Analytics Platform Engineer

Job#: 2028512

Job Description:

Position Description:
This position is part of the Descriptive Analytics team. It is an Engineering and Operations position for our strategic visualization platforms in on-premises, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and Google Cloud instances. Our analytics platforms include Looker, Qlik Sense, Alteryx, WebFOCUS, and Power BI. The selected candidate will also assist with the management of cloud-based platforms and the development of tools to automate processes used to operate these platforms.
• Evaluate, engineer, test, release and manage existing and upcoming analytics technologies for Enterprise consumption in Google Cloud, SaaS, and on-prem environments
• Develop Onboarding, Operational and Disaster Recovery procedures consistent with IT Policy
• Work with both Enterprise Architecture and other stakeholders to gather requirements and provide customer-focused, feature-rich, resilient platforms
• Develop new tools and processes (and simply or eliminate others) to ensure effective implementation using technologies such as PowerShell, Terraform, PowerApps, etc.
• Along with other team members, operate and administer various analytics platforms, including helping end users with infrastructure questions
• Monitor and analyze usage data to ensure optimal performance of the infrastructure; implement permanent corrective actions as needed
• Provide training, consultation and L2/L3 operational support
• Follow ITIL processes for request, incident, change, and problem management
• Provide product consultation for dedicated deployments
Skills Required:
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Understanding of platform engineering and documentation processes (Run Books, how to guides, etc.)
• Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, and a sense of curiosity to understand how things work
• Ability to coordinate issue resolution with vendors on behalf of Ford
• Interpersonal skills and interest in making users successful with our platforms
Skills Preferred:
• Cloud platform experience preferred, including Terraform scripting and Tekton pipeline CI/CD experience
• Google Cloud Services and their management
• Familiarity with system monitoring tools and methods in use  (Dynatrace, Splunk)
• Understanding web and app server security configurations, including SSL certificates
• Linux System Administration desired
• Understanding of basic database connectivity for technologies like Big Query, Cloud SQL (PGSQL, etc.), Teradata, SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, SAP systems, etc.
• Proficiency in Microsoft PowerShell and Git/GitHub
• Understanding of Product Life Cycle (including release cadences for service packs, patches, etc.)
• Familiarity with the Agile development framework (including Rally)
Experience Required:
• 10+ years Windows Server admin experience
• 3+ years of experience with Analytics platforms
• 2+ years of experience deploying and managing large, shared application platforms
Education Required:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field









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Dearborn, MI, US

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Date Posted:
May 16, 2024