Job Title: Data Operations Engineer I

Location: State College, PA or Remote 

Reports To: Data Operations Engineer III

FLSA: Exempt 

 

About AccuWeather


AccuWeather is recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved more than 10,000 thousands lives, prevented 100,000 injuries, and saved 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 better plan their activities and get more out of their day and keep their families safer through innovative digital media properties, such as AccuWeather.com and mobile, as well as radio, television, newspapers, digital out-of-home, the 24/7 AccuWeather Network channel and AccuWeather NOW streaming service. Additionally, AccuWeather produces and further serves more than half the Fortune 100 companies and thousands of businesses and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites.

Position Summary:

To support AccuWeather’s continued focus on innovation and generating superior weather products, we are seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Data Operations Engineer Level 1 with a specialization in scripting and deployment automation. This entry-level position is ideal for someone passionate about leveraging scripting languages and automation tools to optimize data processes. As a Data Operations Engineer Level 1, you will play a crucial role in enhancing the efficiency and reliability of our data operations through scripting and automation.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Scripting and Automation: Develop and maintain scripts using languages such as Python, Bash, or similar, to automate data processing tasks and deployment workflows.
  2. Data Processing Optimization: Collaborate with the team to identify areas for automation, streamline data processing, and improve overall operational efficiency.
  3. Deployment Automation: Implement and manage deployment automation processes for data pipelines using CI/CD best practices, ensuring seamless and consistent end-to-end deployments.
  4. Monitoring and Troubleshooting: Monitor automated processes, promptly identifying and resolving issues to minimize downtime and optimize performance.
  5. Documentation: Maintain detailed documentation of scripts, automation workflows, and deployment procedures for knowledge sharing and future reference.
  6. Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, providing support for scripting needs and contributing to the development of an effective automation strategy.

Qualifications:

  1. Educational Background: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field or 2 years of relevant work experience. 
  2. Technical Skills:
    • Proficiency in scripting languages such as Python, Bash, or similar.
    • Understanding of data processing concepts and data integration tools.
    • Familiarity with deployment automation tools and processes.
  3. Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  4. Communication Skills: Effective communication skills with the ability to collaborate within a team environment.
  5. Adaptability: Ability to adapt to changing priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  6. Initiative: Proactive mindset with a strong willingness to learn and explore new technologies.

Advantages:

  • Exposure to cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP).
  • Knowledge of version control systems (e.g., Git).
  • Previous experience or projects related to scripting and automation in a data context.

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive healthcare and dental benefits.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with 50% company match.
  • A collaborative work environment

Commitment to Diversity:

AccuWeather is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

If you are a highly motivated, organized, and dynamic professional with the skills and experience to excel in this role, we invite you to join our team and make a significant impact on our organization's success.

 

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