Full Time Job

Senior Data Engineer


New York, NY 10-19-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Senior Data Engineer (Remote)

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world's biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the US in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming's other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.


Brand/Division Overview:

The Applied Machine Learning Group within ViacomCBS Streaming's Advanced Technologies division focuses on deploying machine learning techniques to improve products.

Role Details:

Getting a vast body of metadata ready for use in AI products is never easy. The AMLG group at ViacomCBS is looking for a Senior Data Engineer to join our team to design and develop sophisticated products that collect, transform and enrich data in a fast, scalable and reliable way both for ourselves and our customers.

Your Day-to-Day:
• Work with the product manager and lead engineers to design and develop a variety of features, reusable components and products for metadata availability for recommendations, search, streaming services and reporting interfaces.
• Implementation of features in distributed backend systems
• Take initiative in the architectural design, implementation, and delivery of product features
• Analyze and optimize data pipelines, and pursue simplicity, efficiency, reliability and performance
• Use independent judgment to take existing code, understand its function and change/improve as needed
• Triage and fix reported bugs as well as issues related to performance
• Communicate estimates, schedules, issues and dependencies to technical or project lead
• Become an authority on core data pipelines and orchestration systems and how they support services for Paramount+ and Paramount+ International
• Establish relationships with sister Product Engineering teams to help improve development process and eliminate inefficiencies

Key Projects:
• Work with Product to deliver data to Product Analytics via DataStudio
• Support data pipelines, orchestration and data validation microservices for Personalization and Search


What you bring to the team:

You have –
• Minimum of 3 years of development experience
• Foundation and programming experience in Python, Java or Scala for Spark
• Working knowledge of developing data pipelines and data validation processes
• Development experience in one of the major Cloud platforms (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure)
• Solid knowledge in both NoSQL and Relational Data Stores in Google Cloud Platform like CloudSQL and BigQuery
• Hands-on experience with Apache Beam and/or Argo Workflows
• Excellent problem solving, collaboration and communication skills, both verbal and written
• A proven capability for creative thinking, and intellectual exploration
• Experience writing, debugging, and performance tuning on distributed cloud systems
• Self-starter who is comfortable taking the lead on a task, collaborating with other engineers to design and implement features
• Familiar with agile software development process

You might also have –
• Familiarity with Kubernetes and cloud deployments
• Experience with Elasticsearch
• Experience developing solutions within container orchestration systems
• Desire to contribute to the open-source community (i.e., blogs, source code, etc)
• Strong interest in data engineering for MLOps



ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rnxmqk-54-158-251-104-42 in your application.