PHP Data Engineer

Insomniac Design is a global digital agency headquartered in Washington D.C., with offices in London, Bucharest and Chisinau.  We’re an agile, determined and innovative team organized by functional areas of expertise — Creative, Technology, Strategy, and Management. We specialize in human-centered design with deep focus on design thinking and digital transformation. 

As a PHP Data Engineer you will use your exceptional database and development skills and experiences to architect and develop data models and structures for responsive Drupal websites and web applications. As a member of our world-class agency, you will work on innovative and inspired work across a variety of clients. 
Skills & Responsibilities
  • Perform ETL processing. Deal with raw data that contains human, machine or instrument errors, may be un-validated, unformatted or contain suspect records or system-specific codes.
  • Recommend and sometimes implement ways to improve data reliability, efficiency and quality.
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient database structures.
  • Develop functions and scripts to import data into the designed database structure, via RESTful APIs, manual uploads, and other methods.
  • Develop functionality to query data for use in web applications and visualizations.
  • 5+ years’ experience developing in PHP
  • 2+ years’ experience working with the Drupal Content Management system, version 8 preferred
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Familiar with various design and architectural patterns
  • Experience working with ElasticSearch and MySQL database management systems
  • Demonstrated experience with REST API integrations
  • Experience working with NoSQL data architectures is a huge plus
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and hit deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Demonstrates good judgment, excellent planning, problem-solving, troubleshooting, management, and communication (verbal and written) skills with the ability to think strategically, act quickly, multi-task, and work collaboratively in an environment that values creativity and flexibility to make things happen.


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