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Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Friday, June 12, 2020
 
   
 
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ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

Were looking for an experienced data engineer & mentor to join theSkimm's Tech team. Our mission is to enable our partners across theSkimm, from Editorial & Audio to Marketing & Advertising, to achieve their goals with the best systems & processes we can offer. We build tools throughout the stack, share knowledge across departments, & learn quickly so we can take best advantage of whats coming.

As we grow, we're looking for a Senior Data Engineer who will help solidify & expand our pipelines & maintain our data warehouse. Our business is run on detailed analysis of how our products perform with our members, which features they love & which can be improved, & which product & marketing campaigns are bringing in the best quality users. You'll be responsible for working alongside analysts, product, marketing, & other teams to define new data collection components & measurement schemes that support each new product & feature.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • 4-6+ years of industry experience measuring product performance & user behavior
  • Experience working with a variety of data management technologies, including RedShift, Kinesis/Kafka, Glue, Spark, Postgres, Airflow, dbt, & others.
  • Experience implementing reporting tools such as Looker
  • Experience interfacing with engineers, product managers & analysts to understand data needs
  • Knowledge of a variety of measurement beacons, SDKs, APIs including Google Analytics, Amplitude, Braze, Stripe, email service providers
  • A commitment to building secure, resilient, fault-tolerant architectures, with clear documentation & procedures in place for support
  • A focus on accuracy & detail as you build, ensuring data pipelines produce clear, predictable results
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative, & high-growth environment
  • Facility in presenting & discussing the trade-offs in employing different engineering solutions to a problem, valuing pragmatism over idealism
  • An empathetic leadership style that encourages open communication & trust

WHAT WOULD SET YOU APART

  • Understanding of the typical metrics a subscription & advertising-supported business needs to measure success
  • Experience with Google Tag Manager & other measurement management tools
  • Experience with ML techniques as applied to behavioral segmentation or anomaly identification
  • Familiarity using developer tools that increase productivity & facilitate the development of resilient code (eg. Docker, Travis, Jenkins)
  • Familiarity & enthusiasm for theSkimm: a passion for our audience & mission

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Comprehensive insurance plans, commuter benefits & 401(k) starting on your first day
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Flexible vacation policy & generous holiday observances
  • One Medical Membership
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Catered Friday lunches & monthly gatherings
  • A vibrant office environment full of books, couches & a roof deck
  • Complimentary access to theSkimms growing suite of membership products
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking & diverse group of people building a membership company that makes it easier to live smarter

ABOUT THESKIMM

theSkimm is a membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live smarter lives. By seamlessly integrating into our members existing routines, we've become a trusted brand to more than seven million people. We're fundamentally changing the way our members consume news, consider products or services, & take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is still the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, & we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, & on-the-go. theSkimm App debuted at #1 in News in iTunes, our podcast "Skimm'd from The Couch" reached #1 in Apple Podcasts within hours of launching, & more than 200,000 people voted with us in the 2018 midterm elections.

As theSkimm grows, we're committed to helping our members tackle big decision-making moments in life by giving them the information they need to make informed & empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, & more. Founded in 2012 by two friends on a couch, we've since grown to over 100 employees based in NYC. We are passionate. We are a TEAM. We work hard, but we know when to take a break to enjoy each other's company. Our products help people live smarter lives & we're building a brand trusted by millions of female millennials across the country. Join us!

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

 
 
 
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