Jr. Big Data Engineer

Jr. Big Data Engineer

San Francisco, CA 2016-10-23 - –

WesternUnion Western Union

Western Union is changing. Yes, we’re the company that moves money
around the world quickly and reliably in 200 countries and territories. We are
also present in over 510,000 locations bringing immense distribution
convenience to our consumers. But we’re on the cusp of becoming much more than
that. Our vision is to be the preferred financial services provider for the
underserved – billions of people and businesses with unmet financial service
needs. That means aggressively pursuing digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored
value card strategies that meet the needs of today’s global consumers and
businesses. So if you’re looking for a company on the move – and truly one of
the most diverse work environments on the planet – then Western Union could be
for you.

Right now, we are seeking a
Jr. Big Data Engineer
, based at our San Francisco,
California location. In this role, you will
the consumers of big data like risk or marketing to a need for a big data solution.


  • B.S. degree in
    computer science or related area
  • Working knowledge
    in Java and Scala programming, and Hadoop Eco System
  • Good knowledge of
    Spark streaming, ETL/ELT, Real-time and historic data ingestion from multiple
    sources, data marts, analytics, machine learning, and data science
  • Excellent hands-on
    technical skills are a MUST
  • Distributed data
    management, exposure to large data sets, and working knowledge with large
    clusters of infrastructure
  • Self-motivated to
    accomplish and excel Ability to learn new tools and technologies
  • Good verbal and
    written communication skills
  • Experience with
    building analytics tools, monitoring and related automation efforts
  • Familiarity with
    data warehousing, columnar and relational databases
  • Knowledge of
    Hadoop components, HDFS, Spark Streaming, Spark SQL, Kafka, HBase, Hive, and
    Development of Big data solutions and performance evaluation are valuable
  • Strong SQL, data
    warehousing, and ETL experience on traditional databases is a plus
  • Passion for data,
    insights and analysis

With a 160-year history of connecting people when it matters most,
Western Union continues to shape the world in which we live. WU offers one of
the easiest ways for families and friends to send money and stay connected
almost anywhere in the world. We take pride in being close to our consumers.
Together with our Agents, we speak our consumers' languages and live in our
consumers' neighborhoods. As a result, our Agents and employees are more like
ambassadors. They are ambassadors of trust. Ambassadors of responsibility. And
ambassadors of hope. They are the living, breathing manifestation of who we are
as a company and reflect the WU behaviors: Inspired. Connected. Driven.
Game-Changer. Responsible. EOE/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with
Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on,
race, gender, veteran status, disability or other protected category.


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