Data Engineer – Information Technology – Corus

Toronto, ON, Canada
Are you creative, dynamic and passionate? Do you like to think outside of the box and find new ways to achieve your goals? Corus Entertainment has an exciting opportunity for you. If you have a passion for excellence, and would like to work for Corus Entertainment, we encourage you to apply.
At Corus Entertainment we value team work, innovation, creativity, continued learning and responsible business practices that promote engagement with the communities that we support. We have an exciting new opportunity to join our expanding Data Science team as we continue to address business challenges and develop products that allow partners to increase their reach and awareness of possible solutions.

Data Engineer

Division: Corporate – Information Technology

Work Status: Full-time

Location: Corus Quay

About the Role

You will be responsible for designing and implementing processes and workflows to facilitate working with data, including collaborating with the other Data Science team members to develop and deliver data driven products, tools, and workflows. The role of the Data Engineer is to process raw data by performing transformations that optimizes the analysis for data insights and the implementation of data mining techniques. Working within a cross functional organization this work will involve the extraction and generation of external and internal data sources. Your leadership and subject matter expertise concerning best practices and industry advancements will provide direction and allow for knowledge transfer opportunities.


Design and implementation of data lake/data warehouse architecture to support data science related workflows
Development of data models using RDBMS and NoSQL environments, including optimization
Design and implementation of data extraction and transformation workflows
Identification of data sources within the business and integration of those sources into the data technology platforms to support analysis and data workflows
Documentation of all systems and processes relating to data and its acquisition, transformation, and utilization
Development and enforcement of data quality standards
Thought leadership on organization of data and application of technology to data problems
Maintaining up-to-date industry knowledge around the technology stacks that support data driven workflows and processes
Work with IT, Digital, and Broadcast technology teams to operationalize data driven workflows
Collaborate with other members of the Data Science team to design and operate the technology stack used to support data analysis
Participation in Data Governance, ethics and policy initiative
About You

Basic Qualifications:

BA/BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Applied Mathematics or other related field
Expertise with at least one major RDBMS (MS SQL, MySQL/PostGres, Oracle, etc.)
Expertise with developing and implementing ETL jobs using cloud based data integration tools
Expertise writing and optimizing SQL queries
Experience in scripting languages, such as Python (preferred), or JavaScript
Experience using BI tools such as Power BI, Qlik or Tableau
Expertise in cloud-based technology stacks for data analytics (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform)
Experience working in an Agile environment
Great communication skills with the equal ability to work with technologists as well as translating to non-technical business stakeholders with ease
Proven capacity to deliver excellent results to stakeholders/clients
Commitment to continuous education in a fast evolving industry
Preferred Qualifications:

Self-directed, accountable, proactive, organized, efficient, tenacious (persistent about bringing open items/projects to closure), engaged, enthusiastic, able to lead, motivate and drive results
Ability to manage multiple projects successfully
Able to delegate tasks effectively
Exposure to python data processing libraries like Pandas is a plus
Two or more years professional experience at a media company is desirable
Client service focus
Great communication skills, written, verbal, presentation and the ability to influence others
Solutions oriented approach to problem solving
Teamwork focus and ability to operate in a matrix style organization
Proven capacity to deliver excellent results to stakeholders/clients
Exposure to NoSQL databases and distributed architectures
Why Corus?

Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day.

We have a passionate drive to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people’s lives. Walk around our offices, our stations, our studios across the country and you’ll feel it. You’ll see it in action.

You’ll see it in the open communication and the approachability of our people. You’ll see it in our care for quality work and the interest in new, creative solutions. You’ll see it in how we work with external partners, and how we care about our communities. These are all core to the values we commit to living each and every day – Win Together, Think Beyond, Make It Happen, Learn Every Day, Show We Care. Our values describe what makes us pretty unique – and amazing – place to work.

At Corus we value and actively involve the full range of what makes people unique in order to create a strong and innovative company where amazing people thrive. A company where people have the full opportunity to show their unique value and develop their potential. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, people from all gender and sexually diverse communities and people with intersectional identities.

Corus is also committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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