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Director, Data Engineering


New York, NY, US, 10036

New York

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI),  a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB,  VIA),  is comprised of many of the world's most popular multimedia entertainment brands,  including MTV,  MTV LIVE HD,  Nickelodeon,  Nick Jr.,  Comedy Central,  Paramount Channel,  BET and more. ViacomCBS brands reach more than 3.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties,  in 40 languages.


Join our ViacomCBS International Streaming team! ViacomCBS delivers premium content to audiences across digital/streaming and traditional platforms worldwide. Through television, streaming and digital content, studio production, publishing, live events, merchandise and more, we connect with billions of people. ViacomCBS is home to premiere global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 180 countries. This includes ViacomCBS streaming offering across both paid, with Paramount+/CBS All Access, Showtime, Noggin, and free with Pluto.TV. ViacomCBS media networks include Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Paramount, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick, Channel 5 (UK), Telefe and Paramount Channel.


Role Details:

Do you love working with data? Are you interested in Data Science, Analytics, and Engineering? Do you have a proven track record of leading a team of engineers? If so, ViacomCBS Digital Streaming offers an opportunity to unleash those skills across media environments spanning Entertainment, Sports, and News on products such as Paramount+, Noggin and PlutoTV internationally.


As a Director, Data Engineering, you will be part of a high-performing team within VCNI and the Data Insight Group's Data Management and Engineering team. You will be collaborating with Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, Marketing, Finance, Product, and other engineering teams, building out scalable Data products and solutions that power business decisions. 

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Technical lead for strategic initiatives on data in support of Viacom Streaming group and advocate solutions across BUs. 

  • Recruit, provides leadership, coaching, mentorship, and visibility to a diverse team of Data/Software Engineers. 

  • Define and develop the technical roadmap aligned with the stakeholder leadership team's vision and strategy. 

  • Collaborate with other engineering managers across ViacomCBS to determine best practices, opportunities for collaboration around data management, software engineering, and infrastructure. 

  • Plan and be accountable for delivering systems and tools that extract patterns from large data sets and transform data into an informational advantage and implement them into live systems.

  • Partner with business users, product, marketing, data analytics, and data science teams in delivering a data engineering roadmap that supports sustainable growth & retention for the business.

  • Optimize data pipelines for performance and scalability.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At a minimum, BS degree in Statistics, Engineering, Informatics, or Computer Science degree with a demonstrated passion for data science and data engineering.

  • 5+ Years and strong experience in one of these components: Data Engineering, Software Development, Data Science, or Big Data Architecture.

  • 4+ years leading a team of engineers with various backgrounds. 

  • Solid experience with data engineering on big data platforms as well as sound software engineering principles. 

  • Experience working in a cloud platform (Google Cloud Platform preferred).

  • Experience in Python and Python Web and/or MVC frameworks. 

  • Skillful in large-scale data in structured and unstructured environments. 

  • Posses the ability and drive to learn new tools, frameworks, and technologies and stay on top of data science and management trends. 

  • Experience in Agile Methodology and Tools. 

  • Proactive and strategic thinker with strong written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Must successfully pass a background check.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with Github or other version control systems. 

  • Familiarity with exploratory data analysis using tools like Jupyter Labs, Pandas & matplotlib, etc.

  • Experience with Apache Airflow.

  • Experience with Adobe Analytics (Omniture) or Google Analytics. 

  • Experience working with Log Level Datasets.

  • Experience with REST-based services (calling, building).




ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City