Big Data and Analytics Systems Analyst

Irving, Texas
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Sep 28, 2016
Nov 27, 2016
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Where good people build rewarding careers.

Think that working in the insurance field can't be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You'll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers' lives. We'll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you'll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you'll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Description

The Opportunity

Encompass is a growing, $1B+ business that is part of the Allstate Corporation. Encompass sells and services personal insurance products exclusively through independent agencies. It has never been more exciting at Encompass than it is today. With Encompass' growth and exciting opportunities, the Encompass Technology Organization is also growing.

The Encompass Technology Organization celebrates strategic thinking and leadership, creative problems solving, full engagement, and working together to serve our agents and policyholders, particular in their times of greatest need. Our fast-paced environment embraces innovative thinking, continuous learning, and collaboration. We are a high-performance organization that believes in celebrating our employees' efforts with a pay-for-performance approach, a competitive compensation package as well as opportunities for personal and professional growth. At Encompass, we understand that when our employees are at their best, so are we. That's why we offer a variety of development and well-being programs to encourage and empower our employees. We are committed to helping each employee work and live to his or her full potential.

As part of the growth of the Encompass Technology Organization and to maintain our place at the forefront of the technological landscape, Encompass needs to hire the best and the brightest talent – is that you?

Job Description

The Role / Job Family Summary

Encompass Analytics is responsible for aligning with and contributing to Encompass Data Hub and Analytics business objectives by identifying and developing growth and profitability opportunities that will enable Encompass Insurance to generate profitable market share growth. The Systems Analyst / Senior Hadoop Data Engineer provides technical leadership from project inception through rollout, creating high-level technical requirements and designs to develop and support optimal IT solutions by applying knowledge of business processes and systems architecture.

Job Summary

The Big Data Systems Analyst (SA) is recognized as a subject matter expert in high-level technical design. The SA provides leadership in IT best practices and benchmarking, testing, problem resolution and change analysis. The SA partners with Architecture, technology leadership, vendors and other stakeholders to align projects, technology needs, and training.

Key Responsibilities

Collaborate with business analysts and data scientists in eliciting and articulating solution requirements

Make architectural decisions for the data analytics platform and solutions

Design scalable data analytics platform and solutions

Assess, benchmark and select data analytics technologies to be added to the big data platform
Lead the Business Intelligence Analytics team in the design of the technical roadmap for the Analytics Hadoop Data Hub
Lead Proof of Concept (POC) deliverables as needed to minimize the loading time to the Hadoop environment
Partner with Architecture team to advocate and enforce adherence for technologies within the team

Job Qualifications

• 10+ years of IT experience
• 3-5 Years of Big Data Eco-System experience – Cloudera Hadoop, Hive, Impala, Java/Python, JSON, SQOOP, PIG and Linux
• High-level knowledge on the Spark eco-system
• Experience with Business Intelligence frameworks and ETL tools
• Experience with RDBMS and SQL
• Prior development Experience
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Experience with various data types (e.g. Relational, Unstructured, Hierarchical, and Semi-Structured Data Sets)
• Advanced SQL skills
• Prior experience in database modeling classes, MIS or EIS, system support, analytics, statistics. Understanding of using statistical modeling and/or machine learning techniques to build models that have driven company decision making
• Experience with system integration, desktop technologies, windows server platforms and mobile technologies
• Experience in managing and manipulating large, complex datasets
• Understanding of functional pricing, rating plan design, and insurance regulation knowledge, with working knowledge of personal lines underwriting and product offerings.
• Master's degree preferred in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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