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Senior Data Engineer - Experimentation

Sirius XM

Sirius XM

Data Science
Warren, NJ, USA · Lawrenceville, GA, USA · United States
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2024
Who We Are

SiriusXM and its brands (Pandora, SXM Media, AdsWizz, Simplecast, and SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services) are leading a new era of audio entertainment and services by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio entertainment experience for listeners -- in the car, at home, and anywhere on the go with connected devices. Our vision is to shape the future of audio, where everyone can be effortlessly connected to the voices, stories and music they love wherever they are.

This is the place where a diverse group of emerging talent and legends alike come to share authentic and purposeful songs, stories, sounds and insights through some of the best programming and technology in the world. Our critically-acclaimed, industry-leading audio entertainment encompasses music, sports, comedy, news, talk, live events, and podcasting. No matter their individual role, each of our employees plays a vital part in bringing SiriusXM’s vision to life every day.


SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. SiriusXM’s platforms collectively reach approximately 150 million listeners, the largest digital audio audience across paid and free tiers in North America, and deliver music, sports, talk, news, comedy, entertainment and podcasts. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM's subsidiaries Simplecast and AdsWizz make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. The Company’s advertising sales organization, which operates as SXM Media, leverages its scale, cross-platform sales organization and ad tech capabilities to deliver results for audio creators and advertisers. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers.

How You’ll Make An Impact

In this role you’ll join a team who designs, builds, and maintains data products that enable critical decision making across the company through experimentation. Experimentation is a key driver of the product development process, and this role will put you at the center of the platform that solves this at scale.

What You’ll Do

  • Build flexible cloud-based data pipeline frameworks to produce statistical analyses of user outcomes
  • Build and improve workflow orchestration tooling to support efficient data pipelines. E.g. airflow plugins, systems integration, deployments
  • Build tooling to support ML workflows for statistical analysis
  • Build monitoring dashboards for stakeholders to better understand the health, performance, and cost of the platform
  • Write documentation to encourage adoption of platform tools and support users in their use
  • Strengthen corporate best practices around data engineering software development processes
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to launch new analyses in a way that’s reliable and scalable

What You’ll Need

  • 5+ years’ experience developing data ETL pipelines and data tools in Scala and/or Python
  • BS/MS or above in Computer Science or relevant experience
  • Experience with data warehouse technologies: MapReduce, HDFS, Hive, Tez, Spark, Sqoop
  • Experience with streaming technologies - Kafka, Kafka Connect, KStreams, KSQL, Beam, Flink, Spark
  • Experience developing SQL applications of significant complexity
  • Experience with cloud computing - Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services
  • Experience developing for Linux-based deployment platforms, developing scalable server-side software for deployment
  • Experience developing service-oriented architectures/orchestration
  • Experience with API design/development – RPC, REST, JSON
  • Experience with unit and integration testing frameworks
  • Experience with CI/CD, build and deployment technologies such as Jenkins
  • Experience with Data Visualization or Data Notebook tools (i.e Zeppelin, Tableau, etc.)
  • Experience working in a Cloud Environment (AWS, GCP, etc.)
  • Experience developing and deploying machine learning algorithms
  • Experience developing with additional languages - R, Scala
  • Experience with workflow tools – Airflow/Composer/Luigi
  • Experience with data serialization system - Avro, Protobuf
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to project professionalism over the phone and in person.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to “internal client” and customer service principles.
  • Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects.
  • Creative writing ability.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S

At SiriusXM, we carefully consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary. We expect the base salary for this position to be in the range of $126,000 to $145,800 and will depend on your skills, qualifications, and experience. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary short-term and long-term incentives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.