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Analytics, Lead Data Engineer/Solution Architect (Front Store)

at CVS Health

Posted: 5/20/2020
Job Reference #: 1254684BR

Job Description

Job Description
Combining CVS Health and Aetna was a transformative moment for our company and our industry, establishing CVS Health as the nation’s premier health innovation company. Through our health services, insurance plans and community pharmacists, we’re pioneering a bold new approach to total health. As a CVS Health colleague, you’ll be at the center of it all.

Our Data Engineering team is helping lead the transformation of our ExtraCare program into a world-class personalization and loyalty program. With over 10,000 Retail locations and +70M active ExtraCare members this is a top initiative within the company and we have a team dedicated to recruiting the best talent in the world to help propel us to this goal. The company has invested in state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure and scaling of our loyalty program, now we are focused on optimizing how we communicate with our customers. We are looking for the best and brightest to add to our existing Analytics team and help deliver on this initiative.

Specifically, you will collaborate with the business and lead a team of advanced Data Engineers to design, build, test, prodctionalize and support the Front Store Personalization Engine. As CVS continues on its journey to deliver our customers’ 1:1 personalized experiences through multiple channels you will support this effort, by working across multiple teams to rapidly build, test, and scale high-priority use cases that drive increased reach, relevance and rewards for our customers.

Using the latest in big data technology, you will be charged with:
* Making analytics faster, more insightful, and more efficient by building, architecting and maintaining a next-generation Big Data Machine Learning framework. Rapidly develop prototypes and proof of concepts for the selected solutions, and implementing complex big data projects
* Bringing a DevOps mindset to enable big data and batch/real-time analytical solutions that leverage emerging technologies and best practices in release management
* Interpret methodology to design and develop ML pipeline application architecture incorporating modeling inputs, business logic/rules and constraints to deliver personalized recommendations
* Manage production processes responsible for delivering weekly, daily and near real-time campaigns with accountability for production support
* Partners with IT to maintain development and production environments and platform/tool enablement to meet solution requirements, including cluster and cloud cost management
* Runs agile scrum sessions defining engineering requirements, development and release management through partnership and coordination across business, IT, digital product, and data-science modeling teams
* Brings strong project, process, stakeholder management and communication skills operating in a highly matrix cross functional organizational
* Although the desired candidate will have leadership experience in an organization, the expectation in this role is that you will combine this ability to lead with the ability to roll up your sleeves and getting into the weeds when necessary

#Analytics EA

Required Qualifications
3+ years Management experience leading Data Engineers and/or analytics-focused teams to deliver complex analytics projects on aggressive timelines
7+ years of professional IT or Business Analytics experience including the following:
* Hands-on experience with "big data" platforms including Hadoop (preferably Azure or AWS) and Spark as well as experience with traditional RDBMS (eg, Teradata, Oracle).
* Proficiency in "big data" technologies including Spark, Airflow, Kafka, Hbase, Pig, NoSQL databases, etc.
* Proficiency in the following programming languages: PySpark, Python, shell scripting, SQL (preferably Teradata and PL/SQL syntax) and Hive, Pig, C++ Java, or Scala
* Ability to design and build a framework to orchestrate data pipelines and Machine Learning models
* Proficiency with tools to automate CI/CD pipelines (eg, Jenkins, GIT, Control-M)
* Design and implement end-to-end solutions using Machine Learning, Optimization, and other advanced technologies, and own live deployments.
* Experience with frameworks for either Machine Learning or NLP (Scikit-Learn, SpaCy, Pytorch, Spark NLP)
* Strong coursework/experience in programming and working with complex datasets is required

Preferred Qualifications
* Experience leading a team and coaching others to improve the overall team’s skill sets
* Experience working via an agile, sprint-based working style
* Experience working side-by-side with business owners, and translating business needs into analytics solutions
* Proven ability to successfully balance near-term results (e.g., ability to design and execute on a ‘MVP’ model), with long-term goals
* Comfortable balancing quality of output with short timelines required to enable downstream functions
* Retail / Healthcare data and domain knowledge
* Experience with cloud computing environment (ideally Microsoft Azure)
* Experience working on a large scale Spark implementation

M.S. in Computer Science, Math, Physics or any other related quantitative program

CVS will sponsor for this position

Business Overview
It’s a new day in health care.

Combining CVS Health and Aetna was a transformative moment for our company and our industry, establishing CVS Health as the nation’s premier health innovation company. Through our health services, insurance plans and community pharmacists, we’re pioneering a bold new approach to total health. As a CVS Health colleague, you’ll be at the center of it all.

At CVS Health, we work every day to help people on their path to better health. Never has it been more important for us to deliver on our purpose to our valued customers, patients, members, and employees. With a presence in communities across the country, CVS Health colleagues are and will continue to be a critical piece of the country’s health care solution. The health and safety of our employees, patients, customers, and members is our top priority as we face the impact of COVID-19 together. If you would like to learn about the actions we are taking as a company as we learn more about COVID-19 and its spread, we encourage you to visit our COVID-19 resource center at
We offer a diverse work experience that empowers colleagues for career success. In addition to skill and experience, we also seek to attract and retain colleagues whose beliefs and behaviors are in alignment with our core values of collaboration, innovation, caring, integrity and accountability.

CVS Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Gender/Ethnicity/Disability/Protected Veteran - we highly value and are committed to all forms of diversity in the workplace. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW and EEO IS THE LAW SUPPLEMENT. Please note that we only accept applications for employment via this site.

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