Senior Data Engineer

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Interview Process

1. Take-home project 2. Follow-up of take-home, involving a discussion.


$140,000 - $190,000

Programming Languages Mentioned

SQL, Python

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. This range does not include other compensation benefits. Axios' compensation philosophy takes into account cost of labor differentials across the country. Because this is a remote-optional job posting, this salary range takes into account all possible locations within the United States, but candidates will only be eligible for the salary range for their location.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Axios is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Axios makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

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