Sinclair Broadcast Group
Senior Data Engineer
At a glance
Location: US-MD-Cockeysville Map
Posted: 11/22/2020
Closing: 12/21/2020
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Job description

As the largest most diversified television broadcasting company in the country, we continuously look to embrace new digital opportunities and challenge ourselves to defy expectations of what a broadcaster can do.  Recently, we strategically acquired 23 Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) and we are looking for team members to join us in integrating this new and important piece of our business that will expand our range of content across the country and extend our multi-platform expansion opportunities. We are looking for a strong analytical candidate to manage the integration of our data systems, and maintain and improve our data components and data environment. You will be responsible for the maintenance of broadcast metadata taxonomy, data cleanliness and data security. You will work closely with data scientists to provide clean and usable data that will feed their business analysis and thus will provide value to our operations business by supporting data-backed decision-making.


Operations, Collaboration & Partnerships

•        Integrate RSN system data within Corporate Data Lake and Enterprise Data Warehouse environments; maintain data warehouse

•        Migrate legacy RSN data components to future state environments

•        Analyze application and infrastructure performance data in order to prevent, detect, and mitigate broadcast center incidents

•        Create and maintain a data broker layer for orchestrating broadcast center telemetry messages

•        Create a Consumer telemetry layer

•        Establish metadata taxonomy and data governance standards

•        Build scalable, high performance infrastructure for delivering clear business insights from raw data sources

•        Responsible for designing, building, testing, integrating, managing, and optimizing data

•        Responsible for data format, resilience, scaling, and security

Performance Improvement

•        Track operations and constantly look for ways to make things work better, faster, and smoother

People Management & Development

•        Thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment, possess a high level of intellectual curiosity, and demonstrate strong judgment in the face of ambiguity


•        2+ years of data taxonomy, BI, data migration or data lake integration experience

•        Proven experience using one or more data modeling tools (including, but not limited to, SQL, Spark, ElasicSearch, Hive, Azure Data Lake, BigQuery, etc.)

•        Proven experience using object-oriented programming languages (including, but not limited to, Python, JavaScript, Java, Scala, etc.) and functional data science tools such as R, or others

•        Experience with data visualization tools (including, but not limited to, Matplot, Splunk, Kibana, DataStudio, Tableau, Cognos, etc.)

•        Experience with Consumer telemetry, infrastructure monitoring, and process improvement preferred

•        Machine learning and artificial intelligence experience preferred

•        Thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment, possess a high level of intellectual curiosity, and demonstrate strong judgment in the face of ambiguity

Sinclair is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace

About Us:

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

Senior Data Engineer