Data Operations Manager

San Francisco OR Remote US/Canada

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At Scribd (pronounced “scribbed”), we believe reading is more important than ever. Join our cast of characters as we build the world’s largest and most fascinating digital library: giving subscribers access to a growing collection of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, documents, Scribd Originals and more. In addition to works from major publishers and top authors, our community includes over 1.4M subscribers in nearly every country worldwide.
Data observability within Scribd is a key focus for your work in our existing data infrastructure. The Data Operations team works with product and engineering to identify what pipelines are important, and together build process, tools, and technology to ensure that downstream consumers can trust our data, Depending on the project, this might involve collaboration with the Data Science or Content Engineering teams to build business-critical pipelines, or working with Business Analytics team to help design data models used for business insights. You would continue to build the Data Operations team as the organization grows. As the Data Operations leader for Scribd, everything you do directly supports our internal stakeholders while helping to grow and understand our business.
What you'll do    
• Work largely with Business Analytics, Finance, and other  stakeholders including engineering teams.• Assume responsibility for business critical pipelines and the quality of data they generate• Build a team capable of acting as internal support for higher-level (non-engineering) uses of the data platform• Lead the team to adopt and ingest newer data sets to continue to power the business as needs change
Required Skills    
• Strong written and verbal communication skills (we're remote!)• Strong experience with software engineering best practices across the development lifecycle, including agile methodologies, coding standards, code reviews, source management, build processes, testing, and operations• Working knowledge of Looker, Tableau, Power BI, or some other Business Insights system.• Experience building and delivering high quality data systems using tools from the Hadoop or Spark ecosystem• A history of working with cloud-based data platforms.• Strong operational background with experience building and supporting always-on production data platforms.• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while driving projects to completion on time and within budget• Experience writing complex SQL and data modeling
Desired Skills
• Streaming platform experience, typically based around Kafka.• Spark, Storm, Beam• Strong understanding of AWS data platform services and their strengths/weaknesses.• Experience with Java, Scala, or Python• Thoughts on the tradeoffs between "traditional" data warehouses, data lakes, and other large-scale data organization approaches.• Opinions on what data governance means and how to scale it up the organizationBenefits, Perks and Wellbeing at Scribd
• Healthcare Benefits: Scribd pays 100% of employee’s Medical, Vision, and Dental premiums and 70% of dependents• Leaves: Paid parental leave, 100% company paid short-term/long-term disability plans, and milestone Sabbaticals• 401k plan through Fidelity,  plus company matching with no vesting period• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices• Stock Options - every employee is an owner in Scribd! • Generous Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Flexible Sick Time, Volunteer Day + office closure between Christmas Eve and New Years Day• Referral bonuses• Professional development: generous annual budget for our employees to attend conferences, classes, and other events• Company-wide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training• Learning & Development and Coaching programs• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit• Concern mental health digital platform• Work-life balance flexibility• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees• Company events + Scribdchats• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities
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Job tags: AWS Engineering Finance Hadoop Healthcare Java Kafka Looker Power BI Python Scala Spark SQL Tableau
Job region(s): North America Remote/Anywhere
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