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Newsela // instructional content platform
Engineering, Full Time    New York, Remote    Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020
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The Role: 

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

Why Youll Love This Role: 

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

Why Well Love You: 

You have 4+ years of demonstrated success in sourcing, transforming, & optimizing data from divergent sources. No management experience necessary but a passion for mentoring & 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, & DML knowledge. You are highly skilled in scheduling, dependency management, & optimization. You are highly advanced with Python or other scripting languages in order to help data analysts & data scientists, among other partners, optimize data models. You will have an acute understanding of data warehouse modeling techniques & some experience using cloud-based data warehouse technologies. Through your work in data engineering, you have expanded & 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 & tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds & interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, weve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools & over 2.5M teachers & 37M students have registered with Newsela.

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