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Data Engineer

Posted: September 27, 2018
Company name: MediaAlpha
Location: Redmond, WA (US)
Pay rate: USD
Poster represents: an employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: Full time
Onsite: yes
Description: MediaAlpha provides the technology infrastructure for the industry's first and only ecosystem of advertising exchanges for native search and metasearch media. MediaAlpha’s technology transparently connects buyers and sellers to create efficient, programmatic marketplaces for performance media targeting consumers at the point of purchase across leading brand, metasearch, and comparison sites. The Company’s technology platforms power over 50 million high-value transactions annually, representing more than $400 million in annual media spend across the insurance, travel, personal finance, education and home service verticals.

The MediaAlpha team is composed of talented and conscientious individuals who share a passion for doing great work and a pioneering spirit to identify new solutions that continually keep our company and our partners one step ahead. We have dual headquarters in Redmond, WA and Los Angeles, CA, with offices in Seminole, FL, Carson City, NV and London, UK.

We are looking for a result-driven, analytical and creative Data Engineer to join our technology team. This individual should be an innovative problem solver, self-motivated and highly organized. As a Data Engineer at MediaAlpha, you will take part in all aspects of the software development lifecycle. This includes working with stakeholders in fixing and improving and our MediaAlpha Exchange Product and testing new features and integrations. The ideal candidate will have a strong bias toward data-driven decision making. Additionally, they will enjoy designing, implementing, and scaling systems that process tens of thousands of high-value transactions a day, while also producing elegant and readable code.
Desired skills: Responsibilities
Own the full software development lifecycle of implementing high-performance ad serving software.
Develop robust and scalable code to analyze ad performance data for optimization.
Support and lead specific ad-hoc projects across our five product verticals. 
Work within a Perl development environment on a Linux platform.
Be part of a team that maintains and supports our live MediaAlpha Exchange product. 

Experience implementing statistical models, machine learning, and analysis (Prediction, Classification, Clustering, time series forecasting, regression models, etc.) using R and SQL.
Working knowledge of relational data modeling.
Strong programming skills including software engineering methodologies and best practices. Experience with Perl a plus.
Experience with Hadoop v2, MapReduce, HDFS.
Experience using web APIs.
Exceptional analytical skills.
Ability to articulate and communicate clearly, concisely, and thoughtfully.
Ability to handle-multiple and simultaneous tasks while meeting aggressive deadlines.
A self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity and ability to problem solve, while paying careful attention to detail.
Experience working with engineers and non-technical stakeholders.
Be a champion of instilling excellence in coding and quality into the team and culture.
B.S. required, preferably in a technical discipline (e.g., computer science).

Highly competitive salary and bonus program participation.
High quality health and dental care plans with no employee contributions and zero deductibles (in network). Flexible spending account.
Unlimited PTO.
401K company contribution program (after one year).
Professional training and education reimbursements.
Generous employee perks (e.g., mobile phone program, gym membership).
Website for more information: www.mediaalpha.com
Contact information: amy@mediaalpha.com

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