Data and Business Insights Engineer

Backstage, New York, NY

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At Backstage, we're focused on providing the best career platform and marketplace to match performing artists (actors, models, dancers and musicians) with talent seekers.

As a Data and Business Insights Engineer at Backstage, you will not only have the opportunity build and grow our data infrastructure to support the company in insights, analysis, and predictive product features, but also you will work with the latest tools and technologies to automate routine tasks and build new data applications. You will lead the effort to continue developing our unified data warehouse using state-of-the-art data infrastructure components to enable engineering, analytics, and product teams to incorporate data insights into our product and BI tools. Alongside this extensive and ongoing project, you will take part in the development of our existing website as well as new APIs and a green-field web+API project we plan to launch in a new vertical later this year.

This is a unique opportunity to work closely with an agile, quality driven team that is focused on using data to solve challenges in a stable and profitable company with a startup culture. Our team is experienced, small, nimble, and moves quickly, with minimal overhead. We emphasize shipping software, and we deploy to web daily. We go out of our way to make opportunities for everyone to learn and build new skills, but we don't go out of our way to have fun doing it -- that just happens naturally!


  • Collaborate with business stakeholders, other engineers, and product managers to define reporting requirements and design and develop operational reporting solutions and advanced analytics
  • Build upon and improve our current Looker platform to give our business users deeper insight into their daily needs
  • Develop and maintain reporting systems.
  • Create operational reports for the business
  • Assist mid-level users in the generation of their own reports
  • Guide advanced users in crafting their own SQL
  • Develop and maintain data processes and tools used for internal teams.
  • Improve processes for extracting data, distributing results, and making decisions.
  • Monitor and improve the reliability of the ETL infrastructure and data quality.
  • Practice technical craftsmanship


  • 5+ years software development experience
  • Experience developing full life cycle information management projects.
  • Some Python skills, specifically for data applications.
  • Experienced with AWS platforms, specifically Redshift
  • Ready to learn and grow in a culture of candid feedback and healthy debate.
  • Deep understanding of various database structures, concepts, uses and practices
  • Must be able to work in an agile environment with little supervision
  • Self-directed, "get it done" attitude
  • Must embody a passion for continuous improvement

Added Bonus:

  • Experience with payments and specifically recurring payments industry experience
  • Familiarity with web development, and/or RESTful APIs (we use Django)
  • Experience with Pandas and other data processing tools / languages.
  • Comfortable with common linux scripting languages, such as bash, awk and sed.
  • Experience with our reporting UI: Looker
  • Experience with our event collection system: Segment.io
Backstage, LLC, is the leading platform in creative talent placement. We are currently composed of two brands: Backstage.com, for actors; and Sonicbids.com, for musicians -- with plans to launch additional verticals organically and through acquisition. Nowhere else will you find the same combination of startup energy and entertainment industry creativity atop the solid foundation of an established but small and fast-growing business with decades of success in our industry.

We are a close knit, agile team that is disrupting the creative talent placement industry through technical innovation, product design and a solid business model. At the heart of our success and growth resides a group of hardcore technologists, writers, marketers, and product designers who share a tight bond and believe that collaboration creates a better experience for our users.

We offer benefits including health insurance (vision and dental available), 401K, and tickets/tuition for select conferences/courses.

About Backstage

Our Story For over 50 years, Backstage has been the most trusted place for actors and performers to find jobs and career advice, and for casting professionals and talent seekers to find the right performers for their projects. Today, Backstage is the largest online casting platform in the United States, with over 4,000 roles posted every week, and over 100,000 members building their careers on the platform. Casting professionals can take advantage of sophisticated application management tools to make the job of finding the perfect performer a breeze. At Backstage, a team of casting experts review each casting notice posted to ensure the quality and legitimacy of the project, and to quickly reject any illegitimate listings. No other casting service takes the steps we do to protect performers. We take the safety and privacy of our members seriously, with the customer success team always available to respond to any questions or issues you may have on your journey as a performer.


Want to learn more about Backstage? Visit Backstage's website.