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Date: Feb 2, 2019

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022-2692

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 17042 

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Respect, integrity, diversity and inclusion, teamwork and the spirit of winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of the world's leading major home appliance company.

Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a GIS Data Engineer to join the Whirlpool GIS Data Services team.


Function Overview:

The GIS Data Engineer will work to provide process and technical solutions focused on Data Integration Services to prepare dataset for modeling and analytics by data profiling, cleansing transforming and linking methodologies.    The Data Engineer is responsible for understanding the data from how it is created, stored and managed. They will directly work with the Business Engagement and Advanced Analytics organizations all part of Whirlpool Analytics Organization    

This position will work closely with Whirlpool's Global Information Systems teams (Business Engagement and Advanced Analytics ), including  various business functions, and third party organizations to implement core solutions, as well as ensure systems are running smoothly without disruption to business operations. The primary responsibilities will focus on acquire data and preparing it for Analytics.  Our data scientists, insights and strategists count on Data Engineers to verify the reliability and effectiveness of the data as well as identify gaps and issues. Our Data Engineers know that they have been successful when they are able to deliver a cleaned and linked data set and provide the required documentation to awaiting team members.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Acquire, transform and store data for analytics use and supply appropriate documentation for team use.
  • Perform data profiling tasks (query, mining, etc.) to determine risks to proposed analytics solution based on quality of, and anomalies within, existing data sources.
  • Interface internally and externally to understand business rules and identify gaps across data definitions. Perform data cleaning and table joins using knowledge of the client’s business rules.
  • Participate in Engineering and  Product Delivery to facilitate knowledge transfer and clarification of business rules and data flow.
  • Create source to target maps, data audit, or other reference documents and deliver as input into next workflow. Data dictionaries will have concise, consistent, and unambiguous definitions.
  • Recommend and implement enhancements that standardize and streamline processes, assure data quality and reliability, and reduce processing time to meet client expectations.
  • Communicate progress and completion to project team. Escalate roadblocks that may impact delivery schedule.
  • Actively participate in Quality Assurance procedures.
  • Create hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly automated processes built on proven and completed work.
  • Follow company policy and procedures which protect sensitive data and maintain compliance with established security standards and best practices.
  • Support MOB:  normal incident management, integration and regression testing, and ad hoc requests/enhancements processes
  • Refinement of current documentation and processes
  • This individual should be a person of unquestionable integrity and a team player who has a proven track record of winning the confidence and trust of colleagues.
  • This person should be a creative thinker with a passion and curiosity for technology, and a sincere drive to create value.
  • Effective communication with a wide variety of audiences is critical to success.
  • A strong understanding and Familiar with various data management methodologies, data exploration techniques, data quality assurance practices, and data discovery / visualization tools.
  • Knowledge and experience with project management and Agile methodologies are strongly recommended.
  • Can work in our Benton Harbor or Chicago locations.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering
  • 3+ years of Data Engineer work experience
  • 3+ years of experience working with relational database structures.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in one or more of the following programming languages: PHP, Java, or Python and a familiarity with Node.js
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lead by influence project team members and stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritize and manage responsibilities and commitments concurrently
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Ability to navigate and drive clarity and decisions in areas of ambiguity



About us


Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.


At Whirlpool Corporation, we believe that all people matter. Celebrating diversity and including thousands of perspectives empower us to create products that blend into every concept of home. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. 


Additional information about the company can be found on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp. 

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