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Data Engineer

Boston, MA | Engineering

Job Description


We find our people as innovative as we do our company.

Fun, smart & vibrant people make up ourXu (pronounced "zoo") team! Our collaborative, dynamic & high energy environment makes this the kind of place where people want to work. Our Xu team is looking for additional members:

Data Engineer

DataXu seeks a highly motivated Data Engineer to participate in the engineering of DataXu’s automated media decision platform for advertisers.

The Data Engineer is a technical position with hands-on development and operational responsibilities. We are looking for someone who is adept both at understanding the information content of data and in transforming and preparing the data for analytical and reporting purposes.


 Support existing production environment for reporting database.

 Work directly with internal and external customers to define data requirements to support reporting and analytics

 Design, implement, and maintain logical and physical models for reporting and analytical databases.

 Support application developers in their use of the reporting and analytical databases.

 Performance tuning of the reporting database and individual SQL statements.

 Define and execute plan for measuring and maintaining data integrity throughout the workflow.


 Solid understanding of OLAP database and ETL data processing concepts

 4+ years experience in data modeling and data warehouse design, preferably in a marketing database environment

 4+ years experience in Java programming required

 Experience with Hadoop / Hive is a plus

 Full implementation cycle experience in OLAP databases (requirements, design, implementation, testing, release, and operational support)

 Must have experience working in an Agile development process

 Experience in Unix/Linux including one or more of the following scripting tools: ksh, bash, awk, perl or python

 Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 Experience working in a team environment

 Knowledge and experience with statistic modeling and machine learning systems a strong plus.

 Experience with Ruby a plus.

 4+ years hands-on experience with relational databases and data warehouses including posgreSQL, Oracle, GreenPlum, Vertica or Netezza.

About the Company:

Headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Europe,

DataXu (www.dataxu.com)( Voted Advertising Age’s 2011 #5 Best Place to Work & Named "Top Place to Work in 2011" by Boston Globe) is the only multi-channel digital marketing management (DMM) platform offering real time optimization for display, video, and mobile advertisers. With exceptional growth, DataXu is a private, venture backed company with the resources to make a big impact and the agility to lead revolutionary change in both technology and media.

DataXu is leading a revolution in advertising with first and only machine learning-based DMM platform: DX3, which makes impression-level decisions in real time, optimizing the creative, consumer and contextual ad choices to help brands acquire more customers for less money. Forrester Research December 2011 report: "The Forrester Wave™: Demand-Side Platforms, Q4 2011," in which DataXu is recognized as a Leader with DX3 ranked as the #1 current offering. http://www.dataxu.com/news/press-releases/forrester-wave-report/

Beyond its technology, DataXu has developed a trusted reputation for expertly advising and servicing advertisers and media agencies trying to cross the chasm into a data-driven way of working.  DataXu is now expanding those relationships globally.

Benefit Highlights:

 Medical & Dental Insurance – 100% company paid deductible

 FSA (Medical, Dependent & Transportation care)

 Onsite dry cleaning service

 Company paid weekly catered lunches

 Innovation Days

 Generous Employee Referral Program

 Monthly Employee Recognition Program

 Free snacks and drinks

 Friday socials



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