Wilbur-Ellis Company

Senior Data Engineer (Remote)

Job description

Technology is the next frontier of change in Agriculture and will be central to delivering step changes in sustainability and food productivity. Farmers can now control and gather information from equipment like tractors, applicators, satellites, drones, and field sensors remotely and in “real-time” using PCs, Tablets, and smartphones. This variety and depth of data rivals any industry, providing opportunities for financial, scientific, and geospatial analysis to predict outcomes and make recommendations like never before.

By joining Wilbur-Ellis’ digital team, you’ll be challenged with delivering human-centered technology solutions that are changing the industry. You’ll operate as a lean tech start-up within a company where you can chart your own path in a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!

General Purpose and Scope of Position:

The Senior Data Engineer is responsible for building quality data pipelines driving analytic solutions. These solutions will generate insights from the Farmer's connected data, enabling the Farmer to advance the data-driven decision-making capabilities of their operation. This role requires a deep understanding of data architecture, data engineering, data analysis, reporting, and a basic understanding of data science techniques and workflows. The ideal candidate is a skilled data/software engineer with experience creating data products supporting analytic solutions. They are an Agile learner, possess strong problem-solving skills, work as part of a technical, cross-functional analytics team, and want to solve complex data problems and deliver the insights to enable analytics strategy.

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • Five years of experience working in data engineering or architecture role,
  • Expertise in SQL and data analysis and experience with at least one programming language (Python or Scala preferred)
  • Experience developing and maintaining data warehouses in big data solutions
  • Experience with developing solutions on cloud computing services and infrastructure in the data and analytics space (preferred)
  • Database development experience using Hadoop or BigQuery and experience with a variety of relational, NoSQL, and cloud database technologies
  • Worked with BI tools such as Tableau, Power BI, Looker, Shiny or similar
  • Conceptual knowledge of data and analytics, such as dimensional modeling, ETL, reporting tools, data governance, data warehousing, structured and unstructured data.
  • Big Data Development experience using Hive, Impala, Spark, and familiarity with Kafka (Preferred)
    Familiarity with the Linux operating system (Preferred)
    Exposure to machine learning, data science, computer vision, artificial intelligence, statistics, and/or applied mathematics
  • Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field, or 8+ years relevant industry software development experience

Key Personal Attributes Include:

  • Self-motivated with strong problem-solving and learning skills
  • Highly motivated, organized, and a team player
  • Flexibility to changes in work direction as the project develops
  • Excellent communication, listening and influencing skills

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

  • Design, develop, optimize, and maintain data architecture and pipelines that adhere to ETL principles and business goals
  • Solve complex data problems to deliver insights that help the organization's business to achieve their goals
  • Create data products for analytics and data scientist team members to improve their productivity
  • Advise, consult, mentor, and coach other data and analytic professionals on data standards and practices
  • Foster a culture of sharing, re-use, design for scale stability, and operational efficiency of data and analytical solutions
  • Lead the evaluation, implementation, and deployment of emerging tools and processes for analytic data engineering to improve the organization's productivity as a team
  • Develop and deliver communication and education plans on analytic data engineering capabilities, standards, and processes
  • Partner with business analysts and solutions architects to develop technical architectures for strategic enterprise projects and initiatives
  • Learn about machine learning, data science, computer vision, artificial intelligence, statistics, and/or applied mathematics

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive annual salary (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
  • Benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, Employee Assistance Program, vacation, sick time, life insurance, + more); pension plan, 401k match up to 3%
  • Drug-Free Workplace

If you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!


COMPANY CULTURE

Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer

Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, specialty chemicals, and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.

Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people

Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over 100 years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other.

Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry's best workforce

Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.

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