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Data Engineer (Contractor)

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type: Contracted to Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

We are looking for a Data Engineer to join Uptown Treehouse’s expanding team of data experts as a contractor for three months, with the potential for becoming a full-time employee thereafter. The hire will be responsible for creating pipelines to APIs, managing and sorting acquired data into databases, as well as analyzing data sets and building UIs to display data and insights for reports both internal and external.

The ideal candidate is an expert in python with packages such as Django/Flask and has experience building both UI and Restful APIs with MongoDB databases on top of AWS architecture. In addition, the hire must have strong analytic skills and be familiar with Pandas and general machine learning packages such ask SKLearn. They must be self-directed and motivated. This position will require supporting the data needs of multiple teams, systems, and products. The right candidate will be excited to help Uptown Treehouse leverage data-driven technologies to deliver strategic insight and intelligence as well as create new data-related services to offer. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Build data pipelines capable of fetching data from both APIs and UIs (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Google, etc.)
  • Build and manage relevant databases for the data pipeline
  • In tandem with the different teams, build a python based UI capable of performing data analysis and returning reports for clients and internal teams
  • Provide technical expertise in analytics methodologies, performance measurement, and running research using advanced analytical and experimental social and digital platforms
  • Research and development of emerging technologies that can be used for improving digital and social intelligence
  • Lead ad-hoc projects within the agency; collaborate with internal teams to quickly get up to speed on new technology, challenges, and/or opportunities and help drive the solution
  • Develop new client services with the data team


  • Minimum 3-4 years of experience with python relevant package
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or a Graduate Degree in a Quantitative Field
  • Minimum 1-2 years in a digital marketing and/or social media analytics-based role
  • Candidates with experience with database and AWS highly preferred
  • Basic to advanced skills with XML, HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Familiarity with digital management and reporting tools (e.g., Google Analytics, Omniture /SiteCatalyst and CoreMetrics), social SaaS platforms (e.g., Sprinklr and Spredfast), and listening tools (e.g., Radian6 and Crimson Hexagon)
  • Clear understanding of key digital and social measurement metrics and reporting techniques required to optimize the effectiveness of campaigns
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically in a strategic and creative manner
  • Strong research skills, both qualitative and quantitative
  • Ability to effectively multitask and work seamlessly with cross-functional teams in a deadline-driven environment
  • High level of attention to detail and emphasis on integrity of work
  • A strong communicator, both written and verbal
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