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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 climate mitigation and resiliency, waste and food goals outlined in Fast Forward: Plan for Climate Action for the Decade. Will initially be responsible for formalizing the data acquisition and analytical structure, policies, and procedures; and curating and organizing data from multiple sources and uploading for access on the Sustainability Data Pool, a first-of-its-kind, centralized data repository available to all members of the MIT community. The time periods and units of measurement 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 seven years’ related work experience, at least five years with an open-source data science programming language (e.g., R, Python), and at least three with data visualization software (e.g., Tableau); knowledge of traditional relational databases (SQL), big data technologies (Hadoop, Spark), and computer programming experience (e.g., with 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 justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within the climate and sustainability field; interest in and/or demonstrated impact working on and integrating racial, economic, and climate justice initiatives; ability to collaborate as part of a team and work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds. PREFERRED: master’s degree, big data experience (Spark, hive, Hadoop), experience working with energy and/or sustainability metrics, and experience working in higher education. Job #22161-10