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The role:

As a member of our growing Data team, the Senior Data Engineer will be a key senior team member responsible for helping make very efficient & effective data pipelines using AWS services, Python, Snowflake, & orchestration engines like Prefect/Airflow. Collaborating with other Data team members & managers, you will develop an intimate knowledge of our databases & work with our data warehousing & Looker developers, & other stakeholders across the company.

Why youll love this role: 

  • You will work with leaders across Newsela & directly inform them with reliable insights via data processing
  • Youll also help guide & mentor other data engineers & bring in best development processes & practices to the team, including code reviews, QA processes, documentation, formal release process, etc.
  • You will work cross-functionally to effectively gather requirements, reduce errors, & address communication gaps between teams
  • Ultimately, your work will drive meaningful enhancements to the learning & teaching experience for students & teachers across the U.S. & help improve the future of K-12 education

Why you're a great fit: 

  • You have 5+ years of experience in solving complex data engineering problems with demonstrated strong analytical skills to collect, organize, analyze, & disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail & accuracy
  • You are proficient in Snowflake, SQL, Python, AWS services, consuming & building API services, command-line tools, & PREFECT (similar to Airflow) orchestration engine 
  • You have experience with a modern CI/CD platform ( or similar)
  • Your proficiency with the above tools has helped you ingest data from any/all kinds of sources & transform & deliver it effortlessly as data marts, wide tables, or any other form helpful to the downstream consumers

Base compensation range: $125,000 - $175,000. Total compensation for this role also includes incentive stock options & benefits. This compensation range may be adjusted based on actual experience. 

About Newsela:

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, 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.

Why youll love working at Newsela:

  • Health & Wellness: Access to the worlds leading medical experts for healthcare (pets included!). Discounts & resources to stay healthy: mind, body, & soul

  • Work From Home: Almost all of our roles are fully remote - tech stipend included!

  • Supporting ALL Families: Supplemental programs & time off to take care of your family & yourself

  • Time Off: Flexible PTO to recharge, including Sabbatical Leave

  • Inclusive Experiences: Robust DEIB curriculum, Identity & Experience Groups (Affinity Groups + Employee Resource Group), Authentic & Transparent conversations with Executive Leadership Teams, & integration of DEIB lens across Talent lifecycle processes

  • Professional Development: Holistic Learning & Development Programs that enable meaningful & inclusive experiences, programs that build future-focused competencies, cohort & community learning sessions that foster a sense of belonging, & individual development plans aligned with your personal & professional aspirations to turn goals into reality.

  • Make A Difference: No matter your role or department, the work you do each day helps share the future of education & improves the lives of students & teachers.

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