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Software Engineer, Data

The Atlantic is seeking gifted software engineers to help design and build the infrastructure that will facilitate data-driven decision making throughout The Atlantic. 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.  In this role, your work will make a significant impact on The Atlantic’s data stakeholders and analysts.

About The Atlantic

The Atlantic has, for more than 160 years, advanced ideas that matter and sparked global conversation on the most important issues of our time. We aim to bring clarity and original thinking to questions of consequence, on topics ranging from politics, the economy, and global affairs to technology, science, and culture. As the third-longest-running magazine in America, we find ourselves at a remarkable moment: one of both continuity and transformation, of upholding our legacy while continuously reinventing ourselves for the future.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leverage Python3 and Amazon’s latest serverless technologies to build data pipelines for consolidating numerous operational datasets (e.g. web analytics, advertising analytics, subscriber data) into a Google BigQuery-backed data warehouse.
  • Engineer innovative approaches for collecting a variety of business critical metrics from The Atlantic’s various consumer-facing digital experiences. This work will include coding custom Solutions in Google Tag Manager, deploying tracking pixels, writing AWS Lambdas and orchestrating numerous third party data processors.
  • Execute select growth-oriented engineering projects to improve The Atlantic’s SEO posture, increase our user engagement and unlock the value of our content archive.
  • Leverage Terraform, AWS Codebuild, Docker and GitHub to create, maintain and evolve the Data Engineering Team’s cloud computing environment and to support the transition of the broader organization to the cloud.
  • Regularly collaborate with partners in Consumer Revenue, Advertising, Editorial to solicit requirements, seek feedback and provide updates.

Requirements:

  • The 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
  • Strong relational database fundamental skills.
  • Demonstrable proficiency and a track record of professional success coding in at least one programming language.
  • Experience with Linux and comfort on the command line
  • Experience presenting to audiences and communicating effectively and empathetically with clients and other stakeholders

Strong preference will be given to candidates who have experience:

  • Maintaining an Amazon Web Services stack
  • Solid experience with Python
  • Experience with Google’s BigQuery
  • Experience with NoSQL and Map Reduce.
  • Experience with resource orchestration tools such as AWS Cloud​Formation or Terraform.

 

Please note this is an onsite position 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 you, and everyone else.  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, and giving voice 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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