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Data Engineer

Northwest Farm Credit Services

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted September 3, 2021.

Northwest Farm Credit Services is in search of a Data Engineer to join our Data Management Department. This position will support our Headquarters team in Spokane, Washington but can work out of any branch locations in our chartered territory. As a member-owned financial cooperative, we help business owners in agriculture, forestry and fisheries secure the financing they need to operate and grow, and the crop insurance they need to protect their livelihoods. Our customers are primarily located in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Northwest FCS is a five-time recipient of the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award, and the top scoring large company in the Best Place to Work-Inland Northwest competition five years in a row.

This full-time position reports to the Manager-Data Administration and works to implement database applications, database warehouses and cloud solutions in support of organizational data initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates and maintains optimal data pipeline architecture on Azure platform. Ensures that system designs adhere to solution architecture design and are traceable to functional as well as non-functional requirements.
  • Leverages Azure Data Factory and Databricks to assemble large, complex data sets that meet end user and business requirements. Designs new solutions and services to improve overall user experience.
  • Identifies, designs, and implements internal process improvements such as automating manual processes and optimizing data delivery. Defines system design standards to improve and sustain standardization.
  • Builds the infrastructure required for optimal data extraction, transformation, and loading from a wide variety of data sources. Establishes standardized design and development processes to enable cost effective delivery.
  • Designs relational and non-relational data stores on Azure.
  • Builds analytical tools to provide actionable insights from key business performance metrics.
  • Assists Manager-Data Administration in leading coordination with other staff to ensure data handling meets organizational objectives for data quality, business process management, and risk management. This includes, but is not limited to, developing procedures, building analytical tools, and designing data structures.
  • Provides technical mentoring to less experienced data administration staff for best practices on data engineering.
  • Perform all duties and maintain all standards in accordance with company policies, procedures, and internal controls.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, management information systems, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least seven years’ hands-on data engineering or database administration experience with proven quantitative orientation
  • Advanced proficiency in Azure SQL Database/Data Warehouse tools
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL
  • Strong experience in Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) development, preferably using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Knowledgeable in multiple reporting toolsets, preferably PowerBI
  • Experience in common SDLC practices and source control systems/processes

Please Note: Northwest Farm Credit Services does not provide visa sponsorships.

In addition to a comprehensive suite of core benefits designed to support employees at all career stages, Northwest FCS provides all employees with 24 paid hours annually to volunteer in their communities; a substantial employer match to our award-winning 401(k) plan; a bonus plan; generous paid vacation, sick, and parental leave; and financial assistance for adoptions. All employees also have access to robust learning opportunities including an Audible subscription and paid-in-advance tuition reimbursement. Jeans/appropriate casual is the standard dress code.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender orientation, national origin, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

When you apply for a position with Northwest FCS, we collect personal identifiers (from your resume and other application information you submit), such as your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number(s) and employment and education related information. This helps us evaluate job applicants for hiring opportunities, and, communicate with them.

To comply with federal regulations for equal employment opportunity and affirmative action (EEO/AA), we track our applicants by gender, race/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, and the position for which they applied. You will be presented with a voluntary self-identification form as part of this application; we wanted you to know why we collect this information and what we do with it. Please be aware that this information is kept separate from your application, and not utilized in the selection process.

For more information about the information Northwest FCS collects, please see the Northwest FCS California Privacy Policy.

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