Principal Data Platform Engineer

| Greater Denver Area

Principal Data Platform Engineer

About Us

At IHS Markit, we are building a software solution that connects data in revolutionary ways, illuminating answers that were previously impossible to find and empowering our clients to envision the future, so they can determine the best course of action in the present. We are disrupting the current digital transformation landscape with state-of-the-art AI developed by a passionate team to explore and push the boundaries of digital transformation technologies.

Our development and AI teams produce and consume a wide variety and volume of high impact data which support innovative and intelligent solutions. Experts in the subdomains of software engineering and artificial intelligence, our teams have a need for expertly crafted, scalable, and accessible data platforms from which to assemble and deliver “self-service” data pipelines. All of our new products are developed using a microservice architecture, are containerized, and are then deployed on container management systems such as Kubernetes. Our teams subscribe to a model where time-to-market functions as a vital measure of our performance, productivity, and success. We are committed to staying ahead of the curve and are always looking at new technologies and methodologies to achieve that aim.

Position Summary

IHS Markit is seeking an adept, architecturally minded Principal Data Platform Engineer based in Denver, CO who will report to the Executive Director of Software Development for our currently unreleased digital transformation solution. The candidate has experience translating developer, data scientist, and business needs into a vision of what should be built. This means skillfully choosing and deploying big data technologies and infrastructure (e.g. Kafka, Spark, DynamoDB, Neo4j), building frameworks atop to facilitate autonomous use for these internal customers, and abstracting production solutions so they feel like “magic” for your stakeholders such that things “just fall into place.” As Principal Data Platform Engineer, you have a diversity of software development experience rather than a single tool suite or paradigm. You are hands-on, data-driven, and highly collaborative. You should enjoy being "full stack" in the sense that you own a product from beginning to end by designing, constructing, integrating, testing, documenting, and supporting your creations. You have a passion for engineering best-practices and the ability to lucidly communicate with fellow engineers as well as non-technical colleagues. You will present and communicate team status to the Technology leaders and Executive team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assume technological and administrative responsibilities for a focused team (2-3 members)
  • Provide (thought) leadership in technology direction, technical services, vendor partnership, and industry standards adoption.
  • Are “biased to action” and not easily blocked by problems and difficulties, instead taking ownership
  • Believe in monitoring, QA, and security as a first-class citizen in any data product.
  • Able to understand requirements in context to design solutions, rather than take them at face value.
  • Excited to design data platforms and tools that abstract implementation details for developers, analysts, and data scientists, enabling data transit and storage “as a service.”
  • Dedicated to automation, documentation, and collaboration at all stages of the engineering workflow.
  • Sensitive to the balance of performance and cost with the ability to communicate and optimize for the requirements of each.
  • Passionate about mentoring colleagues and educating the organization on data engineering best practices.
  • Maintain an excellent understanding of the business long term goals and strategy and ensure that designs are aligned with these - able to see the forest through the trees.

Education / Experience

  • Degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent experience.
  • Eight (8) or more years of increasing responsibility in technical data roles, with 3 or more years of experience as a data engineer lead.
  • Expertise in various big data technologies both open source and cloud native, AWS preferred (Kafka/Kinesis, Presto/Athena, Spark/EMR, Airflow, Hive, Drill).
  • Expertise in data model design with sensitivity to usage patterns and goals – schema, scalability, immutability, idempotency, etc.
  • Mastery of at least two of the following languages – Scala, Java, Python, Go.
  • Expertise in the suite of NoSQL models and frameworks – especially large graphs.
  • Track record of choosing the right transit, storage, and analytical technology to simplify and optimize user experience.
  • Real-world experience developing highly scalable solutions using micro-service architecture designed to democratize data to everyone in the organization.
  • Able to function autonomously and successfully in ambiguous situations.
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    • JIRAManagement
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Location

We may consider Upslope Brewing and OZO Coffee our external conference rooms. If food trucks are your jam we have plenty right outside our doors!

An Insider's view of IHS Markit Digital

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Uniqueness and creativity can be seen in all areas here! We have a digital community bulletin board where you can buy, sell, or post just about anything (seriously, anything!), a company sponsored picnic that includes spirited cornhole competitions, and regular group outings like running or cycling, before, during, or after work.

Marj

Executive Director, Sales

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My teammates and I come from a diverse set of backgrounds and combine our unique perspectives to provide innovative solutions to problems. As a result, our products push new boundaries and delight our clients.

Jason

Product Management Director

What are some things you learned at the company?

I’ve learned to appreciate and be intentional. My teammates are always ready to help each other find a better workflow, learn new tools, and support each other emotionally. This culture of support and collaboration inspires me to contribute by creating amazing work for our clients and being creative in connecting with colleagues intentionally.

Juwon

UI Designer

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Our culture promotes hard work while also living a fulfilling life outside of the office. We all love spending time working together on challenging projects, and when the time comes to get away, the support is felt throughout the company. Whether it's an extended vacation or volunteer opportunity to give back to our community!

Corwin

Associate Creative Director, UI Design

What are IHS Markit Digital Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We each get 3 days a year to volunteer and will help match you with existing opportinities.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have ample opportunities to join committees! We've got guilds, a Pride committee, a crafting club, a book club, a green team, a parenting community and several more.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Restricted share unites (RSU's) may be grated recognizing performance.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Life happens and we trust our colleagues to get the work they committed to done.
Remote Work Program
COVID-19 has provided us the opportunity to quickly acclimate to working remotely and we are establishing new guidelines as we continue to learn.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 3 months are eligible for 26 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, 1-to-many program, Cross-department program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Time allotted for learning
We all want the opportunity to learn and grow. You and your manager can talk about what makes sense for you and your team.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

To name a few...pet insurance, ECO pass, loaner bikes and secure bike storage, showers + locker room onsite, food trucks every day and regular visits from Sweet Cow Ice Cream.

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