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Requisition ID:  15659

Database Engineer

Job Summary

As part of a data engineering team, the Associate Database Engineer position will support innovative projects in data science and education analytics.  Tasks include building data pipelines between various data sources and Purdue's Data Analytics Platform built on the Greenplum database.  Candidates should have the ability to integrate new data sources and perform tasks related to data transformation, ingestion, and automation.  Experience with database administration tasks such as tuning, troubleshooting, performance monitoring, upgrading, patching, backup/recovery, and cloning preferred.  Daily tasks will include monitoring data feeds in the Greenplum environment.  Excellent communication skills are needed to collaborate in a cross functional environment including IT infrastructure admins, data scientists, data analysts, and faculty research groups.  This position can be 100% remote.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment on multiple concurrent tasks
  • Demonstrated intellectual curiosity, desire to explore data in multiple formats
  • Ability to write queries to extract, transform and load data
  • Experience programming in multiple languages like Python, SQL, PL/SQL and shell scripting
  • Ability to function with ease in LINUX and Windows environments
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to learn new technologies


  • Bachelor's degree in data or computer-related field such as Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Statistics, Data Science or Data Mining
  • Experience monitoring and maintaining large scale databases like Greenplum
  • Data feed automation using job scheduling systems such as Automic (UC4)
  • Familiarity with data science and machine learning
  • Familiarity with Big Data technologies

Additional Information:

  • A background check is required for employment in this position
  • FLSA:  Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement:  Defined Contributions Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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