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Axios // news, media & analysis
Engineering, Full Time    Remote (US)    Posted: Friday, February 19, 2021
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Quick take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We're hiring a Data Quality Engineer!

Why it matters: The quality teams mission at Axios will be to ensure our technology is of the highest quality for our readers & clients every day. In this role you will be collaborating with multi-functional teams such as the data engineering, data science & product teams to test, validate & monitor data platforms & the data flowing through them. The quality team will integrate tightly into our cross-functional product teams to refine requirements for our products & to ensure the systems delivered line up.

The details: The Data Quality Engineers responsibility is to ensure Axios is shipping better products consistently. Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Collaborating with technical leads, data engineers, analysts, product managers & assigned squad to define & refine requirements
  • Leading the squads efforts in identifying risk & developing mitigation strategies
  • Developing methods for managing & maintaining data integrity across systems
  • Writing & executing test plans, utilizing both manual & automated testing techniques
  • Managing bugs, including identification, logging, tracking & triaging
  • Working with data engineering squad to prioritize & develop data qualification pipeline, qualification criteria, identify testing gaps, & deliver measurable test results
  • Identifying the need for & improving processes, tools & testing 

Go deeper: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for Axios mission & have the following skills:

  • Experience detecting & reporting data quality issues
  • Experience in Software Quality Assurance, Quality Engineering, or as a SDET
  • Experience working with data pipeline/pipeline issues
  • Familiarity with Kafka, PySpark, Jenkins/Circle, AWS
  • Experience testing services & web applications
  • Willingness to be a problem solver & produce results in a fast paced environment
  • Experience working with Ruby, Python, Node and/or Javascript is preferred
  • Practical experience with SQL & NoSQL databases
  • The ability to set up test environments, deploy code, use the command line
  • Experience testing in an Agile & Continuous Integration environment
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Exceptionally collaborative with obsessive attention to detail

Dont forget:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter & cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, & diverse work culture
  • Annual learning & development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

  • One mental health day per month
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Tele-mental health services 
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services 
  • Increased work flexibility for parents & caretakers 
  • Access to the Axios Family Fund, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies 
  • Weekly company-sponsored exercise & meditation classes 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events

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