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Data Operations Engineer (DOE)

Software Engineering - Systems | Emeryville, CA | Full Time

Job Description


Data Operations Engineer (DOE)

Engineering Department | Emeryville, CA | Full Time


Gracenote, Inc., a Nielsen Company, is an entertainment data and technology provider powering the world’s top music services, automakers, cable and satellite operators, and consumer electronics companies. At its core, Gracenote helps people find, discover and connect with the entertainment they love. Daily, Gracenote processes 35 Billion rows of data and is quickly becoming a world-leader in return path “big data.” Over the past 3  years, the company has grown to more than 1800 employees in 20 countries, including over 400 of the world’s top engineers with a passion for music, video, sports, and entertainment technology. Founded in 1998, Gracenote is one of America’s most iconic and respected media companies. In February 2017, Gracenote was acquired by Nielsen – a global information, data and measurement company.  The company, Gracenote, continues to operate from its Emeryville, CA location. 

We are presently looking for a Data Operations Engineer:

In this role, you will:

Responsible for building information technology infrastructure tools, automating system/application testing and deployment, and working with development teams to help engineer scalable solutions: Proactively work on the deployment, operations and scaling aspects of production services and applications.  Develop and/or improve monitoring and alerting tools by writing scripts.  Develop and/or improve automated system management solutions in the areas of monitoring, testing, operations and automation, including automation of manual processes.  Assist in evaluating the design of new and existing systems to assess functionality, effectiveness, reliability, performance, usage and maintainability.  Establish and administer operating and technology standards.  Partner with key stakeholders on the development of new data monitoring services.  Identify problems and administer problem resolution processes.  Tools used: Python, Django, Linux environments, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Jenkins, Git, and Chef.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, engineering (any) or a related field (foreign equivalent degree acceptable) plus 3 years of experience in programming, scripting and/or software application development.     
  • This must include 2 years of experience with Python and Django frameworks, and 2 years of experience with MySQL, PostgreSQL and/or Oracle.  
  • Any level of experience in and/or knowledge of:
  • Linux environment;
  • deployment, maintenance and monitoring of production applications;  
  • identifying strengths and weaknesses in the design of existing IT systems and defining improvements;  
  • summarizing IT topics for non-technical customers verbally and visually.

Gracenote, Inc., a Nielsen company, is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

JOB:  Data Operations Engineer

PRIMARY LOCATION:  North America-US-Emeryville, CA


SCHEDULE:  Full-time