Data Engineer - remote

Illuminate Education - Remote - Full time

Position Overview

Are you an experienced, savvy Data Engineer who is excited to collaborate with our current team on building out the technology of an ever growing business? Do you love the challenge of optimizing data, and building out analytics tools for multiple teams and organizations? Here at Illuminate Education, we’re looking for a Data Engineer who will use their skills to aid in the design, implementation, and operation of data management systems. You have a deep knowledge of SQL database design and multiple programming languages and can work in a fast paced environment. You will support our company’s data services team and work closely with data analysts on projects big and small. Ability to adapt and work well under project timelines will lead quite well to your success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, construct, install, test and maintain data management systems.
  • Align architecture with business requirements.
  • Integrate software engineering technologies into existing data structures.
  • Curate data set processes and prepare raw data for manipulation.
  • Constantly improve data reliability and quality.
  • Address business issues and needs using large sets of data.
  • Design and implement internal process improvements such as optimizing data delivery for greater scalability.
  • Understand and utilize multiple programming languages and tools.
  • Work cross functionally with data architects, data scientists, and the IT team on projects.
  • Analyze data for the purpose of automation.
  • Ability to translate sets of data into layman's terms for the purpose of presentation to those outside the org.

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • 3+ years of working experience as a Data Engineer with a bachelor’s degree in Data Engineering, Computer Engineering, or another quantitative field.
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL, Python, C++, and/or Java.
  • Proven track record of building and optimizing data pipelines, architectures, and data sets.
  • Experience supporting and working cross-functionally with teams inside and outside of the org.
  • Strong intellectual curiosity, project management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manipulate, process, and extract value from large datasets.
  • Track record of improving data reliability, efficiency and quality.
  • Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, and highly scalable ‘big data’ data stores.

Preferred Experience & Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of all things IT including concepts, strategies, and methodologies.
  • Experience working in an education tech environment.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in leadership or mentorship of engineers.

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Data Analysis

Experience Level

Mid Level

Illuminate Education

Illuminate Education partners with K-12 educators to equip them with data to serve the whole child and reach new levels of student performance. Our solution brings together holistic data and collaborative tools and puts them in the hands of educators.
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