San Jose, California


Job Summary

Reporting to the Interim Associate Chief Information Officer and Senior Director of Enterprise Solutions, the Data Engineer – Campus Data Warehouse (CDW) is responsible for SJSU’s Campus Data Warehousing/Business Intelligence implementation. This position will play an important role in the research, design, architecture, creation, development, implementation, and maintenance of Campus Data Warehouse. This includes identifying and pulling data from 500+ individual databases across SJSU and curating them into a single data source in order to facilitate data-driven decisions. Assist in conducting technical reviews, creating definitions of business problems, including the preparation of business/technical requirements to support the mission of the university and administrative departments, providing systems and technical support of vendor and locally developed software, and work with the Data Warehouse Project Manager, SJSU IT Enterprise Solutions resources, external vendors, and IT team members. Duties and system assignments can be temporarily or permanently changed to meet the needs and goals of the department and university.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain ETL processes to populate the data warehouse
  • Build and maintain Google BigQuery data warehouse interfaces to house data from various sources such as Oracle, MySQL, and Web APIs, etc.
  • Building and maintaining production data pipelines for data analytics
  • Partner cohesively with campus stakeholders to align with their strategic goals and initiatives through the implementation of Campus Data Warehouse
  • Collaborate with key analytical vendors who can provide specialized expertise to assist with solution development while developing the in-house effort and managing CO interface
  • Follow project plans, timelines, and vendor relationships to ensure releases are delivered with the highest quality, on-time and within budget
  • Provide the data analytics infrastructure that supports and achieves operational organization goals and targets
  • Apply performance tuning techniques to existing and new ETL scripts and analytical reports
  • Develop efficient database manipulation code to ensure reliable and consistent result sets
  • Develop appropriate and reusable data validation scripts to ensure the analytical dashboards are meeting the business requirements
  • Assist the development team in performing the troubleshooting of Campus Data Warehouse components as identified by the Business groups
  • Develop and deploy ad-hoc query extracts from Campus Data Warehouse as desired by the Business groups
  • Participate in overall analytics architecture and application roadmap.
  • Assist in the improvement of organization performance by utilizing not only the data already available to the organization, but also utilizing new and innovative sources of data
  • Develop custom reports as necessary using visualization tools such as Google Data Studio, Tableau and other visualization tools
  • Identify, interpret, analyze and address critical business issues, questions and to develop use cases.
  • Organizing and creating an environment that makes data and information accessible with appropriate channels of access controls.



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Intermediate skills in a Data Engineer role
  • Knowledge of Google Cloud Platform components including but not limited to Composer, Airflow, Dataproc, Sqoop, Cloud Storage, and BigQuery
  • Advanced knowledge in high level programming languages like: Python, SQL, Java, and JavaScript
  • Advanced knowledge of application development, testing and deployment processes and tools
  • Knowledge of data visualizations tools like Tableau, Google Data Studio, or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge and skills working with large data sets
  • Solid knowledge of ETL, ELT, reporting and analytics tools and environments
  • Ability to strategically think and build a Data Warehouse to answer important questions across a variety of functional areas
  • Ability to collaborate with business stakeholders and IT management to understand solution requirements and system design
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organization and planning skills
  • Proficiency in management of multiple priorities to produce quality products for customers


Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science or business, or equivalent training and applied experience
  • 5+ years of experience in business applications analysis, design, and programming for medium or large scale, multi-programmed computers


Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years’ experience developing, maintaining and collecting structured and unstructured data sets for analysis and reporting
  • 3+ years of working experience in implementing cloud-based architecture (i.e. Google Cloud Platform or similar) 



Classification: Analyst/Programmer-Expert
Anticipated Hiring Range: $9,640/month - $9,834/month
CSU Hiring Range: $6,249/month - $12,100/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.


Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: June 9, 2022 through June 26, 2022. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.


Contact Information

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CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. As a condition of employment, any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as well as with other safety measures established on the campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

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San Jose, California

San Jose State is conveniently located on 154 acres in downtown San José, midway between San Francisco and the Monterey/Carmel area at the sunny southern end of San Francisco Bay, and is easily accessible from area freeways.

From its beginnings as a normal school that trained teachers for the developing frontier, SJSU has matured into a metropolitan university offering more than 134 bachelor's and master's degrees with 110 concentrations.

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