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Engineering Lead - Data

Engineering & Operations | San Francisco, CA

Job Description

Passionate leader who loves all things data; you thrive in creating best in class infrastructures and you crave the freedom to be creative. Experience analyzing next-generation hardware configurations and implementing large scale data stores that maximize performance and reliability. Wikia is searching for an Engineering Lead like YOU who can help us utilize the data of one of the largest sites in the world more efficiently.  

Like our fans and communities, Wikia is passionate, high-energy, and collaborative. Wikia is one of the largest Creative Commons-licensed sites in the world, as we maintain over 300,000 wikia communities across an impressive array of subjects, spanning all aspects of entertainment, games, and lifestyle. We are rated as a Quantcast Top 40, ComScore Top 100, and Nielsen Top 10 Social Media Site and are visited by over 100 million people a month.

As the Engineering Lead, you’ll be responsible for working closely with our Director of Analytics and data team to create and own the data/analytics roadmap for Wikia. We need you to help lead the design of our data infrastructure and ensure that each department has access to the data needed to make critical business decisions. Your vast experience gives you the confidence to work closely with stakeholders to educate, strategize and proactively identify opportunities to improve Wikia's KPIs. You’d love to grow a powerhouse team of Data Engineers, Data Scientists, and Analysts that will take us to the next level.

Your impact will extend far beyond your own team to encompass our business as a media platform, consumer products and even technology. Our exciting fan platform is going to introduce great career challenges for you but is also coupled with a culture that emphasizes strong work life balance. For your expertise, we will offer a competitive salary, stock options, and full benefits. Our dog-friendly digs are located in San Francisco (between BART and CalTrain) and also come with a stocked pantry and gaming room, where some employees practice yoga at lunch.

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