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Data Engineer

Book of the Month is looking for a detail-oriented software engineer to oversee our data warehouse and reporting infrastructure. Our user base generates millions of rows of data daily, and our new Data Engineer will play a critical role in the way the company uses this information to make business decisions. Working closely with our Director of Engineering and Director of Data and Analytics, you’ll build out suite of internal tools that touch all parts of our business—including operations, marketing, product, and customer experience—while scaling and maintaining our data infrastructure.

What you’ll do here

ETL design, development, and management

  • Build new ETL pipelines using Python
  • Scale out existing ETL architecture to support our growing business (and data), including developing best practices for pipelines supported by batch vs. streaming services
  • Maintain and improve the reliability of the backend infrastructure and data quality, e.g. build tools and alerts to monitor ETL job status

Data warehouse design, development, and management

  • Oversee our data warehouse and BI servers
  • Optimize data warehouse architecture to handle both automated data processing and ad hoc reporting
  • Develop best practices for data storage
  • Work closely with our Analytics team to understand company reporting and optimize pipelines for reporting needs
  • Work with Analytics team to ensure data quality and reporting availability

What you bring to the table

  • 1 to 2 years experience developing software
  • Interest in data engineering and developing reporting platforms
  • Highly proficient in writing complex SQL queries to transform raw user action data into business data
  • Experience with Redshift, Athena, S3, Google Big Query, Vertica, Postgres, or MySQL databases
  • Experience with Python, R, bash, or similar scripting languages
  • Experience developing ETL jobs
  • Bonus points for (but not required): experience creating reports and data visualizations in a BI tool like Microstrategy, Looker, Domo, or; understanding CI/CD deployment pipelines; experience with e-commerce subscription data

A little bit about us

Book of the Month uncovers the best new books and sharing them with more than 15 million readers every month. Founded in 1926 and relaunched in 2015, Book of the Month is an entrepreneurial growth company with a rich history and loyal user base—and we’re looking for the best people to join us.

Our benefits and perks

  • Unlimited vacation days with a get-your-work-done policy
  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, vision, dental, and 401(k) plans
  • A dog-friendly office with an open floor plan
  • Free books! snacks! beer! seltzer!
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