Data Engineer

Remote (US or Canada)

Full Time Senior-level / Expert USD 76K - 150K *
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Driven by the mission to democratize education, Paper is the largest provider of educational support, supporting millions of students through partnerships with thousands of school districts. Paper helps deliver true educational equity through their category leading Educational Support System (ESS) that offers virtual access to 24/7 tutors and essay reviewers. Founded in 2014, Paper philosophically believes that all students should be given the tools and resources to reach their academic potential, independent of socio-economic status, geography, language or other barriers. We are headquartered in Montreal, Quebec with remote employees across the US and Canada. Paper is proud to have been named by GSV as one of the most transformational growth companies in digital learning.

Paper is looking for a Senior Data Engineer to join the growing R&D and analytics team. The Intermediate Data Engineer will play a crucial role in the data usability from various source systems, integrating and modelling data correctly. This role requires a candidate with good people skills, excellent leadership, and the ability to perform hands-on work while being naturally skilled in communication and teamwork. You will be the point of contact for various senior stakeholders in the company, managing their data needs and expectations, thus enabling data-driven decisions with significant business impact. You will lead the team remotely. If you are looking for a new challenge and have a great interest in technology, we want to hear from you!

This position can be located in any geography in the US or Canada.


  • Analyze upcoming data requirements and perform risk analysis.
  • Develop test plans for source data, analytics/reports, and data pipeline.
  • Execute test plans and record progress and results.
  • Perform manual/automated testing in GCP for streaming/batch data processes.
  • Review dashboards/reports for consistency, freshness and accuracy.
  • Continuously evaluate and drive innovations in our overall testing processes.
  • Uphold and embody Paper’s mission, vision, and values.


  • 6+ years experience as a Big Data Engineer previously.
  • Exposure to both batch and streaming data processing pipelines.
  • Strong SQL and Python skills.
  • Experience with tools similar to DBT/Great Expectations/Monte Carlo is a plus.
  • Experience with event-driven architecture and technologies similar to PubSub, Dataflow, BigQuery, Data Modelling, PHP is a plus.
  • Experience in developing test plans, assessing risk, filing appropriate defects, and providing relevant data for test reporting.
  • Knowledge of SDLC, testing methodologies tools & shell scripting.
  • Understanding of software quality metrics.
  • Experience with continuous integration systems such as Jenkins, CircleCi, etc.
  • Ability to analyze and triage problems, prioritize accordingly, and propose a resolution.
  • Ability to work independently, raise issues and take corrective action.

Nice to have:

  • Google Cloud Platform Certification.

Job perks:

  • Work with a dynamic team that provides support whenever you get stuck.
  • Remote first environment.
  • Annual company-wide meetups.
  • Opportunity for career development with a fast-growing company.
  • A unique opportunity to make an impact by making education more equitable.
  • Stipend to help support the growth of your home office.
  • Unlimited access to tutoring for children of Paper employees

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About Paper

Paper offers an exciting, dynamic, inclusive work environment putting excellence at the center of everything we do. Our mission is woven into the fabric of our culture, challenging our team to build meaningful and creative solutions. 

We thrive when we collaborate with each other, and use integrity and selflessness to align our business decisions with our mission. We approach every challenge with positivity, achieving the outcome we want regardless of what gets in the way. Our tenacity propels our hyper-growth, where trust is key and we all strive to make an impact every day.

We believe that diverse teams build better products. Paper does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender orientation, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations.

Nobody checks every box, but the Paper team is built by passionate and innovative people who share our mission for democratizing education. If you don’t think you meet all of the requirements above but are still interested in the job, please apply.

PS. Equity is our mission! We make sure to treat all candidates equally: If you are interested please apply through our job board - our amazing talent team will reach out! Our team isn't able to pass on any calls/ emails our way - and this makes sure that the candidate experience is smooth and fair to everyone.

* Salary range is an estimate based on our salary survey at

Tags: Big Data BigQuery Dataflow GCP Google Cloud Monte Carlo Python R R&D SQL Streaming Testing

Perks/benefits: Career development Equity Home office stipend

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: Canada
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