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Staff Software Engineer, Data Engineering

| Greater NYC Area

JW Player is looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join our Data Engineering org and partner with senior leaders, product managers and other stakeholders to enable actionable insights that accelerate the growth of the business through the implementation of a robust data management infrastructure.

This role offers the opportunity to influence data-driven culture through the analysis of large amounts of data and the building of metrics and business cases around key performance. The Staff Software Engineer understands and owns the health of the services and drives necessary changes as needed.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with excellent analytical abilities as well as a passion for problem-solving and a penchant for tackling the ambiguous. The Staff Software Engineer will architect the data platform from multiple sources and spearhead best practices throughout the evolution of data -- from structured data warehouse methods to big data analytics -- while keeping ahead of the technology curve.

Most importantly, the Staff Software Engineer will help lead the charge in leveraging data to the fullest extent for both customers and the JW Player business as a whole.


  • Drive and implement data management strategy; design and deliver automated solutions whenever applicable
  • Work closely with business and software engineering leaders to lead catalog data improvements so as to maximize customer improvement impact
  • Lead business intelligence and data engineers to design and develop data infrastructure strategy for the quality and software development organization
  • Partner with data scientists and product analysts, enable effective decision making by streamlining data pipelines and make data from from multiple sources available, with highest quality
  • Perform deep-dives to find the root causes behind variances and identify opportunities for quality control automation.
  • Triage many possible courses of action in a high-ambiguity environment, making use of both quantitative analysis and business judgment
  • Collaborate with software engineering teams to integrate experimental capabilities into large-scale, highly complex JW Player production systems
  • Ensure results in a manner which is both statistically rigorous and compellingly relevant
  • Assist in recruiting, mentoring, developing, and training other data engineers and business intelligence and product analysts within the organization


  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related field or experience equivalent
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in a role requiring application of analytic skills to integrate data into operational/business planning or advanced degree
  • 5+ years of operations and/or multi-source data engineering experience (e.g. S3 Data Lake)
  • Strength in writing and tuning SQL, data modeling, ETL development, and data warehousing
  • Proficiency with scripting languages (Python/R) or other modern program languages
  • Advanced ability to draw insights from data and clearly communicate them (verbal/written) to the stakeholders and senior management as required
  • Self-driven, with ability to deliver on ambiguous projects with incomplete or dirty data
  • An ability and interest in working in a fast-paced and rapidly-changing environment
  • Experience in working with very large data (petabytes) warehouse environment
  • Familiarity with AWS and latest Big Data technical stack (e.g. Spark, Storm, Kafka, Flink …)

About JW Player

JW Player pioneered video on the web over a decade ago and continues to innovate as the world’s largest network-independent platform for video delivery and intelligence. Current the company serves over 1.5 billion unique users a month and ingests over 1.5 terabytes a day. Media companies including Fox, VICE, Business Insider, and Univision, in addition to hundreds of thousands of creators of all types and sizes, rely on JW Player to deliver and monetize their content across all devices. JW Player’s massive global footprint of over 2 billion unique devices creates a powerful data graph of unique consumer insights and generates billions of incremental video views. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in London and Eindhoven, and was named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ in 2017. For more information, visit http://www.jwplayer.com.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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JW Player is located off the 33rd St. 6 stop in the heart of it all in midtown Manhattan.

What are JW Player Perks + Benefits

JW Player Benefits Overview

JW Player boasts a number of perks -- from our flexible work schedules and casual dress code to the Employee Professional Development program and generous Employee Referral Program, we strive to make sure all of our team members feel supported and appreciated.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
For many of our roles, hitting goals and surpassing expectations net rewards!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
JW Player makes every effort to create a diverse and inclusive environment for our team members, including company sponsored events like our annual Inspire: Women in Tech & monthly Fireside Chats!

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flexibility is the name of the game for us. We have leadership that understands the myriad needs of a diverse workforce and what it takes to maintain a happy, healthy, inclusive culture.

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