Data Architect

Engineering Team | San Francisco

Ellation, Inc. is a transformative entertainment company and home of industry-leading platforms Crunchyroll and VRV. Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga, boasting a global community of more than 25 million registered users and over 1 million subscribers. VRV is a fast-growing entrant in the SVOD space and is an audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, and Shudder.

Our offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, and Chișinău develop the product, design, engineering, marketing and content for Crunchyroll and VRV -- we are media and technology experts, and we lead with our digital-first DNA to create experiences for our passionate communities.  

About you:

Our Ellation Technology Platform helps us scale to serve millions of users across the globe, and we are looking to expand our team of world-class engineers, so we can continue to innovate and offer rock-solid reliability to our content partners. You are a full-stack engineer and a professional with strong technical design principles, not a hacker. You understand the requirements and think before you code, adhere to principles of abstraction and best practices in API design, and are as cognizant of the limitations in what you build as you are of your capabilities. You are familiar with many technologies and can confidently pick the right tool for the job at hand.

The data engineering team at Ellation is looking for a Data Architect to build the next generation of data infrastructure and business intelligence services.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical design leadership with the responsibility to ensure the efficient use of resources, the selection of appropriate technology, and use of appropriate design methodologies
  • Work closely with business/product stakeholders in understanding requirements and translating them to engineering requirements.
  • Support and enhance data architecture, data instrumentation, define database schema, create pipe­lining, generate reports/insights, a guide algorithm design.
  • Define and evangelize data warehouse fundamentals and best practices.
  • Work across the organization in optimizing data capture (parameters, metadata, etc.).
  • Work with DevOps in bringing up new data systems and supporting existing data services.
  • Evaluate SaaS solutions (BI, pipe­lining, etc.) and make build/buy recommendations.

Requirements:

  • 8+ years of software development experience with several years in hands on data architecture, data modeling and strategy
  • 5+ years of experience with Data warehouse design and implementation.
  • 5+ years of database schema design, and python and SQL.
  • 3+ years of NoSQL, MapReduce, and BigData experience.
  • 2+ years of experience with Amazon or similar cloud services.
  • Experience with BI and data visualization and ETL tools like Airflow and Spark.
  • Knowledge of data security practices.
  • Ability to turn business requirements into DB schema design.
  • Ability to work independently and mentor engineers.
  • Ability to work directly with external stakeholders to gather requirements and present data driven solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Experience in Agile/Scrum development processes.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects against deadlines.
  • Ability to advise on data and application integration best practices and optimize performance of ETL programs and solutions
  • Master's Degree in computer science or equivalent experience


Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Contribute to multiple open source products
  • Employer-sponsored training and certifications
  • Opportunity to participate in industry conferences
  • Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care FSA
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Employer paid commuter benefit
  • On-site gym, showers, yoga, and meditation classes
  • Catered lunch and dinner 4 days per week
  • Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers
  • Pet-friendly environment - pet insurance and dog-friendly office

 

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About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga, boasting a global community of more than 25 million registered users and over 1 million subscribers. Fans connect through the most complete anime library including "Naruto Shippuden," "Attack on Titan," and “Dragon Ball Super,” events such as Crunchyroll Movie Nights, Crunchyroll News, and can purchase related merchandise through its online store. Through its app on game consoles, set-top boxes, mobile devices and more, Crunchyroll delivers content from leading media producers directly to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages. The service is available for free or through a premium offering that allows users to watch ad-free with access to simulcasts—top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast.

Fans can also view Crunchyroll on VRV, an audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels and a curated house channel, VRV Select.

About Ellation

Ellation, Inc. is a transformative entertainment company and home of industry-leading platforms Crunchyroll and VRV. With majority investment from Otter Media, a joint-venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group, Ellation operates at the intersection of technology and media to redefine the next wave of media interaction and consumption -- breaking down barriers to content experiences for passionate fans around the world. Ellation’s offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, and Chișinău develop the product, design, engineering, marketing and content that brings our communities of passionate fans together.  

About VRV

VRV is a leading audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, and Shudder, alongside a curated house channel, VRV Select. Created to provide fans with a next-gen entertainment experience, VRV offers immersive content experiences in a digitally-driven environment via bundled subscription, a la carte subscription, or ad-supported options. As a platform, VRV helps partners extend their reach and distribute their premium content through a high-quality, branded experience on mobile, web, and popular living room devices.