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Senior Data Engineer

San Francisco, CA | Engineering & Operations

Job Description

Are you a Data Engineer who is bored working with million row data sets? Would you love to be THE Leader and Architect of a TOP 10 Social Network? How does this sound?

We’re one of the largest websites in the world and we’d like you to take the lead on managing our data.

100 Million Fans Strong and ranked a Top 10 Social Network by Nielsen, Wikia operates the world’s largest network of collaboratively published games, entertainment, and lifestyle content on the web.

Currently, we maintain over 370,000 wikias across virtually all aspects of popular culture: from console and mobile games, TV, music, and movies to sports, books, fashion, and current events.  Wikia's fan base continues to fuel consistent growth with over 1.5 billion global monthly page views from 223 countries in over 100 languages. Our traffic has grown consistently, 30% year over year on the web and 347% year over year on mobile, including downloads of our mobile applications, MyWikia App and Wikia Game Guides.  34% of Wikia's traffic comes exclusively from mobile visits.

Working with gigs of data and million row data sets is child’s play. We’re a data hacker’s dream, with data sets numbering in the billions of rows. You will have complete autonomy and ownership to develop, enhance, and maintain our Warehouse, ETL, and Reporting infrastructure.  Understanding business needs and translating data requirements will be critical to this role. You will also perform ad-hoc SQL based analyses against our warehouses.  We’re not in the business of bogging you down with process, so you will have total freedom to develop and maintain as you see fit.

You are an engineer who is obsessed with big data and can’t turn off your attention to detail. You are an expert in SQL and have familiarity with multiple database systems. You have a CS background and feel comfortable with Linux-based software development.  You have a keen interest in telling stories with all the data available to you and can relate your work to the overall business. Major bonus points for R statistical package.

Unlike most startups, our exciting platform is also coupled with a strong work life balance. You’ll have the opportunity to shape the revenue stream of the company, technology, and products, while having fun. For your expertise, we will offer a competitive base salary, full benefits, and big play on equity. 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. If you enjoy pop culture and gaming, working for Wikia will allow you to work on what you love.

Ready to geek out on more data than you ever thought you’d get your hands on? Inquire within and let’s get you started.


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