Star Media Group

  • Data Engineer

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    Job Category (EN)
    Star Media Group (SMG)
  • Job Description (EN)



    Torstar Corporation is a broadly based, progressive media organization listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B) with a long, proud history in newspapers and a passion for capitalizing on the fluid world of digital and mobile media. You will join the senior management team in Toronto as it charts and navigates an intended course through present and emerging possibilities. Torstar will be energized by a deep customer-centric obsession, continued journalistic excellence, advanced data-driven competency and a culture that is selfless, focused, agile and collaborative. You’ll be a champion of those priorities while you leverage Torstar’s wealth of data to drive revenues for a company that is poised and positioned to lead in all of its media ventures.


    In this newly created role, the Data Engineer will work  in a in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with diverse data sets, technologies and with some of the brightest minds to produce data-driven, innovative, and scalable solutions to a diverse set of challenging business issues.


    What You Will Do…

    • Develop robust data pipelines that take raw data and produce data powering insightful reports
    • Design and implement data models on a case by case basis that can efficiently scale
    • Operationalize data pipelines and follow proper dev ops processes to ensure reliability
    • Collaborate closely with the Data and Analytics team to build new processes and infrastructure


    Who You Are…

    • Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics or equivalent work experience.
    • Proficient coder in at least one of Java, Python, or Scala and some SQL.
    • Experience using and troubleshooting the Apache Hadoop technology stack.
    • Experience with Talend, IBM InfoSphere Data Stage or other GUI based ETL tools is a plus.
    • Experience with AWS or other cloud technologies is a plus.
    • A self-motivated individual who is passionate about their work and fits in with the Torstar Data and Analytics culture!
    • A Selfless, Agile, Focused and Collaborative style that align with our core cultural values


    Why You’ll LOVE Working Here…


    The opportunity to be part of an exciting company grounded in history while striving to be at the cutting edge of the digital media industry; you'll never get bored in our fast-paced, constantly evolving and challenging environment

    • We recognize that you have a life outside of work and we offer you real work/life balance
    • We provide individualized career plans and extensive ongoing development opportunities
    • We've got your health in mind; you'll get a comprehensive benefits package & group RSP (Extended Health Care, Dental, etc.) combined with a generous vacation plan



    …And let’s not forget the AWESOME PEOPLE!




    The Company is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation during this process, please inform The Company of your requirements.



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