Data Engineer

at Development Aid
Published November 13, 2022
Location Bonn, Germany
Category Computer & IT  
Job Type Full Time  


DRS is looking for a Data Engineer, to work for an NGO that works to take care of our forests and those who rely on them: by protecting plant and animal species, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, forest workers’ safety, and much more. The ideal candidate will make data accessible to internal and external NGO stakeholders in a way that encourages and embeds data use in all - big and small, everyday - actions and decisions.

Main Roles and Responsibilities:

1. Maintain, enhance and manage the quality and usage of data in the NGO by:

Establishing processes for ETL(extract transform and load) for data from various structured and unstructured data sources into a data store that is suitable for business analytics decision-making;
Designing stable, reliable, and effective databases;
Optimizing and maintaining legacy systems (such as Salesforce, MySQL);
Modifying and testing databases according to needs and requests;
Solving database usage issues and malfunctions;
Liaising with developers to improve applications and establish best practices;
Gathering user requirements and identifying new features and enhancements;
Supporting the development of technical documentation and end-user training resources;

Review of the NGO information and data sources with a view to understanding, re-design, remodeling, and re-deploying the database structure where necessary to adapt best practices in data management;
Data standardization across the NGO business units;
Practical and user-friendly workflows and protocols that facilitate information capture, design, collection, quality, storage, and reporting on data consistently across the NGO departments;
Compliance of data assets and data processing with relevant legislation;
Coordination and facilitation of the rigorous clean-up and information integrity processes while delivering data products;


Strong problem-solving skills and a strong focus on end-user experience;
Excellent estimation and management of delivery timelines;
Ability to perform well while handling competing priorities and several functions;
Solution-oriented attitude to work;
A strong sense of diligence and service;
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail;
Communication Skills:

Proven teamwork and collaboration and presentation skills, fostering deep stakeholder engagement;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;


University degree in a relevant field, for example, computer science or data science;


4-5 years’ relevant experience in data modeling, big data platforms, creating data pipelines, and data integration in databases, data warehouses, and data lakes;

Proven work experience as a database developer

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