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Data Engineer, True North

Company: Delaware North
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Job Description:

Our Exciting Work EnvironmentThis position will be based out of Delaware North's new global headquarters, a state-of-the-art, 12-story, mixed-use building in downtown Buffalo, N.Y. The headquarters facility, reflective of our values, integrates the latest advances in environmental, energy conservation and office design.

The OpportunityAt Delaware North we have a a long history of operational success and we have ambitious goals for our future growth and operating performance. These aspirations are supported by a transformative enterprise-wide initiative called True North. True North re-imagines the Delaware North operating model by creating processes and tools and providing enhanced support to our local teams that will enable us to best serve our guests, clients, and 55,000+ associates.

To achieve these goals, we need people like you. The True North team is hiring a Data Engineer to be part of our Data Solutions Team.

Data Solutions is a rapidly growing team that enables Delaware North's vision of using data as differentiator in the hospitality industry. Our work is the foundation of company initiatives to automate business processes, gather insights, and make informed decisions. Our team uses PaaS solutions and Open Source Software to aggregate, process, catalog and distribute large data sets throughout Delaware North's global organization, client base and partners. These foundational services empower Delaware North's mobile, data science, business intelligence, and operational systems. Users of the Delaware North Data Platform range from NASA to several MLB, NBA, NHL, & NFL teams. As a member of our team, the Data Solutions Support Engineer will provide health monitoring and unparalleled customer advocacy for Delaware North's distributed data platform (Data Lake).

The Data Engineer will work closely with the Business to identify and specify opportunities for integration with existing systems in a highly resilient manner using Delaware North's Data Platform. After the identification of business requirements, the Data Engineer will participate in various exercises to design a technical solution as well as participate in the implementation with internal team mates and off-shore resources. As implementation progresses, the Data Engineer will keep the lines of communication open with internal clients regarding solution status and address technical blockers that may arise. Additionally, the holder of this position will develop integration tests to validate solution acceptance criteria and participate in free-form experimental exercises to keep skills and team goals modernized.

Where you fit in:

Design and implement project based solutions
Implement data platform improvements and new features
Assist support team with resolution of Data Platform bug fixes
Interface with clients, vendors, and internal users of the data platform on understanding the data
Participate in group design and architecture sessions
Author documentation for standard operating procedures, knowledge base articles, etc.

Skills & experience you need:

Minimum 2 years of related professional experience
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or similar STEM field preferred
Experience designing and developing solutions with a modern programming language such as Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Java, C#, etc
Working knowledge of data structures and formats such as JSON and XML
Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills
Ability to effectively collaborate with Business Users and vendors to address development issues
Ability to effectively troubleshoot and track issues through to resolution
Passion for delivering high quality and meaningful results
Technical specification and use case (story) documentation.
Such as UML, Domain and Entity Relationship Modeling, Business Process Notation
Data Persistence Methods such as NoSQL and RDBMS (MSSQL, Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB)
Familiarity with Data Mapping & Transformation Techniques

Preferred skills:

Familiarity with RESTful Web Services, ETL, ESB, and microservices
Integration testing and automation using a continuous integration (CI) platform (such as Jenkins, TeamCity or Bamboo)
Familiarity with cloud computing, analysis & implementation experience (bonus if it relates to Amazon Web Services specifically)
Experience working with Agile methodologies
Proficiency with Unix/Linux
Experience with Configuration Management tools (such as Ansible, Chef, etc.)

Here's some of what you'll get in return:

Join a creative and highly collaborative team that is empowered to select the right technology for the task at hand
Regularly scheduled "innovation time" to work on creative applications of new technology (doesn't have to be work related)
Flexible work schedule, "casual Fridays", and ability to work remotely in certain cases
Opportunity for travel to interesting field locations (small percentage of travel required)
Company paid iPhone with LTE service
Free coffee, espresso, cappuccino, fruits, and bagels
Yearly paid training, conference and certifications of your choice
Career growth - Delaware North values and invests in its family and promotes from within regularly
Benefits including health, dental, paid vacation & holidays, life insurance, short & long term disability, company discounts
Bonus eligibility
401k with employer match and financial planning services
Choice of MacBook Pro or PC Ultrabook and peripherals

Who We AreTake your career beyond the ordinary-to the extraordinary.

At Delaware North, you'll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds. Whether it's in sporting venues, casinos, airports, national parks, iconic hotels, or premier restaurants, there's no telling where your career can ultimately take you. We empower you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, stability and growth. If you have drive and enjoy the thrill of making things happen - share our vision, grow with us.

Delaware North is one of the largest privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 55,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than a half-billion guests annually. Delaware North operates in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries and has annual revenue of about $3 billion. Learn more about Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality, at www.DelawareNorth.com.

All applicants will be subject to a pre-employment background check and may be subject to a pre-employment drug test depending upon the position and/or client requirements.

Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer.

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