Who We Need & What You’ll Do

AccuWeather has an exciting opportunity to join our growing team as a Data Engineer.  This role will assist in the design, implementation, and enhancement of software that processes real-time weather content used within AccuWeather’s suite of innovative consumer and enterprise products. Within AccuWeather’s highly collaborative environment, this role will work with business leaders, product managers, other engineers and developers, and IT operations professionals to develop and maintain core data processing software and assist in the integration of new capabilities into products.

The successful candidate should be able to utilize knowledge and experience in relational databases and functional programming to build new components and data flows that enhance reliable processing of real-time weather data. This position will also offer the opportunity to grow with the rest of the Data Ingestion team as they learn and develop professionally in such areas as cloud computing and functional programming.

This position is designed to work fully remote or onsite at AccuWeather's headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania.

Who We Are

AccuWeather, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. With global headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania; a severe weather center in Wichita, Kansas; and offices in New York City and elsewhere around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their activities and get more out of their day through innovative digital media properties, such as AccuWeather.com and mobile, as well as AccuWeather For Business (AFB), radio, television, newspapers, digital out of home, the 24/7 AccuWeather Network channel and AccuWeather NOW streaming service. Additionally, AccuWeather produces and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites.

Job Responsibilities

  • Designs and writes software specifications based on consultations with supervisor, systems analysts, other developers, and end users
  • Designs relational database table structures, stored procedures, and other database objects required to catalog and process foundational weather information into a relational database
  • Coordinates with Enterprise Database Administrator to test and promote relational database updates into production environment
  • Develops software that can easily be tested, deployed, updated, and monitored in a production environment
  • Writes and maintains documentation of changes to software
  • Provides technical assistance by responding to inquiries regarding errors, problems, or questions with software
  • Revises software for corrections, enhancements, or system environment changes
  • Trains end users or technical support staff to use and support software released into production
  • Stays current on relevant technologies and is able to utilize new technology within projects as appropriate
  • Assists in developing new workflow, QC, and/or documentation activities for the team
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
  • Experience designing and implementing relational database tables and stored procedures
  • Experience with high-level programming languages, such as Java or Scala
  • Ability to process data in various formats
  • Experience with cloud processing
  • Ability to work in a high-paced work environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team as well as individually on specific deliverables and tasks
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to explain complex workflow and processing information in both a technical and non-technical fashion
  • Remote candidates in Canada and the United States are being considered for this opportunity
    • AccuWeather will consider remote candidates in the following US States: CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MN, MO, NE, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, and WY

More About AccuWeather

AccuWeather's innovation-first promise has led to the development of many award-winning and propriety features that are available free to the public, including AccuWeather MinuteCast® Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy ™, the exclusive AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature, and AccuWeather RealImpact™ Scale for Hurricanes, among many other revolutionary products for the greater safety, convenience and comfort of our users. Further, AccuWeather serves more than half of the Fortune 500 and thousands of other businesses in the U.S. and globally.

Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, established AccuWeather in 1962 and is considered the “father of modern commercial meteorology.” Dr. Myers, a leading creative thinker and visionary, has been named “the most accurate man in weather” by The New York Times and one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

AccuWeather is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity/expression), sexual orientation, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, political affiliation, religion, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. View the EEO is the Law poster here and its supplement here. The pay transparency policy is available here

AccuWeather is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to human.resources@accuweather.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. 

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