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Position Title: Big Data Engineer
Job Code: 441518
Job Location: New Jersey-Newark
Description: Developer/ZP0020
  • Build distributed, scalable, and reliable data pipelines that ingest and process data at scale and in real-time.
  • Collaborate with other teams to design and develop and deploy data tools that support both operations and product use cases.
  • Own product features from the development phase through to production deployment.
  • Troubleshoot data issues, deep dive into root cause analysis, recommend, test and implement solutions
  • Develop and document technical requirements and solutions
  • Participate in design and code reviews
  • Troubleshoot issues making recommendations and delivering on those recommendations
  • BS in Computer Science or related area
  • Around 8 years software development experience
  • Minimum 5 years of active SQL development, Performance tuning, Data Modeling and design preferably in Oracle.
  • Minimum 1-2 Year Experience on Cloud computing, AWS preferable.
  • Strong automation skills using Python and Ansible is highly preferred
  • Good analytical and programming experience with Java, Oracle, SQL
  • Flair for data, schema, data model, how to bring efficiency in big data related life cycle
  • Proficiency with agile or lean development practices
  • Strong object-oriented design and analysis skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Top skill sets / technologies in the ideal candidate:



  • Database – Oracle 11g / 12c, complex SQL queries, performance tuning concepts, Backups, Recovery, DR, BCP 
  • Programming language -- Java, Python, SQL
  • AWS -- RDS, EC2, RedShift, S3 and others. AWS cloud Data migration, AWS Security
  • NoSQL -- HBase, MongoDB, Cassandra, Riak
  • ETL Tools -- Data Stage, Informatica
  • Code/Build/Deployment -- Ansible, Git, SVN, Maven, sbt, Jenkins, Bamboo, Terraform




  • AWS Associate / Solution Architect certified
  • Batch processing -- Hadoop MapReduce, Cascading/Scaling, Apache Spark, AWS EMR
  • Stream processing -- Spark streaming, Apache Storm, Flink


  • Excellent communication and decision making skills are essential.
    Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Zeal to lean new technologies, frameworks and appetite for growth
  • Identify project risks and recommend mitigation efforts.
  • Identify project issues, communicate them and assist in their resolution.
  • Assist in continuous improvement efforts in enhancing project team methodology and performance.
  • Cooperative team focused attitude

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Programming
Schedule: Full-time
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