Big Data Engineer

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Celebration, FL, USA
  • Mar 28, 2019
Full-time Agile Big Data Data Engineering Data Security DevOps Java PERL Python R SQL

Job Description

The Analytics Engineer will build the next generation of “big data” tools for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products translating a digital Guest experience into a magical real world Guest experience.

This role will work within a business-oriented DevOps culture and Agile environment, which seeks continuous improvement for big data analytics and business intelligence. More than a simple data plumber, the Analytics Engineer will be expected to investigate and implement innovation with tools like Pandas, Kafka, and SciPy to guide Analysts towards real-time insights.

The Analytics Engineer reports up to the Manager, Data Services and does not have direct reports.


  • Develop data automation, accurately identify root cause of issues, supply quick defect fixes, and deploy solutions that match customer’s requests
  • Regularly document changes and proactively updates progress in the request system
  • Make suggestions on new approaches to drive adoption, efficiency, quality, or reliability
  • Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical teams, in support of DPEP partners
  • Follow corporate policies and laws regarding software development, data privacy and security (PCI, SOX, GDPR, etc)
  • Independently learn new engineering practices to keep current with latest technology

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience in a big data environment (AWS Redshift, Google BigQuery, or Hadoop Hive/Impala)
  • Experience with Java, Python, or R
  • Experience with one or more DevOps tools such as Kubernetes, Jenkins, Maven, GitHub, Docker
  • Experience with scripting in bash shell, PowerShell, Perl, or PHP
  • Experience writing and editing SQL
  • Understanding of Hadoop Ecosystem, MapReduce, Sqoop, and Data Partitioning
  • Understanding of SDLC, Continuous Integration, QA and Agile Methodologies
  • Understanding of JSON, XML, RESTful and SOAP services

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Cloudera Hadoop
  • Strong understanding of NoSQL datastores and their applicable use cases
  • Experience with ML frameworks such as TensorFlow, SparkMLlib, Apache Mahout, PySpark, Torch, Caffe, H2o, etc

Required Education:

  • Bachelors Degree in technology field (Computer Science, Engineer, etc.)

Preferred Education:

  • Masters Degree in technology field (Computer Science, Engineer, etc.)

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