Staff Data Engineer (Remote)

United States

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For other positions, some roles may be based outside of our Denver office (as stated in the Job Title). Roles based outside of our Denver office can sit in any of the following 27 states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI. Please only apply if you are able to live and work full-time in one of the states listed above. State locations and specifics are subject to change as our hiring requirements shift.


At Guild, we uphold our Core Values in everything we do.  Our team emphasizes our Core Values in the following ways:
  • Nurture A Learner’s Mindset - using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and development areas
  • Build Shared Success - building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Be an Owner - holding self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Create Belonging - recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to our company

Guild is looking for a Staff Data Engineer to design and build key pieces of our data platform. You will be laying the foundation of data infrastructure at Guild that enables Analytics & Insights, Finance, Marketing, Product and other stakeholders to leverage our unique datasets to deliver on our mission of unlocking economic opportunity for all through education. Your focus will be on partnering with Architects, Data Engineers, Analysts and Product to build out a high quality data model and data warehouse that is comprehensive of our business, flexible to change and meets the needs of stakeholders across Guild. 

As a Staff Data Engineer, you will:

  • Be a key player in designing and building our future data warehouse to meet the needs of our large customer base across Guild
  • Work across the business to understand customer needs and turn them into requirements that will inform our future state data model
  • Develop a deep understanding of our business and and complex cross-functional domains 
  • Lead high impact cross functional Data Engineering efforts with many stakeholders and dependencies
  • Draw on prior data warehousing experience to guide our Data Engineering teams and mentor across the organization
  • Deliver high quality data products and be accountable to multiple teams and stakeholders 

You are a strong fit for this role if you have:

  • 8 + years of data warehousing experience with a relevant degree or experience.
  • Experience with different data warehouse architecture approaches such as data mesh, data vault, Inmon and Kimball architectures.
  • Strong verbal, visual, and written communication skills with the ability to explain approaches to all levels in the organization including key stakeholders and leaders. 
  • Experience collaborating with engineers in an organization leveraging a domain driven microservice architecture
  • Strong data modeling skills and experience building data models for complex businesses 
  • Experience iteratively building out an enterprise data warehouse to deliver value in a quickly moving business environment
  • Affinity for building relationships – respect, communication, inclusion, and recognition are an important part of building software at Guild
  • A strong focus on data security and privacy - ideally you have experience working in a regulated industry and with compliance frameworks such as GDPR and CCPA 
  • Experience with modern data engineering tooling such as Snowflake, Looker, DBT, Airflow, Fivetran, etc.
  • Expertise in building a high performance and cost effective data warehouse on top of Snowflake
  • A Learner’s Mindset – always be learning and sharing what you learn with others


Guild is increasing economic mobility for working adults by partnering with the largest employers in the country to offer education as a benefit to their employees via our marketplace of nonprofit universities and education institutions. Guild’s proprietary technology platform facilitates the administration of this innovative benefit and our team of coaches helps each employee navigate the path back to school, providing individualized support from day one through program completion. 

Guild is a female-led, Certified B Corporation - and with a valuation of $4.4 billion is one of the highest-valued, privately held education companies in the world, and the only one led by a woman. Guild's investors include Ken Chenault, General Catalyst Partners, chairman and former CEO of American Express, Emerson, and Iconiq.

Guild Education is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let your recruiter know. We currently offer the following benefits:

  • Access to low-cost, high-quality health care options through Cigna and Kaiser (due to coverage limitations, Kaiser is currently only available in CA & CO)
  • Access to a 401k to help save for the future
  • Open vacation policy for employees to rest and recharge
  • 8 days of fully-paid sick leave, to take the time to heal and or recover
  • Family-friendly benefits, including 12 weeks of parental leave for non-birthing parents and 18-20 weeks for birthing parents; 4-week ramp-up period for when employees return from a leave of 6 weeks or more; as well as employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, employer-sponsored life insurance, fertility and caregiving benefits.
  • Well-rounded wellness benefits including free and low cost mental health resources and financial wellbeing support services
  • Education benefits and tuition assistance to help your future development and growth


Guild requires COVID-19 vaccines for all employees and guests attending Guild events or entering Guild offices. As of February 1, 2022, we will be expanding our in-person vaccination requirement to include booster shots.  We will be using both Clear’s Digital Vaccine Card and state-sponsored vaccine passports to verify proof of vaccine. Accommodations or exceptions can be requested for medical or religious reasons. 



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Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States
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