Senior DBA - Data Engineering

Redwood City, CA

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Course Hero is scaling! We are looking for a motivated, and progressive Senior DBA - Data Engineer that will help build our next-generation Data Platform. We are searching for someone who has a DevOps mentality and passionate about innovating, optimizing, and automating data at scale. 

You can expect high impact and wide-ranging responsibilities:  As a Senior DBA - Data Engineer, you will have deep hands-on experience working with Data Scientists, Machine Learning experts, and Search Engineers. The scalable systems you build will enable our product designers to bring powerful data products to the Course Hero platform.

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

Here are some ways you’ll make an impact:

  • Work with a team of passionate data engineers and scientists to enable data mining, deep learning, statistical modeling, predictive analytics, machine learning, and NLP.
  • Plan and execute a path to scale our data infrastructure in both traffic and data.
  • Ensure compliance with the organization's high bar for data quality and modeling standards, across the product and related business areas.
  • Automate monitoring and administration of the data infrastructure to help us grow our microservice architecture.
  • Collaborate with engineering on query tuning and schema design so we can continue to scale.
  • Provide tools to empower internal teams across the organization (sales, operations, finance, engineering, etc.) to make data-driven decisions.
  • Participate in the on-call rotation and document administration and response procedures through runbooks & playbooks.

Are you our Star Senior DBA - Data Engineer? 

  • Experienced with AWS RDS
  • Expert in Mysql and other relational database technologies. 
  • Robust Ops foundation - you’re always thinking “What happens if this fails” when you build things.
  • Proficient in scripting and automation
  • Worked with Machine Learning experts and Data Scientists to enable self-service data ingestion, transformation, visualization, reporting and advanced analytics (machine learning, AI).
  • Strategic thinker and thrive operating in a broad scope, from conception through a continuous operation.
  • Hands-on experience working with large scale data ingestion, ETL processing, storage, Hadoop ecosystems, Spark, non-relational databases (NoSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra), and messaging systems (Kafka, Kinesis, RabbitMQ).
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, mathematics, economics, engineering, or other related fields.
  • Experienced using broader AWS stack (i.e. S3, Athena, Redshift, EC2, SNS, SQS, SES, DynamoDB, Kinesis).
  • Experience with ElasticSearch, Docker, and Kubernetes.
  • Familiar with Python analytics libraries, Tableau, or use of R language.
  • Experience with standard IT security practices such as Access, Authorization, and Key Management.

About Us:

At Course Hero, 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 the 278th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500 and also 2019’s One of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the Bay Area News Group. Read up on some of our recent news coverageblog, and learn more about us to see what it is like to work with our team.

Benefits & Perks!

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Full medical coverage (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401(k) program with match
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Quarterly team events and outings (Sporting Events, Escape Rooms, Go-Kart Racing, Karaoke, Bowling and much more!)
  • Free lunches twice a week, on-site cafe discount, plus an endless snack and drink supply
  • Onsite gym – Pacific Shores Center – Classes – Pool – Spa – Rock Wall - Massages!
  • Commuter benefits, shuttle service from Redwood City
  • 10K Local move benefit to move within 10 miles of our office!
  • 8 hours per quarter paid time for volunteering for a cause of your choice
  • Front row seat to Master Educator lectures
Job tags: AI AWS Cassandra Data Mining Deep Learning Economics Engineering ETL Finance Hadoop Kafka Kubernetes Machine Learning MongoDB MySQL NLP NoSQL Python R Redshift Security Spark Tableau