General information

Agency: Initiative

Job Function: Technology

Location: New York, United States

Job Ref#: 10357

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

We are looking for you to join the Initiative team as a Data Engineer in our Analytics department. This person will be responsible for participating in the design, implementation, and maintenance of an agile reporting and database system, that is able to support an enterprise that has large data sets and requirements for custom reporting with quick turnaround times.


As a member of the team, you will be expected to establish working partnerships with various groups across the enterprise including technology & business groups as well as outside customers, suppliers and vendors. A commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and quality product is essential.

Key Responsibilities


  • Work as part of a team in the design and development of cloud infrastructure applications (AWS specifically)
  •          Knowledge in data transfer from legacy SQL/RDS servers to AWS cloud-based infrastructure
  •          Create and evaluate the data needs of the assigned projects and ensure the integrity of the data
  •          Knowledge of Lambda and Glue functionality to insert & manipulate data within AWS
  •       Experience with large-scale cloud infrastructure implementations, support, and automated test and deployment with a focus on distributed systems
  •       Working knowledge of Redshift, Athena, & SLQ Server
  •         Participate in load and performance tests analyzing & resolving bottlenecks and performance issues.
  •          Develop and update technical documentation
  •         Manage conflicting priorities and multiple projects concurrently
  •         Independently interact with business stakeholders to support in the delivery of the project
  •         Have experience working in an agile product development environment



Desired Skills & Experience

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent with programming experience

·         Requires BA/BS degree or technical institute training and 3 to 5 years of experience in working in cloud-based solutions (AWS preferred), or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. Multi database, multi-language or multi business application is preferred.

·         Experience with Lambda and Glue processes for AWS

·         Familiarity with Python & PySpark languages to develop and maintain existing automated processes.

·         Exposure to SageMaker (for machine learning), & Lake Formation within AWS is a plus

·         Must be a team player but also have the ability to work independently

·         Ability to investigate, analyze and solve problems as well as clearly communicate results

·         Highly analytical with strong problem-solving skills: welcome client’s business challenges and identify data driven solutions

·         Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with the ability to learn and apply new concepts and tools quickly

·         Strong attention to detail, well organized, and has the ability to prioritize tasks under pressure

·         Is positive and motivating in a team environment


Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

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About Us

Initiative is different to other media agencies.
We are not trapped by a legacy structure primarily centered on paid advertising. Instead, we are liberated by a new world structure designed to deliver highly differentiated and highly effective communications strategies for our clients.
We are the world’s fastest growing media agency built upon the strongest strategic capability of any agency in the market. Core to this strategic proposition is the belief that the faster a brand can move through culture the more relevant it can become.
We call this Cultural Velocity ™.
Our process is designed to create ideas that move through culture through unique insight, market leading analytics and strategic media brilliance.
Our new world model is comprised of “craft centers” – Client Advice and Management, Strategy, Communications Design, Partnership and Culture, Insights & Analytics.

All U.S. Mediabrands employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved accommodation.