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AWS Developer

Company: Ascendum
Location: Grand Prairie
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


The AWS Developer will be responsible for the maintenance and growth of the company data lake, which is being developed in conjunction with AWS professional services. The Developer will work in conjunction with the existing Business Intelligence team and users to plan for the future of analytics, and with the other members of the Development team to plan to include new data sources. This is a great opportunity to lead a new but well-established data project.


  • Data lake is operational and reliable.
  • The data lake has and strictly follows the data governance policy designed by the IT Risk Management team.
  • Analysts are able to complete detailed and accurate data analysis projects.
  • The Development team understands the data lake and are able to use it with and feed it from development projects.


  • Maintains the existing data lake platform
  • Participates in a team-based development process; contributes to user story writing efforts, design discussions, and demos
  • Solves or recommends solutions for complex data issues and problems, including both modifying existing features and developing new ones
  • Fosters strong relationships with analysts who will use the data lake
  • Partners with the Operations team to use and/or modify the DevOps pipelines already built for the project
  • Assist in the development of logical specifications
  • Documents designs, issues, solutions, tips & tricks as needed
  • Stays current in IT technologies and committed to growing new skills over time
  • Learns from and teaches teammates who are skilled in different technical areas, such as database administrators, developers, and QA engineers.


  • Work effectively and positively in a deeply cross-functional environment.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills and technical documentation skills, are an absolute must.
  • Communicate effectively with technical peers and managers in either in-person or remote collaboration sessions.


  • Expertise in developing with AWS technologies including S3, Kinesis, Glue, Lambda, Reshift, and Athena
  • Work in an environment using AWS DevOps technologies including CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, CDK, and others
  • Deep knowledge of database technologies including SQL and DynamoDB; experience with others preferred
  • Deep knowledge of data design and engineering
  • Tableau experience sufficient to communicate effectively with analysts
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Ability to coordinate and communicate with teammates working in a different technology stack.


  • 10 years in any technology role; at least 5 years in working in a data engineering or data science role
  • AWS Solution Architect Professional, AWS Database Associate, and AWS Data Analytics certifications or equivalent experience
  • At least 2 years of professional experience working with data lakes is strongly preferred
  • Preferred: Bachelor's degree in computer science or a technology field

Keywords: Ascendum, Grand Prairie , AWS Developer, Other , Grand Prairie, Texas

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