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Data to Insights, UT Austin

Data QA Engineer

Remote (US Only)

February 27

Job Posting Title:

Data QA Engineer


Hiring Department:

Data to Insights


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:



Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until Aug 31, 2026





Job Details:

General Notes

The Data to Insights (D2I) Initiative at UT Austin is an investment to build a trusted, integrated, and scalable information infrastructure that transforms complex UT data into valued insights for data-informed decisions.

As a team member in the Data to Insights (D2I) Initiative, you will work with a cross-campus team using the latest cloud technologies to build a next-generation data ecosystem that will improve decision-making and advance the university’s mission. We believe the best ideas arise from collaborative work among colleagues from varied backgrounds and experiences. We actively seek a variety of viewpoints and perceptions in our student, faculty, and staff recruiting and retention practices. If you’re the type of person who loves to learn and wants to know your work has meaning, you may find your career home at UT Austin. Please note that this position is currently funded through August 31, 2026.

The University of Texas at Austin provides an outstanding benefits package to staff, including: 

  • Competitive health benefits (Employee premiums covered at 100%; family premiums at 50%) 
  • Vision, dental, life, and disability insurance options 
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays 
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas (a defined benefit retirement plan) 
  • Additional voluntary retirement programs: tax sheltered annuity 403(b) and a deferred compensation program 457(b) 
  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses 
  • Training and conference opportunities 
  • Tuition assistance 
  • Athletic ticket discounts 
  • Access to UT Austin's libraries and museums 
  • Free rides on all UT Shuttle and Capital Metro buses with staff ID card 

For more details, please see: https://hr.utexas.edu/prospective/benefits and https://hr.utexas.edu/current/services/my-total-rewards 

This position requires you to maintain internet service and a mobile phone with voice and data plans to be used when required for work.

This position provides life/work balance with typically a 40-hour work week and travel generally limited to training (e.g., conferences/courses).


The Data QA Engineer for the UT Data Hub improves university outcomes and advances the UT mission to transform lives for the benefit of society by increasing the usability and value of institutional data.

The Data QA Engineer works closely with other team members to design and implement solutions focused on validation of data within an AWS-based cloud data platform. The ideal candidate will be responsible for ensuring accuracy, integrity, and reliability of data within dimensional data models. This role demands a detail-oriented and analytical individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is passionate about maintaining high data quality standards.


Data Validation and Testing:

  • Develop and execute comprehensive test plans to validate data within AWS-based cloud data warehouse.
  • Conduct thorough testing of ETL processes, dimensional data models, and reporting outputs.
  • Identify, document, and track data quality issues, working closely with data engineers to resolve them.
  • Validate data loading, transformation, and aggregation processes.
  • Ensure data consistency and integrity across different data sources and systems.

Quality Assurance and Process Improvement:

  • Collaborate with the data engineering team to define quality benchmarks and metrics.
  • Continuously improve QA testing strategies and methodologies.
  • Implement best practices for data validation and error handling.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of data quality assurance tools and frameworks.

Collaboration and Reporting:

  • Work closely with data architect, data modelers, engineers, and analysts to understand data requirements and deliverables.
  • Work closely with the Lead Data QA Engineer to design, develop, maintain and support testing infrastructure
  • Provide detailed reports on data quality findings and testing outcomes.
  • Contribute insights and recommendations to enhance data quality and processing efficiency.

Other Duties as Assigned

Required Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or equivalent professional experience, with two years of relevant experience.
  • Proven experience in data/software quality assurance with hands-on experience with automated testing tools.
  • Proven experience in programming in SQL, Python, or other programming languages applicable to this context.
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes. Strong experience with relational databases such as Postgres, Oracle, etc.
  • Aptitude for troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Team player, comfortable communicating cross-functionally and across management levels.
  • Self-motivated and able to organize work independently in a rapidly changing environment.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in test automation in a CI/CD environment.
  • AWS certification. Experience with Informatica.
  • Knowledge of Agile software development methodologies (Kanban, Scrum). Experience with issue tracking systems (JIRA).

Salary Range

$105,000 - $120,000

Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
  • Use of manual dexterity
  • Up to 100% remote at employee discretion with office work environment also an option. Majority of team is located in Austin, TX, and working remotely with infrequent in-office presence.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:



Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.