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Senior Data Engineer

Global Technology Solutions | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With over 830,000 members representing more than 16 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. 


Job Description:

ASCAP technologists live our mission and we are passionate about what we do for our customers and we practice what we preach. Our technologists serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our business partners and members achieve their goals and realize their dreams. We have an infectious and lively culture, stand behind our mission and are committed to delivering the impossible.


We are looking for someone passionate about data is focused on developing the platform for critical data products, including real time business metrics and analytics capabilities. The role requires supporting and collaborating with groups including Data Analytics/BI/Product, as well as our core backend API team.  The individual will not be afraid to think out of the box and will play a key role in technical decision making. We are highly focused on giving ownership and responsibility to autonomous teams, using the right tools for the job, and building flexible architectures. 



  • Continue to evolve the internal Reporting and Analytics platform on top of Snowflake on AWS infrastructure. 
  • Experience in Architect, design and implementing scalable ETL and data processing systems to handle the big data ecosystem including data collection, processing, ETL and Data warehouse. 
  • Build soft real time capabilities and insight into product metrics to help product managers and BI/Analytics understand and optimize product features and guide product decisions. 
  • Participate and contribute to the capabilities and engineering priorities across the organization. 
  • Contribute to the codebase and participate in code review. 
  • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics.
  • Work with stakeholders including the Executive, Product, Data and Design teams to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs.


Reporting to the Senior Director, Software Engineering, you’ll be responsible for overseeing engineering product quality and delivery and setting and overseeing technical standards for teams who are working on everything from customer-facing applications.


Required Skills:

  • Solid understanding of real time data processing with Kafka, Spark and Flink and batch data processing frameworks on EMR and Snowflake. 
  • Passion for building world-class data platforms that support a global customer base
  • Solid engineering background and understanding of programming languages such as Python, Java or equivalent 
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in data infrastructure development, with a track record of successful high-quality deliveries
  • Experience of working in an agile environment and embracing engineering best practices
  • Ability to apply both technical competence and interpersonal skills to achieve business outcomes
  • High emotional intelligence, sound temperament, and professional attitude
  • Strong understanding of SQL, experience with key databases such as Snowflake, MS-SQL and Postgres
  • Knowledge of the internals of how database systems work to design models for varied use cases. 
  • Experience with CI and CD in an AWS environment with Terraforms
  • Experience with key Data technologies, such as Sqoop. Kafka will be a plus
  • Proven experience in building secure data platforms
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Besides providing a unique and dynamic work environment, there are a few other reasons you should consider ASCAP in your career planning. We offer generous benefit options that are comprehensive and provide the flexibility that most employees want and need. These health care and financial plan options include the following:

  • Very generous time-off policy
  • Paid time off for approved volunteer events 
  • Immediate eligibility for 401(k) participation with an employer provided match
  • An additional Employer paid retirement savings program regardless of your participation in the 401(k) Plan
  • A choice of either network only provider medical and dental plans or more flexible medical and dental plans where you can see providers in or out-of-network 
  • Vision plan that offers both in and out- of network provider options
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Company provided basic life and AD&D insurance
  • Supplemental and dependent life insurance options
  • Pet Insurance, Legal Services and Identity Theft benefits offerings
  • Employee Referral Bonuses


ASCAP is an equal opportunity employer. All ASCAP employment decisions are made on the basis of individual qualifications and performance and not on the basis of race, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, genetic information, disability, handicap, color, creed, religion, veteran status, or any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.