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FirstEnergy Corp. Data Engineer in Akron, Ohio

Data Engineer


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function: Information Technology

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 38831


FirstEnergy at a Glance

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,500 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of 3,780 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]

The ability to work remotely within the United States may be available based on business need.

We have recently embarked on a Digital transformation journey where we are reimaging the way we work and serve our users. Our projects benefit the community by aiding in providing safe, reliable electricity to everyone:

  • Customer: create analytics to improve customer satisfaction along the customer journey for a lifetime as they move-in to a residence, pay their bill and move to new residences.

  • Transmission & Distribution: develop algorithms to detect asset failures, reduce outages and provide reliable electricity to customers.

  • Smart Meter: provide customers with the electric usage they need to make smart decisions about their home as well as reduce threats and theft in the electric system.

What you’ll do:

As a Data Engineer at FirstEnergy you will work on an Agile team that is digitally enabling the company by building data pipelines that drive analytic solutions. These solutions will generate insights from the connected data, enabling the organization to advance the data-driven decision-making capabilities of the enterprise. This role requires deep understanding of data architecture, data engineering, data analysis, reporting, and a basic understanding of data science techniques and workflows. The ideal candidate is a skilled data and software engineer with experience creating data products supporting analytic solutions. Furthermore,

  • You will design, develop, optimize, and maintain data architecture and pipelines that adhere to ETL principles and business goals

  • You will solve complex data problems to deliver insights that helps the organization's business to achieve their goals

  • You will create data products for analytics and data scientist team members to improve their productivity

  • You will advise, consult, mentor and coach other data and analytic professionals on data standards and practices

  • You will foster a culture of sharing, re-use, design for scale stability, and operational efficiency of data and analytical solutions

  • You will lead the evaluation, implementation and deployment of emerging tools and process for analytic data engineering to improve the organization's productivity as a team

  • You will partner with business analysts and solutions architects to develop technical architectures for strategic enterprise projects and initiatives.

What You Will Need to be Qualified:

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline such as Computer Science or another related field with 7 years related experience.

  • Your related experience should include in depth knowledge of: Agile/Scrum Methodologies, RDBMS, and ETL

  • You are willing to undertake assignments involving unfamiliar subjects and demonstrate aptitude to learn quickly.

  • You excel at communicating complex ideas and concepts both verbally and through writing

  • You are experienced in Agile/Scrum development with DevOps methodologies geared toward rapid prototyping and piloting of cloud solutions

  • You have experience with development and tuning on RDBMS technology including Teradata, SingleStore, Oracle or SQL Server

  • You have knowledge and experience in development and tuning of ETL processes using PowerCenter, Informatica Data Replication (IDR), webMethods or other comparable tools

  • You have experience in creating, analyzing and documenting ER and Dimensional models, preferably with ERWIN experience

  • Preferably you have Unix/Linux experience to maintain Unix files, commands, and scripts

  • Preferably you have 2-3 years of experience in using the Kimball methodology to design and develop Enterprise Data Warehouses and Data Marts

  • You have experience in designing and/or developing Analytics applications using tools such as Power BI, QlikView, SAS, RapidMiner or other comparable products

  • You are willing to travel throughout the organization and service territory and work extended hours, as required


Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification


FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron

Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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