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Principal Data Engineer

Job Req ID:  8926

Nashville, TN, US, 37203

Date:  Jan 6, 2023

As a leader in high-performance building solutions, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions, NYSE: LPX) manufactures engineered wood building products that meet the demands of builders, remodelers and homeowners worldwide. LP’s extensive offerings include innovative and dependable building products and accessories, such as siding solutions (LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding, LP BuilderSeries® Lap Siding, and LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®), LP Structural Solutions (LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, and LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, LP NovaCore™ Thermal Insulated Sheathing, and more), LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring, and oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading customer service and warranties. Since its founding in 1972, LP has been Building a Better Worldby helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes while our shareholders build lasting value. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 25 plants across the U.S., Canada, Chile, and Brazil. For more information, visit

LP’s values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work.  For more than 40 years, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry.

Job Purpose

As a part of the Data and Analytics function, the Data Engineer will support business and IT partners and will be responsible for managing the Data & Analytics’ ETL and reporting platforms to cleanse, validate, and prepare the data for consumption. The engineer will work with internal and external resources for requirements gathering, development/delivery of requested changes, testing & documentation, and the ongoing support in the production environment. The Data Engineer will also work with LP’s service providers to manage delivery of changes, where appropriate. 


We’d love to meet you if...  

… you’re energized by big challenges and creating a plan to meet the challenge  

… you enjoy working with others to deliver great work  

… you’re innovative and looking for a values-driven, positive culture and environment 

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Design, implement, and support a platform providing secured access to large datasets 
  • Design, build, deploy, and maintain data pipelines for usage by business partners, reporting, data science, and other use cases 
  • Help deliver complete BI and Machine Learning solutions 
  • Define backend and frontend architecture (reliable and scalable solutions)
  • Model data and metadata to support ad-hoc and enterprise reporting
  • Support the design, development, and maintenance of ongoing metrics, reports, analyses, dashboards, etc. to drive key business decisions
  • Leverage and integrate with different tools, technologies, and products within LP to reduce overall operational cost and enhance customer experience
  • Respond to and prioritize priority requests from business partners 
  • Build strong relationships and work across cross-functional teams 
  • Research best practices, support solution development, and provide recommendations to improve business operations 
  • Work with the internal or external client to identify analytical requirements 
  • Establish and maintain scalable data processing procedures and policies 
  • Provide subject matter expertise to translate and communicate complex data processes to stakeholders at all levels of technical competency 
  • Help to produce ad hoc data and reporting
  • Assist in developing and/or implementing systems to capture business operation information
  • Follow and support data governance, access controls, and established architecture to ensure appropriate access to data
  • Perform other duties as necessary 

What do I need to be successful?

  • 6-8 years of relevant experience 
  • SQL 
  • Snowflake or other cloud data lake experience 
  • DBT/Alteryx/or similar ETL tools 
  • Azure Dev Ops and Azure Portal account and storage management 
  • Python or other scripting languages
  • Experience with API development
  • Experience with integration into reporting platforms, like Tableau, Power BI, SAP BI
  • Javascript/JSON, preferred 


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, software or computer engineering or related field, or equivalent work experience. 
  • Or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position. 


Work Environment 

  • This position will work at home and in our Nashville office on a hybrid schedule
  • Must be within a commutable distance to Nashville or willing to relocate to the greater Nashville area



LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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