Senior Data Science Platform Engineer

Job description

Senior Data Science Platform Engineer

Job ID: 223031
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Summary
Designs, implements and supports the full lifecycle of high-performance systems, software, services and solutions in support of data science initiatives in both academic programs and research.

1. Responsible for designing and implementing the full lifecycle of data science tools and data analytics platforms in support of analytic data warehouse, academic programs and research, ensuring quality, security, stability, integrity and recoverability

2. Contributes to building data models for analytical purposes

3. Designs, builds and maintains tools that automate common tasks that serve both technical support staff and data scientists

4. Provides tools, guidance and assistance to students and faculty to help them effectively manage their code and data

5. Diagnoses and resolves complex problems spanning multiple systems

6. Manages SAS 9.4, Viya, Tableau and other designated environments

7. Develops and maintains documentation of systems, services, processes, and procedures

8. Works closely with infrastructure engineers to plan and design infrastructure for the delivery of data analytics services, along with ensuring the security and integrity of systems, software and data

9. Works with stakeholders and security professionals to securely transfer, transform and manage data

10. Assists in supporting students, faculty and staff on the use of data analytics systems and tools as necessary

11. Mentors and provides support to staff

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Computer Science, Information Systems, a science or engineering discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience

Required Experience
Five (5) years of related IT experience demonstrating a progression of increasing responsibility including experience supporting complex software platforms in a Linux environment

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
SAS Certified Platform Administrator

Preferred Experience
Experience deploying and managing an enterprise SAS environment
Experience supporting research or other computationally intensive environments
Experience with data ETL, Big Data, data streams, and databases (relational and non-relational)
Previous experience working in higher education

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Demonstrated expertise deploying and supporting complex scientific platforms, tools, and software (examples include SAS, R, Python, Hadoop, SQL, NoSQL, Tensorflow, RStudio, and Jupyter Notebook)

  • Demonstrated expertise designing computing environments that support scientific platforms, tools, and software for researchers and data scientists

  • Demonstrated expertise administering and securing enterprise Linux servers

  • Demonstrated expertise with scripting and automation technologies

  • Able to analyze, evaluate, and implement complex IT systems, along with the ability to diagnose and resolve complex problems

  • Able to anticipate problems and proactively develop appropriate solutions

  • Able to appropriately assess and communicate risks, benefits, and alternatives

  • Able to contribute to building data models for analytical purposes

  • Maintains knowledge of current and emerging technologies, technology trends, and industry best practices for areas of responsibility

  • Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

  • Able to interface appropriately and professionally with students, faculty, staff, and grant sponsors

  • Self-starter with excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management, relationship building, and presentation skills, along with an ability to translate between technical and functional teams

  • Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)

  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills

  • Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national, origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

    Other Information
    This is a supervisory position.
    This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
    No, this position will not be required to drive.
    This role is considered a position of trust.
    This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
    This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
    This position does not require security clearance.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/11/2021
    Application Due: 2/11/2033
    Work Type: Full Time