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Huron Consulting Group Data Engineer, Corporate IT (Chicago) in Chicago, Illinois

The Opportunity:

Some equations prove quite simple: Join a high-growth company and you will enjoy abundant opportunities to shape the industry in unique, concrete ways. Huron’s corporate team members collaborate with the business to extend their wealth of knowledge and expertise across a vast arena: Human Resources, Marketing, Finance, Technology, Legal, and Facilities. From strategy to execution they partner with the business to solve today’s business challenges and plan for our future. It’s a vital evolutionary circle…one that explains why we profoundly value our corporate team—and why we seek out only the most committed individuals.

If you’re aiming to maximize your potential, Huron will put a roadmap in your capable hands and say, simply, drive. You already possess the passion and expertise to achieve greatness. Now let us help get you there.

Real-world visibility. Top-notch opportunities. First-rate recognition.

Let’s get to work - together.

Position Summary:

As a Data Engineer at Huron, you must have knowledge of building and operating data pipelines. You will be building data pipeline solutions by designing, adopting and applying big data strategies and architectures. You must have knowledge of (or the ability to learn quickly) scalable system implementations with a focus on complex data processing and analytics pipelines. You must demonstrate an understanding of data integration best practices, data integration, data transformation, data modeling and data cleansing. The Data Engineer must be able to demonstrate innovative approaches to complex problems which deliver industry-leading experiences for business stakeholders. We are looking for those with a strong computer science foundation and the ability to quickly get up to speed with technologies they may not be familiar with. Experience is a plus, but the ability to learn and grow quickly is a must.


Design and develop datasets with intent to facilitate consistency and efficiency

Work in tandem with analysts and other stakeholders to develop and execute necessary processes and controls around the flow of data to ensure dependability

Innovate scalable solutions and optimize efficiency of data infrastructure

Collaborate with internal clients to understand and develop on business needs/issues

Test/troubleshoot problems and conduct root cause analysis

Understands and provides input into data governance to enable integrated and consistent application systems

Verifies accuracy of table changes and data transformation processes

Ability and delivery of fully tested code prior to prod-deployment when appropriate

Recommend and implement enhancements that streamline processes and improve data integrity

Additional duties as assigned to ensure company success


Motivated, self-starter with ability to learn quickly

SQL, python skills

Strong computer science fundamentals

Familiarity or knowledge of Cloud ecosystems (AWS, Azure, or GCP).

Familiarity or knowledge of with Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark.

Experience in designing and implementing innovative data integration solutions, utilizing Python with Spark clusters,

Familiarity with architectural patterns for data-intensive solutions

Knowledge of batch-style data processing

Knowledge of the RDBMS core principles; set up, tune, design, as well as newer unstructured data tools

Familiarity with consulting and traditional application design

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Display sound problem-solving abilities in the face of challenges

Must be a hands-on individual who is comfortable leading by example

Experience with Agile Methodology is a plus

Possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

Able to manage your own time and work well both independently and as part of a team


Cloud (AWS) / RDBMS (SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle, DB2) / NoSQL/ Python / / Big Data (Spark)/ Integration Tools (AWS Glue/Lambda / Microsoft PowerShell / AWS SDK


BA or BS, preferably in Computer Science, Engineering or Science/Technology-based discipline

About Huron:

At Huron, we’re redefining what a consulting organization can be. We go beyond advice to deliver results that last. We inherit our client’s challenges as if they were our own. We help them transform for the future. We advocate. We make a difference. And we intelligently, passionately, relentlessly do great work…together.

Are you the kind of person who stands ready to jump in, roll up your sleeves and transform ideas into action? Then come discover Huron.

Whether you have years of experience or come right out of college, we invite you to explore our many opportunities. Find out how you can use your talents and develop your skills to make an impact immediately. Learn about how our culture and values provide you with the kind of environment that invites new ideas and innovation. Come see how we collaborate with each other in a culture of learning, coaching, diversity and inclusion. And hear about our unwavering commitment to make a difference in partnership with our clients, shareholders, communities and colleagues.

Huron Consulting Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage to employees and dependents; a 401(k) plan with a generous employer match; an employee stock purchase plan; a generous Paid Time Off policy; and paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Our Wellness Program supports employee total well-being by providing free annual health screenings and coaching, bank at work, and on-site workshops, as well as ongoing programs recognizing major events in the lives of our employees throughout the year. All benefits and programs are subject to applicable eligibility requirements.

Huron is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunity to job applicants and employees in recruitment, hiring, employment, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, training, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Huron will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, religion, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, creed, citizenship or any other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we do business. We endeavor to maintain a drug-free workplace. Huron will consider qualified applications with criminal history in accordance with applicable laws.


Category: Technology
Opportunity Type: Experienced
Country: United States
Requisition ID: 7129