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Dow Jones VP, Data Engineering in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

Reporting to the SVP, Data engineering within the Data Engineering group, this position will work closely with all groups within the Technology organization. Candidates for this role will need demonstrated experience in cloud-based technologies and data architecture. A strong focus on data quality is also required for success in this role.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage and continue to evolve a world-class data engineering function utilizing cloud-based technologies

  • Provide architecture support for both cloud-based applications and to migrate on premise solutions

  • Follow an air-tight quality control process to the integrity of incoming and outgoing feeds

  • Work with stakeholders to define priorities and new tasks for the data engineering team.

  • Work to define new features for all lines-of-business

  • Monitor a 3 petabyte Data Lake identifying risks and required infrastructure changes to remedy issues.

  • Identify potential blockers and dependencies of data engineering activities with other teams (external teams, front-end, dev-ops and QA)

  • Propose new strategies to improve the quality of the data and overall code base

  • Propose new strategies to improve the stability of the real-time pipelines and batch processes

  • Propose changes in code, infrastructure and architecture to optimize the latency of the pipeline and reduce infrastructure costs.

  • Keep track of tech-debt in data engineering so it can be addressed in tandem with new development

  • Produce operational metrics to measure throughput and to build scale within a growing organization

  • Identify opportunities to enhance targeting/segmentation capabilities.

  • Manage current vendors and selection of new vendors

Skills Set:

  • 12+ years experience in Data Engineering

  • 7+ years leading multi-layered teams

  • Experience with real-time technologies (Kinesis, Kafka) a must

  • Deep knowledge of the cloud computing industry a must

  • Deep experience with Agile development methodology

  • Strong coding experience necessary in SQL, Python or equivalent

  • Experience managing off-site teams a must

  • Management of 10 or more employees required

  • ETL experience with cloud-based or traditional tools needed

  • AWS experience required

  • Quality Assurance orientation a definite must

  • Detail Orientation

  • Self-starter

  • Publishing industry experience desired

  • Strong written and oral communications needed

  • Knowledge of subscription marketing needed

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Job Category: Data/Content Group

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Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 27107