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Zions Bancorporation Principal Data Analytics Engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah

Did you know that Zions Bancorporation is one of the nation’s premier financial services companies with total assets exceeding $70 billion? With local management teams at the helm in 11 western states, Zions is dedicated to making a difference in their local communities. At Zions, we haven’t forgotten who keeps us in business, meaning we’re committed to the success of our customers, and our employees. Here, the possibilities are endless – come for a job, stay for a career.

What are we looking for?

Principal Data Analytics Engineers are…

  • Role models and mentors . Leading by example and setting direction on engineering practices and habits are core to our mission.

  • Problem solvers . We pursue some of the most challenging cross-cutting problems/issues and treat them as opportunities to align and shape our culture.

  • Hands on . We delve deep into the weeds yet also collaborate with solution and enterprise architecture on enterprise strategy.

  • Change agents. We acknowledge that we might not always understand a particular domain; however, we will ask probing questions and many times will leverage data to drive decision making or challenge the status quo.

  • Agile in mindset. We provide incremental value and seek customer feedback to drive future work.

  • Battle tested. We have deep knowledge in several domains and our experience helps drive innovation and ideation around enablement and solutioning.

  • Vocal. We encourage open and honest discussions. You should feel comfortable sharing your opinion as well as having your ideas challenged.


  • Plan, develop and partner with product teams toward implementation of architectural runways:

  • Data Pipelining & Workflow Frameworks

  • CI/CD

  • Cloud Adoption

  • Build frameworks and services that enable self-service, reuse and agility.

  • Partner with product teams to architect, design and implement solutions and guide them toward adopting best practices and sound patterns.

  • Embrace and incubate emerging technology and open-source adoption.

  • Promote a culture of engineering excellence. Continually looking for opportunities to reuse and adopt inner-source solutioning.

  • Simplify/Modernize data analytics platforms and tooling.

  • Collaborate with product teams to identify opportunities for automation.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent.

  • At least 10+ years’ experience in one of the following (can be a combination):

  • Software development (Python, Java)

  • Data Warehousing and data management

  • Big Data

  • Cloud

  • Strong experience with Git.

  • Strong experience developing on Linux OS.

  • Proven experience building/consuming web services.

  • Ability to understand and adapt to rapidly changing priorities.

  • Comfortable communicating with teams via showcases/demos.

  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Deep understanding of distributed systems, data structures, design principles, algorithms.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience building applications on Docker and Kubernetes.

  • 2+ years experience with Azure DevOps.

  • 2+ years experience with CI/CD (e.g. Xebia Labs or Azure Pipelines).

  • Azure Cloud experience (e.g. Synapse, ADLS, Databricks).

  • Conceptual understanding of data governance capabilities (e.g. data catalog, classification, profiling, data sharing).

  • Experience collaborating on data science initiatives.

  • Experience with streaming technologies, such as Kafka or Flink.

  • Agile Development Methodologies (e.g. SAFe, Kanban, Scrum).

    What’s in it for you?

  • Talented team who doesn’t take themselves too seriously

  • Focused time to innovate

  • Remote Work options available

  • Competitive base salary

  • One of the nation’s premier financial services companies

  • Offers comprehensive benefits package that includes health care plans, 401(k) program, and a generous vacation plan

  • Offers tuition assistance

  • Flexible work schedule

    Pay Range: 125,000-$160,000

Req ID: 052247

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