Junior Data Engineer

University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA
$59,000 - $103,400 / Year 
Fulltime, Parttime
Junior, Senior level

Job Description

Position Information

The Junior Data Engineer position is part of the Information Technology Solutions (ITS) Data and Analytics Team. Tasked with imperative responsibilities, this role encompasses meticulous data management processes, which include the establishment and sustainment of intricate data systems. Collaborating closely with senior data engineers and other integral members of the ITS team, the incumbent is responsible for designing and orchestrating data pipelines. These critical pipelines systematically extract information from comprehensive systems, such as the Student Information System, Financial System, and Human Resource System, and subsequently transform this data into structured, business-focused data models. These refined data structures are instrumental, serving as the underpinning for sophisticated reports and analytic frameworks that are essential for the university's strategic decision-making processes. In the course of executing their duties, the Junior Data Engineer must exhibit an unwavering commitment to continuous learning and adaptation. This involves a proactive approach to staying abreast of current information requirements, standards, and best practices, ensuring that the data systems they oversee remain cutting-edge and efficacious.

This position is classified as predominantly remote with occasional visits to campus as needed. Working hours will be based on Pacific Standard Time (PST).

The full salary range for the Junior Database Engineer is $28.26 - $49.52 per hour. However, the expected pay scale for this position is UP TO $42.78 per hour. UCR bases salary offers on a variety of considerations, such as education, licensure and certifications, experience, and other business and organizational needs.”

Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, UCR is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.

As a university employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.


Education Requirements


Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.



0 - 1 years of related experience.

Special Conditions

Special Condition

Must pass a background check.

Occasional travel for university related business meetings, conferences and/or professional development.

Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours

Minimum Requirements

Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds.
Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Understanding of data management operations and database administration, including data modeling, data definition, data conversion and management of content or unstructured information.
Strong analytical and design skills, including the ability to abstract information requirements from real-world processes to understand information flows in computer systems.
Demonstrated problem-solving skills. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated service orientation skills.
Knowledge of relevant rules and regulations.
Ability to represent relevant information in abstract models. Critical thinking skills and attention to detail.
Familiarity with programming languages such as Python and SQL, essential for developing and managing data processes.
Understanding of automation techniques and an ability to work in a command line environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with cloud computing platforms like Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure to leverage scalable resources for data processing and storage.

Exposure to big data frameworks like Hadoop or Spark, enabling the handling and analysis of large datasets.

A commitment to keeping up with emerging data engineering trends, tools, and best practices.

An understanding of data governance principles, including ensuring the accuracy, consistency, and security of stored data.

Ability to effectively collaborate with other departments and stakeholders to gather requirements, understand data sources, and deliver on data-driven projects.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
    UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings. UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020 UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color. Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019 Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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