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Data Operations Engineer


 
  
Be the foundation of an effective data team; Connect to new data sources to expand our knowledge, tune our data machine running at top speed and experiment with new technologies to make sure we're on top of the constantly changing online world.


WaPo Labs Company: WaPo Labs
Location: Washington, DC
Web: wapolabs.com

_Contact_:
Please send resume to jobs@wapolabs.com referencing Data Operations Engineer

This position is in our Data Warehouse team, whose job it is to leverage data to improve our products and to improve the organization. Our team loves data, we're excited when data can confirm our intuition, but we're really blown away when data teaches us something new. Our goal is to continue to drive these moments by seeking out new sources of data, developing new metrics to track our progress, bending and folding our data to find meaningful segments and visualizing everything to make it understandable and engaging.

A Data Operations Engineer will be the foundation of an effective data team. You will connect us to new data sources to expand our knowledge, you'll tune our data machine to keep the team running at top speed and you'll experiment with new technologies to make sure we're on top of the constantly changing online world. Along the way you'll be setting up safeguards, tracking performance and constructing failure scenarios so our products have a reputation for being on time and accurate.

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize 3rd Party APIs to deliver real-time data to our data warehouse
  • Script jobs that keep data sources up to date
  • Plan failure scenarios
  • Measure uptime and performance
Requirements:
  • Undergraduate degree preferred
  • A perfectionist when it comes to the finished product
  • Experience with tough database issues, and SQL knowledge
  • The skills to move data around in a Unix/Linux environment (one or more of: shell scripting, perl, python, sed, awk or similar)
  • Experience turning a logical process into code (think branching and failure scenarios)
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies, and to teach others
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Experience with columnar databases, Hadoop, terabyte datasets and cloud-based environments a plus
WaPo Labs and Trove:
WaPo Labs is a technology-focused product development team at The Washington Post Company, a diversified education and media company whose principal operations include educational services, newspaper print and online publishing, television broadcasting and cable television systems. In supporting the Company's ongoing commitment to digital innovation, WaPo Labs works closely with our media properties washingtonpost.com, slate.com, foreignpolicy.com, theroot.com and expressnightout.com to test and develop new products. We also experiment with emerging technologies to build standalone products such as Trove.

Trove is a personalized news service that helps you keep current across general news and all your interests. Aggregating from tens of thousands of high-quality sources, Trove lets you discover and follow the topics you care the most about. Trove syncs your actions and preferences across all platforms-website, iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, and Blackberry, email and social networks.

EOE / DRUG-Free

All of the essential functions of this position are not necessarily described in this posting.

_Contact_:
Please send resume to jobs@wapolabs.com referencing Data Operations Engineer


The Washington Post Company
Position Title: Data Operations Engineer
Company: The Washington Post Company
FT/PT: Full-time position
Location of Position: 1150 15th Street NW, Washington, DC


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