Senior Software Engineer - Data Platform
Parrot Analytics
Auckland, New Zealand
4d ago


We love TV. We believe in the magic of content, and its impact on people's lives.

Passionate about content, data and technology? Join our growing team as we deliver the world’s leading content demand analytics built on the largest demand database to bring the science to the art of content.

Rapidly establishing as a global currency in content, our Demand Expressions are helping to drive a new era in the industry as we aim to help our partners make the most powerful decisions every day.

Parrot Analytics is a data science company that empowers media companies, brands and agencies (think Google, Amazon, Facebook, Disney, HBO) to understand global audience demand for content.

Wielding the world’s largest audience behaviour data sets, the company has developed the world’s only global cross-platform, country-specific Content Demand Measurement System.

Rapidly establishing itself as one of the most innovative companies in Hollywood, Parrot Analytics’ products are helping drive a new era in the entertainment industry as the company empowers its clients to make the most powerful data-driven decisions every day.

About the role :

As a Data Platform Engineer, you will build and maintain critical platform and infrastructure predominantly built on AWS cloud to enable our team to develop the next generation of product modules and features that define cutting edge innovation.

You will be responsible for building and maintaining data collection applications and pipelines.

You will work collaboratively with a team of world class engineers, data scientists and industry insights analysts to understand what they need to get their jobs done.

You are a self-starter and an organised teammate who thrives in a fast growing, dynamic, results driven environment. If you want to be known for playing a key role in building & maintaining the technology behind the global entertainment industry’s first ever measure of content popularity, this is the role for you.

We keep our culture at the core of what we do and use it to drive every decision we make. We trust highly and are looking forward to welcoming your contribution to the team.

Requirements :

  • At least 4+ years of professional software development experience in Java, especially consuming REST APIs and building high throughput applications (both in terms of calls and data flowing)
  • Very confident with SQL Databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL) : ORM frameworks and performance tuning techniques.
  • Experienced in building highly scalable architectures : designing, operating and supporting secure, high-performance, high-availability, large-scale, distributed systems
  • A hands on problem-solver who loves working as part of a team, strives for continuous improvement and is fascinated by data (curious for the extracting insights out of it).
  • Excellent team player with good communication skills you need to be a great listener that understands the needs of the business and can convert these into clear and easily understood specifications & are able to present this across the teams
  • Empathy for customers, teammates, and other stakeholders
  • Solid foundation in computer science with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, concurrency (including multi-threading) and software design
  • It'll be advantageous to have :

  • Scala / Python experience
  • Experience with key big data technologies like Apache Hadoop, Spark
  • Experience working with one or more of AWS Kenesis, Dynamo DB, ElasticSearch and / or Redis.
  • Experience with Spring Boot framework.
  • Experience working with AWS technologies such as CloudFront, Elastic Container Service (ECS), Elastic Map Reduce (EMR), Athena, S3, EC2, CloudWatch.
  • Experience with Kubernetes / Docker.
  • Benefits

    What you will be experiencing in this role with us :

  • A high-performing team of elite professionals who are excited about creating the future and share a passion for what they’re creating and pull your own weight.
  • A diverse group of colleagues who hail form every corner in the world joined by a common vision to better connect content creators with consumers
  • An unrelenting emphasis on a value-driven team, with an ever-increasing team average (ask us for our Parrot Play’ guide!)
  • Fast paced work environment that is focused on results and growing together.
  • Flexible work hours, catered lunch on Mondays, a stocked kitchen with coffee and tea
  • All the resources and support you need to succeed, learn and grow in your role
  • A lot of love for TV!
  • Learn more about why you should apply to join our world class team here :

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