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Data Quality Engineer

Axios · Nov 7th 2020

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Quick Take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We're hiring a Data Quality Engineer!

Why it Matters: The quality team’s mission at Axios will be to ensure our technology is of the highest quality for our readers and clients every day. In this role you will be collaborating with multi-functional teams such as the data engineering, data science and product teams to test, validate and monitor data platforms and the data flowing through them. The quality team will integrate tightly into our cross-functional product teams to refine requirements for our products and to ensure the systems delivered line up.

The Details: The Data Quality Engineer’s responsibility is to ensure Axios is shipping better products consistently. Responsibilities of this role include:

Collaborating with technical leads, data engineers, analysts, product managers and assigned squad to define and refine requirements Leading the squad’s efforts in identifying risk and developing mitigation strategies Developing methods for managing and maintaining data integrity across systems Writing and executing test plans, utilizing both manual and automated testing techniques Managing bugs, including identification, logging, tracking and triaging Working with data engineering squad to prioritize and develop data qualification pipeline, qualification criteria, identify testing gaps, and deliver measurable test results Identifying the need for and improving processes, tools and testing

Go Deeper: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for Axios’ mission and have the following skills:

Experience detecting and reporting data quality issues Experience in Software Quality Assurance, Quality Engineering, or as a SDET Experience working with data pipeline/pipeline issues Familiarity with Kafka, PySpark, Jenkins/Circle, AWS Experience testing services and web applications Willingness to be a problem solver and produce results in a fast paced environment Experience working with Ruby, Python, Node and/or Javascript is preferred Practical experience with SQL and NoSQL databases The ability to set up test environments, deploy code, use the command line Experience testing in an Agile and Continuous Integration environment Excellent written and verbal communication skills Exceptionally collaborative with obsessive attention to detail

Don’t forget:

Competitive salary Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families) Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave 401K Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays Company equity Commuter and cell phone benefit A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture Annual learning and development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

One mental health day per month $100 monthly work-from-home stipend Tele-mental health services OneMedical membership, including tele-health services Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies Weekly company-sponsored exercise and meditation classes Virtual company-sponsored social events

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