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Title:  Business Solution Architect III - Data Engineering Leader

Requisition ID:  64323

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category:  Information Systems

Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is one of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producers, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.

We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.

Please note:  This position has the possibility to work remotely up to 100% of the time.  The position will require occasional travel to the Phoenix corporate offices and/or site locations.  This position may be performed anywhere in the U.S. except California, New Hampshire, Michigan, Illinois and New York.  Additional states may be excluded from remote work based on business factors.  Should the position shift to in-office work in the future, the company will offer relocation benefits at that time should the position meet the established eligibility for these benefits.


Responsible for leading teams of data engineers assigned to global initiatives. Collaborate with enterprise product management teams and senior management to coordinate activities and align practices. Works with the Director, Global Business Intelligence to ensure efforts are properly staffed, OKRs established and teams performing effectively. Work also as an Agile scrum master to align teams to company goals and coach and enable members in the pursuit of value.

  • Manage a “flex” team of contractors scaling from 5 to 25 people assigned to different initiatives. Utilize existing or create new processes for staying abreast of status, issues and current demand to ensure commitments are met and value being delivered.
  • Empower teams and collaborate with product owners by performing as an Agile scrum master to lead data engineering-centric efforts not to exceed two concurrent sprints. Coach other team members to serve in scrum master roles for other efforts.
  • Coach team members to develop stronger functional and technical skills for the applications which they are aligned to support.
  • Manage early “initiation” activities to understand data engineering requirements and resource needs. Partner with the Enterprise Data Architect to align design practices or develop new ones.
  • Partner with the offshore interface development center of excellence and Power BI COE for feeding work into each respective organization.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and eight (8) years of experience in information services, process technology field including five (5) years of project management/leadership experience on large system implementations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Engineering, Math or related field, and eight (8) years of experience in information services and four (4) years of team leadership experience leading data engineers and/or ETL-BI developers
  • Strong understanding of Agile
  • Strong data engineer with experience supporting large scale Business Intelligence and Data Science efforts.
  • Expert in use of SQL and relational database technologies
  • Scrum Master certification


  • Position requires collaboration and coordination with offshore and PTFI-based resources requiring evening meetings.
  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator. Occasionally work will be performed in a mine, outdoor or manufacturing plant setting.
  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk.
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment.
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required.
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as allowed by applicable state laws

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others.  Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safey-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose "motor vehicles" includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or
  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

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