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17a is looking for a data engineer to provide on-going support for a Medicaid program we are working with more broadly. The data engineer would support a broader technical team currently responsible for program reporting.  Specific responsibilities would include running the algorithm, conducting quality assurance tests, making changes to the algorithm as needed, and running ad-hoc analytics to answer Medicaid agency and healthcare provider questions.

  • We are looking for someone to join the team as soon as possible, through the end of January 2019
  • Full time (with vacations OK - just clear schedule w team in advance, since such a long staffing!)
  • Comp commensurate with experience 
  • Location flexible; must be open to 20% travel (travel paid for by 17a)


Data Engineer

 Scope of activities will include (but may not be limited to):

1.  Performing ad-hoc data analytics and queries in SQL/Hive and Hadoop to support the client engagement team

2.  Quickly ramping up on our development and production environment architecture, as well as on the client-specific code and algorithms we use to conduct analyses and run reports on behalf of our client

3.  Troubleshooting and resolving data discrepancies resulting either from the underlying data or the configuration of our analytic tools

4.  Developing production-grade code to implement changes to our analytic algorithms, developing and conducting code and unit tests, and deploying changes to our production environment

5.  Working with the team to develop an automated quality control algorithm that will pull from a library of quality control tests, applying the tests to current and historical data, and producing outputs of the results of quality control testing for consumption by business users;  working with the team to develop and code a framework for conducting these automated tests, as well as building out the library of possible quality control tests to conduct on the data

6.  (TBD, if applicable) Working with the team to identify, code, test, and deploy changes to reports developed in Jaspersoft, ranging from modification of underlying data tables to visual enhancements to reports created on behalf of clients


Data Engineer qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Engineering or related discipline; Master's degree is a plus 
  • 5-7 years of experience in business intelligence, application development, database development and ETL and/or data analysis domains with strong Hadoop, Hive and/or Spark knowledge 
  • 5+ years of enterprise software experience 
  • 3-5 years of experience with programming languages like Python, Java or equivalent 
  • Extensive coding & application development abilities 
  • Ability to translate business requirements to functionality, with estimates and implementation plans 
  • Experience in the healthcare industry either pay or provider focused is a plus
  • Experience working with and developing in TIBCO Jaspersoft is a plus


About 17a
17a is a boutique consultancy focused on improving public service delivery – using a combination of classic management consulting tools and more out-of-the-box solution design and development. We regularly partner with groups who have the potential to improve public sector service delivery, including public sector agencies, technology/data science companies, large corporates and the investment community.