Senior R&D Data Engineer

Department:  Research and Development
Date:  Jun 18, 2022


FMC Corporation is a global agricultural sciences company dedicated to helping growers produce food, feed, fiber and fuel for an expanding world population while adapting to a changing environment. FMC's innovative crop protection solutions – including biologicals, crop nutrition, digital and precision agriculture – enable growers, crop advisers and turf and pest management professionals to address their toughest challenges economically while protecting the environment. With approximately 6,400 employees at more than 100 sites worldwide, FMC is committed to discovering new herbicide, insecticide and fungicide active ingredients, product formulations and pioneering technologies that are consistently better for the planet.


FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives.  With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.  Visit FMC to learn more and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter


FMC has an immediate opening for a motivated Senior R&D Data Engineer at Stine Research Center in Newark, DE. We are an R&D-based business, dependent upon the introduction of new products to deliver a competitive advantage in the agrochemical industry. You will be part of a team that is adopting the mindset, agility and processes of a technology company while drawing on our 100+ years of experience in agriculture. We welcome you, your ideas, and your enthusiasm.



  • Drive and execute the vision for data and analytics strategy supporting a wide spectrum of data needs ranging from large scale data management, cloud infrastructure, modern data architecture, data science use cases through rapid prototyping
  • Engineer and deliver high quality data pipelines for data warehousing and big data solutions factoring in data quality, performance management, security, and scalability
  • Lead and participate in architecture discussions, recommend design choices, and execute projects balancing strategic and tactical goals
  • Collaborate and foster cross-functional relationships with data scientists, application developers and business stakeholders to understand data needs and build reliable solutions
  • Mentor and grow a team of data engineers and help accelerate data driven culture



  • 7+ years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree in quantitative field, M.S. preferred Demonstrated expertise in SQL, database design, data modeling and data warehousing
  • Hands on development experience building data and analytics solutions, traditional and unstructured data, and drive insights
  • Modern data warehouses, ETL/ELT data pipelines to process structured/semi-structured/unstructured data  
  • Working knowledge of DevOps model, automated workflows, associated CI/CD components and containers (git, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes etc.)
  • Experience implementing analytic platforms in at least one of the major cloud ecosystems (AWS/Azure/GCP) unlocking potential to explore and experiment at scale
  • Familiarity with one or more visualization tools (Tableau, PowerBI, Looker etc.)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with ability to share quantitative and qualitative analysis in a clear, concise, and actionable manner
  • Comfortable with multi-tasking in a fast paced and fun environment


Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands on experience working with large data sets (Spark, Hadoop, Hive, Redshift, etc.)
  • Good understanding of data privacy, GDPR and best practices around data encryption
  • Working knowledge of MDM, Data Virtualization and microservices based architecture
  • Prior experience of distributed computing and data management executing batch and real-time data pipelines to tackle large scale systems
  • Hands on experience building on-prem, hybrid and multi-cloud data solutions to support enterprise-wide data democratization
  • Project management experience managing vendors and system integrators to lead data engagements and drive adoption
  • Development experience in at least one or more programming languages (e.g., Java, C#, Python, R) and creating interoperable data exchange mechanisms (APIs, Webhooks etc.)



At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC. FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department

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