Sr. Data Engineer

Glendale, CA

Onsite  -  IT - Development / Other Technologies  -  Contract  -  Job ID: 24-02463

Title: Sr. Data Engineer
Location: Glendale, CA
Duration: 12+ months
Compensation: $98.94 – $141.34/hour
Work Requirements: US Citizen, GC Holders or Authorized to Work in the U.S.

We store, analyze, report, and visualize data and insights for everything from the financial engines that keep the Studio running to marketing and consumer applications that touch millions of people, to production data that supports the creation of our wide array of films and series.
We’re looking for a Sr. Data Engineer to help us grow the impact of our team.

You will:
Contribute to maintaining, updating, and expanding existing Core Data platform data pipelines
Build tools and services to support data discovery, lineage, governance, and privacy
Collaborate with other software/data engineers and cross-functional teams
Tech stack includes Airflow, Spark, Databricks, Delta Lake, and Snowflake
Collaborate with product managers, architects, and other engineers to drive the success of the Core Data platform
Contribute to developing and documenting both internal and external standards and best practices for pipeline configurations, naming conventions, and more
Ensure high operational efficiency and quality of the Core Data platform datasets to ensure our solutions meet SLAs and project reliability and accuracy to all our stakeholders (Engineering, Data Science, Operations, and Analytics teams)
Be an active participant and advocate of agile/scrum ceremonies to collaborate and improve processes for our team
Engage with and understand our customers, forming relationships that allow us to understand and prioritize both innovative new offerings and incremental platform improvements
Maintain detailed documentation of your work and changes to support data quality and data governance requirements

Basic Qualification:
5+ years of data engineering experience developing large data pipelines
Proficiency in at least one major programming language (e.g. Python,Java, Scala)
Strong SQL skills and ability to create queries to analyze complex datasets
Hands-on production environment experience with distributed processing systems such as Spark
Hands-on production experience with data pipeline orchestration systems such as Airflow for creating and maintaining data pipelines
Experience with at least one major Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) or cloud database technology (Snowflake, Databricks, Big Query).
Experience in developing APIs with GraphQL.
Deep Understanding of AWS or other cloud providers as well as infrastructure as code
Familiarity with Data Modeling techniques and Data Warehousing standard methodologies and practices
Strong algorithmic problem-solving expertise

Preferred Qualifications:
Excellent written and verbal communication
Advance understanding of OLTP vs OLAP environments
Willingness and ability to learn and pick up new skill sets
Self-starting problem solver with an eye for detail and excellent analytical and communication skills
Strong background in at least one of the following: distributed data processing or software engineering of data services, or data modeling
Familiar with Scrum and Agile methodologies
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems equivalent industry experience

Required Education:
BA/BS Degree Comp Sci/IS or related field
If you are interested and meet the required qualifications, please send your resume (Word version only) to Michelle Nicolaus (
Our benefits package includes:

  • Comprehensive medical benefits
  • Competitive pay, 401(k)
  • Retirement plan
  • …and much more!

About INSPYR Solutions

Technology is our focus and quality is our commitment. As a national expert in delivering flexible technology and talent solutions, we strategically align industry and technical expertise with our clients’ business objectives and cultural needs. Our solutions are tailored to each client and include a wide variety of professional services, project, and talent solutions. By always striving for excellence and focusing on the human aspect of our business, we work seamlessly with our talent and clients to match the right solutions to the right opportunities. Learn more about us at
INSPYR Solutions provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, INSPYR Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.