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Data Engineer

San Francisco, CA | Engineering & Operations

Job Description

Make your mark on the data world. Join the leading collaborative publisher of all things pop culture, home to 400,000 fan communities on everything from Star Wars to Bacon.

Wikia is seeking a lover of data. With 1.7 billion pageviews a month and a data warehouse of over 8+TB, the role of data engineer opens you to a vast, growing, dynamic social universe. We want you to help us better understand and serve the biggest, most knowledgeable fans on the planet.

Are you ready for your next challenge?

Like our fans, Wikia is collaborative, high-energy, and passionate. Wikia is a Quantcast Top 20, ComScore Top 100, and Nielsen Top 10 Social Media Site. We are often cited as the official source of fan-authored content on topics driving our global culture. Over 120 million unique visitors come to Wikia each month.

As a member of our expanding Data Engineering team, you will contribute to the master data and analytics roadmap for Wikia. Alongside our Director of Data Engineering you will design our data infrastructure, create ETL processes and ensure that data is properly stored. You’ll be a key player in critical business decisions by partnering closely with stakeholders across the company to educate, strategize and make sure the most important data is accessible and easy to understand.

You are a Data enthusiast with a proven track record of setting up large data set. A curious wizard with large-scale data sets? Use Hadoop, Hive or Pig for data summarization, queries and analysis. Love scripting languages? Python and/or Perl experience will come in handy. You’re a great communicator whose vast experience in building systems makes it possible for non-engineers to make data-driven decisions.

Your impact will extend far beyond your own team to the whole collaborative media, including, consumer products, community and technology. Not to mention provides the platform to help establish industry-wide standards for measuring and appreciating the importance of sharing, learning and collaborating.

Our exciting fan platform is going to introduce great career challenges for you but is also coupled with a culture that emphasizes strong work life balance. For your expertise, we will offer a competitive salary, stock options, and full benefits. Our dog-friendly digs are located in San Francisco (between BART and CalTrain) and also come with a stocked pantry and gaming room, where some employees practice yoga at lunch.

Ready to work for a company in its heyday with unlimited data and information?  Inquire within and let's get you started.

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