Data Engineer

| Santa Monica

We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world's leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

We have opportunities for data engineers to join our growing tech team at Universal's offices and contribute to the development of our innovative approach to finding new and impactful insights to grow UMG's business.

We have moved all of our Data and Analytics to Google Cloud Platform (GCP). As a data engineer, you will be responsible for designing, implementing and support new and existing GCP-based data solutions – new data processing, data sets and systems to support various advanced analytics needs. This involves working with the existing engineering team, data scientists, analysts and the business to understand requirements and data needs and definitions. You will create and support data flows to integrate with multiple external sources using APIs, database connections and flat files. You will liaise with members of the wider Universal Data & Analytics teams to ensure alignment with existing systems and consistency with internal standards and best practice.

Job Functions:

  • Build understanding of data sources and downstream systems
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to understand requirements, business definitions and the potential value of different data
  • Support, design, implement and document solutions for loading, piping and exposing data from multiple sources
  • Support and build well-engineered data systems to support analytical needs using Google Cloud Platform (Cloud DataFlow, BigQuery, BigTable)
  • Assure accuracy of data processing and outputs through consistently high software development skills, adherence to best practice, thorough testing and peer reviews
  • Habitually approach problem solving with creativity and resourcefulness; carefully evaluate risks and determine correct courses of action when completing tasks
  • Job Requirements:

    Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstrable professional experience designing, building, and maintaining data systems and processes using cloud-based platforms (Google BigQuery and Cloud DataFlow extremely desirable; AirFlow is a big plus or AWS Big Data Platform)
  • Demonstrable, hands-on professional software development skills using Java. Python is a plus. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to clearly present ideas, concepts, and solutions
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to effectively work with various team members when gathering requirements, delivering solutions, and eliciting suggestions and feedback
  • Extremely quick learner both in terms of new technical skills and acquiring domain knowledge
  • Experience:

  • Experience working in Unix/Linux operating systems and tools.
  • Expertise using cloud-based systems and services to acquire and deliver data via APIs and flat files
  • Extensive hand-on experience working with data using SQL
  • Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or closely related discipline

    Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Disclaimer

    This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

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    Location

    UMG IT is primarily based in Woodland Hills, a neighborhood bordering the Santa Monica mountains in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles
    21301 Burbank Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

    An Insider's view of Universal Music Group

    What’s the vibe like in the office?

    Everyone is hard working but it’s still a pretty relaxed and friendly environment. If you need any help people are always ready to make time. Between the conference room with all over music related decorations, big lunch room with table-football and arcade games and a very casual dress code, the overall vibe is really chill.

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    Our team serves departments across the company by provide feedback and best practices on software asset management. We get to work with a lot of different teams which is really interesting.

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    What makes someone successful on your team?

    Our team relies on the ability to have quick and meaningful communications, sharing of ideas in a constructive way and working closely as a whole team. You also need to be interested in always learning. Technology never stands still and neither does this team.

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    What does your typical day look like?

    There is no typical day at UMG, which is a good thing! I get an opportunity to work with numerous individuals within IT and the business on a variety of global projects. Having the opportunity to work with so many talented people globally and continuously learn and contribute to our business is very exciting.

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