Data Platform Engineer

C.H. Robinson - Eden Prairie, MN

We are seeking an experienced, self-motivated, and resourceful individual who is passionate about technology, to oversee the daily execution of processes, operations, and support activities within the wide realm of distributed data services, NOSQL technologies, data science tooling, and data streaming platforms. This position on the Infrastructure Operations team works closely with infrastructure, development, data science, and architecture teams.

The Infrastructure Operations – Distributed Data Services team is responsible for deploying and managing platforms and tools to support our distributed data, data science, and data streaming strategies. Current platforms include Kafka, ElasticSearch, MongoDB, Redis, InfluxDB, Hadoop/Spark, JupyterHub, HBase, and Hive. The team takes an infrastructure-as-code approach to these technologies, and strives to automate wherever, and whenever possible. We aim to take these technologies to a Platform as a Service level wherever possible. The ideal candidate will have a positive, customer focused personality, a drive to solve problems, a strong inner drive for continuous improvement, a sense of urgency, and a willingness to learn and bring new technologies to market within C.H. Robinson. Communication and ownership of problems and projects is integral to the role.

The Distributed Data Services practice is transforming the way that data is delivered and stored within C.H. Robinson. We are looking for a creative individual that is passionate about automation, data, and Infrastructure - and capable on all three fronts. As a team, we strive to automate, to innovate, to optimize, and to deliver a great platform experience on every front.

Facilitate the continuous re-engineering of fluid data platforms and pipelines
Support End-to-End Data Science Lifecycle ecosystem (Tools, Applications, Deployments)
Ensure 24x7 availability of distributed data platforms
Custom development and automation around the provisioning and operations of platforms
Promote proper and efficient use of platforms
Partner with AppDev, Data Science, and Infrastructure teams on evaluation and feasibility assessment of new platforms and technologies
Oversee and ensure production readiness of new technologies/platforms
Maintain documentation on processes and procedures
On-Call duty as required

Qualifications Required:
2+ years of Enterprise experience building and maintaining highly-available production systems
Knowledge of at least one of the following, with the desire and aptitude to learn more: Bash, Python, Powershell, Ansible, Golang, SQL
Knowledge and experience with at least one of the following, with a desire and aptitude to learn all: Kafka, ElasticSearch, MongoDB, Redis, InfluxDB, Hadoop/Spark, Hive, HBase
Must be proficient with Linux
Must be familiar with containerization
Experience/familiarity with container orchestration platforms a plus (i.e. Mesosphere, Kubernetes, Swarn)
Familiarity with microservice architecture and Restful API’s
Basic knowledge of SQL
Understanding of the principles of continuous integration and continuous deployment
Comfortable with Agile methodologies
Ability to deliver to aggressive deadlines while working across multiple groups.
Excellent facilitation and communication skills
Positive, collaborative attitude.
Proactive, accountable, autonomous, and solutions oriented.

Education Required:
Minimum: 2-year technical degree
Preferred: 4-year computer science degree

Tools/Equipment Used:
Kafka, ElasticSearch, MongoDB, Redis, InfluxDB, Hadoop, Spark, Hive, HBase, TensorFlow, Caffe, pyTorch Linux, Bash, Python, Ansible, Powershell, SSH, Docker, Mesosphere, Github, VMWare, F5, SQL Server


We are proud to offer a top-tier benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, prescription drug coverage, paid parental leave, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO), 401K with company match, employee stock purchase plan, as well as a broad range of career development opportunities.

About C.H. Robinson

Become a part of our team of over 500 talented IT Professionals. Work in collaborative, Agile development environment. Find continuing challenges and work with committed leaders. Stay with us – we’re large enough to build global solutions, but small enough to make real impacts as individuals.

C.H. Robinson—accelerating careers with immense opportunities and professional growth within the global supply chain industry. Start here. Accelerate here.

Every individual working at C.H. Robinson is integral to the success of our customers and our company. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500, global company that values teamwork, initiative, accountability, and integrity from its employees. We work globally and innovate daily to enhance and execute supply chains that move goods around the world. The fast pace of the logistics industry translates into a high-energy and collaborative workplace environment. We are empowered to make decisions, help our customers grow, and accelerate our careers.

No matter the product being shipped or from which corner of the globe, C.H. Robinson can help make it happen—quickly, securely, and reliably. Through personal connections and solid relationships, our employees use their in-depth knowledge, robust tools, and global network to help customers reach their goals quickly. Whether shipping by plane, rail, ship, or truck, C.H. Robinson has the knowledge, flexibility, and dedication to deliver the goods that make our world go ‘round.

Join the 12,000 employees worldwide who are accelerating their careers at C.H. Robinson.

Equal Opportunity Employer

C.H. Robinson - Affirmative Action Employer/EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran