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NYC Careers | Hiring | Data Engineer | BigDataKB.com | 08-04-22

Job Location: New York, NY

NYC Parks is an award-winning city agency that designs, builds, and preserves public spaces for New Yorkers. NYC Parks cares for 14% of the land in New York City, diverse array of structures sits on these public spaces including recreation centers, sporting facilities, historic houses, pool facilities, nature centers, marinas, and comfort stations.

Data Engineers act as a liaison between the Information Technology & Telecommunications (ITT) and Information & Performance Management (IPM) departments, working collaboratively with both teams to provide support for Parks’ data-centric needs, including updating and improving data flow, data infrastructure, and overall data management.

Major Responsibilities

  • Maintain, improve, clean, and manipulate data in agency operational and analytics databases.
  • Analyze complex data elements and systems, data flow, dependencies, and relationships to contribute to conceptual physical and logical data models.
  • Lead efforts to standardize data documentation and metadata; identify, promote, and enforce best practices across data types, systems and uses. Troubleshoot data issues.
  • Define and help build data pipelines that will enable faster, better, data-informed decision-making within the agency.
  • Ensure proper data governance and quality across the agency.
  • Proactively analyze and evaluate the agency’s data infrastructure to identify and recommend improvements and optimization.
  • Design and develop scalable Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) packages from the business source systems and the development of ETL routines to populate databases from sources and to create aggregates.
  • Perform thorough testing and validation to support the accuracy of data transformations and data verification used in analyses.
  • Play a collaborative role with ITT and IPM to develop and implement scripts that automate database maintenance, monitoring and performance tuning to be applied across the agency. Find ways to deploy new solutions and cutting-edge technology practices while ensuring interoperability with existing legacy systems.
  • Keep up with industry trends and best practices, advising senior management on new and improved data engineering strategies that will drive departmental performance, reduce data and knowledge silos, ultimately improving overall agency performance.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.

To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:

1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or

2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or

3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.


Probationary Period

Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills

1. Outstanding analytical skills across traditional knowledge domains, paired with a well-developed sense of management priorities. Previous team leader/management experience.
2. Demonstrated project management, technology implementation, supervisory, writing, administrative and interpersonal skills.
3. Track record of fostering innovation, prioritizing initiatives, and coordinating the deployment of complex projects across departments and different groups of stakeholders.
4. Strong communication skills to inspire and motivate staff at all levels and develop and maintain effective working relationships with diverse sets of partners within the technology and user community.
5. Experience analyzing and identifying appropriate business solutions to meet operational needs; extensive project management experience, helping develop and implement operations projects from start to finish.
6. Master’s degree or equivalent; at least 10 years of relevant experience.
7. Demonstrated leadership in government innovation. Prior experience working in government and with the operations sector preferred.

Additional Information

  • Please note that the Data Engineer will be required to work at both the Arsenal and Arsenal West in Manhattan.
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NOTE: References will be required upon request.



To Apply

Parks Employees:
1) From a Parks computer: Access Employee Self Service (ESS) from the Parks Intranet under Applications or use this link: https://hrb.nycaps.nycnet/. Once in ESS, go to Recruiting then Careers and search for Job ID# 528038. Do not access ESS using nyc.gov/ess from a Parks computer.

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2) Parks & City Employees:
From a Non-Parks computer: Access Employee Self Service (ESS) by going to nyc.gov/ess or use this link: https://a127-ess.nyc.gov/. Once in ESS, go to Recruiting then Careers and search for Job ID# 528038.

Include your ERN and Job ID# 528038 on your cover letter and resume.

All other applicants:
Go to nyc.gov/careers/search and search for Job ID# 528038.

Work Location

Arsenal, Manhattan*

Residency Requirement

Residency in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam, or Westchester counties required for employees with over two years of city service. New York City residency required within 90 days of hire for all other candidates.

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