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Senior Software Engineer

An essential voice in global affairs since 1857, The Atlantic is seeking an experienced engineer to help design and build the data infrastructure necessary to achieve our growth objectives. As one of the fastest growing privately-held companies in the media industry, The Atlantic has long championed the power of ideas to shape the world. As a member of our Data Engineering team, you will have the unique opportunity to work with the latest cloud technology and to influence product, business and editorial strategy at one of the nation’s most celebrated media institutions.

Our ideal candidate is a talented software engineering generalist and strong communicator with a demonstrated capacity for delivering efficient and reliable systems that operate at web scale.

What you’ll do:

As member of the Data Engineering team, you will partner with our Consumer Revenue, Advertising, Editorial, and Product teams to centralize business-critical information into a data warehouse, provide select systems and services to support high-value growth initiatives, and support the operations and analyses of the Data Science team. This is a significant opportunity to be part of a growing team and help shape the way we develop, deploy, and operate production quality systems. Your work will make a significant impact on The Atlantic.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Help drive optimization, testing, and tooling to improve data quality
  • Communicate and collaborate with both technical and non-technical members of the team
  • Work with data scientists, engineers, and product managers to understand data needs
  • Design, build, and launch new data extraction, transformation, storage, and loading processes and tools

Requirements:

  • Conviction that high-quality journalism is fundamentally important—and the desire to help it thrive
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative environment where engineers are expected not only to build great technology, but also to define project vision, specify technical strategy, and always be learning
  • Experience creating and maintaining relational databases, along with strong SQL skills
  • Solid knowledge of more than one programming language, with a demonstrated ability to learn new ones
  • Strong familiarity with Linux and comfort on the command line
  • Demonstrated success in ingesting, analyzing, and presenting large data-sets
  • Experience setting up, monitoring and alerting for data pipelines and ETL processes
  • Comfortable presenting to audiences and communicating effectively and empathetically with clients, stakeholders and colleagues

Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience:

  • Maintaining an Amazon Web Services stack
  • Google’s BigQuery
  • NoSQL and MapReduce.
  • Resource orchestration tools such as AWS Cloud​Formation or Terraform.
  • Configuration management tools such as ansible, puppet or chef.
  • Python

Please note this position is based out of our New York City office and we are not considering remote candidates at this time.


 

Atlantic Media Values:

Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in its candidates. In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions.

  • Force of Ideas: At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing. We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, giving voice, argument, and flight to the latter.
  • Spirit of Generosity: Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct. Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

 

Atlantic Media is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

 

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