Data Engineer

MBC Group


Ref: LP104-115

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time


• Lead on digital and TV raw/aggregated data ingestion, understanding and management with major focus on audiences (ie. subscribers, users, viewers), content (ie. Genre, program) and technology usage (ie. apps, VOD, web, social media),
• Assist the Implementation of valuable metrics and data analytics techniques (ie. digital attribution, time series, descriptive modelling, lifetime value, churn propensity, behavioural segments) in Amazon Web services Big data platform to boost TV and overall digital business performance.
• Work on large raw databases and aggregated individual level audience/subscriber’s datasets from Linear TV, digital, VOD, SVOD and App platforms.
• Lead on data cleansing, health check and validation on top of Redshift tables (DWH) for reporting/analytics purposes using SQL workbench, Python, Map reduce and Lambda.
• Support data scientists and head of Analytics with data engineering related tasks and data Processing for root cause analysis of changes in Audience or subscriber’s Behavioral patterns.
• Support data scientists and head of Analytics in building the right data warehouse table and calculating the right /KPIs for data Products coming from:

- Return Path Data
- Mobile apps related Data
- Web Related Data (google analytics, google Big Query)
- Social Media Web Related Data Click stream
- Audience TV / Radio data

• Assist in data re-structuring/normalization/merging/processing in both Fast Transaction MBC Group data assets or external primary research data such as: Brand Imagery trackers, Segmentation, U&A etc.
• Assist in developing applications, simulators and macros.
• Lead on running regularly quality checks of data.
• Act the single source and point of contact for data related matters.
• Work closely with Techops and Big data architect for future implementations.



• Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Actuarial Sciences, Computer Science, Information technology or related discipline from a reputable University
• Minimum 2 years experience in similar role
• Solid experience with digital data universe (ie. Web, Google, adobe)
• At least 2 years experience with Big data platform.
• Strong knowledge and experience using Big Data engineering tools and languages (ie. Python, Lambda, SQL Workbench, Map reduce, SPARK, Lambda)
• Understanding of standard digital technologies used for commercial VOD, ecommerce and subscription services including cookies, beaconing, working with tag management data and data layers or SDKs and ad-serving technologies,
• Good Knowledge with data visualization software (Tableau, Business objects, Qlick, Microsoft) is a plus.
• Fluency English is a must
• Deep understanding of structuring and querying data using Structured Query Language (SQL), Python, Lambda and Map reduce.
• Knowledge in Data Blending of multi-sourced data set in Amazon web services environment.
• Knowledge in Excel Macros / VBA Scripting.
• Basic or Advanced skills in R, SPARK and SPSS (Statistical Package for social Sciences) is a plus.
• Good knowledge of Big Data querying tools, such as HADOOP, Pig, Hive, and Impala is a plus.
• Ability to Write ETLs for new Enterprises, Databases, Apps, Macros using SQL SSIS.

About the Company

MBC Group is the largest satellite TV and radio network in the Middle East based in Dubai Media City. It broadcasts a portfolio of Arabic and Western entertainment channels; as well as managing the Al Arabiya news channel and New Media platforms. The group has expanded significantly in the last several years moving from one TV and radio channel to ten TV, four radio channels and a range of broadcast and news service companies. Additionally the Group operates a number of successful websites and is aggressively expanding its internet and multiplatform operations.

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