Senior Data Engineer
Des Moines, IA
$67K - $121K (Glassdoor Est.)
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Rating Highlights
Compensation & Benefits: 3.8
Culture & Values: 3.9
Career Opportunities: 3.7
Work/Life Balance: 3.2
Job & Company Insights
Job Type: Full-time
Job Function: data engineer
Industry: Healthcare
Size: 501 to 1000 Employees

This Senior Data Engineer role is to create and maintain data solutions that meet department/functional needs that also create operational efficiencies with the business and IT. Primarily works with databases and different types of reporting, visualization or analytics software. This position is responsible for ensuring high level of quality by performing user support functions and in-depth QA testing.

Experience is Everything;

At LCS, experience is everything. We provide you the opportunity to use your talents in a progressive, growing organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of the seniors we serve. If you are seeking an organization that gives back, you’ll love working here. Our principles and hospitality promises define our company culture. LCS employees can be found participating in volunteer activities, getting involved in our committees or collaborating with team members in our innovative work space. You’ll find several opportunities to grow as a professional, serve the community, and enhance the lives of the seniors.

The Role:

  • Participate in the development lifecycle of design, testing, implementation, and deployment
  • Works closely with business partners to define requirements, understand source systems, and business processes that impact the company’s key data
  • Researches new and innovative Business Intelligence capabilities and effectively applies them to enhance the company’s analytical abilities
  • Provides effective support to all levels of the company for products the team is responsible for delivering and maintaining
  • Develops and maintains internal documentation
  • Work with team members to maintain, develop, and document ETL processes
  • Builds data systems and data infrastructures that collect and process data according to company needs and goals
  • Builds, evolves, and scales out data infrastructure to ingest, process, and extract meaning out data
  • Designs, develops, and implements statistical models to carry out various novel aspects of classification and information extraction from data
  • Leverages existing data infrastructure to fulfill all data-related requests, perform necessary data housekeeping, data cleansing, normalization, hashing, and implementation of required data model changes
  • Analyzes data to spot anomalies, trends, and correlate similar data sets
  • Troubleshoots problems, identifies possible solutions, and resolves accordingly
  • Handles complex issues and problems with minimal supervision required
  • Thinks through long-term impacts of key design decisions and handles failure scenarios
  • Identifies and champions initiatives to improve current processes
  • Able to juggle multiple projects – can prioritize objectives, manage time, and communicate effectively to team members and business partners
  • Interacts cross-functionally with other technical teams both internally and externally
  • Serves as an informal leader to other team members to include delegating and managing tasks, as appropriate


  • 4-year degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent work experience

  • 5-7 years of experience in developing, implementing, and supporting enterprise solutions

  • Experience with database concepts, advanced SQL, and reporting/Business Intelligence software

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong SQL skills

  • Familiar with database design

  • Can design and develop enterprise Business Intelligence dashboards

  • Analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and distribute significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong communication skills - both verbal and written

  • Ability to provide quality customer service

  • Thorough and detail oriented

  • Leadership abilities

Why LCS?

Industry leader. The Nation’s second-largest senior living operator, ranked number one in customer satisfaction among senior living communities.

Competitive pay, great benefits and vacation time. We are an equal opportunity employer with benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, disability, 401(k) with company match.

Collaborative culture. We’re dedicated to creating a collaborative culture that provides an exceptional experience for every employee.

Charity and community involvement. We are recognized as a national team for the Alzheimer’s Association and consistently a top contributor to United Way. We also support our employee’s individual community contributions and provide opportunities to get involved at our corporate locations and in our communities.

Outstanding advancement opportunities. LCS is growing and we think you should too. Our company growth allows for internal growth opportunities across all of our business lines.

Ongoing career development. Onsite education opportunities, education assistance, and continuing education credits allow LCS employees to keep their knowledge of current industry changes relevant.

Top Iowa Workplace. LCS employees truly believe we are an employer choice. This recognition is in large part due to the culture of excellence that our employees help deliver every single day.

LCS creates living experiences that enhance the lives of seniors. You’ll see this commitment in our people. They’re talented, dedicated professionals who truly care about residents, with each conducting his or her work with integrity, honesty and transparency according to the principles of LCS. We strive to help every community succeed—strengthening available resources, establishing proven practices that lead to long-term growth and creating lasting value for those living in, working for and affiliated with the community. Check us out on our website:

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