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Data Engineer

| Chicago

Working as a member of our data, platform, and analystics team, Gladson is looking for a hands-on Data Engineer who will focus on designing and implementing optimal data engineering solutions to scale with unpredictable data patterns while maintaining and monitoring them. This is an individual contributor position, requiring the ability to take on complex requests and transform them into clean data solutions and integrating that data with the architecture used across the company. The role will be also be evaluating and implementating new tools and frameworks, or extending existing ones by leveraging the on-premise and cloud services in support of the company's data science, data warehousing and visualization initiatives.


This full time role will be based in Gladson's Chicago office.   The interview process for this position will require the completion of a case study which will be sent to selected candidates after an initial phone screen with the recruiting team.



  • Design and implement end to end automated data pipelines from data ingestion to delivery while selecting and integrating tools and frameworks required to provide the requested capabilities as per business requirements.
  • Perform capacity planning required to create and maintain enterprise relational and NoSQL databases and processing demands while providing all facets of database administration to production, development and quality assurance systems.
  • Implementing ETL process and monitoring performance and advising any necessary infrastructure changes (defining data retention policies, database tuning parameters)
  • Designing and building self-improving software by leveraging machine learning techniques and technology at scale.
  • Application of modern data processing technology stacks, streaming data architectures and technologies for real-time and low-latency data processing.



  • Proficient understanding of distributed computing principles and integration of data from multiple data sources and formats
  • Leverage data mining, statistics, and machine learning to develop best-in-class analysis techniques & data visualizations that answer strategic client / category questions
  • Knowledge of various ETL techniques and frameworks, such as Flume, Talend, Spoon and various messaging systems, such as Kafka
  • Understanding of how to build solutions for data science and client delivery while productionizing any machine learning models and collaborating across various teams
  • Understanding of agile development methods including: core values, guiding principles, and key agile practices
  • Understanding of the theory and application of Continuous Integration/Delivery
  • Experience with SQL & NoSQL databases, such as MSSQL, PostGres, MongoDB, Cassandra, Neo4J
  • Good understanding of cloud platforms ( GCP/AWS ) and Lambda Architecture, along with its advantages and drawbacks
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, mathematics, engineering, or equivalent.
  • 4+ years in BI or data engineering, working with structured and unstructured data formats along with batch and streaming framework design & implementation. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with software development and deployment in on-premise and cloud environments.
  • Strong consultative skills to establish relationships across the broader organization
  • Comfort communicating and interacting with cross functional teams, as well as understanding and translating the science of data to a more general audience
  • Desire to "roll up the sleeves" and get into the heart of the business
  • Demonstrable ability to work across a global matrix and ability to put strong communication, leadership and influencing skills to work to be successful
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases


We are located in the Board of Trade building which is centrally located in the loop providing easy access to most train lines.

An Insider's view of Syndigo

What’s the vibe like in the office?

No two days are alike at Syndigo! There is always someone I can turn to for support. We are all willing to collaborate and listen to one another, and this goes all the way to the leadership team; their doors are always open. At the end of a day, be it long or rewarding you can always find friends in the kitchen ready to cheers and share some laughs


Account Partner

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I love the energy and willingness of other teams and departments to help my team succeed.  The camaraderie between business development and other departments is outstanding and we know we are working to achieve one goal.  That winning attitude of everyone at Syndigo has created a special culture that inspires my team.


Vice President, Business Development

What makes someone successful on your team?

Syndigo is constantly evolving, which makes it an exciting place to work with unlimited potential for growth. Collaboration and willingness to learn are key to success. We are disrupting an industry and our clients look to us as thought leaders in the space - we can’t be experts without thinking strategically and learning from each other every day.


Senior Enterprise Account Executive

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Not only do we encourage our team to share their ideas and different viewpoints, we expect it. We have a culture of open and consistent communication across the company. Be it ideas for new functionality in our product suite, ways to improve client experience or employee benefits and culture, internal ideas have often driven major change at Syndigo


Chief Technology Officer

What are Syndigo Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Syndigo offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Game Room
Our game room, adjacent to our rooftop deck, includes Pool Table, Foosball and game table.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Syndigo offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
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