Data Engineer

Lake Forest, IL, United States
Sep 16, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Working at Horizon is more than a job - it's personal. For us, success is measured by the numbers that matter most - the number of lives we touch, the number we change and those we work tirelessly to help save. We're a team of agile, out-of-the-box thinkers who are inspired to do more because we know we're a part of something bigger. We strive to build meaningful careers at a company whose values we share because when we live up to our potential, we help others live up to theirs.

Position Summary:

The Data Engineer will help our analytics team provide the best possible insights to our business partners across the organization. They will be responsible for expanding and optimizing our data pipeline and pipeline architecture. As new analytics initiatives begin, the Data Engineer will help to create an ideal architecture for capturing, storing, and transforming the necessary data. This role is ideally suited for an intellectually curious and forward-thinking candidate with a strong technical background. The right candidate will be self-directed and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines. The Data Engineer should be enthusiastic about learning new technologies and applying them solve data problems efficiently.


  • Develop a deep understanding of available data sources, including capture methodologies and data limitations
  • Create automated data pipelines and ETL procedures to capture and curate data from many sources
  • Design and optimize data architecture to best answer business questions presented to the analytics team
  • Advise on how new technologies can improve current data processes
  • Support the data science and business insights teams with data queries and investigations on an ad-hoc basis


Qualifications and Skills Required:



  • BS in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or other technical discipline
  • Master's degree in a related field preferred but not required
  • Extensive experience in modern data storage technologies, including relational SQL and NoSQL databases, graph databases, and cloud storage
  • Advanced programming knowledge related to data manipulation, extraction, and automation - python and Linux background strongly preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in an ambiguous environment with shifting priorities and time-pressure
  • Ability to translate business questions into clearly documented data manipulation and ETL procedures
  • Excellent problem solving capabilities
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written); proven ability to work cross functionally and liaise across a complex set of stakeholders
  • Experience generating data, including from APIs, web scraping, or behavior logging
  • Expert at: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


Horizon Core Values & Competencies:





  • Manages Ambiguity
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Demonstrates Self-awareness
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Develops Talent






  • Drives Results
  • Ensures Accountability
  • Decision Quality






  • Courage
  • Collaboration
  • Instills Trust


Horizon Therapeutics plc does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is our intention that all qualified applications are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. Any individual, who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing this application or at any time during the application process, should contact the Human Resources Department.