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Tips for Writing a Big Data Engineer Job Description

A big data engineer is a professional who is responsible for the management of data sets that are too big for traditional database systems to handle. They create, design, and implement data processing jobs in order to transform the data into a more usable format. They also ensure that the data is secure and complies with industry standards to protect the company’s information. 

Below, we will cover a sample job description, exploring the daily responsibilities and necessary qualifications for a big data engineer. 

The Job Overview

We are seeking a big data engineer to join our data analytics team. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the creation and maintenance of our database infrastructure, including collecting and maintaining data, ensuring the integrity of our data, and creating and training data models.


Below are some of the responsibilities of a big data engineer:

  • Design the architecture of our big data platform
  • Perform and oversee tasks such as writing scripts, calling APIs, web scraping, and writing SQL queries
  • Design and implement data stores that support the scalable processing and storage of our high-frequency data
  • Maintain our data pipeline
  • Customize and oversee integration tools, warehouses, databases, and analytical systems
  • Configure and provide availability for data-access tools used by all data scientists
Job Qualifications and Skill Sets

Below are the qualifications expected of a big data engineer:

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant data engineering experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, data science, or a related field
  • Hands-on experience with data cleaning, visualization, and reporting
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience with real-time data stream platforms such as Kafka and Spark Streaming
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Familiarity with the Hadoop ecosystem
  • Experience with platforms such as MapReduce, Apache Cassandra, Hive, Presto, and HBase
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
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