Senior Data Engineer - VideoAmp platform

| Santa Monica
About Us
VideoAmp’s mission is to bridge the gap between television and digital advertising with campaign measurement, planning and audience-targeting solutions that dramatically improve the performance and cost-efficiency of advertising investment. Our engineers, data scientists, designers and media strategists are inspired by tackling one of the most challenging problems in media and marketing — bridging the divide between TV and digital media.
As a part of VideoAmp’s platform team you will be involved in the design, development, deployment, and testing processes for new products. Our platform provides disruptive insights and optimizes the efficacy of our client’s ad campaigns. You will be a core member of our engineering team and will have a major impact on new initiatives. We’re mindful of how the time and space complexities of the small parts greatly affect our services at scale and we need your help to build responsive systems. You will help build, test, benchmark, and tune our distributed systems to ensure that our product is scalable, responsive, robust, cost-effective, and correct.
Technology We Use
Scala, Python, Java, Spark, SQL, Hive, HDFS, PostgreSQL, Redis, Druid, Kafka, Kubernetes, and other technologies to support an ETL pipeline, data warehouse, data mart, and reporting platform.

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of hands-on coding experience - Scala strongly preferred
  • Experience working with Spark, Hadoop, or other big data processing platform in high-volume environments
  • A solid and demonstrable understanding of ETL workflows and data warehousing
  • SQL fluency and an understanding of relational data models
  • Experience optimizing queries and developing stored procedures


  • Building out Spark, Scala, and Python apps to support new product development
  • Building data models to support new functionality
  • Build data pipelines to analyze, scrub, and integrate first and third party data
  • Productionalizing data science models
  • Coordinating data models with other engineering teams
  • Tuning and optimizing Spark apps to get the most out of the quickly evolving platform


  • Top compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Meaningful equity
  • 401k
  • Unlimited vacation with a stipend for travel and accommodations of $2000/year
  • Unlimited in-office gym use
  • Unlimited access to fitness classes
  • Childcare stipend
  • Plenty of snacks and beverages
  • Corporate support for Hackathons, lunch and learns, and attending conferences
  • Personal and professional development
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • jQueryLibraries


Located adjacent to Santa Monica in the heart of West Los Angeles; 10 Freeway and Expo Line in immediate area.

An Insider's view of VideoAmp

What’s the vibe like in the office?

With a focus on culture and empowerment, we all have the freedom to be impactful, create value, and pursue a meaningful career in a fast growing space. I start every day energized by the people around us and excited for the challenges ahead.



What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

I love working with dynamic, smart people, and VideoAmp is full of brilliant passionate people. We studied the problems that were in front of us and I could see the role that talent and technology could play in solving those problems. Together we are building a team of people. " The talent team is committed to building a workplace that inspires all



What are some things you learned at the company?

Every day I learn something new. I'm inspired by those around me. I believe in our products and the value we provide. Everyday we are challenged. We constantly improve. We have integrity. It's the dream. VideoAmp.



What are VideoAmp Perks + Benefits

VideoAmp Benefits Overview

We believe that being a great company means having a great team. That’s why we consider it our responsibility to create a solid foundation for well-being both inside and outside the office. Through our four pillars of greatness, we support our people’s health, family life,
teamwork, and growth.

Here’s how:

1. Social Hour: As appropriate and budget availability, head to the bar to loosen up, have
some drinks, eat goodies and socialize. These events require pre-approval by the CFO
(or CRO if you are in NYC)
2. Regular Team Bonding Events: As appropriate and budget availability, have fun and
enjoy time with your co-workers outside of work.
3. Board Game Nights: Play awesome board games and experience one of the best
ways to unwind and connect with your co-workers.
4. Referral Stipend: Great people know other great people. Recommend an employee
that stays on-board for more than 3 months, and you'll get a sweet stipend of
$2,500.00. It's a token of our appreciation for serving both VideoAmp and the person
you refer. The referral stipend is subject to taxes and will be paid via VideoAmp’s
payroll provider within two payroll periods after the referred individual’s 3-month
anniversary date.
5. New Hire Buddies: Opportunity for new hires to link up with Vampers in other
departments for a meal ($40/meal/person)
1. Parental Leave Policy: A newborn child needs extra love and nurturing. VideoAmp
honors your commitment to being a good parent by giving you extra time off (8
weeks for primary caregivers, 4 weeks secondary caregivers) to take care of your
family. Policy varies by location. This is CA policy.
2. Employer Paid Health Insurance (Including Immediate Family): Starting at day 1,
VideoAmp now offers plans that are 100% covered (and 75% covered for immediate
dependents) so you can crush it at work and in life.
3. Employer Paid Life Insurance: All FT employees are now covered with life insurance.
Each individual receives the benefit equivalent to their annual salary.
4. 401k Plan: Secure your financial future with our 401k plan. VideoAmp has carefully
selected a full-service 401k plan with low fees and no hidden costs. (not eligible until
3 months of employment - no company matching)
5. Annual Family Vacation Stipend: VideoAmp believes in quality family time, and
VideoAmp will reimburse activities chosen in good taste for up to $2,000 after your first 6 months of employment. This is a taxable benefit and can’t be used more than three times during the year and the total annual benefit is $2,000 pretax.
6. Unlimited PTO: VideoAmp wants you to enjoy life to its fullest and we insist that you
to take a minimum of 2 weeks off for a mind-and-body reset.
7. Babysitter Funds: We provide $100/month to support babysitting responsibilities.
This is a taxable benefit and the $100 per month is pretax
8. Pet sitting funds. We provide $100/month to support pet sitting responsibilities. This
is a taxable benefit and the $100 per month is pretax
9. More Family-Oriented Team Bonding Events: As time and budget permits, VideoAmp
sets up family-friendly team bonding events to strengthen our connection with each
other and our families. This requires pre-approval by the CFO and local Culture team
10.Everyday discounts: Our benefits platform allows employees access to custom
discounts exclusively offered only to its customers
1. Onsite Personal Trainer: A healthy body equals a healthy mind. At our Santa Monica
location, our in-house personal trainer will help you achieve your personal fitness
goals. (At all other locations, the company will provide a pre-tax benefit of $150 per
month for a gym membership, yoga classes or nutrition classes.) Learn the most
efficient techniques to feel better, boost energy, obtain superhuman strength, and
conquer the world.
2. Healthy Snacks: Sometimes you need a quick pick-me-up or nutritional boost. At
VideoAmp, we make healthy snacks and fresh fruits available at all times so you can
sustain high energy and focus throughout the day.
3. Fitness Challenges - Organized fitness challenges to help achieve the best healthy

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We sponsor $5.00 a meal - up to 15 weekly.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
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