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.

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

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    UMG's global corporate headquarters are located in Santa Monica, California. Take a virtual tour here → http://bit.ly/UMGHQtour!
    2220 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404

    What are Universal Music Group Perks + Benefits

    Universal Music Group Benefits Overview

    You’ll experience the following perks as a full-time UMG employee...

    • Competitive Benefits – Your comprehensive benefits package will offer Medical, Dental, & Vision, as well as 30+days of PTO, a 401k savings plan with company match, & more.
    • Employee Development – We’re invested in growing your career within UMG. Your engagement in L&D programs will help expand your skill set. Also, you’ll be the first to be considered when new roles open.
    • Culture and Environment – You’ll enjoy our branded offices that feature UMG artists and music 24/7, employee lounges complete with video games, musical instruments, couches, free soda and coffee, free merchandise, & more.
    • Social Responsibility – Your good works and engagement in various causes will be amplified by UMG’s donation-match programs, strengthening our impact throughout the world.

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    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company.
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