Senior Data Engineer

Washington, DC
Sep 22, 2022
Oct 13, 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.

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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