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Principal Data Engineer

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Date: Nov 16, 2022

Location(s): Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  67065 


NextEra Energy Resources is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and a world leader in battery storage. We provide energy-related products and services that grow our economy, protect the environment, support our communities and help customers meet their energy needs. We are leading the decarbonization of the U.S. economy with our goal to reach Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in creating a cleaner environment for future generations? Join our world-class, innovative team today.


Position Specific Description

The Gas Infrastructure Data Engineer serves as the Gas Infrastructure team's analytics lead and a key business process liaison for designing and implementing larger or cross-functional solutions and toolsets. This position will partner with the Data Architects/Owners and Stakeholders at all levels of the organization to develop data driven solutions that provide analytics, visualizations and business insights to drive results and proactively identify and resolve problems. 


Special Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  • 5+ years designing, developing and maintaining data warehouses and supporting reporting tools, preferably with Microsoft Power BI 
  • Oil & gas industry experience preferred 
  • Excellent knowledge of standard concepts, best practices, and procedures within a data warehousing, real-time data feeds, and production management/accounting systems 
  • Strong technical expertise with MS SQL Server, SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS is required 
  • Understanding of data flows between IT systems supporting various business processes and proficiency of BI reporting and visualization tools 
  • Experience working in an Agile/SCRUM and SDLC environment 
  • Able to develop rapport and positive relationships to work as a team member and willing to work independently when required 
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills 
  • Self-motivated, self-directed and capable of setting priorities and meeting deadlines 
  • Excellent cloud development experience, ETL experience in native cloud services and software products  
  • Preferred Languages: Python, PowerShell, SQL/noSQL, .NET, C/C# 
  • Primary functions include: Define and adhere to data standards, implement quality control, curation and conditioning of data, develop data pipelines for integrations between core systems 
  • Familiarity with O&G data standards and best practices 
  • Core cloud services (AWS) to be used include: Glue, S3, Redshift, Lambda 
  • Experience utilizing APIs following industry best practices 

Principle Duties:

  • Identify opportunities to enhance our processes or technology to improve results and translate business needs to technical specifications 
  • Perform triage, analysis, and corrections or recommendations for reported data issues or analytics requests of advanced complexity, prioritizing to ensure timely results delivery 
  • Design and build ETL packages using MS SQL stored procedures and Integration Services (SSIS) or other ETL products for low/no code development 
  • Design, develop and support Power BI, reports, and dashboards 
  • Support and enhance tabular model cubes (SSAS) 
  • Conduct unit testing and troubleshooting 
  • To be able to optimize database performance of queries and ETL processes 
  • Troubleshoot escalated Data issues including ETL, SQL DB, SSAS, and Power BI 
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned to support and improve the overall team operations 

Job Overview

This position assesses, designs, develops, integrates and troubleshoots technology to support business processes. Employees provide technical or functional guidance to project or work teams, as needed within specific or multiple disciplines. This position is accountable for ensuring the reliability, performance, security, and continuity of IT systems, as well as ensuring that excellent technical support services are provided.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•  Analyzes, designs, develops, tests, debugs, implements, maintains, integrates, customizes, and enhances existing or new systems

•  Applies appropriate Agile or development methodologies, system development lifecycles, tools, and technology to manage development activities

•  Automates the handoff of code releases from development to operations (DevOps)

•  Participates in the change management and  service ticket management processes including receiving, resolution monitoring, and ensuring customer satisfaction

•  Leads projects when needed and builds strong working understanding of the solution being delivered

•  Ensures user satisfaction by providing preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and timely resolution of more complex problems

•  Designs, develops, and  tests experimental application work to test new ideas with bounded cost and time frames

•  Ensures that applications processes are conducted in line with corporate social responsibility, security, compliance, environmental, and technical policies and applicable standards and legislation

•  Acts as liaison with regulatory agencies, vendors, and contractors on matters relating to computer systems as required

•  Defines metrics and monitors Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for systems being developed

•  Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  High School Grad / GED

•  Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience

•  Experience: 6+ years

Preferred Qualifications

•  Bachelor's - Information Systems


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Information Technology
Organization:  NextEra Energy Resources, LLC 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


NextEra Energy and provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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