theSkimm makes it easier for female millennials to live a smarter life. theSkimm does this by integrating the info that this audience need into their routines--introducing them to new products and services and helping them engage with the world around them. Ultimately theSkimm curates meaningful information for this audience and helps them spend smarter.

Data Engineer at theSkimm

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Designing and centralizing theSkimm's data infrastructure in the cloud (primarily AWS)
  • Building connections between theSkimm and its partners, often via RESTful APIs
  • Creating frameworks and tooling that allows engineers and analysts to introduce new data views quickly and efficiently
  • Managing the development, configuration, and reporting on data tasks responsible for communicating with millions of Skimmr's

  • A minimum of five years experience in modern web programming at scale
  • Proficiency with ETL development
  • Experience gathering data from disparate sources and building data pipelines among systems
  • Experience with data modeling, data access, and data storage techniques
  • Smarts, humility, and comfort being resourceful in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical and communication skills

  • Familiarity and enthusiasm for theSkimm: passion for our audience and mission
  • Familiarity building systems that leverage AWS storage and database services
  • Experience administering and tuning distributed databases like Redshift
  • Proficiency with task processing tools such as Amazon SWF, Amazon Data Pipeline or Celery

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY

Company Reviews

“We look for candidates who are both passionate and scrappy, who embody our values, and who are driven by theSkimm’s mission to make it easier to be smarter.”
Carly Zakin, Danielle Weisberg
Co-Founders & Co-CEOs
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We take holidays very seriously, we have a champagne wall and everyone in every job celebrates each other’s wins. In addition to traditions, values are top of mind for us. We also have a kitchen stocked full of HQ’ers favorite snacks and drinks, books, medical benefits, 401(k), and a flexible vacation policy.
Company culture is top priority at theSkimm. Activities like weekly Sip n’ Skimms, Hackathons, Skimm’cademy, and Skimm’aoke, social events, and holidays are just a few ways we connect with our employees and foster theSkimm’s unique culture.

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