Data Engineer

Closing date
November 30, 2021

Your impact 

  • Your passion for a data will transform how the organization views and uses data. You will help create a cohesive interrelated family of databases and strive to instill a drive for data quality.
  • Your enthusiasm for open source software solutions will enhance your ability to create data repositories that integrate with the enterprise technical architecture.
  • You are actively interested in the development and implementation of new and current standards and technologies to transform online interactions with RNAO.
  • Working with a high-impact team, one that is striving to be a source of change within the organization, you will be constantly learning new technologies and techniques through research, experimentation and from your exceptional colleagues.

What you bring to the team

  • You are experienced at collecting data from from various sources to create a rich high quality data repository. 
  • You have a strong ability to understand data and develop the data models that will guide the design of the required data structures. 
  • You are highly comfortable with MySQL and familiar with ETL software in an open source software environment.
  • You embrace new ideas that put users first to find the best solutions.
  • You have a passion for data and user experience and understand that one informs the other.
  • You can see the big picture and come up with solutions within the implemented infrastructure. 
  • You embrace diversity and inclusion to help achieve the best results, knowing the best ideas come from everywhere and everyone.
  • You are solution oriented, and know how to get the job done.

Why join the team

  • work that makes an impact
  • learning and development opportunities
  • open and inclusive work environment
  • comprehensive compensation package including a defined benefit pension plan

We will help you achieve your goals through continuous learning, professional development and support.

What you will be doing

  • work with a variety of internal partners in all areas of the organization to understand the data that drives their work to create data models and implement data structures in MySQL databases. 
  • work with the health research team to extract data from internal and external health data sources to build warehouses for machine learning projects.
  • use ETL software to extract data from multiple sources and transform the data into usable formats and structures.
  • provide technical expertise and technical solutions to projects and business requirements 
  • participate in project team meetings, share and brainstorm solutions and requirements
  • work with a multidisciplinary team of IM&T, communications, membership, policy, and nursing staff 
  • provide knowledge transfer through documentation as well as in-person training of staff and users 

What you know

  • university degree or college diploma in computer science, information science, applied mathematics or related area or combination of education, experience and/or training.
  • up to five years’ experience with databases and database software. 
  • demonstrated knowledge of “big data” concepts including data warehousing and database design. 
  • superior knowledge of databases, database software and database languages, including knowledge of Relational and NoSQL databases. 
  • comfortable working in a predominantly Linux environment. MariaDB, Drupal, Airflow, Redash, CiviCRM, PHP, Python and Git. 
  • skilled in writing complex queries in SQL, as well as performing data analysis, data profiling, data mapping and data integration.
  • enthusiastic about using open-source software alternatives
  • well organized and detailed oriented with the ability to multi-task. 
  • possess analytical, and problem-solving abilities, along with an ability to collaborate cross-functionally in a fast-paced environment.
  • knowledge of advanced statistical analysis and concepts, and how to apply them to data sets.
  • knowledge of supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms (clustering, decision tree learning, etc.)

This is a Level 8 position under a Collective Agreement with the Canadian Office & Professional Employees Union, Local 343, with an annual starting salary of $69,141 with annual increments reaching $87,799 after four years, plus a full benefits package including a defined benefit pension plan.