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iHeartMedia Data Engineer in New York, New York


Job Summary:

iHeartRadio is looking for a talented Data Engineer to help us in our data-driven mission to reshape the world of music and the spoken word. You will work in a highly collaborative team of engineers, and alongside data scientists and analysts, to distill existing data processes, import new external data sources, and create complex data mashups. Your work will provide valuable insights and power important music data products. Expect to build high throughput data pipelines and improve the existing big data infrastructure. You will also improve performance, squash bugs, and increase visibility across the data ecosystem. You will have end to end ownership of your code, though ideally you also relish reviewing a good pull request. If you enjoy working with large sets of data and the challenges associated with them this is the role for you.


  • Work in an Agile development methodology and own data driven solutions end-to-end

  • Experiment with various frameworks in the Big Data ecosystem to identify the optimal approach for extracting insights from out datasets

  • Identify performance bottlenecks in data pipelines and architect faster, more efficient solutions when necessary

  • Create new data warehouse solutions and define and demonstrate best practices in schema and table design

  • Develop end-to-end batch and real time pipelines for large data sets to our Hadoop clusters, and bring summarized results back into a data warehouse for downstream business analysis

  • When needed, perform data housekeeping, data cleansing, normalization, and implementation of required data model changes

  • Increase efficiency and automate processes by collaborating with our SRE team to update existing data infrastructure (data model, hardware, cloud services, etc.)

  • Design, build and launch efficient and reliable data pipelines into production

  • Design and develop new systems and tools to enable our consumers to understand and analyze the data more quickly

  • Maintain and troubleshoot existing data pipelines

Required Skills:

  • 2+ years of experience ingesting, processing, storing, and querying large datasets

  • 2+ years of experience working in the Hadoop ecosystem

  • Ability to write well-abstracted, reusable code components in Python, Java or similar language(s)

  • A self-starter with an attention to detail, and a passion for code correctness

  • Ability to investigate data issues across a large and complex system by working alongside multiple departments and systems


  • Experience with configuration management tools (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc)

  • Experience with Spark, Kafka, or similar

  • Experience with AWS technologies (S3, Redshift, EC2, RDS, EMR, Dynamo, etc)

  • Proven proficiency with Scala


New York, NY: 32 Avenue of the Americas, 10013

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iHeartMedia’s benefits offering is flexible and offers a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs of our changing workforce, including the following:

  • Employer sponsored medical, dental and vision with a variety of coverage options

  • Company provided and supplemental life insurance

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Paid company holidays, including floating holiday that enable our employees to celebrate the holiday of their choosing

  • A Spirit day to encourage and allow our employees to more easily volunteer in their community

  • A 401K plan with matching contributions (matching currently suspended)

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for benefit eligible employees and all household members at no cost – services include telephonic counseling sessions, consultation on legal and financial matters, emotional well-being, family and caregiving

  • A range of additional voluntary programs, such as spending accounts, student loan refinancing, accident insurance and more!

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – we specialize in radio, digital, social, podcasts, influencers, data, and events across the nation and provide premier opportunities for advertisers.

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