Data Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

Lemont, IL 60439

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Data Engineer Job Number: Na38238873 Compensation: $72.11 / hour

Job Description

Title: Data Engineer
Location: Remote
$$$: $40-70/hr 
Type of Role: Contract 
Duration: 1 yr+

A large government research lab is seeking a skilled Data Engineer for a contractual opportunity lasting one year, with the possibility of extension. This role involves designing, building, and maintaining scalable data pipelines and infrastructure to support the lab's research and data analysis needs.


  • Design and implement robust data pipelines and ETL processes to collect, process, and store large volumes of data from various sources.
  • Develop and maintain data architectures, including databases, data warehouses, and data lakes.
  • Ensure data integrity, quality, and security through rigorous testing, validation, and monitoring processes.
  • Collaborate with data scientists, analysts, and other stakeholders to understand data requirements and deliver data solutions that meet their needs.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a Data Engineer or in a similar role.
  • Strong proficiency in SQL and experience with relational databases (e.g., PostgreSQL, MySQL).
  • Experience with big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Spark) and cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP).
  • Proficiency in programming language  Ruby on Rails.

Meet Your Recruiter

Erik Butzen
Technical Recruiter

Erik Butzen is a skilled and compassionate Senior Recruiter passionate about empowering individuals to advance in their careers. With two years of dedicated service at Sterling, Erik has already significantly impacted the organization's talent acquisition efforts.

Having honed his expertise over five years in the field of recruiting, Erik possesses a deep understanding of the industry's intricacies. His journey began with the desire to assist individuals in finding opportunities that would propel their professional growth forward.

As a Senior Recruiter, Erik takes great pride in his ability to help people make meaningful advancements in their careers. Whether it's guiding a candidate through the interview process, providing valuable insights into the job market, or matching the right talent with the perfect role, Erik is committed to positively impacting the lives of those he interacts with.

One of Erik's most valuable pieces of advice to both hiring managers and fellow recruiters is to ask a lot of questions. Understanding the needs and expectations of both candidates and employers is essential to finding the best fit for both parties.

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