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Senior AWS Data Engineer - REMOTE

Location: Basel
Sector: Cloud
Job Type: contract
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH144904

Senior AWS Data Engineer

General Information:

  • Start date: 01.11.2021
  • End date: 28.02.22
  • Extension: planned (based on performance)
  • Work location: Basel
  • Workload: 100%
  • Home Office: Fully remote acceptable

Only candidates with an EU Citizenship or a valid Swiss work permit will be considered for this position

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work within an Agile Scrum Team to perform specific development and configuration tasks according to Jira based User Stories / Functional Specifications
  • Collaborate with the Tech Lead and Business Analyst to define Functional Specification and implement (code or configure) solution based on Functional Specifications
  • Actively participate in all Agile Ceremonies (Sprint Planning, Story Estimations, Retrospectives, Daily Scrums, etc.)
  • Translate an architecture design into a functional solution
  • Document Technical & Design Specifications

Must Haves:

  • 5 + years experience in Cloud (Platform) Data Engineering
  • Certified and proficient in Agile ways of working with cross-functional teams
  • AWS Developer Certification with extensive hands-on experience with core AWS services such as Glue/Glue Studio, S3, Lambda, SageMaker, DynamoDB, Athena, Redshift, RDS, Step Functions, CloudWatch, EC2, SNS, SQS, etc.
  • Experience in building AWS based data ingestion, processing and analytics pipelines
  • Substantial knowledge of 'infrastructure as code' and in particular with Terraform and AWS CLI
  • CI/CD systems (preferably GitLab and Jenkins) experience, including configuration management and automation tools (preferably Ansible and Puppet)
  • Hands-on experience with Python coding and Bash shell scripting

Nice to haves:

  • Experience or in the life sciences/ pharma industry
  • Knowledge of Service Orchestration using Kubernetes and/or EKS
  • Knowledge of various databases, both SQL, and NoSQL
  • AWS CloudFormation knowledge
  • Experience with Snowflake
  • Knowledge of more specialized languages such as 'R'
  • Experience with troubleshooting performance bottlenecks, considering both Linux, as well as Cloud Native environments
  • Knowledge of IP networking, VPN's, DNS, load balancing and firewall.
  • Experience collaborating on code base with Git & experience with the Git branching strategies
  • Experience liaising with Data Scientist and DevOps team along the technological stacks typical for their domain
  • Knowledge of Computer System Validation
  • Familiar with data visualization tools such as Tableau and Spotfire.

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