Job Posting Title:
Data Engineer, Data to Insights Initiative (D2I)
IQ - Information Quest
Position Open To:
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Expected to Continue Until Dec 31, 2025
The Data to Insights (D2I) Initiative at UT Austin is an investment to build a trusted, integrated, and scalable information infrastructure that transforms complex UT data into valued insights for data-informed decisions.
As part of D2I’s leadership group, you will work with a cross-campus team using the latest cloud technologies to build a next-generation data ecosystem via the UT Data Hub. The Associate Director for Legacy Data Services will skillfully plan and oversee the migration of UT’s current legacy data capabilities to the Data Hub. The goal of all of D2I’s work is to improve the availability of trusted information and data in support of operational and decision-making needs.
We believe the best ideas arise from collaborative work among colleagues from varied backgrounds and experiences. We actively seek diversity of viewpoint and perception in our student, faculty, and staff recruiting and retention practices. If you’re the type of person who loves to learn and wants to know your work has meaning, you may find your career home at UT Austin. Please note that this position is currently funded through December 31, 2025.
The University of Texas at Austin provides an outstanding benefits package to staff, including:
- Competitive health benefits (Employee premiums covered at 100%; family premiums at 50%)
- Vision, dental, life, and disability insurance options
- Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
- Teachers Retirement System of Texas (a defined benefit retirement plan)
- Additional voluntary retirement programs: tax sheltered annuity 403(b) and a deferred compensation program 457(b)
- Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
- Training and conference opportunities
- Tuition assistance
- Athletic ticket discounts
- Access to UT Austin's libraries and museums
- Free rides on all UT Shuttle and Capital Metro buses with staff ID card
For more details, please see: https://hr.utexas.edu/prospective/benefits and https://hr.utexas.edu/current/services/my-total-rewards
This position requires you to maintain internet service and a mobile phone with voice and data plans to be used when required for work.
This position provides life/work balance with typically a 40-hour work week and travel generally limited to training (e.g., conferences/courses).
The Data Engineer for the UT Data Hub improves university outcomes and advances the UT mission to transform lives for the benefit of society by increasing the useability and value of institutional data. You will create complex data pipelines into UT’s cloud data ecosystem in support of academic and administrative needs. In collaboration with our team of data professionals, you will help build and run a modern data hub to enable advanced data-driven decision making for UT. You will leverage your creativity to solve complex technical problems and build effective relationships through open communication
- Assist in designing and automating scalable data integration solutions between institutional data sources, including the UT mainframe, and the Amazon Web Services cloud platform
- Assure performance and reliability of integration processes through monitoring, performance analysis and development of automated alerting processes
- Participate in end to end delivery of technical projects involving design and development of data pipelines for complex datasets
- Work closely with business partners to design and manage data pipeline elements including load frequency, data delivery mechanisms, and transformations
- Ensure that data pipeline solutions align with industry best practices, and adhere to UT security guidelines
- Develop and maintain detailed technical documentation of data pipeline processes
- Collaborate with key stakeholders including enterprise data architect, data modelers, data stewards, and subject matter experts (SMEs)
- Participate in change management processes to coordinate and communicate team activity.
- Other related functions as assigned
BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or equivalent professional experience. One year of Data Engineering experience with Amazon Web Services. One year of experience implementing and monitoring complex data pipelines and automation of cloud-based workloads. Proficiency in one or more scripting languages and/or programming languages, preferably Python. Advanced SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases. Demonstrated experience of developing and implementing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) systems. Proficiency in systems analysis, design, and a solid grasp of development, quality assurance, and integration methodologies. Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Three years of experience in Data Engineering or related field. One year of experience working in a cloud-based data warehouse environment. Two years of experience building and monitoring complex data pipelines. AWS Developer and/or Solutions Architect certification. Two years of experience with Agile software development methodologies. Two years of experience with issue tracking systems (JIRA). Experience with Spark, Kafka etc., is a plus.
$110,000 + depending on qualifications
- May work around standard office conditions
- Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
- Use of manual dexterity
- Location up to 100% remote at employee discretion with office work environment also an option. Majority of team is located in Austin, TX, and working remotely with infrequent in-office presence.
- 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
- Letter of interest
Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.
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Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.
Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Employment Eligibility Verification:
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.
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Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.
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