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Data Engineer


Are you excited to help an organization modernize its data stack?  We are a growing data engineering and machine learning science team in need of your passion, creativity, and innovative thinking to unlock our complex and multidisciplinary data to help Colorado PERA better serve PERA members.


This position identifies, designs, deploys, integrates, and supports technology, data, and process solutions to enable business data initiatives and operational improvements for Colorado PERA. This position requires mastery in requirements analysis, solution design, development, modeling, and process improvement coupled with the ability to collaborate effectively across various IT and business functions. In addition to delivering new technology and enhancing/supporting existing systems and providing data insights, contributes relevant technical and functional expertise, negotiates, and drives alignment, and coaches/mentors less-experienced engineers.


  • 4+ years supporting enterprise applications that require complex data integrations, transformations, scripting, and analysis
  • Expert level SQL/Oracle/Data Cloud database application development experience
  • Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions, lead simultaneous initiatives of varying complexities, and ensure the effective completion of projects
  • Experience in working and communicating effectively as a part of a team and balancing needs across stakeholders and technology teams
  • Extensive experience with change management, incident tracking and version control
  • Experience with business intelligence and data analytics tools such as PowerBI
  • Experience with enterprise Service Orchestration and Automation Platforms

Things that will help you stand out

  • Deep interest in Data Science and AI
  • Experience with Snowflake Data Cloud
  • Experience using Python on data management and analysis projects
  • Passionate collaborator and data evangelist
Position: Data Engineer
Organization: Colorado PERA
Location: Denver,  CO 
United States
Salary: $112,000 - $145,000
Posting Start Date: 7/24/2023
Date Posted: 7/24/2023


  • Manages data platforms and utilizes related automation and data transformation tools
  • Owns large sized data projects by providing analysis, development, testing, and deployments and contributes to larger business initiatives, while effectively collaborating with IT, SMEs and vendors
  • Develops system and application support and troubleshooting documentation
  • Participates in code reviews and incident postmortem reviews
  • Develops an in-depth understanding of PERA’s application systems and business functions
  • Develops an in-depth understanding of PERA system, database, cloud, security, and network environments
  • Frequently attends technical training relating to current and future data systems


  • Standard office environment with regular computer and telephone use
  • Occasional lifting, moving, or carrying materials or equipment in excess of 20 pounds


  • Opportunity to work from home up to three days per week. Eligibility dependent upon factors detailed in PERA's Work from Home Policy.


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of an employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned with or without notice.

Unfortunately, at this time, we cannot consider candidates that require sponsorship (now or in the future), or are located outside of the US.


Complete the employment application online at Please have copies of your resume and cover letter available to upload. Please review the following questions. You will be asked for a response to these as part of your application:

  1. Why are you interested in this position?  Why do you think your skills and/ or experiences would make you successful in this position?
  2. Give an example of a technical problem you had to resolve.  Describe the problem, the action you took, and the result.
  3. What things give you the greatest satisfaction at work?
  4. Describe a recent situation where you had to deliver bad news to management.
  5. Please rank SQL complexity you've worked with on scale of 1 to 10 and the reasoning behind your ranking, and briefly provide an overview of your experience writing SQL queries, stored procedures, triggers, etc.
  6. Please describe your experiences implementing, administering, and/or supporting large, enterprise-grade applications purchased from a vendor.
  7. Please describe examples where you automated data exports and imports or other systems integrations with scripts and other tools


Looking for a career where you can make a difference? Colorado PERA offers benefit services to public employees across Colorado, including teachers, state troopers, snowplow drivers, correctional officers and many others who provide valuable services. As Colorado’s largest pension plan, we serve and educate over 600,000 members who are former and current public employees. 

At PERA you will earn more than a paycheck. PERA is a culture where you can grow your potential and work in an inclusive environment, where diverse perspectives are valued. We hire exceptional employees and recognize that our people are our best asset. Not only do we make sound investments for our members, PERA invests in our employees’ growth through training and leadership opportunities.

To promote wellbeing, we offer hybrid or flexible working options for most roles and a total rewards and benefit program including health, dental and vision coverage - eligibility starts the first day of the month following the date of hire for most plans; generous paid time off and volunteer hours; pension and retirement plans, including PERA’s defined benefit plan, 457 defined contribution plan, and 401(k) employer match, as applicable; tuition assistance; free, convenient on-site parking or RTD subsidy; free on-site fitness center to stay active; employee assistance program; training, leadership and mentoring programs and more. PERA is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness qualifying employer. To learn more about life at PERA, watch this video or visit

Position Title: Data Engineer
Division: Information Technology
Reports to: Investments Technical Services Manager
Job Status: Full Time, Exempt
Salary: $112,000 - $145,000, Commensurate with Experience
Posting Dates: 7/21/2023 - 8/13/2023

Status: This listing expires on: 9/22/2023
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Organization Information
Colorado PERA

Denver,  CO 80203
United States
Chris Erwin