Principal Scala/Spark Data Engineer- Big Data (Remote)

SALARY $160,000 - $190,000

How would you like to be a Principal Data Engineer at a multinational mass media and entertainment corporation. We use massive amounts of Big Data daily (we are truly Big Data), both batched and streaming, and are using the latest and greatest Big Data technologies (Spark, Kafka, AWS native services etc.). If this sounds like an interesting opportunity, keep reading for more info...

What's The Job?

As our Principal Data Engineer you will be building our bespoke Data platform that will serve our entire organizations digital properties. You will be managing massive amounts of Big Data using Big Data techniques such as Spark. We use Kafka for Data streaming, and are fully embracing AWS native services. The Data Pipelines you build will allow all downstream stakeholders to pull the clean data they need effectively. Your work will allow our advertising partners to achieve their greatest ROI and impact our company on a global scale.

As a Principal Data Engineer you will also mentor more junior Data Engineers on the team, which will be a great learning experience if people management is something you want in your future career growth. You will report directly to the Senior Director of Data Engineering, and be part of a team that is looking to double in size in the next 12 months as the company is investing primarily in our technology teams.

Who Are We?

We are a global leader in the media and entertainment business. We have a vast array of properties that combine to millions of users on a daily basis. We are headquartered in NYC, but are open to our technologists working remotely or coming into the office on a hybrid model (2 days a week). As a company, we are responsible for some of the most loved and cherished brands that entertain all demographics, and are continually pushing the envelop to stay at the forefront of our industry. Our properties include TV, streaming, movies & theme parks.

What Skills Do You Need?

  • A Computer Science degree is a MUST.
  • Ideally experience using Scala on the backend, but are open to all languages (Java, C++, Python). We want good engineers first and foremost.
  • You have utilized Big Data tools previously like Spark, and Kafka for Data streaming.
  • Experience building platforms on top of Docker and Kubernetes is a real plus for us.
  • Cloud experience is needed, we have transitioned to AWS and using most of their native services at this point (but any cloud experience is acceptable).


  • $160,000 - $190,000 Base Salary (dependent on experience).
  • Full Benefits Package (Dental, Vision, Health).
  • Lots of other perks that come with a global entertainment company like free theme park tickets and streaming subscriptions.
  • Ability to work fully remote or on a hybrid model (2 days a week in office).

What's In It For You?

This is an exceptional opportunity to really take your talents to the next level at a global leader who utilize Big Data on a daily basis. Here is where your Data Engineering skills will be both tested to the max, and improved greatly, joining a brilliant Data Engineering team that are responsible for handling the Data of millions of users and some of the most loved brands. You will get the chance to mentor other Data Engineers on a growing team, who are being given all the resources they need to stay a leader in the space. Also, if you're a Scala lover, this is definitely the place for you. We use a lot of it with Spark to handle the massive amounts of Data we transform.


Jennifer Magley

Talent Advocate, Data Engineering