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SUSTAINABILITY DATA ENGINEER, Office of Sustainability (MITOS), to be responsible for updating and building the data architecture needed to track and report out on all campus sustainability activities, prioritizing the goals outlined in Fast Forward: Plan for Climate Action for the Decade. More specifically, will initially be responsible for formalizing a data ecosystem (library), policies, and procedures. Will also curate and organize data from multiple sources, with guidance from IS&T, to upload for access on the Sustainability Data Pool. The time periods of the data will be topic and data-dependent.
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REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in computer science/engineering/business/math/policy or related field; at least five years’ related work experience, five years with an open-source data science programming language (i.e., R, python), and three with Tableau or other data visualization software; knowledge of traditional relational databases (SQL) and big data technologies; computer programming experience (e.g., APIs); experience collaborating with others to obtain, ingest, organize, and clean data sets to enable analysis; strong data visualization skills; support for MIT’s commitment to the values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within the climate and sustainability field and experience working on and integrating racial, economic, and climate justice initiatives; and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds and serv the needs of diverse populations. PREFERRED: master’s degree, big data experience (Spark, hive, Hadoop), experience working with energy and/or sustainability metrics, ability to collaborate effectively with others and function as part of a team, and experience working in higher education. Job #21456-8