Data Engineer

Full-time position with Minnesota Vikings in Eagan
Job posted January 8, 2024

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About The Role

Our mission at the Minnesota Vikings is to Advance the Vikings legacy through the passionate pursuit of excellence.

We strive to achieve, we put the team first, we seek to learn, we exhibit high character, and we are committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.

SUMMARY: The Data Engineer role is part of the Business Strategy & Analytics team and primarily responsible for optimizing the Snowflake data ecosystem. This role will ensure the Vikings maintain a strong data platform for insights to be generated and decisions made from. They will also find ways to grow our prowess in first party and third-party data. Additionally, the Data Engineer will play a pivotal role in increasing the knowledge base and education of Vikings staff members on the data ecosystem so that analytical efforts have expanding impact. The ideal candidate will be skilled from a technical standpoint, as well as possess strong interpersonal and communication skills necessary in order to properly navigate a fast-paced organization and grow within the organization.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to):

Create and/or maintain system entity relationship diagrams
Operationalize, maintain, and optimize the internal database
Collaborate with stakeholders across organization to optimize database environment
Participate in various stages of the database lifecycle – design, implementation, testing, maintenance (e.g., ETL and hygiene), analysis and planning
Onboard new data sources, technologies and/or processes
Maintain operational knowledge of all data in both raw and structured format
Lead internal and external data warehouse communications with vendor(s)
Partner with Business Strategy & Analytics team and broader data stewards internally
Recommend and advocate for data policies, governance structures and control frameworks for the ongoing management of data
Identify areas for data quality improvement by participating and prescribe solutions
Other duties as assigned within Business Analytics and Data Privacy

The Ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Experience with Snowflake
Experience with APIs, FTPs, and other forms of transferring data
Experience with Python preferred
Experience with sports consumer specific data and supporting mediums (Data warehouses, Marketing Automation Tools, Ticketing Systems, CRM, etc.) 
Strong SQL language experience
Knowledge of business analytics and business intelligence teams
Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure 

CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIREMENTS: This position may require the individual to have access to confidential records and information. To successfully perform this position, confidentiality of the information with which the individual has contact must be maintained.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to sit at a desk for a long time

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Standard office for regular office hours

OUR DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Commitment:

The Minnesota Vikings are committed to creating and sustaining a culture for you. Whoever you are, we are an organization that embraces and empowers people of all backgrounds and experiences and incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into the foundation of everything we do. We are proud to have a culture that empowers our people to harness their uniqueness to develop their full potential as a contributor to the success of the organization and the communities we serve. The Minnesota Vikings are an equal opportunity employer, and we continue to commit to creating equitable opportunities by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s be anyone’s place.


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