Data Engineering Manager at iHeartMedia (San Antonio, TX)

| San Antonio, TX
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Job Summary:
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month - and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company's leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms including 850 live broadcast stations; streaming music, radio and on demand via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices including smart speakers, digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables, smartphones, virtual assistants, TVs and gaming consoles; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher globally. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics and attribution technology for its marketing partners, using data from its massive consumer base.

The Data Engineering Manager will lead development, delivery, and maintenance of data pipelines, analytic applications, and dashboards to support internal and external customers. The successful traits of this technology leader will combine passion for technical innovation, quick prototyping skills, rapid iteration, and delivery as well as full accountability for the quality, availability, and performance of the data platform at iHeartMedia.

  • Manage a team of full-time data engineers.
  • Assist team members when needed in designing and building data pipelines, data models, API's, etc.
  • Develop team members through coaching and training.
  • Collaborate with technical and operational peers across iHeartMedia to ensure that our technical direction and approach aligns vertically throughout the technology stack.
  • Keep abreast of industry standards and ensure we are driving those that are important to us and aligned with others as appropriate.
  • Ensure high levels of operational discipline and high availability for the analytics platform
  • Perpetuate a data-driven culture with high standards of operational excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Support the implementation and contribute to the global enterprise vision for the data platform and data ops at iHeartMedia.
  • Communicate with internal and external partners regarding development status and daily operations.

  • Experience managing and leading a distributed team and delivering software solutions
  • Must be comfortable working in an agile development environment with shifting priorities
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills are a must in this role.
  • Experience in an agile development environment (Scrum and/or Kanban)
  • Hands on coding experience
  • Proficient in SQL and Big Data as well as data modelling
  • Experience with data integration in AWS or GCP
  • Experience with cloud-based big data platforms such as BigQuery, EMR, or RedShift.
  • Demonstrated understanding of distributed systems, modern operating systems, and networking
  • Knowledge of data integrations, data lakes and data warehouses in the cloud
  • Working knowledge of containers and container orchestration

Required Education and Experience:
  • 3+ years leading software or data engineering teams in a manager position
  • 5+ years of "hands on the keyboard" building software as part of an agile team
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Informatics, or Applied Math


San Antonio, TX: 20880 Stone Oak Parkway, 78258

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iHeartMedia's benefits offering is flexible and offers a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs of our changing workforce, including the following:
  • Employer sponsored medical, dental and vision with a variety of coverage options
  • Company provided and supplemental life insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Paid company holidays, including a floating holiday that enable our employees to celebrate the holiday of their choosing
  • A Spirit day to encourage and allow our employees to more easily volunteer in their community
  • A 401K plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost - services include telephonic counseling sessions, consultation on legal and financial matters, emotional well-being, family and caregiving
  • A range of additional voluntary programs, such as spending accounts, student loan refinancing, accident insurance and more!

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

Some positions in certain divisions of the iHeartMedia family of companies are subject to mandatory vaccination requirements as a condition of employment. Candidates who have been offered employment for these positions at iHeartMedia, subject to applicable law, will be required to demonstrate they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation from the vaccination requirement by their start date (which may be extended for such purposes). If the aforementioned requirements are not met, candidates who have accepted offers for such positions will have their offers rescinded and/or employment terminated in accordance with applicable law.

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More Information on iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in New York, NY, New York, NY, Chicago, IL, San Antonio, TX and Burbank, CA. iHeartMedia was founded in 2022. It has 11660 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 60 open jobs at iHeartMedia, click here.
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