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Intern - Data Integration

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Date: Jan 15, 2019

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

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Position Summary

The Data Integration Intern will have the unique opportunity to support development of methods and techniques to improve data integration and adoption of smart grid technologies, including renewable energy and advanced metering infrastructure for market operations.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Integrate data into our cloud computing platform
  • He/she will receive mentorship and guidance throughout their internship
  • Focuses on cloud computing process specifications and data registry standardization to improve the value of smart grid technologies and market knowledge to grid operators
  • Ensure that all cloud computing process specifications are written with specific focus on high availability and ease of use for our users
  • Shows creativity in the design and ability to identify, find, work with and/or develop scalable analytical and data visualization techniques
  • Challenges the quality of data and can validate modeling results
  • Identifies hidden issues and unclear requirements for developing a cloud-based analytical solution
  • Clarifies distinctions and definitions and directs assessments around data integration and effective communication of data availability
  • Fast learner and comfortable experimenting with innovations to data integration tools and methods

Minimum Skills

Personal Computer Usage

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Experience in performing complex data intensive analysis and data manipulation

Familiarity with SQL and RDBMS concepts (SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.)

Familiarity with scripting languages such as Python, bash and command-line

Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Excel

Ability to working with, extending and defining data interchange standards and best practices

Excellent information and data analysis skills

Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate complex ideas and concepts to those with less technical background

Excellent planning and organizational skills

Must be able to participate in full-time employment with CPS Energy for duration of summer.

Ability to handle complex assignments, be a self-starter, be able to meet goals and deadlines on own initiative with minimum supervision

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Task Oriented
  • Self-Starter
  • Problem Solving Skills


Communicating Effectively

Learning Quickly

Working Safely

Delivering High Quality Work

Entrepreneurial Thinking

Demonstrating Initiative

Minimum Education

Actively pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a data-centric field (Economics, Computer Science or other science field), Information Systems, Information Processing or engineering-related curricula, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Indoor work, operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator. Ability to travel between business related events. Work hours may be extended.

Physical Demands

Office Environment

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

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