Senior Data Engineer
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 9/21/2020

Job Description


As the largest most diversified television broadcasting company in the country, we continuously look to embrace new digital opportunities and challenge ourselves to defy expectations of what a broadcaster can do.  Recently, we strategically acquired 23 Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) and we are looking for team members to join us in integrating this new and important piece of our business that will expand our range of content across the country and extend our multi-platform expansion opportunities. We are looking for a strong analytical candidate to manage the integration of our data systems, and maintain and improve our data components and data environment. You will be responsible for the maintenance of broadcast metadata taxonomy, data cleanliness and data security. You will work closely with data scientists to provide clean and usable data that will feed their business analysis and thus will provide value to our operations business by supporting data-backed decision-making.



Responsibilities:


Operations, Collaboration & Partnerships


•        Integrate RSN system data within Corporate Data Lake and Enterprise Data Warehouse environments; maintain data warehouse


•        Migrate legacy RSN data components to future state environments


•        Analyze application and infrastructure performance data in order to prevent, detect, and mitigate broadcast center incidents


•        Create and maintain a data broker layer for orchestrating broadcast center telemetry messages


•        Create a Consumer telemetry layer


•        Establish metadata taxonomy and data governance standards


•        Build scalable, high performance infrastructure for delivering clear business insights from raw data sources


•        Responsible for designing, building, testing, integrating, managing, and optimizing data


•        Responsible for data format, resilience, scaling, and security


Performance Improvement


•        Track operations and constantly look for ways to make things work better, faster, and smoother


People Management & Development


•        Thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment, possess a high level of intellectual curiosity, and demonstrate strong judgment in the face of ambiguity



Qualifications:


•        2+ years of data taxonomy, BI, data migration or data lake integration experience


•        Proven experience using one or more data modeling tools (including, but not limited to, SQL, Spark, ElasicSearch, Hive, Azure Data Lake, BigQuery, etc.)


•        Proven experience using object-oriented programming languages (including, but not limited to, Python, JavaScript, Java, Scala, etc.) and functional data science tools such as R, or others


•        Experience with data visualization tools (including, but not limited to, Matplot, Splunk, Kibana, DataStudio, Tableau, Cognos, etc.)


•        Experience with Consumer telemetry, infrastructure monitoring, and process improvement preferred


•        Machine learning and artificial intelligence experience preferred


•        Thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment, possess a high level of intellectual curiosity, and demonstrate strong judgment in the face of ambiguity



Sinclair is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace



About Us:


Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

Job Snapshot

About Us

Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! In addition, Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair owns a multicast network, four radio stations and a cable network. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986, went public in 1995 and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol SBGI.

We believe Sinclair Broadcast Group’s people are our most important asset. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. Sinclair's success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of broadcasting and we need talented, dedicated, ethical professionals to do so. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. To be the best, you have to attract the best. This is why we provide opportunity for advancement, a challenging work environment, and a company culture with open communication and teamwork. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!

We also offer excellent compensation and comprehensive benefits, including:

  • Company-sponsored medical/prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Company-paid Life and Disability
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Education reimbursement
  • Vacation, Holiday, and PTO
  • And more…