Data Engineer

| Greater NYC Area

ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

theSkimm's mission is to make it easier to live a smarter life. We’re building news and information products that fit into your everyday routines, and we take a user-centric, collaborative approach while doing so. We’re best known for the Daily Skimm, an email newsletter reaching nearly 7-Million active subscribers daily. We launched theSkimm app on iOS two years ago, which integrates seamlessly with your smartphone calendar to give you all the big things happening in politics, business, tech, and entertainment before and it's happening. We also launched theSkimm Studios, our in-house audio and video production team..
theSkimm's Tech team is a group of experienced, resourceful programmers who are comfortable building tools throughout the stack. Our mission as an engineering team is to build the connections between theSkimm's editorial team and its growing audience, wherever they are.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

In this role, you will be encouraged to use emerging technologies to develop innovative solutions for common data challenges. Put more simply, we want someone who's familiar solving the data engineering challenges of today, and who's eager to pioneer the solutions of tomorrow.

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

WHAT WILL SET YOU UP FOR SUCCESS

  • A minimum of four 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

WHAT WOULD SET YOU APART

  • 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 Airflow or Luigi

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability (starting day one)
  • $400 annual gym reimbursement
  • MassMutual 401(k) program
  • Flexible vacation policy and generous holiday observances
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Snacks, coldbrew on tap, and catered meals on Fridays
  • Collaborative office space and roof deck

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

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Location

50 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010
50 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
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Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
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Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidy
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