Data Engineer III
Posted on: August 7, 2022
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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