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Senior Data Engineer (Multiple Openings)

Kent, WA 98032

Posted: 05/30/2024 Industry: Software Engineering Job Number: 2203515 Pay Rate: 70/hour - 100/hour

Job Description

Multiple positions and levels of seniority are available.

Compensation: Up to $100/hour plus overtime (10 hours weekly is available) 11 paid holidays, multiple weeks PTO, and full healthcare benefits.


Location: Renton, WA, Huntsville AL, or Merritt Island, FL. These positions are a combination of onsite and work-from-home. Qualified candidates must live in the within driving distance of the offices and be willing to work onsite multiple days per week.


Positions are 6-24 month contract-to-hire opportunities with high possibility to convert to FTE.


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At Blue Origin, we're at the forefront of innovation in aerospace manufacturing and operations. Our mission is to leverage cutting-edge technology to design, build, and maintain rockets that are not only safe and reliable but also environmentally friendly. We are currently seeking a Senior Data Engineer to join our team and play a pivotal role in leveraging the Palantir Foundry platform to enhance our data capabilities.

As a Senior Data Engineer, you will be instrumental in driving the practice of federating data ingestion, curation, and hydrating the ontology within our Palantir Foundry platform. Your expertise will guide the definition of common standards for data pipelines, ensuring high data quality, robust Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), and precise data classification. You will be at the helm of creating patterns and standards for Change Data Capture (CDC), incremental loads, and streaming data within the platform. Additionally, you will lead the design and implementation of DevOps practices, data platform monitoring, and observability to ensure operational excellence and high availability of data services. Need to solution & implement complex data pipelines orchestration for a knowledge graph build.


  • Federate Data Ingestion and Curation: Lead the efforts to streamline data ingestion and curation processes, ensuring efficient and scalable data handling within the Palantir Foundry platform.
  • Hydrate Ontology: Spearhead the development and maintenance of the ontology, facilitating a structured and intuitive understanding of the data landscape.
  • Define Data Pipeline Standards: Establish common standards for data pipelines, focusing on data quality, RBAC, and data classification to maintain integrity and security.
  • Develop Data Patterns and Standards: Create and implement patterns and standards for CDC, incremental loads, and real-time data streaming, enhancing the platform's responsiveness and flexibility.
  • Lead Ontology Build: Guide the construction of the ontology, ensuring it meets the complex needs of aerospace manufacturing data.
  • Mentor Data Engineers: Provide leadership and mentorship to other data engineers, promoting the adoption of standards, patterns, and DataOps practices for federating data pipeline work across the enterprise.
  • Accelerate Delivery and Self-Service: Drive the acceleration of data pipeline delivery and promote data self-service consumption, enabling faster decision-making and innovation.
  • DevOps Practices: Design and implement DevOps practices for data operations, ensuring continuous integration, continuous delivery, and automated testing are at the core of the data engineering workflow.
  • Monitoring and Observability: Establish comprehensive monitoring and observability frameworks for the data platform, enabling proactive issue detection and resolution to maintain high service availability.

Technology Stack Experience:
  • Programming Languages - Python, PySpark, Java, SQL
  • Databases - Postgres, Oracle
  • Cloud Services – AWS, Azure, GCP (storage, compute, databases, catalogs, streaming, replication, Queueing & Notification, Logging & Monitoring service) – any one of the cloud platforms is good but AWS is preferred.
  • Big Data Frameworks
  • Metadata Catalogs – DataHub, Informatica, Collibra (experience in any one is good)
  • Data Quality Platforms – Anomolo, Informatica, BigEye (experience in any one is good)
  • Event Platforms – Kafka, MSK
  • Data Platforms – Palantir Foundry, Databricks, Snowflake (experience in any one is good but Foundry experience will be a bonus)

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Data Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5-8 years required in the data engineering & data management with a strong focus on data platforms like Databricks, Snowflake or Palantir Foundry
  • Extensive knowledge of data ingestion, ETL processes, and data modeling.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work with complex data integration challenges.
  • Experience with data reconciliation, data pipeline & data monitoring, and performance optimization.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Leadership experience and the ability to mentor junior engineers.
  • Prior experience in aerospace manufacturing or a related industry is a plus
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion

Who is Rainier Recruiting? 

Rainier Recruiting is a boutique, award winning national staffing agency and executive search firm. Using an approach that “treats every

candidate like an executive search”, we offer positions in contract-to-hire, Full-Time, and executive search. Named the #1 Best Workplace in Washington State in 2022, recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm, and identified as a top recruitment firm by multiple business journals, Rainier Recruiting is fast becoming a respected company. We are no longer the “best recruiters you have never heard of”. Rainier Recruiting is also proud to share our clients have a 93% repeat business rate. Rainier Recruiting is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent. We engage in socially conscious business practices and believe that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non-biased talent and recruitment processes are foundational to the success of every organization that we partner with.  

Meet Your Recruiter

Lauren Klemp
Senior Recruiter

Lauren has over 6 years of full cycle recruitment experience, with a demonstrated history of partnering with clients to make key placements ranging from A16Z seed stealth projects to FAANG companies. She started her recruiting career in Seattle, WA within the Aerospace industry and has branched into various industries and skillsets since.  

Her true passion/purpose is creating close & intentional relationships with both hiring managers and professionals looking for a better fit career opportunity. When she’s not at work you can find her on the beaches of San Diego playing volleyball, swimming in the ocean, or cooking at home accompanied by her beloved cat, Gus. 


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