Big Data Engineer, Data Services, GFT – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Big Data Engineer, Data Services, GFT

Job Summary

Supports the development and maintenance of scalable data stores that supply big data in forms needed for business analysis. Applies experience and seasoned knowledge, skills, and practices to perform a variety of assignments.

Job Description

Global Functions Technology has a transformational agenda, and we thrive on the challenge of enabling the objectives of our functions partners in Group Risk Management, Financial Crime, Finance, Human Resources and CAO. This is the group to be with if you have a progressive mindset and are thrilled at opportunities to leverage the latest technologies for transformational change. From cutting edge Fraud AI models, Climate Stress Tests, petabyte scale machine learning scoring models we focus on progressive thinking to keep growing and working together to be trusted advisors to our colleagues.


  • Requirement Gathering and Consulting: You’ll gather project requirements and provide consulting services to stakeholders. Collaborate closely with business teams to ensure accurate translation of requirements into technical solutions.
  • Technical Analysis, Design & Documentation: Design and architect solutions for credit risk reporting applications. Develop database structures, review specifications, and ensure alignment with project requirements.
  • Coding and Testing: Develop micro-services and data processing jobs. Conduct thorough code reviews, contribute to unit test plans, and collaborate with QA teams to ensure quality standards.
  • Planning, Implementation & Support: Collaborate with IT teams and vendors to design and implement interfaces. Support vendor releases, manage change activities, and troubleshoot technical issues during production implementations.
  • Process Knowledge & Communication: Understand development methodologies, especially Agile. Translate business logic into technical designs and communicate effectively with project teams and stakeholders, resolving conflicts and escalating issues as needed.


Must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, Computer Science, or Engineering, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in developing and implementing applications for business stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in Building ETL pipelines using Data stage
  • Proficiency in Java/J2EE Microservice Architecture and building RESTful Web services.
  • Experience working in Hadoop/CDP Big Data environments, with strong hands-on experience in Spark/Hive for real-time and batch processing application development.
  • Strong skills in database application development, ETL work, and advanced database performance tuning using technologies like Hibernate/Spring, with expertise in Hive/MySQL/SQL Server/Sybase/Oracle or similar databases.
  • Experince in Mainframe – JCL , ZEKE and Stonebranch scheduler
  • Proficient in unit testing (JUnit/testing), as well as Unix/Linux, shell scripting, and application configuration and deployment processes.


  • Python Programming


We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions, and stock where applicable.
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • A world-class training program in financial services
  • Flexible work/life balance options
  • Opportunities to do challenging work

Job Skills

Big Data Management, Cloud Computing, Database Development, Data Mining, Data Warehousing (DW), ETL Processing, Group Problem Solving, Quality Management, Requirements Analysis

Additional Job Details

Country: Canada
Work hours/week: 37.5
Employment Type: Full time
Platform: Technology and Operations
Job Type: Regular
Pay Type: Salaried
Posted Date: 2024-03-25
Application Deadline: 2024-05-17

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