Data Engineer Lead/Specialist

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Position Summary

Responsible for developing and enabling the strategic use of data assets throughout the organization. Reviews, analyzes, forecasts, and evaluates business functions, operations, processes, and information to develop or modify databases, data models, application systems, analytical tools, or reports in support of business objectives. Serves as a primary interface between the business and IT regarding definition, implementation, and support of IT provided services. Included in this are providing continuous communication; eliciting and documenting requirements; and negotiating, setting and managing Service Levels. Ensures that the levels of IT service delivery are defined and achieved, both for existing and new services in accordance with the agreed targets.

Primary Duties

  • Collaborates directly with business and technology stakeholders to define future-state business capabilities & requirements.
  • Acts as a resource for members and vendor partners with less experience, may direct the technical complexities of work.
  • Translates future-state requirements into transitional and target state data architectures.
  • Provides recommendations to business stakeholders to solve complex business issues.
  • Approves the design documents from vendors/partners.
  • Partners with enterprise architects to ensure implementations meet organizational principles, guidelines, and standards.
  • Consults with vendors/partners and Solution Architects regarding design options and technical feasibility of designed solution.
  • Analyzes the current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies, and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Designs, implements, and maintains data services, interfaces, and real-time data pipelines via the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies and data engineering techniques.
  • Partners with DevSecOps to enable continuous integration and continuous deployment for data pipelines that include automated unit & integration testing.
  • Facilitates meetings and provide solutions for complex projects using business acumen.
  • Facilitates rapid feedback to help accelerate project delivery and major production issues.
  • Mentors, motivates, and supports the offshore team to achieve organizational objectives and goals.
  • Maintains an understanding of the future direction of application system technologies/products and participate in the determination of tactical and strategic upgrades necessary to meet business requirements.
  • Manages incidents and on call rotations using troubleshooting procedures.
  • Advocates for agile practices to increase delivery throughput.
  • Performs root cause analysis on various bugs or defects through troubleshooting systems.
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining, and ensuring consistency with published development standards.
  • Periodically checks for compliance with development standards and provide feedback as needed to vendors/partners and OGE leadership.
  • Plans, prioritizes, conducts and leads assignments.
  • Serves as a source of expertise on reporting systems and data sources.
  • Writes functional business requirements, implementation plans, documentation, and procedures leveraging attention to detail.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or other technical discipline, And 6 years experience as a Developer, System Administrator, QA Engineer/Tester, Systems Analyst, Business Analyst or technical discipline; Or
  • High School Diploma/GED And 8 years experience as a Developer, System Administrator, QA Engineer/Tester, Systems Analyst, Business Analyst or technical discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Solid technical, quantitative and qualitative analysis skills.
  • Ability to lead and direct the work of others.
  • Demonstrated ability of working on agile teams delivering data solutions.
  • Ability to solve complex problems; taking a new perspective using existing solutions.
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies, and identify the most appropriate use for them.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform computer modeling on various systems.
  • Proven strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proven knowledge of the organization, processes, and customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize, analyze, and summarize data using business theories, principles, and concepts.
  • Consistent ability to interface with and effectively communicate with all levels of leadership.
  • Proven ability to interface with diverse personalities and receive instruction, guidance and direction from others.
  • Demonstrated ability to have a can-do attitude and be self-driven.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities in an agile work environment.
  • Recognized ability to write technical instructions in the use of programs and/or program modifications.
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions.
  • Highly detailed level interactions with vendor partners to ensure delivery is satisfactory.
  • Solid ability to consistently maintain a high level of integrity and discretion to handle confidential information.
  • Proven ability to interface with and effectively communicate with all levels of leadership.

Working Conditions

  • Office environment using computer equipment including a keyboard, mouse and computer monitor.
  • Sedentary to light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Subject to normal office noise levels.
  • May be required to work non-standard hours.
  • May be required to work in a remote, virtual environment.
  • **Physical Demands**
  • Occasionally Standing
  • Occasionally Walking
  • Frequently Sitting
  • Rarely Lifting
  • Rarely Carrying
  • Rarely Pushing
  • Rarely Pulling
  • Rarely Climbing
  • Rarely Balancing
  • Rarely Stooping
  • Rarely Kneeling
  • Rarely Crouching
  • Rarely Crawling
  • Rarely Reaching
  • Rarely Handling
  • Rarely Grasping
  • Rarely Feeling
  • Frequently Talking
  • Constantly Hearing
  • Rarely Repetitive Motions
  • Rarely Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination
  • For additional information about physical demands, go to demands

Special Safety Requirements

  • All positions in which driving is an essential function of the job, regardless if the job code is marked safety sensitive or not, will also be included as safety sensitive. Individuals in positions in which driving is an essential function are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in OGE Energy Corp.’s Drug Testing Plan.

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