Director of Technology, Big Data Solutions

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Information Technology


Inovalon is a leading technology company that combines advanced cloud-based data analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to achieve meaningful insight and impact in clinical and quality outcomes, utilization, and financial performance across the healthcare landscape. Inovalon's unique achievement of value is delivered through the effective progression of Turning Data into Insight, and Insight into Action.

Are you interested in an opportunity to lead the development and delivery of new data integration solutions utilizing the latest technologies from vendors such as Microsoft, Hortonworks, and Pivotal? We are actively looking for technical professionals join our tight-knit team in our Herndon, VA location.

The Director of Technology is responsible for providing the leadership in the architecture, technical design and enabling data integration at scale using Hadoop and MPP; provide oversight for the output of the team ensuring the highest quality software, transparency and predictability of releases, estimates and team velocity, and ensure adherence to the agile principles to facilitate customer value and time to market.


  • Recruit, inspire, and coordinate staff required for the achievement of the Company’s Big Data technology initiatives;
  • Work with staff members to develop software changes required to support development efforts and continued production software operations;
  • Build and maintain systems in a way that ensures compliance with certification, regulatory standards, and a technology based information security program;
  • Ensure teams follow best practices regarding coding standards, code reviews, and testing (including unit, integration, and system test);
  • Assess technological options and design offerings supporting scalable, high-performance, and highly available environments;
  • Participate with Company leadership in the strategic development of technology initiatives to identify product and system enhancements which will improve customer and stakeholder value;
  • Partner with architects to ensure developed solutions adhere to established best patterns and our architectural target state;
  • Provide technical thought leadership towards solving problems for the team;
  • Drive the adoption of key engineering best practices to improve quality and reliability of team's deliverables;
  • Build and mentor your team supporting skills development and career progression, and coordinate and communicate with senior and executive management to ensure goals are met within budget;
  • Collaborate with other technologists on creating cross-domain solutions; and
  • Stays abreast of emerging technology, trends and best practices.


  • Bachelor degree (or higher) in Computer Science, MIS, IT, or related field;
  • 10 years of experience in developing large-scale, distributed data-centric solutions with at least 5 years with Java or C#;
  • 5 years of experience in leading the development and delivery of Big Data, Data Warehousing, and Data Integration solutions;
  • 3 years of software development experience in Hadoop environment (Hive, Pig, HBase);
  • 2 years of experience using open source message broker software such as RabbitMQ and/or Kafka;
  • Knowledge or working experience of Data Processing Algorithms and Design Patterns;
  • Experience working with big data technologies and high volume transactional systems ;
  • Strong understanding of ETL process design and automation and recent relevant work experience;
  • Strong understanding of database design and development;
  • Strong understanding of architecture patterns and operational characteristics of highly available and scalable applications;
  • Working knowledge of self-service experiences and open source web application technology stack is a plus;
  • Experience with persisting data in one or more Relational and NoSQL DB technologies such as MS SQL Server, MongoDB, Cassandra, CouchDB or Postgres;
  • Experience with API gateways and authentication technologies, such as OAuth2 and SAML;
  • Experience building service-oriented architectures and proficiency with distributed systems built on the cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) is a plus;
  • Experience building large-scale web services, microservices based applications in the cloud environment is a plus;
  • Passion for security and a strong understanding of threats, vulnerabilities and compliance standards;
  • Experience participating and leading code reviews, refactoring, gathering code quality metrics and measurements;
  • Fluency with modern DevOps automation toolchains, the AWS ecosystem, and modern containerization, orchestration, and virtualization technologies;and
  • Experience using source control tools – Microsoft Team Foundation Server, and/or Github is a plus, but not required.


Inovalon provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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