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Data Engineer II


This is a Contract position in Austin, TX posted August 20, 2021.

Blucora has a bold aspiration: we are committed to giving all people the tools needed to lead healthy financial lives
– tools often reserved for the wealthy.

We now turn to the next leg, developing the technological tools that make our vision of financial health for all a reality.

Atypical for the financial services industry, we take a contemporary approach to strategy and product development that is founded in user insights, rapid testing, and a singular focus on driving end-user value.

Since charting new territory on a daily basis is part of everyone’s job at Blucora, we’ve attracted team members who thrive on the challenge, encourage each other, and are passionately committed to the goal.

If you agree that problem-solving is a team sport, and feel energized by a good debate, deep-dive research, or a fun night out with colleagues, we might be the right firm for you Position Summary TaxAct, a subsidiary of Blucora and sister company to Avantax Wealth Management and Avantax Planning Partners is seeking a Data Engineer II who relishes working with large volumes of data, enjoys the challenge of highly complex technical contexts, and, above all else, is passionate about data and analytics.

He/she is an expert with modern data architectures, data modeling, ETL design, business intelligence tools and passionately partners with the business to identify strategic opportunities where improvements in data infrastructure create significant business impact.

He/she needs to possess exceptional technical expertise in large-scale data warehouse and BI systems.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities The major responsibilities of the Data Engineer II position are listed below.

To perform the job successfully, the individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily.

Responsible for designing, building & managing the advanced analytics platform to support data science and the business intelligence teams with a mind toward accuracy, scalability, and high performance.

Work with the product owner and data stakeholders to understand the business requirements and implement optimal data solutions.

Design, Develop, implement, and operate stable, scalable, and highly performant ETL and data pipelines that cleanse, structure, and integrate disparate big data sets into a readable and accessible format for end-user analyses and reporting.

Follow & execute on strong and measurable processes, tools, and engineered data management solutions to support all data platforms – such as data warehouse, lakes, visualization tools, master data management, and advanced analytics tools.

Education & Experience Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.

3 years of hands-on experience with Data Warehousing design & implementation (preferably with a cloud-based warehouse (e.g.

Redshift or Snowflake).

3 years of strong experience with SQL and ability to write efficient code for high volume data processing.

3 years of hands-on experience supporting high-performing ETL processes, including data quality and testing processes.

2 years of programming experience with an advanced language (Python preferred).

2 years of hands-on experience with AWS Big Data technologies (Kinesis, EMR, AWS Glue, etc.).

Experience with NoSQL technologies (DynamoDB, Redis, ElasticSearch, etc.).

Experience ensuring data quality across multiple datasets used for analytical purposes.

Experience in agile development methodologies.

Knowledge of statistical concepts and their application in reporting and data mart applications Good communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.

Enthusiastic attention to detail.

Ability to acquire new skills quickly, and thrive in a collaborative team environment.

Physical Demand & Work Effort Keying/typing, standing, walking.

Sitting for an extended period.

Constant mental and/or visual attention; the work is either repetitive or diversified requiring constant alertness in an office environment.

The job is typically performed under comfortable working conditions; any disagreeable elements are generally absent during the normal performance of the job.

Compliance with company attendance standards.

Comprehensive Benefits We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid vacation and sick days, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and 401(k) with company match.

TaxAct  At Blucora, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees.

As such, Blucora welcomes and celebrates diversity and inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment.

At Blucora, you can expect a supportive, open, and inclusive atmosphere and a team that values your contributions.

Blucora, Inc.

and its subsidiaries, Avantax Wealth Management, HK Financial Services, and TaxAct are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and any other status protected under federal or state law.

Blucora, considers information gathered in the hiring process, including information on this application, confidential, and only shares it on a need-to-know basis or as required by law.

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or by calling 972-870-6000 to speak with a member of the HR Talent Acquisition team.

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