iHeartMedia Head of Data Engineering and Analytics in San Antonio, Texas

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Job Summary:

As the leading media company in America, iHeartMedia delivers music, news, talk, sports and other content to diverse audiences across multiple platforms, including: broadcast stations; online via iHeartRadio and on its stations’ hundreds of websites; HD digital radio channels; satellite; smartphones; iPads and other tablets; in-vehicle entertainment and navigation systems; and via live events. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S., iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio and television outlet in America.

As Head of Analytics and Information you will be responsible for creating and executing a vision and strategy for leveraging information as both a key enabler and a competitive differentiator for iHeartMedia. You will work with stakeholders across the global iHeartMedia companies to understand our information needs and to get right-time information into the hands of those who need it to make critical decisions, as well as into the hands of our customers in the form of ROI analytics. You will also be the thought leader for use of information as a competitive weapon, strategic asset and source of customer delight at iHeartMedia, as well as for operational use of AI and machine learning to transform existing manual processes across our business. The ideal candidate has used public cloud analytics and database platforms to solve high-impact business problems in a rapidly changing environment.


  • Develop and drive the strategic vision and roadmap for iHeart’s next generation Analytics Platform.

  • Migrate data and processes from legacy datamarts and data warehouses so that they can be retired.

  • Work with stakeholders across iHeartmedia to develop and manage the roadmap for iHeart’s analytics and information needs, capabilities and toolset.

  • Lead a growing organization of technology leaders and practitioners who will be tasked with building out the Analytic Platform.

  • Develop and evangelize self-service capabilities for our business partners.

  • Build a practice around applied machine learning and artificial Intelligence to enhance business processes and automate low-value repetitive work.

  • Stay apprised of the ever-changing technologies involved in big data, analytics, ML, AI and etc.

  • Optimize flexibility and cost of analytical platform using cloud IaaS, SaaS and PaaS technologies.

  • Developing new data management / analytical platform mostly in google compute with some AW

  • Implement Agile/Scrum and CI/CD methodologies and train/build a team that work well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • Help establish and maintain an analytics-driven culture.

  • Help to accelerate our broader move towards a cloud-based architecture.

  • Lead selection of technology vendors and service providers as needed.


  • B.S. in Computer Science or related field. MS or MBA a plus.

  • Track record of delivering business results by analytical capabilities in a large, global business.

  • Experience developing and executing strategy for big data and enterprise analytics.

  • Minimum 5 years leading software development teams which must include managing Agile/Scrum teams.

  • Must have strong understanding and experience working in AWS and/or Google cloud.

  • Has architected, developed and operated big data environments on public cloud using PaaS services and open source tools.

  • Strong working knowledge of key technologies, e.g.:

  • Google Compute, Google Cloud Storage, Google Functions, Google Pub/Sub, AWS Lambda

  • Streaming & Batch Data Pipelines - Google Cloud Data Flow, Apache Beam, Spark, Kafka

  • Big Query / Redshift - Cloud-based Data Warehouse

  • EMR, Hadoop, Hive

  • Automation (CI/CD) - Git, Jenkins, test automation, containers

  • Self-Service - Tools for reporting, ad-hoc analysis, data ingestion and exploration

  • System integration of analytic platform with operational systems via RESTful APIs and Data Steams

  • BI - Tableau, PowerBI, Qlik

  • Data Science - R, Python

  • Web Applications - Rest, React.js, Java, Lambda

  • Understanding of open source ML/AI libraries and tools such as R, NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, Matplotlib and etc.

  • Experience running ML processes in Tensorflow a plus.

  • Experience building highly resilient streaming, micro-batch and batch based data pipelines.

  • Experience managing budgets and developing business cases.


San Antonio, TX: 20880 Stone Oak Parkway, 78258

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The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies specializing in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, live events, and on-demand entertainment and information services across the nation and providing premier opportunities for advertisers.

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