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Senior Data Engineer

Sunrise, FL

At Jazwares, we believe an innovative idea can come from anywhere, and anyone. We work collaboratively to achieve our goals and we have fun doing it! Jazwares, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a leading global toy manufacturer with an award-winning, robust portfolio of wholly owned and licensed brands. Founded in 1997, Jazwares celebrates imaginative play with a progressive focus on identifying new and relevant trends to transform into high-quality products for consumers of all ages. Jazwares engages consumers through innovative play experiences with popular brands such as Squishmallows, Pokémon, Star Wars, CoComelon, Fortnite, AEW, Adopt Me!, Hello Kitty, and many more. In addition to toys, offerings also include Metaverse gaming, costumes, and products for pets. Headquartered in Sunrise, Florida, Jazwares has offices worldwide and sells its products in over 100 countries.

The Senior Data Engineer will help us build a solid, scalable data infrastructure and analytical environment. The ideal candidate enjoys data wrangling, optimizing data pipelines, and building solutions for data collection and analysis. Work assignments may cover requirements gathering, source-to-target mapping, data validation scripting and review, developing and monitoring ETL/ELT data pipelines, designing and implementing database schema/tables/views, and producing datasets as input to data science models and visualizations. The Senior data engineer will work directly with the Director of BI and Analytics to ensure consistency and compliance of deliverables to frameworks and governance processes. 

What you'll be doing:

  • Design efficient and scalable data processing systems and pipelines on Databricks, APIs, and AWS Services.
  • Design and implement tools to detect data anomalies. Ensure that data is accurate, complete, and across all platforms.
  • Develop data models and mappings and build new data assets required by stakeholders. Perform exploratory analysis on existing products and datasets.
  • Develop scalable and reusable frameworks for the ingestion and transformation of large datasets.
  • Understand trends and the latest technologies. Evaluate the performance and applicability of potential tools for our requirements.
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from various data sources.
  • Work with stakeholders, including the Executive, Product, Data, and Design teams, to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs.    
  • Partner to deliver a modern data engineering model that follows Dev/Ops principles and standards for continuous integration/ continuous delivery (CI/CD) processes.
  • Establish the documentation of reports and develops and maintain technical specification documentation for all reports and processes within Databricks.          
  • Collaborate with IT and business partners to define, manage and deliver innovative Data solutions to drive growth and adoption of capabilities at Jazwares.
  • Mentor team members on best practices, CI/CD, and pipeline orchestration.
  • Assist with the administrative tasks of the Databricks platform, such as job schedule monitoring, users access control, and performance management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What we look for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or related field. Master’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in a data engineer role, including 2+ years designing and building Databricks data pipelines, is REQUIRED.  
  • 3+ years of SQL experience, specifically to write complex, highly optimized queries across disparate data sets, is REQUIRED.
  • 2+ years of hands-on Python/PySpark/SparkSQL experience is REQUIRED; experience with Scala is a plus.
  • 2+ years of Spark experience (especially Databricks Spark and Delta Lake) is REQUIRED.
  • 2+ years of experience deploying code using a source control product like GitLab/GitHub is REQUIRED.
  • 2+ years implementing data management life cycle, using data quality functions like standardization, transformation, rationalization, linking, and matching is REQUIRED.
  • 2+ years performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement is REQUIRED.
  • 2+ years of experience building and optimizing “big data” pipelines, architectures, and data sets.
  • In-depth knowledge of Model and Design of DB schemas for read-and-write performance.
  • High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams and enterprise-wide data programs.
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and listening communication skills    
  • Proven analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, and prioritization skills   
  • Able to contribute to the big picture, conceptualize outcomes, and identify trends 
  • Ability to communicate and deal effectively with diverse individuals at all organizational levels in a professional manner                                                                                                                                                       

Preferred Qualifications:                                           

  • Professional Experience with cloud data warehouse solutions (e.g., Redshift, Snowflake, Databricks) is HIGHLY DESIRABLE.
  • Experience with Databricks Administration is PREFERRED.
  • Working knowledge of API or stream-based data extraction processes is PREFERRED.
  • Experience in a global company 
  • Multilingual a plus 


We offer:

  • Medical Insurance 100% Company paid for Employee and Employee/Children
  • Employee Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • 401(K) Retirement Program - Jazwares matches up to 4% of pretax or post-tax deferrals. 
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Sick Leave, Vacation, Holiday Pay
  • Tuition Reimbursement 


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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