Consumer Reports, Inc.

Associate Director, Data Infrastructure & Administration

Job Locations US-NY-Yonkers


The Associate Director, Data Infrastructure and Administration is as hands-on role responsible for continually modernizing CR's data infrastructure, as technologies and architectures emerge. Evaluates, proposes, and implements new data systems and tools necessitated by emerging architectural shifts in data infrastructure. The Associate Director will manage a team of data professionals who administer the data repositories and tools used for collection, management, and analysis of data securely at scale with no/minimal downtime.  He/She will collaborate with the business, engineering, devops, infosec, networking, governance, and other enterprise teams to ensure successful execution of new projects while also sustaining and improving ongoing operations.


Under our CRFlex program, this position is eligible for Fully Remote status for candidates who live more than 75 miles from one of our main office locations (Yonkers, NY, Washington DC, Colchester, CT). Additionally, the successful candidate must reside in one of the following locations: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Texas, Vermont, Washington D.C. 


As Associate Director, Data Infrastructure and Administration you will design, develop and evolve modern data infrastructure as per the data architectural roadmap while overseeing day to day operations in care and maintenance of various data repositories and tools (capacity planning, installation, versioning, patching, monitoring, backup, recovery, access management, security etc.). The Associate Director will ensure 24/7 database availability with zero to minimal downtime, along with support needed off hours for any production issues or maintenance. You will also define and enforce database standards and best practices in collaboration with architecture, engineering, governance, infosec, and devops teams and oversee the support needed for data infrastructure audits.


You’ll Be Highly Rated If You Have:

  • A bachelors degree in computer science engineering, or related field
  • Minimum of 9 years relevant experience, including thorough knowledge and demonstrated success in database administration and building modern data infrastructure in the cloud
  • Proven ability prior experience in managing and developing staff
  • Experience working in AWS Cloud
  • Experience administering relational database Databases (Oracle, MySQL - Both on-premise and on cloud in AWS RDS instances)
  • Thorough knowledge of scripting languages ( Unix Shell Scripting, SQL, Python)
  • Experience working with devops tools and technologies (git, dockers, kubernetes, terraform, jenkins)
  • Experience working in cloud datawarehouses (Snowflake)
  • Experience with NoSQL databases (MongoDB)
  • Experience working with various database technologies and modern data tools
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to partner with business and technology

You Will Be One of Our Top Picks If You Have:

  • Exposure to data science and engineering platforms (Databricks)
  • AWS certifications
  • Exposure to AI/ML Ops

This position requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to your start date.






Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to a fair and just marketplace for consumers. Our team is made up of truth tellers, change agents, and consumer advocates who investigate and build coalitions to fight for fairness and justice in the marketplace. We leverage our evidence-based approach to demand safer products, a healthier environment, and equitable services for everyone.

Our mission starts with you. We offer medical benefits from that start on your first day as a CR employee that include behavioral health coverage and unlimited sick days. There’s also generous family planning benefits and a generous 401K match. Learn more about how CR’s advocates for strong benefits on behalf of their employees here:


At Consumer Reports, we are committed to fair, transparent pay and we strive to provide competitive, market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is $170k to $190 k. It is anticipated that most qualified candidates will fall near the middle of this range. Compensation for the successful candidate will be informed by the candidate’s particular combination of knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience.

Consumer Reports proudly seeks to build a richly diverse workforce by hiring people with a diversity of thoughts, identities, perspectives, and experiences that help advance the difference we make for consumers, and by ensuring our people experience equity and inclusion in their work lives. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities.


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