Lead Data Engineer
Data, Analysis, and Research | Knowledge Management Team
Do you love solving complex technology problems and thinking in data architecture and systems? Do you have the self-motivation, curiosity, creativity and ability to collaborate effectively with content experts? Are you passionate about making the world a better place through improved data, visualization, and automation? If yes, then join our growing team!
RMI is seeking a data engineer to help design connected database solutions, build persuasive visualizations, and leverage third-party research and data that flows into RMI to support our 13 programs working to solve the climate crisis.
Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply!
RMI decarbonizes energy systems through rapid, market-based change in the world’s most critical geographies to align with a 1.5°C future and address the climate crisis. We work with businesses, policymakers, communities and other organizations to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50% by 2030.
RMI is a knowledge-based organization, and it is critical for there to be a successful and robust knowledge management competency at the organization to improve the impact of our programs. As part of the KM function, RMI is building out a Data, Analytics, and Research team, including hiring a Lead Data Engineer, to enhance access to and data/news/research services (40-50 at present), and more fully leverage them for decisions and insights across RMI. You will be on the Program Services Team, reporting to the Data, Analytics, and Research Manager, and you will collaborate directly with programmatic staff from across the organization. This is a new position which represents expanded core competencies and focus at RMI. A successful candidate will be adept at data processing, data/content pipelines, APIs, and associated coding languages, with a keen attention to detail and a strong desire to work with data to accelerate the energy transition.
We are a remote-ready company with team members around the globe. Our beautiful and welcoming offices are available for meetings or focused work, whether you are traveling through or living nearby. Our U.S. offices are in New York City; Washington DC; Oakland, California; Boulder, Colorado, and Basalt, Colorado. This role can be located from anywhere in the continental United States.
We provide you with the essential IT equipment plus a one-time home technology payment and a monthly work from home/commuter allowance to ensure you have a comfortable home office set up and necessary supplies.
We love seeing each other in person! We occasionally gather for shared time together like retreats and learning experiences. Be ready to travel for occasional in-person meetings (and of course, we cover travel costs). Some roles may require more travel, which will be discussed during the hiring process.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:
Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future.
We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.