Data Engineer 3 (Portland, OR) #110321

Date: May 28, 2023

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp


PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

Working independently under minimal supervision, position is responsible for the data management and design, implementation, maintenance and monitoring of database technologies and related software. Provides direct support to application and analytics teams. Conducts analysis, creates system specifications, develops, tests and implements engineering, scientific and business applications, operating systems, and file/database servers. Utilizes existing or new technology in the automation of processes. Evaluates software packages and provides recommendations to management. Provides actionable recommendations for improvements in application performance after analyzing underlying database-related infrastructure components. Write and maintain comprehensive documentation, including database dependencies, database inventory, basic database troubleshooting, and daily database operations documents. Recommends and implements improvements of client accessibility to corporate information.  

Responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Designs, codes, tests, documents, implements and maintains database utilities. Performs database analysis and design reviews. Researches and performs fact-finding to develop or modify database structures. 
  • Works with vendors to review quality, adaptability and compatibility of their products. Supports vendor-developed database implementation and periodic maintenance releases as required.
  • Provides technical input to assist in development of project planning.
  • Maintains database software at appropriate vendor-supported levels. 
  • Works with infrastructure team to build and implement new hardware, upgrade existing services, and modify existing software configurations in a multi-clustered architecture. 
  • Works with application development teams to implement database changes and assist in development and analysis of complex database object structures and architecture. Supports data management, movement, security, and performance.
  • Performs Oracle applications administrative tasks such as security, printers, profiles, menus, flex fields, value sets, concurrent managers and registering forms and reports with the application object library.
  • Provides functional and technical customer support for Oracle financials software and associated interfaces.
  • Participate in on-call rotation, including after hour and weekend support.
  • Performs additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.

Requirements for this position include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or related field; or equivalent work experience. (Typically four years of additional related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor’s degree.)
  • Five years of related experience in database administration, systems analysis or data engineering.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of backup and recovery, disaster recovery, high availability, security, infrastructure, performance tuning, lifecycle, data management and data movement.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills fostering an atmosphere of teamwork, high productivity and accuracy.
  • Consistently delivers requirements and meets timelines.
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
  •  Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.


Additional Information

Req Id: 110321 
Company Code: PacifiCorp   
Primary Location: PORTLAND     
Department: PacifiCorp Corporate 
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $98,200.00 - $115,500  
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15% of salary.   

Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit: 


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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