Senior Data Engineer

| Seattle
Funko Overview
Welcome to the Funko-verse, a world built on pure imagination, a land governed by the philosophy that stories matter, a universe comprised of characters from countless fandoms, a galaxy of once upon a times and happily ever afters.
But what does Funko do?
Funko is a purveyor of pop culture, making and selling license-focused collectibles. We’re based in Everett, WA where we have a store that delights kids of all ages (kids at heart included). We currently hold hundreds of licenses for franchises ranging from Marvel to Harry Potter, giving us the rights to create tens of thousands of characters—one of the largest portfolios in the pop culture and collectibles industry. We take your favorite characters and turn them into adorable, or sometimes scary, collectible figures. Our most famous line, Pop! Vinyl, has millions of fans around the world. 
The Senior Data Engineer will be a senior member of Funko’s decision platform. The role will be responsible to deliver/ maintain high quality software and BI through personal example and by mentoring other members of the team along the way. The Data Engineer, through their knowledge of the system and data, will discuss and explain information in reports, and will, together with the program managers, be a key part of our software adoption plan.

Your Superpowers in Action

  • Design, architect, implement and maintain highly scalable and performant Enterprise Data Warehouses including, but not limited to:
  • Automation of the data pipes
  • Built-in monitoring and telemetry
  • Built-in DQ test suites
  • Environment, object and data-level access policies
  • Usage and performance telemetry
  • Data security and encryption
  • Partial data reporting and its risks/benefits/caveats
  • Flexibility and speed of adding new datasets and data products
  • Create and maintain best in class documentation clearly articulating technical and functional architecture components, and their interdependencies, supported by adequate architectural artefacts and analyses including, but not limited to:
  • Information flow diagrams
  • Component/ block diagrams and reference architecture
  • Process diagrams
  • Analyses of technical approaches, risks and costs – including software and hardware/ cloud costs, and cost/benefit analysis
  • Physical and logical data models, partitioning/compression/indexing plans
  • Resource/ capacity planning (hardware/license/subscriptions/cloud)
  • Assist in development of data governance policies, including, but not limited to:
  • User access and rights
  • Purge, retention, persistence and disaster recovery
  • Data quality and certification
  • System availability and downtime
  • Timeliness, Quality and Relevance trade-offs
  • Participate in business requirements analyses, program management and release operations, including:
  • Partnering with business analysts in operations, sales, finance, marking and product development to understand underlying motivations behind each requirement
  • Understanding and clearly articulating technical risks, dependencies and providing a well-reasoned release plan
  • Discover and articulate assumptions/ hypothesis underlying a requirement, and develop & incorporate adequate tests integrated with the actual product to evaluate and test those assumptions/ hypothesis
  • Help PMs establish backlog grooming discipline
  • Develop and implement system health monitoring and maintenance plan including
  • Software installation, upgrades and license/key maintenance
  • Server stability, health and performance
  • Database heath and performance
  • Database backup, archival and recovery
  • Regular reporting of telemetry
  • Monitor, manage and provide regular reporting on system issues and resolutions
  • Help establish triaging discipline and support mechanisms
  • T2 & T3 support: Proactively prioritize tickets and efficiently handle resolution
  • Work with the PMs to ensure regular reporting on issues
  • Participate in Enterprise Architecture development including integration of new applications 

    Must-Have Superhero Gadgetry

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Computer Science/ Information Systems Management
    • Minimum 10 years of experience working with enterprise-grade data warehouses
    • Solid computer science foundation including data structures, algorithms and software design
    • Mastery of Microsoft SQL server suite including, but not limited to T-SQL, Integration Services, Analysis Services including OLAP and Tabular Cubes, Agent/Broker tools; parallelization, partitioning and indexing technologies, and profiling tools
    • Hands on experience with cloud services, including creating schedulers, worker roles and messaging architecture
    • Hands on experience in development/collaboration/release platforms: BitBucket,Visual Studio, JIRA/ Github/ GitFlow & Jenkins
    • Hands-on experience with Test Automation and CICD
    • Deep experience in server/cloud provisioning, configuration and tuning
    • Expertise in non-SQL data sources including, but not limited to:
    • MySQL
    • APIs
    • Text & graph data
    • Expertise in C#/Java, and good skills in scripting using PowerShell or the like
    • Some exposure to UNIX/LINUX
    • Some exposure to statistical/mining software like R/Python & Azure ML and visualization tools such as Power BI/ Tableau a definite plus

    What Funko OffersFunko offers a competitive compensation package with full benefits and a 401(K) plan with matching contributions from the company. Most importantly, we offer a creative work environment with people who love pop culture just as much as you do. Can’t wait to gush about your latest binge? Neither can we! Looking for a place where your favorite pop culture t-shirt will receive the compliments it deserves? We know how you feel! Funko is an equal opportunity employer. We know that every superhero has a unique origin story and the diversity of these stories enrich what we do. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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    Location

    2802 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
    2802 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201

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    Dental Benefits
    Vision Benefits
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    Life Insurance
    Onsite Gym
    Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
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