Data Engineer

3 weeks ago
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Western National is in search of a Data Engineer to join our team!  This role offers a candidate the opportunity to further their knowledge and skillset within the Business Intelligence world


The ideal candidate will have a strong background and ability to extract, manipulate and test data in support of analytics and predictive modeling projects within the Business Intelligence team.


  • Thorough understanding of the data infrastructure at Western National Insurance Group: Data Subject Matter Expert (SME).
  • Participate in Data Governance related workshops and prepare collateral.
  • Support development and maintenance of the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW).
  • Source, extract, transform and prepare internal and external data for use within company.
  • Write queries to extract data for use in analytics and predictive modeling.
  • Implement ETL processes as necessary.
  • Troubleshoot data issues within the business and present solutions to Database Developer Lead.
  • Collaborate with internal customers to identify business needs; prioritize requests; develop, test and implement data solutions.
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Assist in development and implementation of tools and software additions to support BI goals.
  • Recommend and implement data management strategy for analytics.
  • Test data for accuracy and appropriateness.
  • Implement best practices for new data sources.


  • 0-5 years of working knowledge of database management principles.
  • Knowledge of multiple programming languages.
  • Proficient use of various core systems, office and computer equipment and software packages.
  • Strong experience in SQL and ability to create SQL Queries. 
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with little to no guidance when necessary.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or equivalent.


Western National Insurance is a growing, A+ rated (A.M. Best) group of property-and-casualty insurance companies serving individuals, families, and businesses in 20 states across the Midwestern and Western U.S. plus Alaska. Currently ranked as the 57th largest private company by revenue in Minnesota (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal), Western National has consistently earned accolades as an employer of choice, including as a Star Tribune Top Workplace (2011 – 2016), and previously as a recipient of the Minnesota Business Ethics Award, as a Minnesota Business Magazine Top 100 Workplace, as a Principal Financial “10 Best” Company, and as a finalist for the Alfred P. Sloan “When Work Works” Award.


Western National is known as “The Relationship Company®”, and caring for employees is a key part of that relationship commitment. Western National offers competitive pay, advancement opportunities, a generous benefits package, a robust wellbeing program, and a healthy work/life balance (including three weeks of paid time off, nine paid holidays, and eight hours of paid volunteer time as a starting point for new employees). These attributes are just some of the reasons why nearly half of our employees choose to stay on the Western National team for 10 years or more.

Our benefits package includes:

  • 401(k) company match
  • Medical insurance – We offer affordable (thanks to a strong employer subsidy), above-average coverage and the choice of either a traditional Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) option OR a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) option
  • Western Wellbeing program – Including on-site massage, yoga classes, salad and healthy snack days, sit/stand workstations, nutrition seminars, and more
  • 100% company-paid tuition reimbursement for approved, job-relevant coursework
  • Discounts on automobile and homeowner's insurance
  • Other standard employee benefits – Including dental insurance, vision benefits, life insurance, disability insurance, and more


We could continue to list the things that we think make Western National a great place to work, but why not hear it instead from actual current and former employees? Here are some quotes that Western National employees have posted to the Glassdoor public review site:

  • “Excellent company which prioritizes customer service and community service.”
  • “Just a great place to come to work, and stay for a career. I love the personal touch from [the] executive suite on down. [The] CEO is on a first-name basis with everyone.”
  • “Above-average benefits, especially on the health insurance front.”
  • “I have felt welcomed here and I feel like the Senior Management cares.”


(For more reviews from current and former Western National employees, you can visit the company’s Glassdoor page here: .)


***Western National is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.***



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