Lead Data Engineer

Date Posted: 5/27/2020

Job Description

TEGNA seeks a Lead/Sr Data Engineer for the Technology organization with a focus on Premion. 

Premion, a division of TEGNA, is a first-in-market over-the-top (OTT) advertising services platform. With over 100+ top-tier content providers and 700+ TEGNA Sales Reps, Premion is the one stop shop for OTT advertising for regional and local advertisers. Premion simplifies the OTT buying process by placing ads alongside premium long-form and live streaming content across branded networks and providers in just one easy transaction.

TEGNA is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Lead Data Engineer to lead the team building cutting edge Ad Tech products in Delivery, Forecasting, Campaign management and reporting. This person is a multi-tasker with attention to detail, who is comfortable being the go-to expert for Digital Ad-Tech. He/She is obsessive about customer needs and can create a collaborative work environment to address those needs; makes decisions based on data and involving all areas of the business as part of the product development lifecycle.

Job Requirements

Skills and Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related fields of study.
  • 5+ years’ experience managing an agile design driven, user-centered product and development team
  • Experience with Data modeling, SQL, ETL, Data Warehousing and Data Lakes
  • Experience in writing complex SQL scripts and stored procedures
  • Expert knowledge in an enterprise class RDBMS
  • Experience with MPP databases such as Redshift or Snowflake
  • Knowledge of ETL tools like Talend, Informatica, SSIS
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with meticulous attention to detail. Ability to communicate technical issues simply to help drive fast decisions
  • Deep knowledge of web technology, advertising technology and related fields (DSPs, SSPs, DMPs, etc.)
  • Utilizing customer driven design and development and lean startup methodologies, have a fail fast mindset
  • A fast learning curve, with the ability to understand our customer’s needs on both a business and technical level. 


  • Experience with enterprise-class Business Intelligence tools
  • Experience with scripting language such as Perl, Ruby or JavaScript
  • Knowledge of AWS products and services



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.


TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.


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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Job Type: Engineering
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 5/27/2020

About Us

Premion, a division of TEGNA, is the one-stop shop OTT advertising platform for regional and local advertisers. Through our direct relationships with over 100+ top-tier content providers, Premion simplifies the OTT buying process by placing ads alongside premium long-form (full-episode) and live streaming content across more branded networks than any other platform – in just one easy transaction.

Premion’s advertising platform delivers advanced targeting and seamless integration across multiple networks. Advertisers are assured access to brand-safe and fraud-free, guaranteed inventory that reaches the fastest growing and highly engaged OTT audiences.