Data Engineer

Remote - Virginia

College Board

College Board is a non-profit organization that clears a path for all students to own their future through the AP Program, SAT Suite, BigFuture, and more.

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Fully Remote - Must be US based, working core EST hours 

About the Team 

The Interflow is a team of a highly collaborative and motivated team of technologists responsible for implementing core services that are leveraged by other teams at College Board through the lifecycle of a student’s digital assessment, from registration to score reporting. We are a group of 12-plus engineers who strive to explore and implement new technologies to build top-quality products. Our team is proactive, passionate, and outcome-oriented, and we always put a strong emphasis on quality and efficiency in everything we do. As we transition to digital administration of the SAT and PSAT, our team is excited to take on challenging projects that are critical to the success of our organization

About the Opportunity   

As a Data Engineer I, you’ll be responsible for building software products and data pipelines, using an array of diverse technologies. This will include writing, testing, and documenting code according to College Board Technology standards and practices. As an Engineer you’ll participate in software design for features, analysis of data and bug fixes 

In this role, you will:  

Analyze (70%)   

  • Critical analysis skills to extract data and analyze the data for inconsistencies and issues.  

  • Develop scripts to extract data in Athena, Timestream and Redshift. 

  • Automate the data extract pull and able to visualize these on charts/graphs/Tableau   

  • Play supporting role in understanding business needs in context, from a user perspective 

  • Follow best practices around version control, testing, and automated build processes. 

Develop and Implement (20%)   

  • Develop the application logic using well-architected, scalable design patterns    

  • Use features of Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Design and implement serverless software solutions supporting data-focused systems

  • Support user-driven design of data models, APIs, and interfaces. Support and maintain apps in production on the AWS cloud. 

Support (10%)   

  • Support peak time test days with insight in to Test administration, issues and resolutions. 

  • Troubleshoot and resolve application access issues, email communications, and application features   

About You  

  • You have  a bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or related work experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in professional software development  

  • Strong experience in extracting data and writing SQL queries  

  • Experience using SQL/Athena/redshift  

  • Hands-on experience in automating using Python scripts   

  • Good analytical skills and experience in handling large sets of data  

  • Expertise to understand complex queries, proof test, and tweak for the intended use  

  • Effective & clear communication skills and adaptability of communication style to suit technical and non-technical peers     

  • Systematic and detail oriented and a believer in good comments and documentation  

  • You are authorized to work in the United States of America 


More about you

  • Experienced with AWS or other Cloud Services (CloudFormation, Lambda, SNS/SQS, S3, CloudWatch, and DynamoDB is a plus)  

  • Proficient in developing effective UI’s using React and Knowledge of JavaScript is a plus 

  • Enthusiasm to learn new technologies and interest in learning machine learning and using AI tools. 

  • Structured problem-solving ability 

  • The Ethos of continuous improvement and interest in learning new things. 

  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to work with a diverse set of colleagues, across functions and from different organizations 

  • Self-starter, ability to set priorities, work independently and attain goals 


About Our Benefits and Compensation 

College Board offers a strong compensation and benefits package that attracts top talent looking to make a difference in education  

  • Our robust benefits package includes health, dental, and vision insurance, tuition assistance, paid time off, paid parental leave, retirement benefits with a generous matching program, and more 

  • We reward performance through annual bonuses and provide opportunities for salary growth over time through base compensation increases, merit raises and promotions

  • We believe in compensating staff members fairly in relation to each other, their qualifications, and their impact. The salary range for a new employee in this position is $100,000 to $109,000. The salary offer of an individual candidate within this range is specific to their location and qualifications 

  • Each salary offer is determined carefully using internal and external bench marking and adjusting for the candidate’s location. You will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process 

As a self-sustaining non-profit organization with global impact, College Board offers a job that matters, a team that cares, and a place to learn, innovate and thrive! 



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Tags: APIs Athena AWS CloudFormation Computer Science Data pipelines DynamoDB Engineering JavaScript Lambda Machine Learning Pipelines Python React Redshift SQL Tableau Testing

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Country: United States
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