Sr Data Engineer, People Analytics (Contract)

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Sr Data Engineer (Contract)

People Analytics, HR

Our People Platforms & Analytics team is a new and developing team that dives deep into people data, empowers with insights, and enables change through our approach. We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate, full-time Data Engineer who will build, refine and scale data pipelines for the team’s data analysis, data science and business intelligence work.

You will join our team on an initial 6-month contract, with the potential to convert to a permanent role.

You’ll develop and implement new methods to improve data reliability and quality, providing technical leadership to the team and mentorship to other team members. You’ll combine raw information from different sources to create consistent and analytics-ready data sets, and work closely with our data teams and across multiple technical teams in order to help us build our first internal people analytics tools for our business.

What kind of work will you be doing?
Responsibilities

  • Be a leading player in our People Platforms & Analytics team, you’ll have the opportunity to drive new data processes, workflows, reports, and expectations across the People team and wider business areas.
  • Build, test and refine data pipelines for data analytics and business intelligence (BI).
  • Ensure the data quality and consistency with monitoring support, and play an active role in establishing data governance around company KPIs.
  • Manage the technical aspect of analytics projects and collaborate within HR and cross-functionally across the business.
  • Lead SSDLC (secure software development lifecycle) within people analytics and lead by example in building self-service, well-tested solutions.
  • Review the work of junior associates in the team and provide mentorship to team members. Review and ensure all code documentation is complete and updated periodically.
  • Own and interface with other technology teams to extract, transform, and load data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and AWS big data technologies.
  • Creation and support of batch and real-time data pipelines using Informatica Cloud and AWS technologies including Glue, Kinesis, Lambda, Step functions and Athena.
  • Develop tools, plug-ins and solutions for CI/CD workflow using tools such as Jenkins, Cloud Formation, Docker, Github and other microservices.
  • Collaborate with the business applications team, product owners, business stakeholders, scrum-master to refine and estimate stories/epics.
  • Be an integral part of the scrum team to deliver on commitments on time and with good quality.
  • Review and ensure all code documentation is complete and updated periodically.
  • Optimize and refresh logical and physical data models to support new and existing projects.
  • Perform analysis of relevant metrics, and uncover and articulate trends in the data; forecast and quantify the gaps, risks, and opportunities in order to support people strategy and our team.

What experiences might you bring?
Experiences

  • ETL development experience with large-scale databases or big data systems such as Hive, BigQuery, AWS Redshift, Snowflake, etc.
  • Experience with the design and development of relational databases and data warehouses.
  • Advanced level of proficiency in SQL and Python programming.
  • Experience with ETL Tools like Informatica Cloud.
  • Experience working with AWS big data technologies (S3, Athena, Glue, Lambda, Kinesis, API gateway, RDS, DynamoDB, Step Function etc).
  • Experience with software configuration management tools (Git) and CI/CD pipelines and their enabling tools such as Jenkins, Nexus, etc.
  • Experience with Python Visualization libraries (e.g. plot.ly, matplotlib, or equivalent) or a BI reporting tool (such as Tableau, Looker or PowerBI) with an understanding of why they are an important part of the analytics stack.
  • Experience with data analysis and/or statistical modelling using the R or Python ecosystems, ideally in a data-focused full-stack environment (from data wrangling to analysis, to visualizations).
  • Strong analytic capabilities and ability to provide insights as well as recommendations for changes. Convince key decision-makers of the business benefits of the proposed solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills and an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams, gathering complex business requirements and identifying data needs.
  • Honest and respectful of others, and a great team player.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Data Science or related field, or equivalent experience. 

These skills would come in handy too!
Beneficial

  • Experience in web application development
  • Experience using big data technologies (Hadoop, Hive, Hbase, Spark etc.)
  • Familiar with agile development and sprints.
  • Understanding of HR/People function and operational processes


About realtor.com

At realtor.com®, we believe that everyone deserves a home of their own. We’re a community of nearly 2,000 employees who work hard to ensure that from the moment someone starts dreaming about a new home, to the moment they walk in the door and beyond, we’re there to lend a helping hand. Every month, over 85 million people trust us with their journey home by visiting our site and mobile apps, and we’d love to have you join our team to help.

We’ve got great offices in the U.S. and Canada with lots of sweet jobs to choose from, so we’re hoping you’ll join us on our journey to make buying, selling, renting, and living in homes easier and more rewarding for everyone.  

Let’s make a difference, together. For Real.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • GITDatabases
    • AWSDatabases

Location

Cool downtown office nestled in the bars and restaurants of East 6th Street

An Insider's view of Realtor.com

How does your team reward individual success?

We reward success through recognition and appreciation. We often celebrate wins loudly and with fun events. It's one of the best parts of our culture!

Fluker

Consumer Experience Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about how we're scaling our outreach to consumers which allows us to help more people every day. Not only that, but I love the pace we have in testing new consumer experiences!

Diane

Senior Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve been with Realtor.com for exactly one year and I’ve grown a great deal. I’ve expanded my literacy from AWS to Python to React Native and been mentored all along the way.

Yufeng

Senior Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

With 100 million unique users to Realtor.com a month, we play a leading role in the world's largest real estate network, sitting uniquely in this position of big data, while still being a mid-sized company that is able to democratize the information throughout the business. It’s an incredible position to be in.

Anne

Vice President, Product Management

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Our consumer success model is best in class, yet we continuously strive to build even better services and products for for the Realtor.com consumer.

James

Senior Training Manager

What are Realtor.com Perks + Benefits

Realtor.com Benefits Overview

At Realtor.com we fully embrace the value of having an inclusive culture where people can be their whole selves and do their best work. Having healthy and happy employees is extremely important, which is why we offer all of our employees more than just great basic health coverage. We strive for a culture where everyone feels fully "at home."

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We love our neighbors and think it important to give back to those in need.
Partners with Nonprofits
From our volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity to our employee charitable gift matching per employee, our commitment to our communities is unwavering.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mandatory company-wide training on Inclusive leadership and inclusive culture.
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our Employee Resource Groups invite our employees as they bring their whole, authentic selves to work and engage with one another in taking action to build a more diverse and inclusive work space.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Unbiased candidate sourcing, diverse candidate pools and removal of referral source data in support of unbiased candidate selection is our approach.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Realtor.com offers both short term and long term disability programs upon your date of hire at no cost to you.
Dental Benefits
Realtor.com® offers two dental plans through Aetna. The Aetna Dental PPO allows flexibility to see in and out-of-network providers, while the Aetna Dental DMO is a low-cost, in-network only plan.
Vision Benefits
Vision coverage is available through the Aetna Vision Preferred plan. It offers coverage for a variety of services both in and out-of-network.
Health Insurance Benefits
For the 2021 plan year, there is a choice of four medical plans offered through Aetna and Kaiser.
Life Insurance
Realtor.com® provides life insurance coverage for both Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment for all eligible employees.
Pet Insurance
Coverage is available for accidents, illnesses and preventive care.
Wellness Programs
Employees can access unlimited, on-demand, and personalized streaming videos on the topics of exercise, mindfulness, nutrition, sleep, and financial well-being.
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
News Corp and realtor.com provide a variety of choices for serving and supporting your emotional wellbeing needs.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
At realtor.com®, there are two retirement saving accounts available; the Traditional 401(k) and the Roth 401(k). You may choose to contribute to either plan to participate in the employer matching.
401(K) Matching
The News Corp 401(k) Savings Plan provides a matching program of 100% of the first 1% and 50% of the next 5% to help you make the most of your money.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Realtor.com offers charitable gift matching of up to $500 per employee annually.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
A dependent care FSA reimburses you for eligible child and adult care expenses such as day care, before/after school care, nursery school, preschool, and summer day camp.
Generous Parental Leave
Paid Parental Leave to include bonding, adoption, & surrogacy (20 weeks for primary caregivers and 4 weeks for secondary caregivers)
Flexible Work Schedule
Austin Tech Center employees have flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
There may come a time when you need to begin a leave of absence to cover needs such as disability, caregiver leave, Family Member Leave Act (FMLA). MetLife will be your main point of contact.
Company sponsored family events
Annual events including friends and family members are a company highlight.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Pop-a-shot is an Austin favorite. All net!
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Realtor.com provides reimbursement up to $2,500 annually, for graded, pass/fail courses.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our HomeGrown Mentoring Program is available for all full time employees in Austin.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

When we show up to work each day, regardless of title or tenure, we all want to be heard, be valued, and know that our contributions matter.

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