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Data Analytics Engineer

Engineering & Operations | San Francisco, CA

Job Description

About Wikia
Like our wikis and communities, Wikia is passionate, high-energy and collaborative. Wikia is one of the largest "creative commons" sites in the world. We maintain over 300,000 wikis across an impressive array of subjects, spanning virtually all aspects of popular culture. Wikia is the top global video game publisher on the Web today, with over 70 million unique visitors a month. You’ll have the opportunity to shape company, technology and product directions.  Wikia was founded in 2004 by Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley, and is headquartered in a brightly colored SOMA office in San Francisco, CA. .

The Position
The Wikia Analytics Team is actively seeking a Data Engineer to join our growing team.  As a Data Engineer, you'll develop, enhance and maintain our Warehouse, ETL, and Reporting infrastructure. We're looking for a data geek or someone who longs to become a data geek,  who wants to get in early and be a key contributor to our next generation data systems.

    •    Understand business needs and translate to data requirements.
    •    Enhance and maintain our Data Warehouse and ETL infrastructure.
    •    Perform ad-hoc SQL-based analysis against MySQL & PostgreSQL data warehouses.
    •    Translate analysis results into digestible tabular or graphical reports.

    •    Familiarity with multiple database systems (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, etc.).
    •    Knowledge of Dimensional modeling and performant data loading strategies.
    •    Solid understanding of SQL.
    •    Scripting experience (preferably Perl and bash).
    •    Grasp of basic statistics concepts.
    •    Self-starter with appropriate attention to detail.
    •    2 - 4 years of web-based software engineering, preferably some using PHP.
    •    BS Computer Science or equivalent.

We don’t expect everyone to have all of the following, but the more the better:
    •    Experience wrangling terabyte-sized datasets.
    •    R statistical package.
    •    NoSQL architectures (Hadoop, HBASE, etc.).
    •    Has contributed to an open source project.

Principals only. Agency and recruiter resumes will be considered unsolicited resumes that are not subject to placement fees.