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Data Engineer III

Company: Mindlance
Location: Akron
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Data Engineer - Contract-to-Hire

-100% remote. The remote location cannot be in the states of California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, New York, Oregon, or Washington at this time.

This requisition is looking for a contract-to-hire resource, the resource must be looking for a full-time opportunity with FirstEnergy after a shorter stint as a contractor resource.

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at (url removed) to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.

Responsibilities Include:

The Data Management team within FirstEnergys Information Technology group is responsible for the design, development and enhancement of Data Warehousing and Analytics applications. We seek an individual that can confidently play the role of a Data Engineer during Data Lake / Data Warehouse development. A Data Engineer at FirstEnergy works closely with Business Systems or Business resources to make appropriate technological choices; proceeds to architect and design the required application. This role requires a deep understanding of data architecture, data engineering, data analysis, reporting, and a basic understanding of data science techniques and workflows. The ideal candidate is a skilled data and software engineer with experience creating data products supporting analytic solutions.

A Data Engineer at FirstEnergy typically performs the following activities during the application development process:

Requirements analysis: In conjunction with a Business Systems team Analyst or independently, work with the business to collect, document and review functional and non-functional requirements for the application

Solutions maintenance: Responsible for maintaining the data warehousing platforms and all components of MemSQL/SingleStore, Teradata and legacy Oracle Data Marts.

Architect: In conjunction with a Business Systems team Analyst or independently, decompose the application into various components and make appropriate technological choices in the implementation and integration of the components also giving due consideration to availability, recovery, security, performance, and governance requirements.

Analysis and design: Define and document the logical data model and create the physical data model in a database. Define and create Data Lake and Data Warehousing models for reporting or analytics. Identify the various contributing source systems and source data elements; help define & build the extraction functions to obtain the source data supporting change data capture. Define and document the various data transformations that must occur during this process. Incorporate maintainability, security and performance requirements into the design and specifications.

Build and test: Create physical data model. Implement data extraction functions and transformation logic. Document all design and specifications. Document metadata information. Develop early prototypes for the application, as necessary. Support the development of complex logic or functions necessary that help the organizations business achieve their goals.

Communicate design and logic to business users by explaining how a data model relates, where the data comes from, and logic used in the ETL (extract, transform, load) process. After doing the analysis to understand it, a verbal, written, or interactive explanation must be given to the interested parties. Foster a culture of sharing, re-use, design for scale stability, and operational efficiency of data and analytical solutions.


You have a bachelors degree in a quantitative discipline such as Computer Science or another related field with 5 years or more of related experience.

o Your related experience should include knowledge of: Agile/Scrum Methodologies, RDBMS, and ETL

You are willing to undertake assignments involving unfamiliar subjects and demonstrate aptitude to learn quickly.

You are highly motivated; can work independently with a high level of productivity.

You excel at communicating complex ideas and concepts both verbally and through writing.

You have experience with development and tuning on RDBMS technology including Teradata, SingleStore, Oracle or SQL Server.

You have knowledge and experience in development and tuning of ETL processes using PowerCenter, Informatica Data Replication (IDR), or other comparable tools.

You have experience in creating, analyzing, and documenting ER and Dimensional models, preferably with ERWIN experience.

Preferably you have experience in using the Kimball methodology to design and develop Enterprise Data Warehouses and Data Marts.

Ability to effectively prioritize and plan activities, multitask and meet deadlines.

Willingness and ability to mentor less experienced personnel. Encourages, supports, and challenges team members as necessary.

Ability and willingness to work flexible hours and be available during on-call rotation.

Keywords: Mindlance, Akron , Data Engineer III, Engineering , Akron, Ohio

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