Data Engineer I at Catalina

Title: Data Engineer I
Company: Catalina

Our Team

The EDM team defines and builds the core capabilities that the Catalina Products and Data Solutions leverage in market. We build capabilities once and re-use across our solution suites. The team provides the data which is used to extract insight and drive our market models to provide value to our clients.

Catalina is seeking a Data Engineer I to help us maintain our data solutions as well as help us build our new Data platform by developing cutting edge, data-driven solutions for retailer and CPG customers. This is a great opportunity for a passionate data engineer with experience in digital marketing technology and a desire to launch innovative ad tech solutions. The data engineer will be participating in developing/unit testing/documenting and deploying data driven solutions. The successful candidate possesses strategic thinking skills, a passion for product development and a proven background developing new products and scaling existing ones. This position requires an engaging, innovative and collaborative approach. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to effectively work with other leaders across multiple functional areas.

The Platform’s

The EDM team is looking for a Data Engineer to support and optimize its existing legacy data platform. This platform is built using Informatica/unix scripting and manages millions of records from our vast retailer network. The platform uses Netezza environments to allow for high volume queries to run efficiently. This opportunity will allow engineers to participate in design review, code development (ingestion, transformation and consumption) and implementation into our existing legacy environments. This data will then be leverage for business insights and shopper behavioral analysis.

The candidate will also participate in the creation of a new platform that will leverage DaaS principles to allow for self-service, scalable and easily accessible environments. The team needs capable Data Engineers to design cutting edge solutions using PaaS offerings as well as open source technologies. This data will then be leverage for business insights and shopper behavioral analysis.


• Develop Data Solutions using the following tools (Informatica, Unix/Linux Scripting, Python and other open source technologies) resulting in stable and high-quality code within deadlines, following established process
• Write SQL code in multiple RDBMS systems (Netezza, Oracle, MySQL, DB2), ensure the code is optimized to the specified environment.
• Maintain in-depth knowledge of data ecosystem and trends; be a subject matter expert and thought leader.
• Participate in analysis, design, and implementation of a new Data Platform (Cloud Technology (Azure), Hadoop Ecosystem and other open source technologies). Willingness to learn new tools and mentor others.
• Participate in peer review code sessions.
• Actively participate in SCRUM ceremonies ensuring the velocity of the team continues to improve and work becomes more streamlined.
• Actively participate in performance tuning to maximize resources.
• Track and resolve data issues showing creative problem solving skills.
• Clearly communicate with management on proposed solutions/challenges.
• Document solutions following company standards and clearly communicate designs.
• Support production environment and previously deployed solutions.


• 1-4+ years experience with Data Solution on some of this technology (HDFS, Hive, Oozie, Spark, Hortonworks distribution, Azure tool suite, Azure Data lake and other open source technologies)
• 1-4+ years experience with RDBMS Systems (Netezza, Oracle, SQL Server, DB2)
• 1-2+ years experience with Distributing Computing (HDFS, Hive, Oozie, Spark, Hortonworks distribution, Azure tool suite, Azure Data lake and other open source technologies)
• 1-4+ years experience with Linux/Unix Systems, scripting.
• Working knowledge of Agile software engineering processes.
• Able to develop/unit test and deploy data solutions (low to mid complexity).
• Positive attitude towards challenges.
• Advanced communication skills to present solutions clearly to the team and users.
• Process mapping experience
• Community developer presence (github, apache, open source projects, etc)


• Experience in MPP Databases such as Netezza
• Experience in work automation
• Experience in Azure Cloud Services
• Experience with Spark and PaaS offerings such as Azure Databricks
• Experience with programming tools (Python, Scala)

About Catalina

Catalina is a recognized leader in highly targeted, personalized digital media that drives, tracks and measures sales lift for leading CPG retailers and brands. Powered by the most extensive shopper database in the world, Catalina’s mobile, online and in-store networks personalize the consumer’s path to purchase, delivering $7.9 billion in relevant consumer value each year. Catalina has no higher priority than ensuring the privacy and security of the data entrusted to us and maintaining the consumer trust paramount to the continued success of our business partners and Catalina. Based in St. Petersburg, FL, Catalina has operations in the United States, Europe and Japan. To learn more, please visit or follow us on Twitter @Catalina.

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