Data Engineer

  • First Advantage
  • Remote
Full Time Information Technology

Job Description

Why Should You Join First Advantage?

First Advantage is in the midst of a technology revolution, and the best time to join us is right now! We are developing incredible solutions, working with amazing customers, and we would love to see how your skills could help get people back to work. We’re recruiting for a Data Engineer! This opportunity is for remote work, with occasional travel to our Atlanta, GA office (later in 2021).


First Advantage has over 4000 employees across the world and does over 71 million background screens a year, so if you’re looking for opportunities working with advanced technologies to produce awesome user experiences and securely process high-volume transactions leveraging massive amounts of data, then this is the place for you!


We work with Fortune 100 and Global 500 hundred companies, so your work will directly impact some of the largest enterprises in the world!


We need talent that is Informed, Insightful, Transformational, and Progressive

The Data Engineer serves as part of the Information Governance team enabling data for products, platforms reporting and analytical needs.  We are looking for an experienced Data Engineer to join our team to deliver quality, reliability and efficiency of the master, reference, and metadata across multiple systems to meet business objectives.


  • Interpret data, analyze results using techniques and create dashboards and reports.
  • Acquire data from different database types and structure to analyze data.
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends and patterns in complex datasets.


  • Develop probabilistic algorithms and techniques to automatically categorize, classify and tag data.
  • Develop techniques to scan, discover and identify data inconsistencies, gaps, patterns, anomalies paired to outcome driven use cases.
  • Determine opportunities for data cleansing, standardization and conformance of data into usable information for product owners, data scientists and data analyst to enhance or grow products.
  • Determine opportunities and work with Architecture and DevOps teams to implement master data, reference data and data quality solutions.
  • Collaborate with data scientists, architects and analysts on product and platform development needs.
  • Implement machine learning methods and predictive modeling to improve data confidence and quality.
  • Develop and test logical data architectures that improve physical architecture build, data flow, and quality using prescriptive and predictive techniques and modeling.


  • Develop a visual data heatmap (domain/categorical views) against the systems and application that source, transform and publish the data.
  • Develop a visual data heatmap (critical data elements) against the systems and applications that has highest value impact.
  • Establish a method and visualizations to measure and monitor data health, hygiene and usefulness (active, stale, governed, non-governed, etc.)


Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar degree.
  • 5+ years of work experience in conjunction with bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrated experience with data architecture and platforms: ODS, DW/Mart & Big Data and Cloud.
  • Demonstrated experience in programming languages such as PL/SQL, XML, Python, R, Excel and understanding machine learning and algorithms.
  • Strong analytical skills to collect, organize, analyze and categorize data.


Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Data engineering certification
  • Agile and Scrum experience
  • Data Governance experience


First Advantage is a global leader in ensuring that the changing demographics of the workforce are reflected in our hiring practices. We value all of our employees and place great emphasis on hiring qualified individuals for each role.  Our organization will make accommodations for job applicants with disabilities upon request. First Advantage continues to be committed to upholding a culture that promotes diversity and inclusion for all.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree