Improve Communities
as our new Database Engineer

Are you excited about creating and using big data to solve challenging questions? At Fehr & Peers, our use of big data is expanding quickly to improve internal business operations and to answer the challenging transportation questions of our clients. Our big data pipeline starts with data transfer and loading, and ends with data analysis visualization to help our clients understand the consequences of their decisions. With the growth of new and bigger datasets, we are searching for talented professionals that specialize in database transfer and loading, architecture, and administration. The ideal candidate will have capabilities across all three specialty areas.

Our client expectations are demanding and consistently evolving in response to a rapidly-changing future. We offer consulting services to the most advanced transportation technology companies and transportation agencies in the U.S.  This combination of factors means our data science team plays a crucial role in the successful execution of our business operations and consulting services.

Fehr & Peers’ focus on transportation offers a wide range of rich data, giving opportunity for exploration and creativity. Examples of some projects our database engineers have worked on include:

Modeling regional travel trends with mobile device data, improving travel time, reliability, or safety by combining speed and collision data, and evaluating video and LiDar for asset management and the influence on traveler behavior.

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Use of a variety of industry standard tools for transportation analysis (TransCAD, Cube, VISSIM, and GIS) and data science and visualization tools (R, Python, D3, and SQL) for quality control and to communicate results to our clients.

More About the Role

Join Us
At Fehr & Peers, we are a team of entrepreneurial individuals empowered to collaborate, innovate, and develop creative solutions that improve communities. We provide planning and engineering services associated with all modes of transportation. Our passion combined with our business strategy creates opportunities for personal and professional growth. We invite you to explore the career opportunities at Fehr & Peers.

About You
There are multiple opportunities available and while the specific tasks and responsibilities vary by experience, the type of skills and qualifications we are looking for include:

  • Strong understanding of various database platforms including Microsoft SQL, Postgres SQL, and cloud-based database solutions (AWS, Azure, etc)
  • 5 years experience working with databases including performance tuning, debugging, security, and resilient design and disaster recovery
  • Experience monitoring databases and apply patches, execute scripts, and create backups to ensure access and the consistency of data.
  • Ability to collect, integrate, and analyze large volumes of homogeneous/heterogeneous data to provide information to enable better decision making
  • Can assist developers in tuning queries and refactoring existing ones with optimal resource consumption
  • Able to gather technical requirements through interviews and analysis of existing applications and databases, and distill into meaningful deliverables
  • Fluent with Python, R, or similar scripting language preferred
  • GIS knowledge a plus: Esri ArcGIS, PostGIS, Spatialite, QGIS, etc.
  • Ability to proactively engage staff across the company to share technical approaches and data sources
  • Experience with a geographically dispersed development team is desired

About Fehr & Peers
Fehr & Peers has specialized in multimodal transportation planning and engineering work for public and private sector clients since 1985. Our commitment to the firm’s unique culture is unparalleled in our industry. Partnering with staff to create opportunities for personal development provides continuous career growth. We consistently seek and encourage feedback to identify areas for individual, team, and firm-wide improvement. Our robust, internally-funded research and development program enables us to develop new analytical methods and advance the state of the practice. We are very proud of the impact our commitment has had on the communities we have been fortunate to serve.

For examples of data science applications and custom tools...

Kevin
Associate

Each day, I have the opportunity to interact with clients, data partners, and staff on the use of large data sets in transportation planning projects. These projects can range from analyzing individual GPS traces for use in local neighborhood traffic calming to multi-county travel behavior studies aimed at identifying the purpose and overall travel trends throughout a region. I am looking for a co-worker who brings a critical eye to the “sales pitch” made by teaming partners and who understands the appropriate uses of a variety of data and processing types. If you’re someone who can provide advice to me and our clients in the quickly changing data landscape, then we have just the job for you.

Jess
GIS Specialist

I am excited about the opportunities and challenges large data sets offer for every aspect of transportation and enjoy learning how to apply and convey the results in a meaningful way. I am looking for a co-worker who understands the statistics and data structures and can assist me in channeling my enthusiasm into developing and evaluating innovative data-driven solutions that improve communities.

Will
Director of Information Technology

As IT Director, much of my job revolves around providing infrastructure and support so our staff can provide high quality analysis to our clients reliably and efficiently. Our goal is to identify and implement the most appropriate and efficient tools for the job. Many of our analysis tools and projects are using larger datasets, so I am looking for an experienced team member to provide insight and recommendations on solutions that work now along with a roadmap on where to go next, all while being a team player and helping to implement and adapt the solutions over time.

Brandon
Senior Transportation Planner

I see web based analytics and visualizations as a necessity for quickly evaluating and presenting transportation outcomes to decision makers and the public. Complex datasets are increasingly becoming part of every project we do, and we are constantly looking for better ways to process, analyze, and tell a compelling story with the material. The web has become the platform for information sharing, and I am looking for a co-worker who can guide my learning, catalyze the creation of my ideas, and provide quality assurance for workflows.

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