Senior Data Engineer

Burbank, CA, California

Job Type: Permanent
Minimum Experience:
Recruiter Name: PJ Espiritu

Job Description



Job Title: Senior Data Engineer
Location: Hybrid in Burbank, CA
Duration: 12-month Contract 



The Company

Headquartered in Los Angeles, this leader in the Entertainment & Media space is focused on delivering world-class stories and experiences to its global audience. To offer the best entertainment experiences, their technology teams focus on continued innovation and utilization of cutting-edge technology.


Lead Business Analyst


The team is providing scalable, secure, and innovative technology solutions to enable the present and future of cinematic storytelling. As part of the Studio’s Data Services team, you’d join passionate, focused technologists who solve crucial problems within the dynamic and expanding media industry. We store, analyze, report, and visualize data and insights for everything from the financial engines that keep the Studio running to marketing and consumer applications that touch millions of people, to production data that supports the creation of the client’s wide array of films and series. We’re looking for a Sr. Data Engineer to help us grow the impact of our team.

  • Contribute to maintaining, updating, and expanding existing Core Data platform data pipelines
  • Build tools and services to support data discovery, lineage, governance, and privacy
  • Collaborate with other software/data engineers and cross-functional teams
  • Tech stack includes Airflow, Spark, Databricks, Delta Lake, and Snowflake
  • Collaborate with product managers, architects, and other engineers to drive the success of the Core Data platform
  • Contribute to developing and documenting both internal and external standards and best practices for pipeline configurations, naming conventions, and more
  • Ensure high operational efficiency and quality of the Core Data platform datasets to ensure our solutions meet SLAs and project reliability and accuracy to all our stakeholders (Engineering, Data Science, Operations, and Analytics teams)
  • Be an active participant and advocate of agile/scrum ceremonies to collaborate and improve processes for our team
  • Engage with and understand our customers, forming relationships that allow us to understand and prioritize both innovative new offerings and incremental platform improvements
  • Maintain detailed documentation of your work and changes to support data quality and data governance requirements


Qualifications & Experience:

  • 5+ years of data engineering experience developing large data pipelines
  • Proficiency in at least one major programming language (e.g. Python,Java, Scala)
  • Strong SQL skills and ability to create queries to analyze complex datasets
  • Hands-on production environment experience with distributed processing systems such as Spark
  • Hands-on production experience with data pipeline orchestration systems such as Airflow for creating and maintaining data pipelines
  • Experience with at least one major Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) or cloud database technology (Snowflake, Databricks, Big Query).
  • Experience in developing APIs with GraphQL
  • Deep Understanding of AWS or other cloud providers as well as infrastructure as code
  • Familiarity with Data Modeling techniques and Data Warehousing standard methodologies and practices
  • Strong algorithmic problem-solving expertise
  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Excellent written and verbal communication
    • Advance understanding of OLTP vs OLAP environments
    • Willingness and ability to learn and pick up new skill sets
    • Self-starting problem solver with an eye for detail and excellent analytical and communication skills
    • Strong background in at least one of the following: distributed data processing or software engineering of data services, or data modeling
    • Familiar with Scrum and Agile methodologies



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