Data Engineer at Brainjolt (Remote)

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We’re looking for a remote Data Engineer to support our team. The ideal candidate will creatively solve problems in evaluating our current Brainjolt data requirements across all of our departments (including Editorial, Video, and Business Development). They’ll be driving growth by optimizing and evolving current processes that will directly impact our company’s scalability. They’ll be constantly learning about new platform resources and the financial costs associated with them. They’ll be radically candid in communicating roadmaps, priorities and processes, across multiple teams. They’ll own the process of proactive error detection to uphold the integrity of our data. 

Here at Brainjolt, our sole mission is to battle boredom. Across our 25+ brands, we curate and create viral video content (including Snapchat’s Bad Parenting Moments) as well as click-worthy articles on our HUGE web properties (including 22Words, 22BestThings, The Indy), with a collective audience size greater than the entire population of Thailand (69.8 million+) across all of Brainjolt’s platforms ​. Furthermore, our growing partnerships with both globally recognizable and up-and-coming Amazon affiliates constantly surprise and delight our audiences with the latest gadgets we know. they’ll. love. 

Intrinsically, you understand how the internet is rapidly growing and evolving. You’ll spend many of your days working multiple languages including Python or SQL in our current environment  that includes GCP, BigQuery and AWS. Other days, you’ll be contributing your solution-driven attitude towards finding the path of least resistance. While establishing best practices in larger team-driven projects will not fall solely on your shoulders, you will be a critical part of it. If this doesn’t sound terrifying, you’ve likely been here before. And we can’t wait to support what you’ll do here next…

You will:

  • Evaluate and help evolve the data requirements in Brainjolt’s processes as well as departments
  • Proactively detect errors across our data and optimize current processes in order to uphold the integrity of our data
  • Work across multiple languages from Python to SQL in our current environment that includes GCP, BigQuery and AWS with an eye towards new things that will evolve how we work
  • Monitor usage of platform resources and financial costs associated with them
  • Have an eye towards the future and scalability as we move forward. You will have an impact in the direction your department and ultimately the company will go.
  • Take highly technical processes and break them down for others so they are easily digestible
  • Display an attitude leaning toward solutions with path of least-resistance in mind
  • Communicate roadmaps, priorities, and process across multiple teams leaning into Radical Candor and a service based approach

You Should be Ready To:

  • Proactively be in-sync with our communication channels on delivery (Slack, Asana, GitHub)
  • See things from multiple perspectives, understanding the ask of non-technical teammates and providing solutions they didn’t know was possible
  • Pivot between simple projects to larger team-driven solutions for our data needs
  • Be a thought leader on industry-leading possibilities, happy to teach and educate, both internally and externally
  • Lift the team by leveling up everyone’s skill with visibility over the processes you build & conquer
  • Switch from player to coach and back on a moments notice, with the ability to work independently and with many stakeholders
  • Place a heavy emphasis on on best practices rather than half baked temporary solutions

Technical Skill and platforms:

  • Python 
  • SQL
  • GCP or AWS
  • GitHub 
  • Asana or similar project management software
  • Nice to have:
    • Airflow
    • Hadoop/Spark/Docker/Kubernetes

Disability Accommodation

Brainjolt is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require assistance or an accommodation with the hiring process, please contact [email protected]

More Information on Brainjolt
Brainjolt operates in the Social Media industry. The company is located in Pasadena, CA. Brainjolt was founded in 2013. It has 34 total employees. To see all jobs at Brainjolt, click here.
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