Senior Data Engineer

Toronto, Canada

Full Time Senior-level / Expert

Course Hero is scaling! We are looking for a motivated Senior Data Engineer to help build our next-generation Data Platform.

You will focus on significant business areas to define, document and build data marts for use by the company, including product managers, data analysts and machine learning engineers. Your work will be critical to guide our product development as they enhance the Course Hero platform. Our ETLs are built primarily using AirFlow with AWS Athena, but may leverage python and Spark, where appropriate.

Check out these videos to learn more about our engineering culture, and our company mission.


  • Design the data model and build the pipelines to transform the data for easy consumption.
  • Work with product managers, data analysts, data scientists and software engineers to gather requirements.  
  • Assist software engineers with schema design as they build out new products and features.
  • Collaborate with engineering on query tuning and schema design so we can continue to scale.
  • Ensure compliance with the organization's high bar for data quality and modeling standards, across the product and related business areas.


  • Have a solid understanding of SQL
  • Understand schema design and query optimization
  • Passionate about data warehousing and new technologies
  • 3 years+ of industry experience

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with Apache Airflow
  • Fluent in Python
  • MySQL experience

This role is based in Vancouver, Canada.


Benefits & Perks!
  • Competitive salary, annual bonus, and RSUs
  • Medical coverage, including full dental and vision
  • Life and disability benefits
  • 401(k) program (US)  / retirement savings plan (Canada) with company match
  • One month paid sabbatical after 5 years at the company
  • Education reimbursement
  • Professional development workshops & industry conferences
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Social responsibility program (volunteer time off and donation matching)
  • Annual wellness stipend
  • Monthly tech stipend
  • Annual family planning stipend
  • Monthly snack boxes delivered to your door
  • Cell phone allowance
For positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Other locations: IL, MA, NJ.

Equal ​Employment Opportunity Statement ​(EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and ​inclusion within our company.  ​We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender ​identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ​veteran status, or ​ability status. We will ensure that individuals who are differently abled are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment as provided to other applicants or employees. Please contact us to request accommodation.


About Us:

Course Hero is on a mission to help students graduate, confident and prepared. The online learning platform offers over 60 million course-specific study resources created by and for students and educators, as well as 24/7 tutor help. More than 65,000 verified college educators use Course Hero to collaborate with other faculty and share resources to hone new strategies for instruction. Everyday, students, educators and tutors help more than 20 million students make every study hour count.  

We have an awesome team and a truly engaging culture. We are customer-focused, collaborative, responsible, gritty, and we love to learn. Our bold mission is to help students graduate confident and prepared!


We are not the only ones that think we’re onto something big. Course Hero has been recognized as one of the 2021 Top 100 Best Places to Work in the Bay AreaTop 50 Best Paying Companies in the Bay AreaTop 100 Most Transparent Companies, and in the Top 50 Most Transformational Companies in Education Technology. Read up on some of our recent news coverage, blog, and learn more about us to see what it is like to work with our team. 


Join us on our mission!

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