Quick take: Axios is a growth-stage company dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We’re hiring a remote Senior Data Engineer to join our Consumer Insights data team!

Why it matters: As a Senior Data Engineer, this person will collaborate with other data engineers, scientists, analysts, and product managers to drive forward data initiatives across mission-critical Axios products. The team is responsible for analyzing consumer behavior, preferences, and feedback, to allow Axios to tailor products, services, and marketing strategies effectively.

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

  • Architect and build data products and features that provide consumer insights about Axios’ audience
  • Hands-on development and execution against the team’s roadmap in collaboration with other data engineers, analysts, scientists, and quality engineers.
  • Technical and architectural decision-making
  • Develop and maintain data pipelines and warehouses to support Axios in data-informed decision-making
  • Writing clean, well-documented, and well-tested code primarily in SQL/Python
  • Provide technical insights, and feasibility assessments, communicate technical constraints to the team’s Product Manager
  • Estimate efforts of technical implementation to aid in planning and sequencing of developmental tasks
  • Mentoring less experienced members of the team through pair programming and empathetic code review
  • Share knowledge through presenting at data chapter meetings and demoing to team members and stakeholders
  • Staying up to date with industry trends and collaborating on best practices

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
  • Experience building data applications in languages such as (but not limited to) Python, SQL, Bash, Jinja, Terraform
  • Experience designing, building, and maintaining data pipelines to produce insights
  • Experience with functional design and dimensional data modeling
  • Experience with DBT and semantic data models
  • Experience with data pipeline development and data orchestration systems such as Airflow
  • Practical experience with columnar data warehouses, such as Redshift
  • Experience working with CI/CD pipelines and understanding best deployment practices for data products
  • Proven ability to ship high-quality, testable, and accessible code quickly
  • Experience working in and around cloud providers such as AWS

Bonus experiences:

  • Experience working in and around AWS data services
  • Experience working with Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers or supporting MLOps
  • Experience working with MapReduce and Spark clusters
  • Experience successfully working with data product managers
  • Experience working in Media

What Axios brings to the table besides salary:

  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Robust PPO and High Deductible health insurance options on the Blue Cross Blue Shield network
  • Employer Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution for the high deductible health plan option
  • Dental and vision coverage
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • Generous vacation policy, plus holidays
  • One mental health day per quarter
  • Annual learning and development stipend
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Tele-mental health services through Headspace
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services
  • Personal health advocacy resources through HealthAdvocate
  • Inclusive fertility, hormonal health and family forming benefits through Carrot Fertility
  • Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies
  • Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events
  • A strong and positive work environment
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture

Starting salary for this role is in the range of $140,000 – $190,000 and is dependent on numerous factors, including but not limited to location, work experience, and skills. 

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