Data Lake Specialist

Location NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Information Technology
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The Data & Analytics Office (DAO) is responsible for enterprise-wide governance and utilization of information as an asset, via data acquisition, data processing, analysis, data mining, and other means to create value for the organization.  The DAO oversees data collection, use and strategy throughout AXA.  This data includes large structured and unstructured data sets (e.g., speech analytics, social media listening, digital footprints, customer behavior, financial information, proprietary market research, and secondary sources) with the goal of discovering meaningful implications for business decisions.  

The Data Lake Specialist is responsible for the management, optimization, governance and expansion of a Hadoop data lake supporting the data analytic and business/operational needs of a large financial services organization. In this capacity, the Data Lake Specialist will help to ensure the design, implementation, user access, and retention of data is executed in compliance with policy, business requirements and vendor obligations. The Data Lake Specialist will act as a “data curator” developing reusable data sources, optimizing the use of storage and compute, anticipating future requirements, and documenting source systems and third-party data within the organization. The Data Lake Specialist will also be expected to promote the use of data within the organization.  Additionally, the Data Lake Specialist will act as the primary intermediary between IT Support and the Data and Analytics teams, opening requests for changes, performing validation of completed work, and providing sign-off.


Required Skills:

Bachelor’s Degree and 4+ years of relevant work experience

Proficiency with Hadoop (CDH) and distributed computing, Relational Databases and SQL

Experience with Python and experience with collaborative development workflows (e.g., GitHub) 

Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills a must as there will be significant collaboration with the business and IT

Preferred Skills:

Familiarity with public datasets, experience with legacy systems (i.e., mainframes), additional software development experience, project management experience, and production deployment experience

Experience with IBM Infosphere Business Glossary is a plus

Experience with machine learning or statistics


NOTE: AXA participates in the E-Verify program.

In addition to competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package including 401 (k) and medical programs, we offer the opportunity for continued professional development in a congenial corporate environment. 

AXA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.


AXA is a leading financial protection company, committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse, multicultural and inclusive environment, and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products. The organization was established in 1859 and we are committed now more than ever to helping clients meet financial goals in all stages of their lives. One of the hallmarks of our proud heritage is providing world-class customer service.

We're always looking for smart and talented people to help us develop new and innovative ways to expand our product portfolio, reach new customers and serve well the clients already a part of the AXA family.