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Company: H&R Block Contact:
Post Date: 04/08/21 Phone:
Job Type: Part Time Fax:
Reference: MO85OYAA09 Mailing Address:

What you'll do...

At H&R Block we are modernizing our software architecture which is generating a need for more talent. We are looking for problem-solving difference-makers to help us with new approaches, challenges, and designs working on complex systems.

We are investing heavily in our technology transformation moving to serverless infrastructure and cloud-native applications, as well as a continuous everything approach - improvement, development, testing, implementation, delivery, and learning; we are innovating faster.

Our people are the key to our success, and we are investing in talent opportunities. We encourage learning, experimenting, and exploration. If this type of innovation and learning is enticing to you and if you embrace and implement Agile practices, we are looking for you.

H&R Block is looking for an experienced Principal Data engineer who is passionate about data and is skilled at using Cloud Technologies to address a wide range of Tax Data challenges.

You will work on all aspects of the design, development, and delivery of data solutions, including problem definition, testing and evaluation, and deploying end-to-end pipelines and solutions in production on Azure. The responsibilities include:
  • Designing and implementing enterprise infrastructure and platforms required for data engineering.
  • Analyzing system requirements.
  • Ensuring that systems are securely integrated with current applications.

You will be responsible for the design & implementation of software components, participate in code and design reviews, assist team members as needed.

This role will require you to be an innovator. You would join a team that owns Marketing/Client/Tax Data from Operations perspective. You would also play a crucial role in bringing new data technologies to H&R Block. This position reports to IT-Director for Marketing and Client Data Platform.

Include But Not Limited To


 •  Design and implement Cloud solutions and related technologies, including - Network Design, Security Architecture, Governance Best Practices, Connectivity

 •  Perform design and implementation tasks that may include - logical design, I/O design, Data architecture analysis and design, Data migration, Data engineering

 •  Serve as the technical lead and subject matter expert on projects

 •  Plan, manage and troubleshoot data services deployment

 •  Develop business case analysis on potential projects

 •  Ensure security is integrated into all data architecture solutions

About H&R Block...

We're here to live our purpose-to provide help and inspire confidence in our clients and communities everywhere. We take our work personally, because we know what it represents: Families and homes. Livelihoods and lives.

We've been true to that purpose since brothers Henry and Richard Bloch founded our company in 1955. Since then, we've grown to approximately 12,000 tax offices throughout the United States and around the world. When you join our team, you'll add to the momentum of a forward-thinking company-one that defined an industry and is now leading its transformation.

It would be even better if you also had...

  • Experience with Machine Learning, Hadoop is strongly preferred
  • Experience in any of the following areas would be a plus, e.g., SSIS, ETL, data integration, spark
  • Certification

     •  Azure Data Engineer Associate

What you'll bring to the team...

  • 12 years Minimum related work experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering / related field or equivalent industry experience

     •  5-10 years of data architecture/lead experience with increasing responsibility

     •  Experience working in a shared services environment

     •  Experience working with Hybrid Environments

     •  Experience designing, implementing, and migrating data workloads to cloud environments

     •  High degree of technical and business acumen

     •  Ability to work creatively and analytically in meeting team needs

     •  Ability to ramp up quickly in an evolving and challenging role

     •  Well-honed troubleshooting skills at various levels of complexity

     •  Deep knowledge in SQL Server databases is strongly preferred

     •  Experience architecting and delivering distributed cloud services, Azure preferred.

     •  Proficiency in one or more RDBMS platforms (SQL Server, Azure-SQL)

     •  Proficiency in NoSQL-Cosmos DB

     •  Experience developing, debugging, and maintaining code in C#/JAVA/C++/object-oriented language

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