Automation Specialist at Horizontal

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Description:


  • Automation Specialist

  • Is seeing an Automation Specialist to support our ongoing survey programs.

  • The Candidate should have experience in Survey Sample Management for Medium to Large complex projects.

  • The Specialist should be able to draw on that experience to analyze, design, test, review code and troubleshoot data and automation integrations.

  • Knowledge of Qualtrics or similar survey and research platforms a plus.

  • The candidate should be adept with the agile software development lifecycle and DevOps principles.

Typical Day Activities:

  • Monitor and support end to end file transmissions and sampling processes; use appropriate tools to perform problem determination and root cause analysis; illustrate bottlenecks, redundancies, vulnerabilities, and opportunities for enhanced efficiency or effectiveness.

  • Update code to correct data and processes or address business concerns.

  • Analyze and test data to ensure efficiency and accuracy of sampling processes.

  • Assess business or process requirements, complete research and analysis to determine viable solutions, and make recommendations for alternatives and enhancements.

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of existing internal processes, methods, and tools.

  • Identify automation opportunities and present findings and recommendations to business process owners and project teams.

  • Assist with planning, designing, and implementing Data Migration Activities.

  • Provide recommendations on Data and Sample Management, data quality and data deduplication.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of Sample and Data Management experience

  • At least 5 years experience within an information technology (IT) environment

  • Prior experience working in an Agile environment

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Extensive experience in Requirements and Workflow analysis

  • Experience automating processes using existing tool set’s

  • Experience with web services and API integration

  • Solid understanding of databases, MongoDB experience a plus

  • Proficient understanding of algorithms, data structures and best practices in data management

  • Knowledge of Qualtrics or similar survey and research platforms preferred

  • Some experience in development using Java/Springboot

  • Some experience in designing and development of microservices and performing complex integrations