Lead Architect, Big Data

| Chicago

Job Description Summary

CCC is seeking to add a Technical Lead, Big Data to join the enterprise analytics team at CCC. Your leadership will help grow team skills in big data and lead design, guide and optimize big data analytical solutions. These solutions encompass claim systems, IoT, and includes data from all CCC’s customers including many of the top US insurance carriers, repair facilities and automotive manufacturers. Solutions provided by the big data analytics team range from auto insurance property and casualty claims; and telematics analytics.

The enterprise analytics team is currently transforming its data engineering technology to big data based technologies, such as Hadoop and Spark, in AWS. In your role, you will be responsible for leading the data engineering team to develop high value and cost-effective data process solutions for CCC’s clients. This includes understanding the business value of the data, data quality issues and the processes to transform big data into valuable information for operational, analytical, and strategic decisions. These processes include building the best industry views of data for benchmarking and predictive models in the insurance industry.

The right candidate for the Technical Lead, Big Data role will promote and drive collaboration with CCC Consultants, Product Managers, Information Engineers, Data Scientist Directors, Data Quality leads, Dev and IT Ops, and client business and IT representatives. He or she will offer a strong technical aptitude, collaboration, problem-solving skills, and interest in leveraging new and existing technology to build industry solutions that are compelling to adopt by CCC’s clients. You will be working closely with a Data Engineering Manager, Product Owners, Scrum Master, and Director of Analytics in execution of your responsibilities.

 

Job Duties

Provide technical leadership in enterprise and application solution big data architecture to enable scalable, cost effective and business relevant solutions.  This includes leading decisions on architecture, design patterns, technologies used, and automated test-driven development implementations.  On analytics application solution architecture, you will be leading approaches and technologies to leverage existing and create new metadata driven code implementations for code re-usability and build speed.

Provide technical mentoring and foster technical team growth.  This includes activities from mentoring on design patterns, technologies and data engineering practices.  Leading team code reviews and facilitating cross team development standards so big data engineers can easily move across teams is required.

 

Provide mentorship to make the team self-sufficient on scrum processes such as story estimating and tasking out stories with the most effective technical approach.  This includes building various end-to-end data processes: locating needed source data, creating data extraction processes, data profiling, creating tables and files for storing data, defining and building data cleansing and imputation routines, mapping multiple sources to a common format, transforming data using programming and business rule frameworks, and testing of data.

Provide production support management:  Coordinate production deployment tasks across the data engineering team and with other analytics teams including code promotion and documentation and assist the team with troubleshooting production processes when errors or failures occur.

 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required
  • The position requires experience as a Senior Engineer, Tech Lead, or another leadership role in a big data environment.
  • Strong experience in big data technologies such as Hive and Spark, and other Hadoop technologies in Hadoop distributions from Hortonworks or other suppliers is preferred
  • Demonstrated capability to learn a new business area in auto insurance such as property and medical claims data 
  • High-level performance management, communication and coaching skills
  • Capability to leverage analytics, data warehousing concepts, and agile processes in implementations
  • Experience creating testing approaches and how to design a test plan to validate codes or applications 
  • Hands-on  skills to evaluate if the code and output from a data engineer’s story should be accepted and meets coding and quality standards
  • Experience building complex data pipelines that integrates many data sources into a single view with common names, complex transformations, and robust data cleansing and quality enhancements processes.   
  • Experience building programs in a language such as Perl, Java, Python (preferred), Scala, etc. to automate functions and build custom functions.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient in scrum methodology with product owners with experience in technical story writing *Auto insurance and/or collision repair industry experience preferred
  • Experience with relational database platforms (Oracle, etc.), ETL tools (Pentaho, Talend, Informatica, etc.), and cloud hosting (AWS) preferred
  • Experience using or providing useful data to dashboard and reporting tools (MicroStrategy, Tableau, etc.) preferred

 

Why Choose CCC:

 

We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer generous benefit plans and resources designed with employee satisfaction in mind.
What we value is simple - customers, employee commitment, collaboration and clear communication.

We hire people who will embrace the company’s goals and productively contribute in ways that help us serve the customer, innovate, and stay strong.
We make it a priority to keep employees healthy, happy and enriched.

 

  • Healthy - Wellness programs, competitive medical benefit offerings
  • Happy – Recognition programs, a confidential employee assistance program, Perkspot/employee discount program and potentially flexible work arrangements such as staggered start times
  • Enriched – Tuition reimbursement, training and learning programs, and leadership development opportunities

 

Our corporate headquarters is located in downtown Chicago within the historic Merchandise Mart—a certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building.

 

Please Note: Contingent Workers, Field Inventory Representatives and Interns are not eligible for the benefits above.

 

CCC Information Services was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Mid-Sized Employers in 2018 and ranked #17 in the Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago in 2017 by Built In Chicago.

 

CCC is ready to help you shift your career into high gear. Let's get started!

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An Insider's view of CCC

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I've been here 5 years, and I learn something new everyday. I have the opportunity to grow my skill set, the flexibility to spend time with my family, and the support to accomplish my professional goals.

Prasanthi

Manager, Quality Assurance

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

There is a strong focus on learning and progressing from missteps, with the ultimate goal of making sure we meet
business needs. I have the flexibility to talk directly to people outside of my immediate team which speeds up the delivery process, and aids in responsiveness.

Jennifer

Services Delivery Manager - Austin, TX

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I started as an intern at CCC, I was trusted to work with extraordinary technology. Now, as a DevOps Manager, I get to work on those technologies and new ones with other pioneers - that type of innovation ignites my creativity.

Amin

Manager, DevOps

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Our teams are technically adept and highly capable. Equally, if not more importantly, they have a passion and desire to learn. We're not satisfied just cranking out code, there is a strong desire to learn about our customers and be creative

John

Director, Product Development

How does the company support your career growth?

Employees get to learn about multiple products across our entire customer base. This allows employees to figure out what area aligns best with their strengths and interests, and where they are looking to grow.

Susanne

Manager, Operations

What are CCC Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
CCC's Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) help employees cover out-of-pocket expenses with pre-tax contributions for medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, and dependent care expenses.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
CCC's wellness programs include Interactive Health, SmartDollar, and Naturally Slim. All of these are provided free of charge
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

We know that investing in employee development is crucial. Employees have access to the CCC Learning Academy. The CCC Learning Academy was created as an internal platform for you as an employee. You come here to learn new skills such as time management, cooking, financing a home or career and business development. We empower our employees to learn within these four walls, but then go out and collaborate on these ideas with friends and family

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