Senior Data Engineer

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Nov 29, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is looking for a Senior Data Engineer for the Personalization team. The position will support Washington Post's advertising development efforts and advertiser-facing creative management platforms and will play a critical role in maintaining The Washington Post's stake in the Zeus product line.

  • You are a self-motivated engineer with a conscientious mentality and a relentless commitment to quality and stability.
  • You are a technically savvy critical thinker who enjoys problem-solving.
  • You receive feedback enthusiastically and thrive in a collaborative environment.

  • Participate in all stages of software development - from early brainstorming to coding and bug fixing.
  • Design, develop, and maintain a robust and scalable data platform.
  • Model, query, and analyze large, business-critical datasets.
  • Architect, build, and deploy on AWS.
  • Plan and then execute successful complex technical projects in an Agile process.
  • Help in on-call activities when the ETL is broken or has data issues.
  • Assist the business with ad hoc reports and business requirements.
  • Evaluate and identify the benefits case for using new technologies.


Minimum Qualifications
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3+ years of experience modeling, querying, and analyzing large datasets using SQL.
  • 3+ years ETL/ELT experience.
  • 3+ years of Python programming skills.
  • Strong Hive and Pyspark skills.
  • Experience with AWS data warehouse technologies, including GLUE ETL, Lambda, S3, EMR, and EC2.
  • Experience building business-critical data processing pipelines on AWS.

Preferred Qualifications
  • MS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience using stream and batch processing technologies, including Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka.
  • Experience with multiple database technologies, including Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB, and DynamoDB.
  • Experience in data visualization and using tools such as Tableau, Domo, Looker, etc.

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?


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