Data Engineering Manager

Washington, DC
Oct 27, 2022
Nov 18, 2022
Full Time

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

The Data Engineering Manager engages in the administration of existing business applications, legacy systems, databases, and web interfaces to meet new and emerging business unit/department needs. As the Manager, you will act as a business liaison with technology and vendors to help facilitate and translate business needs into functional requirements. The Manager also participates in application implementation and development projects. This position also collaborates with management to identify opportunities to streamline technology processes and develop new procedures that support the business unit/department.


  • Manages technology projects and cross-functional teams, determines resources needed and responsibly stewards them, tracks progress against established timelines, evaluates training and monitors adoption. Collaborates across teams during the discovery phase to assess value, usability and feasibility of enhancement concept and experience.
  • Provides strategic guidance on the department's technology roadmap and manages the process of designing and implementing improvements and new functionality in technology applications. Develops engagement strategies in the digital space.
  • Assists in creating, gathering, managing, and communicating product requirements, strategies, roadmaps, and specifications. Manages technical projects and supporting documentation, tracks progress towards milestones, and keeps tabs on all the moving parts of agile planning and development cycles.
  • Acts as a business liaison with technology and vendors and provides end user training and support. Provides counsel to other business units in the execution of technology initiatives and digital engagement. Collaborates with management and IT to identify opportunities to streamline technology processes that support the business unit.
  • Manages various web and database platforms, including defining, planning, and prioritizing enhancements for phased deployments. Manages, designs, and develops the structure, function, and organization of department applications on organizational platforms, including processes for application of appropriate metadata/taxonomies.
  • Gathers an in-depth understanding of the organization's technical landscape, data management practices and flows and data available across the organization. Advises on data accuracy and integration best practices, as assigned.
  • Defines and translates strategic business ideas into technical requirements with actionable, digestible user stories and acceptance criteria ensuring all organizational, regulatory, and strategic compliance requirements and objectives are met.
  • Utilizes technology to advance their business unit's priorities and projects. Serves as a resource within their business unit on appropriate tools/software and shares expertise openly and accessibly to advance business unit priorities and projects, and to meet critical goals.


  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Mathematics, Statistics, a relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3+ years of related experience.
  • Experience with data querying languages (e.g. SQL); proficiency with Python preferred.
  • Experience with fundamental statistical analysis and Data Science knowledge.
  • Excellent oral/written presentation skills; proficiency in preparation and presentation of proposals, analytical reports, and modeling performances.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services, Pyspark and big data preferred.
  • Proven analytical ability and strategic business and product development/management skills preferred.
  • Attribution analysis and A/B testing experience preferred.
  • In-office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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