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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Data Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Data Engineer

  • Job Number: 21831

  • Functional Area: Administration

  • Department: Office of Sustainability

  • School Area: Office of Executive Vice President

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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DATA ENGINEER, Office of Sustainability (MITOS) (https://sustainability.mit.edu/) , to update and build the data architecture needed to track and report out on all campus sustainability activities, prioritizing the climate mitigation and resiliency, waste and food goals outlined in Fast Forward: Plan for Climate Action for the Decade (https://climate.mit.edu/climateaction/fastforward) . Will initially be responsible for formalizing the data acquisition and analytical structure, policies, and procedures; and curating and organizing data from multiple sources and uploading on the Sustainability Data Pool, a first-of-its-kind centralized data repository available to all members of the MIT community.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in computer science/engineering/business/math/policy or related field; at least seven years’ related work experience, at least five with an open-source data science programming language (e.g., R, Python), and at least three with Tableau or other data visualization software; knowledge of traditional relational databases (SQL) and big data technologies (Hadoop, Spark); computer programming experience (e.g., with APIs); experience collaborating with others to obtain, ingest, organize, and clean data sets to enable analysis; strong data visualization skills; ability to work as a team player; support for the Office of Sustainability’s commitment to the values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within the climate and sustainability field; experience working on and integrating racial, economic, and climate justice initiatives; and cultural competency and inclusivity and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds and to serve the needs of diverse populations. PREFERRED: master’s degree, big data experience (Spark, hive, Hadoop), experience working with energy and/or sustainability metrics, ability to collaborate with others and function effectively as part of a team, and experience working in higher education. Job #21831-109/12/22