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Data Engineer/Houston, TX 12 mth+ contract
Ref No.: 18-00944
Location: Houston, Texas
Position Type:Contract
Role: Data Engineer
Location: Houston, TX  
Duration: 12 mth+ contract

No H1's or No OPT's

Primary functions: 

Participating in projects as a Data Lead / Data Engineer responsible for performing many different data related tasks to make data available for the designated business need.   
These tasks could include the following components: 
Database and Interface design, Creating/Editing Data Models (physical & logical),  Data Profiling,  Data Mapping, data quality management.  
Required Advanced Level of Technical Competencies:
- Data modeling (physical and logical), ER/Studio diagrams, data dictionary, data map, normalize/de-normalize, agile data - Data manipulation tools such as: SSMS, SSIS, TOAD, Access, Excel - Advanced database handling languages (SQL and variants) - Experience in Data Architecture specifically in a Data Lake environment – i.e. Data Lake Zones, Data Modeling, etc.   Preferred (Beginner to Expert) Technical Competencies: - Practical skill sets in BI and Data visualization tools (Tableau) - Knowledge of programming languages and some ability to write code (e.g., python, VBA, XML, R) - API Development and Mulesoft - SAP Business Object Data Services (BODS) ER/Studio Modeling  
Preferred candidate should:
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills with strong English proficiency - Demonstrate critical thinking, analytical skills, and employ judgment to offer thoughtful, concise input toward resolutions of problems - Be able to translate data requirements into business processes and reverse engineer business processes into data requirements - Comprehension of DevOps and Agile development and application to data centric architecture and solutions
- Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology, Computer Science, or a related field with equivalent experience