Data Architect

Remote

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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BetterLesson
We provide personalized, job-embedded, and continuous support for educators so that they can create classrooms where students drive their own learning…
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About BetterLesson 

BetterLesson empowers K-12 teachers to build a modern classroom: learner-centered, culturally responsive, and personalized.  Instead of the conventional one-size-fits-all professional development format for educators, BetterLesson supports teachers in a way that’s personalized and continuous -- using a mix of remote 1:1 coaching, remote team coaching, remote workshops, and in-person workshops, all supported by the BetterLesson Lab software.  We match each teacher with a world-class coach and then leverage our technology to suggest customized teaching strategies, to measure impact on student learning, and to improve teaching practice continuously through rapid iteration.  This process leads to off-the-charts teacher love (our data shows teachers love BetterLesson more than Apple users love their iPhones), high administrator engagement, and, most importantly, dramatic teacher and student growth.

BetterLesson has raised over $30M of venture capital and grant funding, serves over 200 school districts, sees 850K+ monthly active users accessing our online lessons and strategies, and is expanding quickly.

About Our Culture

We are a growing team of teaching practice geeks, educational opportunity devotees, and product development specialists who are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as reflected in and supported by our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Continuum.  We place tremendous value on our company’s roots and culture: a shared passion to transform professional learning for educators at scale and a sense of urgency to achieve this vision on behalf of students. 

BetterLesson is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome and value the inclusion of diverse perspectives of our team in support of our work with students and partners. We are deeply committed to providing equitable access and lifting up different voices inside and outside of the organization. We enthusiastically invite individuals of all backgrounds, including people of all races, colors, religions, sexes, pregnancy statuses (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origins, ages, marital statuses, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, non-disqualifying physical or mental disabilities, and/or any other characteristics unrelated to merit, to apply.  At BetterLesson, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees. All candidates should have the experience, competence, and enthusiasm to dive into our highly dynamic organization headfirst and rapidly solve complex, exciting, and interconnected problems.  We offer a unique opportunity to join a small team and make a massive impact on our education system.

About our Engineering Team

The BetterLesson Engineering Team is composed of highly skilled software developers, visionary UI designers, and experienced product managers that together form a world-class software development team. Our small team is committed to DEI practices and we infuse these values into every piece of software we create.

The platform we have built is used to deliver some of the best culturally responsive teaching and learning content, amongst many amazing student-centered strategies. We have created an environment where our coaches thrive during their collaboration with our teachers, and our teachers are just as delighted to engage in their professional development with us.

As a member of this team, your technical contributions will have an immediate impact on the mission of the company and the professional growth of teachers across the country.

You Will:

  1. Design, build, and lead implementations of data platforms, capabilities, and data science solutions to support internal teams and customer-facing applications
  2. Define the data architecture framework, standards and principles, including modeling, metadata, security, reference data, and governance for the organization
  3. Partner with organizational leaders and stakeholders to identify, define, and prioritize business opportunities created by data
  4. Foster a culture of growth by sharing knowledge and best practices with your peers

We commonly work with these technologies:

  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Elasticsearch
  • Cloud based IaaS and PaaS 
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Cloud-based data lake platform services
  • Cloud-based data science tools

You Have:

  • Formal Computer Science or Data Engineering training, through either:
    • a college degree in Computer Science or an equivalent degree, or
    • a combination of certifications and 4+ years of training on the job, or
    • 8+ years of training on the jobYou apply an owners’ mindset to your craft by taking accountability for results
  • You are adept at communicating technical concepts to a variety of audiences
  • Designed and implemented multiple complex data systems with a variety of data technologies
  • Audting and securing complex data systems to align with industry best practices
  • Leveraging Platform as a Service capabilities to accelerate data projects
  • Building data science solutions that include machine learning, artificial intelligence, recommendation engines, or networks
  • Migrating, transforming, or modernizing complex data systems including optimization of data models, adoption of new technologies, and rollout of updated governance processes
  • Selection, implementation and organizational rollout of data analysis tools for discovery analytics, operational reporting, and business intelligence

We Can Offer You:

  • The opportunity to work with an awesome team to solve important problems.
  • A competitive salary.
  • Health and other employee benefits.
  • Equity in the business you are helping to build.
  • A flexible schedule and vacation policy.
  • The opportunity to spend every day working to improve outcomes for teachers and students.
Job region(s): Remote/Anywhere
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