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Senior Data Engineer, Infrastructure (IaaC)

Sirius XM

Sirius XM

Other Engineering, Data Science
Rome, NY, USA · Utica, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
Who We Are

SiriusXM and its brands (Pandora, SiriusXM 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 SiriusXM 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

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Senior Data Engineer (Infrastructure) to join our dynamic team at SiriusXM. As a Data Infrastructure Engineer, you will play a key role in designing, building, and maintaining robust, scalable, and secure data infrastructure used by our data professionals in order to fuel innovation, facilitate informed decision-making, and drive sustainable growth. Our mission is to deploy, maintain, and scale the foundation of our data platform, ensuring it serves as a trusted and efficient hub for data-driven insights. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in cloud technologies, data engineering, infrastructure as code, API design, and experience applying software engineering and DevOps best practices.

What You’ll Do

  • Design, develop, and maintain a robust, scalable, and secure data infrastructure like cloud infrastructure, data lake, observability, system integrations, Databricks workspaces
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand data platform infrastructure needs and translate them into effective and user-friendly solutions.
  • Implement best practices for data infrastructure designs, ensuring efficient utilization of resources, and minimizing latency in data-related tasks.
  • Identify and address bottlenecks in existing data infrastructure to improve overall system performance.
  • Design and build observability solutions to monitor resource utilization, cost, quotas etc and trigger alerts as needed.
  • Work with the Data Operations team to train and hand over operational part of day-to-day duties e.g. L1 support, Data Access requests, etc.
  • Integrate data platform infrastructure with other systems fostering seamless collaboration among teams e.g. system integration with Fivetran, Monte Carlo, Salesforce Data Cloud, Tableau, Looker, Teradata, Bigquery
  • Create comprehensive documentation for data infrastructure, ensuring that users have access to clear and concise instructions. Provide training and support to data professionals, enabling them to effectively leverage the data infrastructure.
  • Work closely with stakeholders like data scientists, engineers, and analysts to understand their requirements and challenges, fostering a collaborative and innovative environment.
  • Communicate project status, issues, and solutions effectively to stakeholders and team members.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical field (Computer Science, Information Technology, etc.).
  • 5+ years’ experience in software development, with a focus on building cloud infrastructure for data professionals (Using Cloud providers like AWS, GCP).
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Typescript, Python, Scala, or Java.
  • Experience with infrastructure as code tools such as CDK or Terraform.
  • Experience with big data technologies (e.g. Apache Spark, Hadoop) and data processing frameworks.
  • Knowledge of data storage solutions, database systems, data integrations and data warehousing.
  • Familiarity with Databricks is a plus.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to addressing challenges.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • 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 $128,000 to $171,175 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.