health and behavioral health services for better results and healthier residents.


HCA purchases health care for more than 2.5 million Washington residents through Apple Health (Medicaid), the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program, and the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program. As the largest health care purchaser in the state, we lead the effort to transform health care, helping ensure Washington residents have access to better health and better care at a lower cost.


What we have to offer:

  • Meaningful work with friendly co-workers who care about those we serve Voices of HCA 
  • A clear agency mission that drives our work and is person-centered HCA's Mission, Vision & Values
  • A healthy work/life balance, including alternative/flexible schedules and mobile work options.
  • Infants in the workplace Infants at the Workplace Video
  • A great total compensation and benefit package WA State Government Benefits
  • A safe, pleasant workplace in a convenient location with restaurants, and shopping nearby. 
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • And free parking! 


About Olympia and Washington State:

Washington State offers a total work/life package of pay, benefits, flexibility, and workplace opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and out of life. Washington State is a great place to work, play, and be a part of a community, offering quality of life that is unsurpassed. From the high energy urban center of Seattle, one of the nation's top ranked cities, to the more relaxed pace of our rural communities, Washington's distinctive Northwest lifestyle blends a progressive, creative culture with a casual nature.


Please note:

This position is covered by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).


In addition to the positions currently listed, this recruitment announcement may be used to fill additional positions, for up to 60 days from the time of the initial posting date.


How to Apply: 

 Only candidates who reflect the minimum qualifications on their NEOGOV profile will be considered.  Failure to follow the application instructions below may lead to disqualification.  To apply for this position you will need to complete your profile and attach:

  • A cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications for this position. 
  • Current resume 
  • Three professional references


 Washington State is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources Office at 360.725.1197 or email Wendy.brand@hca.wa.gov. 


 Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

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