Data Engineer -

Data Engineer

Axios |  Arlington, Va | Data Science

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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 Engineer to join our growing data team! 

Why it matters: As a Data Engineer, this person will collaborate with engineers, analysts, and product managers to drive forward data initiatives across mission-critical Axios products. Our Data team is made of Engineers, Scientists, and Analysts who use data-driven methodologies to inform decisions and strategy, build robust scalable products and identify opportunities for innovation across the company.

Go deeper: This Data Engineer will play a key role in building solutions to problems in an intelligent and nuanced way. In this role, you will make an impact on Axios through the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain developer tooling to support pyspark data pipelines
  • Implement processes and systems to monitor data quality, ensuring production data is accurate and available for key stakeholders and business processes that depend on it
  • Develop and maintain data platform components including: data producers and consumers, pipeline architecture, data lake, data warehouse, and Business Intelligence tooling
  • Collaborate closely with fellow data team members as well as tech and product teams and company leaders 
  • Support continuing increases in data velocity, volume, and complexity
  • Write unit/integration tests and document work
  • Perform data analysis required to troubleshoot data related issues and assist in the resolution of data issues

The details: Ideal candidate should have an entrepreneurial spirit, be highly collaborative, exhibit a passion for building technology products, and have the following qualifications:

  • Experience with or knowledge of Agile Software Development methodologies
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong SQL and Python development experience
  • Proven experience with schema design and dimensional data modeling
  • Practical experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Practical experience supporting Business Intelligence tooling and third-party systems
  • Experience designing, building, and maintaining data processing systems
  • Experience working with MapReduce and Spark clusters
  • Experience detecting and reporting data quality issues
  • Familiarity with Docker, CI/CD (such as Jenkins/Circle), AWS
  • Experience building data visualizations and dashboards is preferred

Don’t 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 and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

  • One mental health day per quarter
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Tele-mental health services 
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services 
  • Increased work flexibility for parents and 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 and meditation classes 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events
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