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Senior Data Engineer

BrainPOP is an online K-12 educational solution that makes rigorous learning experiences accessible and engaging for all. Proven to raise academic achievement, BrainPOP has been a trusted resource to more than six million educators, and engages the hearts and challenges the minds of over 300 million learners worldwide.

BrainPOP provides endless opportunities for kids to take agency over their learning through playful, knowledge-building content and learner-driven projects, preparing them for success in the classroom and beyond.

We are seeking a Senior Data Engineer to join our growing team. In this role, you will focus on building new data pipelines and refactoring existing ones that ingest and transform data from a wide array of sources. You will be part of a team responsible for delivering reliable, accurate and timely data to our stakeholders. The data that you provide will be consumed by data scientists, machine learning experts, executives, stakeholders across the company and our most important stakeholders: the districts, schools and teachers that rely on BrainPOP. You will be working collaboratively alongside other passionate Data Engineers, Data Analysts, and Software Engineers to support and maintain our data infrastructure.

In this role, you will:

  • Identify and implement improvements to our data ecosystem based on industry best practices.
  • Build, refactor and maintain data pipelines that ingest data from multiple sources.
  • Transform and model datasets for myriad business use cases.
  • Build and support the tools we use for monitoring data hygiene and the health of our pipelines.
  • Support data discovery, certification and governance initiatives in partnership with our Data Science peers

On your resume:

  • 4+ years experience working in a modern data engineering environment, including workflow orchestration, pipeline monitoring, warehouse health, etc.
  • 3+ years of experience modeling data in a warehouse setting.
  • Demonstrated mastery of SQL and fluency in one or more programming languages, python strongly preferred.
  • Excellent understanding of data structures and algorithms.
  • Familiarity with analytics and data science.

About our ideal candidate:

  • Passionate about improving education.
  • Self-starting and interested in building a modern, best-in-class data platform.
  • Experience working in our data stack: AWS, Airflow, Snowflake, dbt, Looker, Docker
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • BS, BA, MS, MA, or PhD in Information Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related technical field.
  • 5+ years of work experience in data-centric roles.
  • Familiarity with data science concepts and statistics.
  • Experience using CDC, Kinesis or other streaming technologies.
  • Experience administering Airflow and/or Snowflake.
  • Experience with data discovery tools such as Amundsen.

Life at BrainPOP

Our commitment to supporting and empowering teachers and students is reflected in our dedication to enhancing the lives of our employees—in and out of the office.

Our team is made up of educators, data scientists, published authors, engineers, artists, bakers, film buffs, cyclists, dual-citizens, and so much more. We value Diversity & Inclusion, collaboration and learning from multiple perspectives, and encourage people to bring their most authentic selves to work.

Besides offering a comprehensive benefits package and putting an emphasis on work-life balance, we make it a point to integrate fun and play into the workplace.

We offer:

  • Corporate Donation Matching
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Paid Life Insurance
  • 401K with a company match
  • Friends & Family BrainPOP Subscription
  • Learning & Development Stipend
  • Wellness Activities (ClassPass Membership)
  • Annual Performance Bonus & Equity Appreciation Plan
  • Company Events (happy hours, volunteering opportunities, trivia nights and monthly Town Halls)

What we do today directly impacts how teachers teach, and students learn. We continue to be inspired because we can see the difference we’re making and we’re proud to be a creative, collaborative, always-teaching and always-learning community.

BrainPOP is a hybrid work environment, allowing employees to self-select where they work–whether fully remote in approved states or in-office in our New York headquarters.

We are able to employ remotely out of the following approved hiring states:

  • California
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Oregon
  • North Carolina
  • New York (we have our HQ office in this state but candidates may choose to work fully remote in NY if so desired)
  • New Jersey
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts

We believe that a diverse organization is a more effective organization. BrainPOP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.




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