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  Big Data Developer
Employer: NBC Universal Job Posted: 12/19/2015
Location: New York, NY Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

Are you a Java developer with a penchant for large scale data and analytics? Do you dream about wrangling roaring torrents and vast pools of data into orderly tables and analysis? NBC Universal, the number 1 network in America and one of the leading media companies in the world, is looking to create a state-of-the-art big data technologies platform to thrive in the next generation of content creation and delivery. Our Big Data Development team is looking for new members who will build and maintain the next generation of Big-Data-enabled business solutions that will keep NBC Universal on top. As the election year draws near, we are seeking an engineer to be responsible for all election and public opinion related datasets to support our data driven journalism groups.

Key Responsibilities:

• Build a database to store and manage over 2 million completed survey responses for our online polling and continuously updating voter file of the Unites States which includes over 192 million voters
• Manage the technical communication between the survey vendor and internal systems
• Manage data ingestion to support structured queries and analysis
• Maintain system with weekly and daily updates
• Serve as primary technical member in a team of data scientists whose mission is to quantitatively analyze political data for editorial purposes
• Design, build, test, and maintain data-driven applications
• Assist with data profiling and analysis
• Collaborate with other development and research teams on Big Data application development
• Document applications, processes, and procedures

Essential requirements:

• Strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrate proven technical abilities
• Strong analytical skills with excellent problem solving abilities
• Experience with distributed systems, data warehousing, analytics, and business intelligence
• Familiarity with Hadoop, Agile development methodologies
• Extensive experience with Java technologies, preferably including Map-Reduce,
• Experience with scripting languages (Python, Perl, etc.)
• Experience developing with SQL, analyzing data, and optimizing query performance
• Experience developing ETL applications

Desired Characteristics
Preferred skills and experience:

• Solid understanding of the Big Data ecosystem
• Exposure to Business Intelligence technologies and reporting
• Experience with data cleansing, data management, and data governance
• Technically deep enough to engage with customers and architects to define solutions and roadmaps
• Proven track record of shipping high quality software on time
• Minimum of 3 years of software development experience
• Familiarity with the media business
• Familiarity with networking components, protocols, challenges, and solutions
• Understanding of Analytics software, e.g. R, SAS, Matlab.
• Experience with Teradata and Oracle
• Experience with Business Intelligence tools, such as Business Objects, Microstrategies, Tableau
• Experience with Pivotal and Hortonworks Hadoop Distributions
• Advanced courswork in computer science, statistics or an applied quantitative field
• Experience with NumPy, Eclipse, Scalatra, Java, Scala, or C/C++
• Exposure to Media Industry
• Understanding of Political Data Analysis

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