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Acxiom Analytics Data Engineer in Homebased - Downers Grove Butterfield, Illinois

The Analytics Data Engineer leverages Acxiom and third-party software to create solutions to business problems defined by specific business requirements. As an Analytics Data Engineer, you will draw upon technical and data processing knowledge to solve complex marketing analytics problems on very large volumes of data.

Analytics Data Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Understands requirements to build, enhance, or integrate data manipulation/automation programs and processes for one or more Acxiom Client solutions and/or applications. Able to read and interpret application design and functional specifications to write or enhance application code

  • Develops automation jobs for data orchestration, data analysis and data transfers

  • Draws on past technical experiences to adapt to new programming languages and technologies on the fly to deliver on assigned projects

  • Using a relevant software language, develops/ executes unit test cases and tests software applications that fulfill functional specifications. Documents and interprets test results and corrects application coding errors

  • Provides input on functional requirements and participates /presents review code in code review sessions

  • Helps accurately estimate requirements in order to deliver client solutions within time, and quality standards

  • Interacts with client/stakeholders to understand and resolve problems in a timely manner, prioritizing multiple issue response based on the severity of the case

  • Utilizes standard /Acxiom methodologies to ensure overall solution and data integrity is maintained

  • Understands Acxiom solution software. Defines solutions standards, policies and procedures

  • Identifies and diagnoses areas of maintenance and process improvement


  • Min 2 years of experience in data engineering/programming and data analytics at a large organization

  • Expert proficiency in SQL for data analysis and data manipulation

  • Experience leveraging Python for data orchestration, and file parsing. JSON manipulation leveraging dictionaries and working with APIs are great to have

  • Hive/Impala paired with shell or Python scripting

  • Data manipulation and automation in at least 1 of below:

  • Spark/PySpark leveraging both dataframes and HQLContext

  • R using dataframes dplyr, data.table, tidyverse

  • Python pandas, numpy, dataframes

  • Experience developing and performance tuning in multi-node cluster environments

  • Experience working in cloud environments – Amazon Web Services/Google Cloud

  • Multitasker – Able to prioritize and deliver on multiple projects and tasks that are happening without sacrificing details

  • Good communication skills: communicate ideas clearly and effectively to other members of the analytics team and to the client at multiple levels (both technical and business)

  • Analytic problem-solving skills with the ability to think outside-the-box

  • Analytical thinker that excels at analyzing and understanding data to answer questions

  • Excellent understanding of data concepts, data architecture, data manipulation/engineering and data engineering design

  • Passion for considering how projects fit into the wider business picture

  • An understanding in multiple types of programming languages in order to be adaptable (statically typed vs. dynamically typed and object oriented vs. procedural)

  • Self-Starter – Able to work independently with little guidance

  • Adaptable - Able to adapt to diverse technical challenges and systems

  • No visa sponsorship

  • Up to 25% travel

  • Up to 50% direct client interaction

  • #GD17

What will set you apart :

  • Client facing consulting experience

  • Experience with 3rd party MarTech data (Email send/response, Direct Mail send/response, Prospect Lists) and/or AdTech data (Digital Ad Impressions/Activity, Social, Website activity)

  • Experience leveraging SAS building macros

  • Experience working in environments with strong data privacy and data governance

  • Hadoop architecture (Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR)

  • Building reports in Tableau or other BI Tools


Primary Location City/State:

Homebased - Downers Grove Butterfield, Illinois

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Acxiom is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE/W/M/Vet/Disabled) and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other employment of associates or the awarding of subcontracts because of a person's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, protected veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics or other protected status.

Who is Acxiom?

We are leaders in helping brands achieve the number one mantra for every business – know your customer. For fifty years, we’ve helped marketers deal with a fast-changing future of growing channels, data and technology. By understanding the customer, marketers can communicate with relevance everywhere and drive better customer experiences that build a better brand and, in turn, better business.

We’re one of the marketing industry’s most experienced, respected and forward-thinking leaders. For nearly fifty years, we’ve helped the world’s best marketers understand their customers so that they can reach people with relevance rather than randomness. Our products and solutions form the data foundation that make it possible for marketers to drive better customer experiences and meaningful interactions at scale across every channel.

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