Job Details

Early Warning Services
  • Position Number: 2188429
  • Location: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Principal Engineer

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Come Work with Us!

Early Warning is always looking for talented professionals to join our team and help us create amazing payments experiences! For over 25 years, we've been a leader in financial technology that protects and advances the global financial system.

We are a fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial spirit offering competitive compensation, exceptional benefits, and a fun, casual atmosphere filled with opportunity. Come work with a diverse, talented team creating the future of payments!
This position is available for Remote in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, MD, MN, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT, WA, WI

Overall Purpose

This position is a hands-on, individual contributor technical leader involved in setting the standards ensuing excellence in quality of outputs across multiple teams. Responsible for partnering with cross functional teams and providing input to a broad range of initiatives. A technical expert that is continuously learning and keeping abreast of new technologies and industry best practices and finding ways to bring those practices into the engineering organization.

Essential Functions
  • Partners with product management to craft data and product strategy, create product descriptions and ensure alignment to technology roadmaps.
  • Be a thought leader: a senior point of expertise on product / application service, software engineering, Data Engineering, Data Science, Business Intelligence, industry trends and developing technologies. Be a role model to others on the team. Coach and mentor team members.
  • Takes ownership for creating technical product design and architecture.
  • Creates and conducts presentations for small-to-medium size groups.
  • Works closely with customers to understand their needs and create a partnership for making Early Warning products better.
  • Partners with software engineering, product, and architecture to shape engineering approaches, share knowledge and experience.
  • Develop, scope and shape a departmental-wide technical vision for the future.
  • Collaborate and build relationships cross-functionally to influence and motivate others; serve as an internal catalyst for progressive, strategic and successful change management.
  • Support the company's commitment to risk management and protecting the integrity and confidentiality of systems and data.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Education and/or experience typically obtained through a Bachelor's degree in computer science or related technical field.
  • Fifteen or more years of experience in designing and developing complex software and data transformation projects with at least eight or more years in FinTech domain.
  • Experience in leading cross-functional teams to create technical solutions.
  • Effective communicator with exceptional public speaking skills. Comfortable presenting to all levels within the company.
  • Knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) best practices, software development methodologies (Agile, Scrum, LEAN etc) and DevOps practices
  • Proven track record designing and building complex end-to-end data management and analytical platforms including Artitificial Intelligence / Machine Learning platroms
  • Hands-on experience in designing and developing using the one or more of the following technologies:
    • Product API/Application services using Java RESTful Web Services (Java, J2EE, JUnit, and Tomcat.)
    • Cloud Solutions development
    • Data platform architecture and design using ETL processes, Business Intelligent Reporting, end to end AI / ML model development & operationalization
    • Experience in Microservices Architecture.
    • Open Source Frameworks - Spring boot, Spring Core
    • Messaging frameworks such as Kafka, Tibco EMS or JMS
    • Oracle PL/SQL
    • JavaScript and scripting frameworks (JQuery, AngularJS)
    • Big Data (Cloudera / S3), AI/ML Model development lifecycle (feature engineering & model operationization use of industry frameworks like PyCharm / SciKit / Tensorflow, using python, pySpark, Spark)
  • Hands-on experience in test automation at various levels of testing (unit, component, integration and functional tests).
  • Proven experience in OOA/OOD.
  • Experience with CI/CD pipeline implementation including GIT, Chef, Maven, Jenkins etc
  • Solid understanding of modern Cloud platforms such as AWS, Google Cloud or MS Azure.
  • Experience of working with code repositories (e.g. Git, SVN), bug tracking tools (e.g. Jira, Bugzilla) and Wikis (e.g. Confluence)
  • Background and drug screen.

Preferred Qualifications
  • M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or another technical field
  • Experience with various Database design and architectures, Meta Data Management, Data Quality platforms
  • Experience using AI/ML Model Frameworks like Tensorflow, Sage Maker, Scikit, PyCharm
  • Big Data Platforms (Cloudera, S3)
  • Database platforms (Oracle, SQL Server)
  • Computer language experience (Python, PySpark, and R)
  • Knowledge of Aerospike, Scality S3, Elastic Search
  • Hands-on Experience in working with AWS
  • Knowledge of Splunk, Altiris &Zabbix
  • Expertise in TerraForm and/or other cloud orchestration technologies
  • Experience with Monitoring & Alerting systems like AppDynamics
  • Knowledge of ACH/EFT
  • Knowledge of real time payment networks(RTP, FedNow)
  • Experience with Data Robot, H2O, and/or Sagemaker

Physical Requirements

Working conditions consist of a normal office environment. Work is primarily sedentary and requires extensive use of a computer and involves sitting for periods of approximately four hours. Work may require occasional standing, walking, kneeling and reaching. Must be able to lift 10 pounds occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently. Requires visual acuity and dexterity to view, prepare, and manipulate documents and office equipment including personal computers. Requires the ability to communicate with internal and/or external customers.

Employee must be able to perform essential functions and physical requirements of position with or without reasonable accommodation.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.

Some of the Ways We Keep You Healthy & Happy

All the benefits you expect
  • Healthcare Coverage - Competitive medical, dental, and vision plans as well as pre-tax savings through flexible spending accounts (FSA) for commuting, health & dependent care expenses.
  • Income Protection - Life & Disability Insurance options ensuring financial coverage for you and your family.
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan - Featuring a 100% Company Safe Harbor Match on your first 4% deferral immediately upon eligibility.
  • Work Life Management - Generous and flexible paid time off benefits for when you'll need to take some time away from work to care for yourself or a loved one.
  • Health & Wellness Program - An award-winning program designed to take a personalized, interactive approach to empower you to live your healthiest life.
  • Employee Assistance Program - Resources and tools to help you and your family find a solution to whatever life throws at you.

And some you might not
  • Concierge Services
  • Tuition Benefits Program
  • Dependent Scholarship Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Legal Services & Credit Counseling
  • Pet Insurance
  • Charitable Giving Matching Program
  • Employee Resource Groups

All full-time, regular Early Warning employees (as defined in company policy and based on state laws and regulations) are eligible for the benefits.

Early Warning Services is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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