Data Engineer and Analyst

Hager Environmental and Atmospheric Technologies (HEAT), headquartered in Knoxville, TN, is searching for an in-house Software Engineer who is multifaceted and has experience in Databases, Scientific Data Analysis, Processing of Large Datasets, IT, and Software Development.

HEAT is a cutting-edge environmental company with an exciting, one-of-a-kind NASA spinoff technology used to detect and measure on-road vehicle emissions. HEAT is making an impact worldwide with this groundbreaking remote sensing device and is building a team to meet the demands of a growing client base.

Our preferred candidate should be creative and have an eagerness to work with an exciting technology in a small company atmosphere. They should be very comfortable with development and data management in a commercial setting and should be able to work in a fast-paced environment to meet tight deadlines. The ideal candidate must be able to wear many different hats and be able to contribute to a range of projects from initial development from the ground up to application improvement to database or portal maintenance.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Data Science, Statistics and Database Management, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field

  • Experience working in a Linux environment and familiarity with command line

  • 3+ years of experience in Software Development using Python, SQL, and Git

  • Be able to work on-site in Knoxville (no remote work offered at this time)

  • Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support and maintain legacy software

  • Support and manage emission testing data collection programs

  • Setup, maintain, and configure remote servers for processing and transfer of large datasets

  • Upload, download, process, and analyze data

  • Maintain and build out customer data portals via web-based server that are user-friendly

  • Linux system administration

  • Maintain and track data collection servers

  • Abide by and stay on top of data privacy regulations for each location where data is being stored or collected

  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize tasks, and complete assigned projects with minimal supervision

  • Design, install, configure, and maintain computer system hardware and software

  • Monitoring of systems and storage performance, up to and including network components


HEAT is searching for a candidate who has experience in the following 3 fields:



  • Experience working with large datasets in various capacities such as processing, analysis, and report generation

  • Create professional charts and graphs

  • Run automated data analysis and other routine processes with scripts

  • Manage an SQLite, MySQL, or PostgreSQL database

  • Write advanced SQL queries

  • Manage data pipelines

  • Database design, deployment, and operation that is flexible to changing data requirements based on customer needs

  • Working with .csv files, NumPy, Pandas, etc…



  • Be an Amazon Web Service Expert and use AWS resources like EC2 instances and EBS storage

  • Have general IT and troubleshooting skills

  • Program and maintain servers

  • Implement security measures in developed applications that comply with government requirements

  • Deploy software using Docker



  • Competently navigate a Linux shell (i.e. ssh)

  • Use Git comfortably

  • Intelligently and helpfully document their code

  • Experience with web servers (i.e. apache or nginx)

  • Be familiar with Python Django framework

  • Ability to develop and maintain programs and scripts that automate tasks using various shell and scripting languages (i.e. bash, Perl, Python)


Additional skills that would be bonus:

  • AWS Certification

  • LaTeX

  • Experience with excel or open office equivalent

  • Flexibility and ability to think outside the box

  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit and take ownership of projects

  • Detail oriented

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong documentation skills

  • Work on-call on occasion

  • Be amenable to working with programs ongoing in various time zones ranging from the West Coast to Eastern Europe



  • Being able to contribute to and advance with a rapidly growing company

  • Working with a one-of-a-kind advanced technology that is in high demand worldwide

  • Small business atmosphere

  • Rewarding work that helps the environment

  • Ability to work with highly skilled and renowned engineers and scientists

  • Be involved in creative and innovative projects


  • AWS: 3 years (Preferred)

  • Docker: 1 year (Preferred)

  • SSH: 2 years (Preferred)

  • Development: 3 years (Preferred)

  • SQL: 3 years (Preferred)

  • Python: 3 years (Preferred)

  • Data Analysis: 2 years (Preferred)



Bachelor's (Required)


  • Monday to Friday

  • Weekends required

  • On call

Work Remotely: No

Hager Environmental &

Atmospheric Technologies (HEAT)

+1 865-288-7890

US Headquarters:

539 Milwaukee Way

Knoxville, TN 37932

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