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Data Engineer at
New York City, NY, US

At Mic we like to make informed data-driven decisions, and our data ingestion pipeline is crucial in guiding business strategy. We collect billions of data points across many platforms, use cutting-edge tools, cleanse, transform, and then aggregate this data. We use analytics for understanding our users, creating business-side reports, and fueling our recommendation engines. We are looking for someone capable of handling our ingestion pipeline from start to finish, who can make quick and informed decisions about software and architecture choices, and who is detail-oriented. This person will also head-up new data-product initiatives to get the maximum value out of our data.


  • know Scala well
  • have 4+ years professional data engineering experience
  • have experience with the AWS ecosystem
  • have experience with big-data technologies such as Spark
  • have experience working with no/SQL-based databases (MySQL and Redshift)
  • have tried many technologies/frameworks and can quickly evaluate a new one


  • are a small, dedicated product and engineering team (12 people), so your work will make a big impact on our stack and code base
  • have a transparent, collaborative and efficient process for developing products
  • open-source often (
  • take code reviews and pull requests seriously
  • iterate constantly and insist on cross-functional collaboration at every stage of the product life-cycle
  • avoid useless meetings and make work/life balance a priority

Nice to haves:

  • experience with analytics and data visualization
  • experience with content recommendation
  • experience with Python and Javascript
  • experience with Docker
  • experience working with remote employees


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