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Data Engineer with U.S. Soccer Federation in Chicago, IL

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U.S. Soccer Overview 
We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States.  We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and by supporting members, impacting athletes, and serving fans.  We seek motivated, passionate, skilled people who can think, create and work on a team.  

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

Position Description 
The Data Engineer will be responsible for assisting in managing the interchange of data between transactional systems and analytical applications. 
The position will initially focus on unifying data from discrete sources into a data management platform but will also be responsible for long term strategic design and implementation of a suite of highly robust applications. The position focuses on programmatic solution building but also requires a strong understanding of sporting business, technology, and a passion for soccer.

Primary Responsibilities 
  • Help manage U.S. Soccer’s data pipeline
  • Collaborate with the data engineering team to design, integrate and maintain schemas to meet the needs of various platforms
  • Focus on security and data protection
  • Employ cloud-based data storage best practices
  • Review new technologies and create best practices in enterprise data architecture and their suitability for the organization’s mission and operations
  • Collaborate with all U.S. Soccer departments and partner organizations to evolve datasets and create scalable solutions 
  • Collaborate with the Technology team to facilitate long-term application and systems integration through centralized cloud-based services
  • Additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications 
  • Bachelor's degree 
  • Developing applications in a linux environment in at least one of the following languages: Python, Scala, Java
  • Experience with file formats JSON, CSV, XML
  • Experience maintaining shared code bases
  • Previous experience using APIs and web services: SOAP, REST
  • Deep understanding of relational and dimensional database designs
  • Experience designing and maintaining relational databases such as MySQL and columnar databases such as Redshift
  • Experience with integrating multiple data sources and managing large data structures (data warehouse, data lake) in cloud architectures (Azure, AWS)
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to prioritize workflow
  • Full-time position, 40+ hour work week
  • Some weekend and holiday work may be required (depending on the project)

Desired Qualifications 
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information science, engineering or a similar field
  • Graduate degree is a plus
  • Knowledge of BI, Analytics, AI, and machine learning
  • Experience creating data pipelines using Apache Spark 
  • Passion for soccer and a solid understanding of the soccer landscape in the United States

Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes: 
  • Adopt a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
  • Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit 
  • Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges 
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Open to criticism and does not make excuses
  • Possess a tireless work ethic
  • Wants to be part of a team that wins
  • Has the ability to be firm but fair 
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

In order to be considered, applicants must click Apply Now on TeamWork Online and finish the application on US Soccer’s website. 

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