Lead Data Engineer

New York, Remote

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Posted 3 weeks ago

The Role: 

As the Lead Data Engineer, you will be part of making insights accessible and timely by working closely with our data modelers to populate our data warehouse. In your daily work, you’ll be responsible for leading a data engineer in optimizing data sourcing and transformation that create an efficient, effective data organization. You will focus on executing the data warehouse strategy to ensure resiliency, fault tolerance, and scalability, while also establishing best practices. You will also take a hands-on approach to collaborating with analysts and business intelligence to optimize the sourcing and consistency of KPIs, which will ultimately drive informed business decisions across the organization. 

Why You’ll Love This Role: 

This is a rare opportunity to make an impact on how Newsela thinks about data during a critical time in the company’s evolution. You will work closely with the Manager of Data Warehouse and other key stakeholders to optimize the most critical enterprise-wide KPIs that drive business growth and engagement. Using cutting-edge cloud technology, your work will combine deep analytics with analysis of user behavior, and will serve as the backbone of business intelligence and decision-making for Sales, Marketing, Product, and Customer Success. These insights will also be leveraged for C-level and Board reporting across Newsela. You will be joining a growing team of Data experts, and will help build the foundation for a product that’s helping transform K-12 education.

Why We’ll Love You: 

You have 4+ years of demonstrated success in sourcing, transforming, and optimizing data from divergent sources. No management experience necessary but a passion for mentoring and learning leadership qualities is desirable. You are an expert in creating an ETL/ELT foundation leveraging best practices for continuous improvement, in addition to possessing expert SQL, DDL, and DML knowledge. You are highly skilled in scheduling, dependency management, and optimization. You are highly advanced with Python or other scripting languages in order to help data analysts and data scientists, among other partners, optimize data models. You will have an acute understanding of data warehouse modeling techniques and some experience using cloud-based data warehouse technologies. Through your work in data engineering, you have expanded and improved either the data warehouse set, utilization, and/or business performance. You do all this, while also contributing to an engaging data team culture.

About Newsela:

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child learns differently, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.

Job tags: Business Intelligence Engineering ETL Marketing Python Research SQL