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Security Data Engineer II

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Gabi

Data Science
Heredia Province, Heredia, Costa Rica
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Company Description

Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. During life’s big moments – from buying a home or a car, to sending a child to college, to growing a business by connecting with new customers – we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence. We help individuals to take financial control and access financial services, businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders to lend more responsibly, and organizations to prevent identity fraud and crime.

We have 20,000 people operating across 44 countries and every day we’re investing in new technologies, talented people, and innovation to help all our clients maximize every opportunity.

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Data Engineer who will be responsible for timely and quality delivery of analytic data services as part of the Experian Global Security Office. Their work will focus on the development, automation and build out of transformation routines in support of our Security Metrics & Reporting function who deliver security analytics to our internal business.

The data engineer has responsibility for assisting with the management and transformation of data used as part of building information security reporting. The candidate will be responsible for building and designing data schemas, data transformation routines to defined standards and assisting with the build out of a security data model for internal reporting.

They will assist with the ETL of data from multiple disparate sources using a variety of tools and database functions, to standardize and normalize the data. They will apply policies and business rules which ensure that both point-in-time data and trending data is available for reporting. The engineer will assist with securing storage, query, protection, and utilization of data and ensure agreed availability levels are met. They will be responsible for implementing error detection, data quality checks, performance management and operational error alerting.

Functions

  • Understand sources, characteristics, and uses of the organization’s data assets to facilitate their use in security metrics and reporting.
  • Design and run extract, transform, load (ETL) processes to bring in data from security tooling and other corporate data sources into a standardized and normalized data structure using a variety of tools such as Python, Alteryx, AWS Glue, SQL or other data management functions.
  • Create tables, relationships, and views according to schema standards.
  • Write transformation procedures and data quality validation steps to programmatically enhance and correct ingested data.
  • Build, design and optimize data pipelines, data warehouses and reporting frameworks
  • Use query languages such as SQL (structured query language) to efficiently provide information for security metrics and reporting.
  • Ability to learn and develop focused on identifying automation opportunities for efficiency improvements.
  • Understanding of database access application programming interfaces (e.g., Java Database Connectivity [JDBC]).
  • Provide insight on development routines and data functions to ensure improvements are identified and built into the SDLC process.
  • Basic understanding of data infrastructure requirements and data formats (e.g. JSON, XML and CSV) and connectivity (e.g. SQL queries and stored procedures)
  • Integrate with Web APIs and REST services
  • Skill in allocating storage capacity in the design of data management systems.
  • Generate views, queries, and reports to facilitate the production of security metrics and reporting
  • Perform database maintenance tasks (i.e., backup, restore, delete data, transaction log files, etc.).
  • Use automation to perform routine - repetitive tasks.

Qualifications

Knowledge-Skills-Abilities-Qualifications:

  • 2+ years’ experience performing data analytics or data management as part of security programs.
  • Experience working with analytical data, large data sets and data models.
  • A working knowledge of good information security practice is desirable but not critical.
  • Experience using Python for data transformation and task automation.
  • Experience with AWS Glue, Athena, AWS RDS, MS SWL and Cloud Native Data Management preferable.
  • Understanding of common BI tools such as PowerBI, Tableau, Excel
  • Working knowledge of ITIL incident management, service-level management, change management, release management, continuity management, and availability management for databases and data management systems.
  • Ability to follow data management standards, requirements, and specifications.
  • Experience writing system or process documentation.
  • Monitor and maintain data automation routines to ensure optimal performance.
  • Manage the compilation, indexing, cataloguing, caching, distribution, and retrieval of data.
  • Maintain operations data integrity and data quality
  • Follow configuration and change management processes.
  • Perform clean-up activities to remove unused or legacy schema elements, database logic or data.

Additional Information

This is a permanent home-based role in Costa Rica. No relocation available.

Our benefits include: Medical, life and dental insurance, Asociacion Solidarista, International Share Save Plan, Flex Work, Work from home, Paid time off, Annual Performance Bonus, Education Reimbursement, Family Bonding, Bereavement Leave, Referral Program, and more.