Data Engineer
Viggle - New York, NY

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Data Engineer Job Description

Media entrepreneur Robert F.X. Sillerman founded Viggle after pioneering a number of successful television, radio and live entertainment ventures. Mr. Sillerman created the company in June 2010 to develop businesses, products and services that encourage consumers to engage with different types of entertainment content such as TV, movies, games and music.

Launched in January 2012, Viggle is a free second screen media platform that rewards its members for watching their favorite TV shows. Viggle enhances TV with interactive games like Viggle LIVE and the first ever real-time fantasy sports game MyGuy. Viggle members get rewarded for their TV time from places like Best Buy, Papa John’s, Fandango, Hulu Plus and Groupon, among others. Viggle also allows like-minded fans of their favorite shows to connect through Viggle Chatter features. Viggle’s audio verification technology recognizes shows on TV and allows members to check into live and DVR’d TV content from more than 170 of the most popular broadcast and cable channels.

Why work at Viggle?

Our workspace is open, the team is small, and collaboration is encouraged. You’ll have the ability to connect directly with other teams to share knowledge and affect the decision-making process

You get direct exposure to the public at a massive scale. Everything you do will affect millions of people who love using our app!

Viggle is an open-minded company and we love to experiment with technology. You’ll get the chance to implement cutting-edge tools and techniques if they are the right tool for the job

Our development processes are agile and transparent. Flexibility is the name of the game!


Viggle is building its data engineering team. In early 2012, we launched on the iOS and Android platforms as the first loyalty and rewards program for watching television of its kind. You can check into your favorite TV shows with Viggle and get real rewards such as movie tickets, music, gift cards, and much more.

This generates a lot of data to make sense of, and we're looking for engineers to help us do just that.

You’ll find yourself in a technical environment that includes: Java, Linux, PostgreSQL, Hadoop, Hive, HBase, and Cognos.


You'll be responsible for Viggle data and reporting systems. This includes ETL to and from various sources, generating aggregations and summaries of data, and making the results available for use by other teams.

As the data infrastructure grows, opportunity exists to take the lead in new initiatives like data mining, collaborative filtering, graph DBs, or other modeling techniques you can see help drive business insight or improve user experience.


Required :
Languages: Java, SQL, and the Unix (Bash) shell

ETL between data sources that may include relational databases, log files, and the HDFS

PostgreSQL administration experience, including diagnosing performance problems, index creation, and query optimization

Experience or interest in learning the Apache big data stack: Hadoop, Hive, and HBase

An understanding of how to harness data and expose it to analysts

Demonstrated development and operation of an end-to-end data warehouse system with reporting capabilities

Familiarity with mobile or web data


Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering is required.

Masters Degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering is preferred.

About Viggle Inc.

The company, Viggle Inc. (Symbol: VGGL), was originally named Function(x) Inc. The Company changed its corporate name to Viggle Inc., and its stock symbol to VGGL in June 2012.
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Viggle is an equal opportunity employer. Viggle recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

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Viggle is a loyalty program for television that gives people real rewards for checking into the television shows they're watching. Currently...