Lead Data Engineer Vancouver, Washington

Audacy |  Vancouver, Washington | IT

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The Audacy Data Engineering team is looking for the right person to join us.  At Audacy, you’ll contribute to our growing data warehouse engineering efforts, and manage a group of talented data engineers. You’ll have a chance to focus in areas you’re already skilled and take on new challenges over time.  Our distributed team has a fun and inclusive environment with a commitment to work life balance.


We are engineers and we understand what engineers need.  We’ll provide you with a work environment where collaboration is encouraged but you’re not bombarded with superfluous interruptions.  We have highly encouraged communication silent times on Thursdays so that everyone can focus without worrying they’re missing anything. We work in modern agile feature teams that self-organize and work together to build great software.  You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to new ideas, learn new technologies, and architect new features.  We have fun doing what we do, and you will too.


Audacy offers full time employees with a comprehensive benefits package to include:  health care coordinator, medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, disability, life insurance, critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, paid time off (sick, vacation, personal, parental, volunteer), 401(k) retirement plan, discounted employee stock purchase, student loan payment assistance program, legal assistance, life assistance program, identity theft protection, discounted home and auto insurance, and pet insurance.


Here is what you’ll be doing:

  • Designing and developing enterprise level applications using Snowflake and AWS tools.
  • Taking ownership of our new data connection applications.
  • Design, build and deploy streaming and batch data pipelines capable of processing and storing petabytes of data quickly and reliably
  • Partnering with product teams, data analysts and data scientists to help design and build data-forward solutions
  • Build and maintain dimensional data warehouses in support of business intelligence and optimization product tools
  • Develop data catalogs and data validations to ensure clarity and correctness of key business metrics
  • Contributing using your awesome verbal and written communication skills.
  • Coach data engineering best practices and technical concepts of building large scale data platforms


Here is what we’re looking for:

  • You possess quality experience with Snowflake DB and data models of all kinds.
  • You are a proven leader that understands people and believes that to lead you must serve.
  • You are exceptionally skilled at building ETL’s and pipelines using Python and other data services like Airflow and AWS Glue.
  • You have a solid understanding of AWS features like S3 policies, IAM, ARN, and EC2.
  • You understand the difference between a row based storage db like Postgress or MySQL and a columnar database like Snowflake, BigQuery, or Singlestore.
  • You take ownership of the data under your prevue, and always consider privacy first.
  • You work well with competing tasks, and if things change, you pivot quickly and execute smoothly.
  • If you have experience in the radio broadcast, streaming, or ad tech industry, that’s a plus.
  • Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3+ years of enterprise or related experience, and 1+ year managing experience.


Other things we do that you could contribute to:

  • Terraform, Spark, GDPR, Data Governance
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Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Vision Insurance
  • Fully Remote Options
  • Hybrid Work Options
Professional Development
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Paid Holidays
  • Unlimited PTO
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K

What are some ways Audacy recognizes, rewards and elevates successful employees?

As a large company, we are always looking for ways to highlight our individual team members. Our “Chairman’s Circle” recognizes the top-performing revenue generators across the organization. “Audacy Rewards” enables anyone in the organization to celebrate a colleague who exhibits behaviors associated with our values of Community, Curiosity, Creativity and Courage. The announcement goes out to the entire company and employees receive points which can be redeemed for prizes or merchandise. “Winning@Work” is another way team members are celebrated. Audacy gives away trips to our major events to internal contest winners.


What is Audacy’s approach to work-life balance?

We have an enormous amount of compassion and empathy for people’s personal lives. We prioritize employee wellness and building a realistic work-life balance. Anyone can go to their manager to discuss their needs, address any issues or ask for help prioritizing their workload. It is a very safe environment in which to ask for what you need in order to thrive.

Managers are not tracking your hours, it’s about getting your work done and being productive. We trust our teams to be present and accomplish a lot, but we also trust them to take as much time as they need to have a successful home life. We believe that if you’re not taking care of yourself first, then you can’t do your job well, and it’s important that we strike that balance.


What social responsibility initiatives is Audacy involved with?

We unite with our team, listeners and clients to create positive impact through Audacy Serves and our six specific pillars of commitment:

● Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

● Mental Health

● Civic Education

● The Environment

● Children’s Health

● Veterans & Service Members

We use our voice to raise awareness of social issues, bringing communities together for good. See how in our 2021 Social Impact Report.


Who are you seeking to hire in 2022?

Currently, we are scaling our digital content and podcast teams. We’re looking for exceptional talent with diverse backgrounds of lived experiences who can add unique perspectives, creativity and leadership.

We have openings across the following teams:

● Engineering

● Ad sales and marketing

● Business development

● Analytics

● Product Management

● Product marketing

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