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Tech Lead - Data RampD Lab

Company name
New York Life Insurance Company

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Jan 09,2019

Valid Through
Apr 24,2019

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A career at New York Life offers many opportunities. To be part of a growing and successful business. To reach your full potential, whatever your specialty. Above all, to make a difference in the world by helping people achieve financial security. It's a career journey you can be proud of, and you'll find plenty of support along the way. Our development programs range from skill-building to management training, and we value our diverse and inclusive workplace where all voices can be heard. Recognized as one of Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and service, supported by our Foundation. It all adds up to a rewarding career at a company where doing right by our customers is part of who we are, as a mutual company without outside shareholders. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses Be Good At Life. To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of



Job Title: Tech Lead (Data)–New York Life Ventures, New York Life


Job Description

We are looking for a Tech Lead (Data) who will be responsible for design/development of enterprise and platform-specific data architectures with primary responsibility for data sourcing, data integration, data modeling in alignment with architecture to ensure platform meet the needs of business users, and/or internal end user applications. You will review the current data landscape and architecture and work closely with cloud architect and various IT groups to establish standardize database inventory. You will analyze enterprise data and business requirements and incorporating them into the reference architecture’s design and implementation, define enterprise Data Policy and Standards, create and develop reliable, scalable data solutions that ensure the collection of clean and consistent data from the multiple data sources, and will be the subject matter expert on new data integration methodologies and implementations. You will also be responsible for the evaluation of key attributes of existing application, evolution and enhancements to the data model/schema of cloud-based technology stack and will work with other engineers to define and execute strategies.


You will be based out of our New Office in New York City on Fifth Ave, which has a typical startup ambience and perks like free coffee, beanbags and many other fun events. You will have the best of both worlds, benefits of a large organization and the culture of a young startup.



Duties & Responsibilities


*Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with product owners and team members to build industry-leading solutions *Participate as a team member in planning the architecture and development of solutions *Design and build the next-generation of Insurance applications in the cloud *Research and identify best practices both from an overall Data Architecture *Troubleshoot issues and work with team to identify and address problems *Participate in SCRUM teams working on bi-weekly sprints and ensure on time delivery with high quality *Participating fully in the development process through the entire software lifecycle *As a Technical Lead for Data, responsible for all data related aspects in NYLV R&D lab *Work with technology and business stakeholders to understand problems / pain areas, assess the current state gaps, visualize target state solution *Define high level solution and recommendations for future state architecture *Gathering of tactical and strategic requirements for data integration and data warehouse/ data lake, data preparation, data visualization *Develop conceptual & logical data models for data platforms *Define and document data transformation rules *Assist other team leads / team members from data perspective *Build a team of hands on data engineers to work on latest data technologies, Cloud, Big Data etc. *Work with Enterprise Data team and other central teams to align with organization’s standards around data modeling and data governance


Basic Qualifications / Requirements


*Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related fields.  *7+ years of industry experience as a Data Architect/Data Engineer/Data Analyst. *Extensive hands on data warehousing and Business Intelligence experience as either Data or Solution Architect. *In-depth knowledge of data related best practices for Architecture, Transformation, Business Intelligence or Analytics. *Experience in data modeling and understanding of business data in Insurance/Investments will be preferred. *Solid understanding of agile application development methodologies and release management activities. *Contribute to the team’s ability to make and deliver on their commitments. *Ability to clearly communicate to both technical and business teams. *Strong analytical skills and analytical thinking is needed.





Technical Skills


*7+ years hands on knowledge of Data Models, Data Integration and ETL tools. *4+ years of experience working with Hadoop, NoSQL DBs, HBase, Hive, Pig, etc.  *4+ years of experience leading development of a modern data architecture in NoSQL dbs. *Experience standing up a data lake/warehouse in a private cloud environment is desirable. *Experience building both real time and batch-oriented solutions using services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), S3, NoSQL Databases, DynamoDB, Elastic Map Reduce (EMR), Kinesis, Redshift, and Relational Database Service (RDS) will be preferred. *Experience designing and implementing production databases (RDS or NoSQL). *Good understanding of S3 and associated technologies; hands-on experience in designing/implementing highly optimized, multi-tenant and secure S3 data stores and interaction services. *Experience using Atlassian tools set: Jira, Confluence. *Experience with Test Driven Development methodology. *Knowledge of relational and non-relational databases. *Knowledge of agile software development practices and release management. *Experience with ETL processes is a strong plus *Ability to write just enough documentation *Familiarity with commonly used services on AWS *Strong analytical skills and analytical thinking is needed






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New York Life Insurance has been providing life insurance policies in the Big Apple since it was a tiny seed. While the top mutual life insurer in the US has branched out a bit, it retains its core business: life insurance and annuities. Its products include long-term care insurance and special group policies sold through AARP and other affinity groups and professional associations. New York Life Investments' offerings include mutual funds for individuals and investment management services for institutional investors. Through New York Life International, the firm provides life policies in overseas markets. Founded in 1841, New York Life is owned by its policyholders.

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