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Job Title: Junior Data Engineer
Company Name: USA for UNHCR
Location: New York, NY United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 05/02/2024
Expire Date: 07/02/2024
Job Categories: Information Technology, Web Technology, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Junior Data Engineer

The Junior Data Engineer will help manage and develop innovative solutions for USA for UNHCR’s data warehouse and cloud infrastructure which support internal applications and data products that enable the organization to reach its strategic goals. They will develop and maintain data integrations with the organization’s Salesforce CRM, and others enterprise systems supporting fundraising, advocacy, finance, and other teams.


Build, and maintain scalable, efficient data pipelines for new data sources to support Business Intelligence and Analytics
Proactively improve existing pipelines to perform efficiently at scale
Aid in the orchestration of ETL/ELT pipelines
Develop custom data solutions as needed using scripting languages like Python, SQL, and Bash
Write efficient, clean, and well documented code for data pipelines, following best practices
Implement data quality checks and monitoring processes to ensure the integrity and reliability of data
Proactively identify and address data quality issues and performance bottlenecks
Collaborate with the fundraising, analytics, and business systems teams to support their data and automation needs (e.g to optimize online campaign performance, automate legacy data processes)
Use version control tools like Git to collaborate with other developers and engineers
Provide support and troubleshoot questions arising from integrations and system performance issues
Collaborate with the organization’s data team to establish and maintain software engineering best practices wherever possible
Track and document work done and communicate progress with relevant users in a timely manner using tools such as Jira
Keep up to date with new technology developments that may be applicable to USA for UNHCR’s infrastructure


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


3 years of related experience or equivalent experience, with 1 year of experience in data engineering; Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field e.g. computer science, statistics, applied math or related field preferred
In lieu of education/degree requirements a successful candidate will:
Understand how to collaborate effectively with a variety of different people and roles.
Be proactive with a strong mindset and willing to take risks, while also having the ability to learn from setbacks.
Be relationship driven and adaptable to new situations.
Value diversity and take pride in cultivating an atmosphere of inclusion and various perspectives.
Demonstrated ability to support teams with data and automation needs
Understand the principles of data engineering to design, maintain and orchestrate data pipelines
Strong proficiency in SQL and Python
Experience with Git or similar version control tools
Some experience with data warehousing concepts like dimensional modeling, data marts, OLAP etc.
Familiarity with BI tools e.g. Tableau, Looker
Experience with Agile Development in the context of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and Frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban
Experience working with diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders
Preferred experience with AWS Cloud; *nix; Docker; Orchestration tool experience i.e. Airflow, Dagster, Prefect etc.
Ability to communicate effectively with non-technical audiences
Ability to pick up new technologies and quickly grasp new concepts
Ability to work effectively in ambiguity
Demonstrated proactive behavior and has taken initiative to drive tasks forward
Demonstrated problem-solving skills with ability to evaluate and implement the most efficient and effective data engineering solution
Demonstrated passion for U4U’s mission or other humanitarian causes


Hybrid + New York, NY + May also involve travel to some locations within the company’s region of operations and select donor locations.


$88,361 – $95,471


USA for UNHCR will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

USA for UNHCR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Refugees and all other protected classes are encouraged to apply.
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Company Name: USA for UNHCR
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Vision USA for UNHCR envisions a world without refugees. Mission USA for UNHCR protects refugees and empowers them with hope and opportunity. We are with refugees from their greatest time of need – from emergency or crisis and beyond through the months and likely years that many are displaced from their home countries. We give refugees the hope they deserve, restore their dignity and help them rebuild their lives.
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