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Data Engineer

Date Posted: Apr 11, 2019

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary  


Role Value Proposition: 

The Data Engineer role involves extensive data engineering programming to support multiple data science teams.  The programming efforts will improve the efficacy of the organization’s data scientists by:

  • Increasing the speed of getting new data sets to data scientists by writing programs to extract data from various internal and external sources.
  • Increase the lift of predictive models by writing programs that enhance the quality of the data by feature engineering and data imputation engineering.
  • Enhancing the data scientists’ analytical cycle time by profiling and documenting data sources.



Key Responsibilities:  Analyze, design and code programs to extract structured data from internal database sources.

  • Analyze, design and code programs to join and transform data into predictive analytical record structures.
  • Profile data elements and publish profile results in written documentation.
  • Coordinate with internal and external data sources owners to establish data access.
  • Analyze, design and code program logic to add or enhance features to the analytic record set.



Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 3 plus years of Python experience
  • Computer Science degree or Computer Science minor involving significant Java exposure.
  • 3 plus years of experience of data extraction from RDBMS and data wrangling using SQL.
  • 3 Plus years ETL coding and feature engineering for data science projects
  • Ability to profile data and document data semantics and data distributions



  • Familiarity with using Natural Language Programing (NLP) tools to extract structured data from unstructured text.
  • Experience in creating visualizations of analytical record set data.
  • Familiarity of data science predictive modeling.
  • Familiarity with coding screen scraping logic against external sources.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux Scripting
  • Experience with Hadoop Big Data extraction.
  • Experience with extraction of structured data records from Json.



At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.  #LI-WRAPJOB



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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