Data Engineer Sr. Consultant - Datasource Consulting, an EXL Company

Virtual Req #1674
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Overview EXL (NASDAQ: EXLS) is a leading operations management and analytics company that designs and enables agile, customer-centric operating models to help clients improve their revenue growth and profitability.


Our delivery model provides market-leading business outcomes using EXL’s proprietary Business EXLerator Framework™, cutting-edge analytics, digital transformation and domain expertise. At EXL, we look deeper to help companies improve global operations, enhance data-driven insights, increase customer satisfaction, and manage risk and compliance.


EXL serves the insurance, healthcare, banking and financial services, utilities, travel, transportation and logistics industries. Headquartered in New York, New York, EXL has more than 32,000 professionals in locations throughout the United States, Europe, Asia (primarily India and Philippines), South America, Australia and South Africa. For more information, visit

Job Summary

The Data Engineer Senior Consultant plays a critical role in the implementation of Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Solutions for Datasource Consulting/EXL Clients. They are responsible for setting the development standards and best practices, and may be required to assist with requirements gathering/analysis, development, testing, documentation, and deployment tasks. This is a business-facing role in which the consultant will work independently and collaboratively with internal and client teams to ensure project success. The Data Engineer Senior Consultant should have practical experience developing EDM solutions, strong working knowledge of the technologies listed below, and an eagerness/ability to learn and train on new technologies. You will have the opportunity to engage with clients utilizing all aspects of a Data Management organization including Data Governance, Data Quality, MDM, and Business Intelligence. You will also be working closely with Cloud, Big Data, Data Modeling, and Project Management consultants. You must be able to fill different positions in multi-functional and multi-shore project teams. This position will require frequent travel to client sites in the U.S. (up to 80%).

Essential Duties

(60%) Analysis/Development/Testing

  • Leads the software development team during the design, build, test, support phases
  • Evaluates the introduction of new technologies and implements solutions and enterprise data integration strategies
  • Provide analysis and recommendations to overall data strategies and roadmaps
  • Partners with Solution Architects to perform source system analysis, identification of key data issues, data profiling and development of normalized and star-snowflake physical schemas
  • Leads engineering teams and guides members in best practices for data movement, data quality, master data management (MDM), data masking, data sub-setting and/or data virtualization development (collectively referred to as data integration and data management activities)
  • Drives the technical design, installation & configuration, development, optimization, error handling and support of data management initiatives for customer engagements
  • Installs and configures software in on-premises and cloud environments
  • Ensures the compliance of project team to development, naming and coding standards
  • Creates and implements scheduling strategies for data management processes
  • Administers and supports data management environments and repositories
  • Works with business partners to review prototypes and develop iterative revisions
  • Oversees and performs troubleshooting and provides resolutions for reporting issues
  • Works closely with and assists other consultants, provides leadership, and collaborates with clients to understand and interpret data through stakeholder interviews and by defining, analyzing, and validating data
  • Develops appropriate tool development guidelines and documentation
  • Evaluates and tests new tools and technologies.
  • Develops and executes test cases/plans to ensure high-quality releases, based on test driven development using industry best practices such as Gherkin
  • Defines data pipeline orchestration and subsequently automates code deployments or mentors junior team members to automate the deployments using tools such as Apache Airflow, Control-M, or Autosys
  • Performs data management development tasks in areas of data movement, data quality, MDM, business intelligence, etc. - DQ, data architecture, etc.?
  • Supports testing, root cause analysis, bug fixing and deployment activities

(30%) Communication/Organization/Documentation/Leadership

  • Leads collaboration and ensures success with offshore delivery team
  • Collaboratively drafts detailed documentation (i.e., Design Specs, Test Plans, etc.) that have a professional appearance
  • Assists in producing detailed and comprehensive documentation for testing and deployment activities.
  • Deals effectively with all team members and builds strong working relationships/rapport with them
  • Demonstrates ability to organize tasks and time necessary to complete assigned tasks/deliverables
  • Coordinates with Project Managers and Leads to help drive project planning
  • Perform feasibility analysis, scoping exercises, and works with the project manager to prioritizes deliverables
  • Leads the data engineering aspect of projects for the enterprise, including hands on delivery
  • Leads the software development team during the design, build, test, support phases
  • Directs and implements data integration processes, including data capture, testing and validation methods
  • Prioritizes and organize multiple tasks providing direction, tools, technical and process support to less senior developers
  • Provides appropriate training, mentoring and support for Data integration tools to the developers
  • Provides proactive technical oversight and advice to integration architect and development team
  • Assists developers, analysts, and designers in conceptualizing and validating solutions that meet business requirements
  • Aligns data architecture plans with strategic business objectives
  • Utilizes agile-based approach to implementing data services and solutions
  • Provide analysis and recommendations to overall data strategies and roadmaps
  • Coordinates and oversee the assignments, delivery, and quality of data integration project
  • Develops appropriate tool development guidelines and documentation
  • Ensures the quality, completeness, security, privacy, and integrity of data throughout the data lifecycle
  • Assists with infrastructure and capacity planning
  • Assist with the development and enforcement of integration standards

(10%) Other duties as assigned or identified

Education & Experience

  • 7+ years of experience in a Data Management/Engineer role
  • 5+ years of consulting experience strongly preferred
  • 3+ years of experience leading offshore teams
  • Practical experience in at least 3 of the following areas:
    1. Data Integration/Movement
    2. Business Intelligence
    3. Data Quality
    4. Cloud Platforms
    5. Master Data Management
    6. Big Data
    7. Data Governance
    8. Business and Data Analysis
    9. Data Modeling
    10. Quality Assurance
    11. Project Management
    12. Machine Learning
    13. Advanced Analytics
  • Experience with developing and supporting data management environments utilizing tools such as Tableau, Power BI, TIBCO, MSBI, Informatica, and Databricks
  • Experience with or ability to learn modern data platforms involving AWS, Azure, GCP, Snowflake, Denodo, etc. Ability to learn MDM platforms,
  • Experience with Informatica MDM, Orchestra EBX, or similar tools a plus
  • Bachelor Degree or Equivalent
  • Excellent organizational and analytic abilities
  • Outstanding communication and people skills
  • Effective decision-making skills

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of data management industry (DW, BI, BD, Cloud, MDM, DG, DQ, Data Modeling)
  • Practical development experience with an object-oriented programming language
    1. Python and Java preferred
    2. Experience with version control frameworks such as Git and Subversion preferred
  • Highly proficient in SQL
  • Proficient at writing complex SQL statements and interpreting results
  • Proven experience in operational analysis, data analysis, and problem resolution activities
  • Proficient with PowerCenter or SSIS ETL design and development
  • Collaboratively drafts detailed documentation (i.e., Design Specs, Test Plans, etc.) that have a professional appearance
  • Excels in a fast paced, agile environment where critical thinking and strong problem-solving skills are required for success

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Works in a normal office environment requiring light physical effort by handling objects up to 20 pounds occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently. Works with standard office equipment (such as phone, fax and personal computer). Ability to navigate stairs frequently during the course of a business day in various work locations. Sitting at desk for most of day, and working with computer.


Please be aware that EXL requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  This position will require the successful candidate to obtain and show proof of a vaccination.  EXL is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

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