Nationwide BigData Infrastructure Engineer (Consultant, Infrastructure Eng.) in Columbus, Ohio

Job ID: 51300





BigData Infrastructure Engineer


This is a Data Warehouse platform engineering role on the I&O BigData and Business Intelligence team. The role will be responsible for engineering and implementing Big Data capabilities to support Nationwide’s business applications. Applicants must be self-motivated and illustrate experience with one of the modern data technologies like BigData in AWS, Splunk or Hadoop. This position will work closely with our business partners and technical leads to ensure solutions meet both functional and non-functional requirements as well as meet the service level objectives for the documented/requested use cases. The successful candidate should have experience consulting with business and IT partners to scope, develop and deploy new solutions. Additional duties include manageability and day to day support of Nationwide’s Big Data platforms and supporting technologies.

Proven expertise in the following areas is desired:

  • Strong experience with Linux administration

  • Fluency with shell scripts and automation (Python, BASH, Perl, etc.)

  • Ability to install, explore, develop, and certify new big data capabilities

  • Ability to create technical documentation for new capabilities

  • Experience upgrading, versioning, change control and problem management

  • Experience with High Availability and DR requirements for Big Data architectures/platforms

  • Experience with supporting and maintaining open source environments

  • Experience with evaluating and implementing security technologies and policies that meet security standards and controls.


  • Work with Solution Engineers, Infrastructure Delivery Consultants and application areas to define and deliver big data and data science infrastructure for customers

  • Research, test, document, and deploy new data science capabilities to meet business and company requirements

  • Develop and maintain operational best practices for the service level agreements associated with Big Data Platforms/Technologies

  • Knowledge of Distributed computing architecture, administration and support

  • General operational expertise such as good troubleshooting skills, understanding of system’s capacity, bottlenecks, basics of memory, CPU, OS, storage, and networks.

  • Handle on call responsibilities for DW platforms as a team that are being developed

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

JOB SUMMARY: Serves as an expert in hardware/software systems engineering. Undertakes the most complex projects requiring additional specialized technical knowledge. Makes well-thought-out decisions on the most complex or ambiguous hardware/software systems engineering issues. Ensures that system improvements are successfully implemented and monitored to increase efficiency. Designs, develops, tests, debugs and implements the most complex hardware/software components, tools, and utilities. Makes the most complex modifications to existing hardware/software to fit specialized needs and configurations. Establishes and communicates common goal and direction for team. Acts as a source of direction, training and guidance for less experienced staff through formal and informal mentoring. Monitors project schedules and costs.REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to Manager/Director/AVP; typically no direct reports but may lead project or virtual teams.CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Analyzes, designs, develops and implements the most complex solutions, modifications, or enhancements to existing hardware/software applications or a suite of integrated systems for the company and/or a particular business unit. Identifies and defines new hardware/software technologies to fit specialized business needs and configurations.2. Designs, develops, tests, debugs, documents, and implements the most complex hardware/software components, tools, and utilities including databases, middleware, and personal computer systems.3. Executes all aspects of the most complex systems hardware/software engineering projects, which involve multiple disciplines and platforms and impact multiple business units or perhaps the entire company.4. Executes configuration management, technical vendor management, problem mitigation, change management, and critical situation management to the most complex systems as well as their multiple platforms and software applications.5. Leads in the configuration/capacity planning, software product evaluation, systems performance analysis and optimizations for software/hardware systems.6. Provides consultation and technical expertise to senior management on the most complex systems integration, compatibility, expandability, ease of use, and multiple platform issues as they relate to hardware/software.7. Plans and conducts the most complex software/hardware product evaluations; develops and recommends technical strategies and solutions to senior management. Leads in assessments of risk, cost, and return on investment scenarios and impact as well as potential compatibility issues with existing hardware/software.8. Installs the most complex hardware/software products by analyzing the current system environment, using technical tools and utilities, performing the most complex product customization, and developing implementation and verification procedures to ensure successful installation of systems hardware/software.9. Designs, develops, tests, selects and implements new technical strategies, solutions, products and servers in relation to hardware/software operating systems and applications.10. Conducts long-term strategic planning activities for the development and implementation of hardware/software systems architecture and technical guidelines. Responsible for the selection, directions and performance of engineering activities and analysis studies. Collaborates with Architects to develop short and long term technology roadmaps.11. Ensures the currency of each environment through analysis and implementation of remediation plans.12. Drives solution improvements through optimization, enhancements, and implementation of new features and functions.13. Determines systems hardware/software requirements and design. Assists in the development and management of project budgets and deployment including the training and development of personnel.14. Acts as a source of direction, training and guidance for less experienced staff.15. Performs all other duties as assigned.JOB REQUIREMENTS:Education: Undergraduate studies in computer science, management information systems, or a related field is strongly preferred.Knowledge: Proven knowledge in advanced operating and personal computer systems. Must have an in-depth understanding in multiple hardware and software platforms, products and applications. Proven knowledge in technical diagnostic and analytical tools. Demonstrated knowledge of project management concepts and techniques required. Thoroughly understands incident and problem management processes.Certification/Designation: Certification designation in Project Management or specific technology is strongly preferred.Experience: Eight years of technical software and hardware development, installation, or operational support. Three years of project management experience is preferred.Skills: Must have the ability to analyze the most complex systems that have multiple platforms, widespread impact and call for interpretation and coordination of highly technical and complex fields of information. Must have strong analytical and decision-making skills. Must possess interpersonal savvy and well-developed project leadership ability. Must be able to perform financial and risk analysis on complex operating systems and platforms. Must have strong project as well as process management skills. Must possess negotiation skills. Must have strong oral and written communication skills to interact with all levels of personnel, senior management and vendors.Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.Staffing Exceptions: Staffing exceptions to the above minimum job requirements must be approved by the: Vice President and Human Resources.JOB CONDITIONS:Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible (exempt)Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Non-standard or extended work may be required based on project needs.ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to the principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some associates assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.Job Evaluation Activity: Evaluated March 2010 JDCJob Family/Function: MIS/TEG