Backend Data Engineer

First off, this description is a wishlist, not a checklist. We want to find a super-amazing person to join our team, and we’re well aware that “super-amazing” can come in all different forms. If you’re a little less experienced on a specific bullet point, or if you didn’t go to a fancy school, apply anyway. We look at candidates, not resumes.

About the Role

Standard is looking for a savvy backend data engineer to build and maintain the data pipeline for the web application that enables creators and sponsors to schedule, book, and deeply analyze the performance of their media. You’ll be joining a team of software engineers and marketing analysts, and must be comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple teams and systems. You’ll have lots of autonomy and will have an immediate impact on the way data is gathered, organized, and presented to our creators, sponsors, and internal users.


  • Create and maintain data pipeline architecture 
  • Use SQL, python, and other technologies to gather, process, and sanitize data from a variety of sources like YouTube’s analytics, partner datasets, and internal data warehousing
  • Identify, develop, and implement process improvements from automation to optimizing the way data is delivered to various stakeholders
  • Design predictive models and other data tools for analytical team members to use internally 
  • Work with stakeholders including the VP of Data & Partnerships to identify trends in performance and help optimize budgets

What We’re Looking For

  • 3- 5 years of professional experience in a backend or data engineering role
  • Experience with object-oriented scripting languages such as Python, Java, C++ 
  • Advanced working knowledge of SQL and other relational databases
  • A critical thinker who is adept at problem solving and working with unstructured data sets
  • Experience getting creative with those data sets — asking big questions, working with a team to solve problems, and desire to keep digging deeper
  • Excellent communication with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Excitement about online video and podcasts
  • Passion for being part of a team and working collaboratively 


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work hours and vacation policy
  • Diverse, socially-minded team of nice people
  • Access to our wonderful NYC and Denver offices
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans (for US-based employees)
  • 401(k) and other benefits
  • You’ll get to work with some of the best creators on YouTube

Standard is a sort of talent management agency and production company for thoughtful YouTubers and podcasters. We do a lot of things, so it’s hard to explain it all in a single paragraph, but our mission is to empower independent creators. Most of our time is spent talking or working with the creators directly, one on one or in a group, coming up with better tools and toys for them.

We’re a distributed company. We have offices in NYC and Denver, but more than 50% of the team is remote, in exotic locations like the UK, the Netherlands, France, and Ohio.

Because we’re distributed and because most of our tasks aren’t immediately time-sensitive we don’t really have operating hours, per se. There are things to do and meetings to be had, but we pride ourselves on our flexibility. We think this makes Standard a great place to work for people with families, or whose productive hours tend to be outside of the 9-5. We care about what you do more than when you do it.

How We Hire

We think that diversity is important. Many of us have non-traditional backgrounds. We work in the online education space, so we understand how much can be learned on your own, on the Internet, outside of a classroom.

We’re looking for people who are curious and passionate. Our team should be made up of people of all sorts of colors, genders, and sizes, who can help to expand our perspective and improve our ability to treat our creators and our audience with thoughtfulness and empathy.

If that sounds like you, we’re happy to care less how many years of experience you have or where you went to school. Apply anyway. And if you have any feedback on how we could reach or appeal to a more diverse pool of talent, get in touch.

To Apply

Send an email to [email protected] and include:

  • The position.
  • What excited you about the role.
  • Your resume, obviously.
  • Links to relevant work available online.
  • A note or two about your interests outside of work. This is usually more interesting than the resume part.

Tip: “tv” is part of our domain, not our name.