Data Engineer

Location: Maplewood, MN

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Job Description:

Data Engineer

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 93,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“Collaboration is key to personal and professional growth, and the way we work at 3M. Our data scientists, software engineers and materials scientists are passionate about working together to expand 3M’s digital technological capabilities that will help solve real-life problems for our customers and communities around the globe.” – David Frazee, technical director of the corporate research systems labs at 3M

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

3M is seeking a Data Engineer to join the Corporate Research Systems Lab (CRSL) to develop scalable, Data Systems. As part of an agile team, you will enable applications in diverse markets including healthcare, energy, manufacturing, personal safety, transportation, electronics, and consumer

As a Data Engineer, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Being part of a core team researching and adopting latest the cloud based data technologies from end-to-end (data ingestion to consumption).
  • Developing and maintaining scalable data pipelines that will ingest, transform, and distribute numerous data streams and/or batches
  • Developing and establishing data management frameworks to prevent data lakes from becoming data swamps.
  • Developing and maintaining a CI/CD pipeline that manages and deploys data pipelines, data infrastructure and data artifacts as code.
  • Advising, consulting, mentoring and coaching 3M businesses, data scientists and data consumers / users on data standards, pipeline development, data storage, normalization and consumption.

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited university in a science or engineering discipline
  • One (1) year of professional experience as a data engineer, software engineer, data analyst or data scientist in a private, public, government or military environment
  • One (1) year of hands on development with frameworks such as Python, C++, C#, Java, Javascript , Scala in a private, public, government or military environment

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures, and algorithms
  • Hands on experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Experience with AWS cloud computing services and infrastructure developing data lakes and data pipelines leveraging multiple technologies such as AWS S3, AWS Glue, Elastic MapReduce, etc. and awareness of considerations for building scalable, distributed systems.
  • Experience with stream-processing systems: Amazon Kinesis, Spark, Storm, Kafka etc.
  • Ability to deal with the ambiguity of early-stage scouting and evaluation of new opportunities and the flexibility to change direction as additional information becomes available
  • Individuals should display leadership, excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation) networking skills, self-motivated and self-directed

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized

Location: Maplewood, MN or may consider remote U.S. work location

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.

Resources for You

For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at

Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or on Twitter @3M.

Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.

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