Data Analytics Engineer (Remote)

Backstage, Remote

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Duration: Full-Time

At Backstage, we’re focused on providing the best career platform to match performing artists and crew with talent seekers in film, television, commercials, branded content, theater, and more worldwide. Our brands include www.backstage.com, www.mandy.com, www.starnow.com, www.filmfreeway.com, www.coverfly.com, www.voice123.com and www.sonicbids.com.

We are searching for a Data Analytics Engineer who can confidently build and maintain quality ETL processes. This person will own a majority of the analytics data stack and work closely with the BI team to provide insights across the rapidly expanding international team at Backstage. The role requires the technical knowledge to transform, optimize and store data; as well as impeccable communication skills to document and ensure data is interpreted correctly.

As the Data Analytics Engineer, you will be responsible for building, maintaining and optimizing ETL processes that feed Backstage’s analytics. The BI team will rely on you to investigate python production code, read API documentation and work with developers to build an understanding of how information is specifically being collected. With this knowledge in hand, you will work with the analytics, finance, marketing and/or product teams to determine how the information should be transformed into a data model that is relevant to the business. You will need advanced SQL skills to transform data from multiple sources; and strong communications skills to clearly document and explain the final data model. There is a significant amount of analytical data infrastructure to build for a growing team, so you will need to balance priorities, meet deadlines and make sure you are investing enough time to make data models sustainable and easy to repurpose in the future.   

Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • 4+ years professional experience in a data engineering or equivalent role
  • Strong proficiency in writing advanced SQL queries and leveraging core logic skills to transform data  
  • Experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) and familiarity with a variety of databases 
  • Experience interpreting data from a variety sources from backend data to web engagement to third-party data 
  • Ability to communicate how data models should, and should not, be used for analytics 
  • Documenting processes and data structure for business users 
  • Solving your task at hand while maintaining an awareness on how you will repurpose and evolve your data models in the future 
  • Ensuring data stability with testing 
  • Building a DAG processes using dbt, Airflow or equivalent
  • Optimizing large tables in Redshift and its Spectrum service


  • Experience setting up data piping in Stitch and/or leveraging AWS Glue
  • Familiarity with modern web-based businesses and an understanding of common metrics and measurement techniques, including A/B testing
Backstage and its subsidiaries are the leading freelancer marketplace and application suite for creators.  Backstage enables productions, brands, marketing agencies, and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. The company's mission is to make the content creation process more efficient, effective, and scalable. Backstage fosters career development and economic success for its users by developing and operating dedicated industry-specific profiles, workflow tools, and jobs & services marketplaces to serve the unique demands of each creative vertical.  We have plans to launch additional verticals and products organically, through acquisition, and by expanding to new markets across the globe. Nowhere else will you find the same combination of startup energy, trailblazing innovation, and entertainment industry creativity built  upon the solid foundation of one of the industry’s most beloved and recognized names.

We are a passionate, agile team who are  disrupting the content creation industry through product-first design, leading edge technology, and a proven business model. At the heart of our success and growth are a tight-knit group of hardcore technologists, writers, marketers, and product designers who believe that collaboration creates a better experience for our users. Our team reflects and upholds our mission to level the playing field by presenting opportunities for careers in the arts to creatives from diverse backgrounds in all corners of the world.

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.


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