Staff Data Engineer

Staff Data Engineer

Remote/Telecommute JobREMOTE / Toronto, Ontario, Canada  - Permanent
This job allows you to work remotely 

Job Description

Our client are a global leader in game-based learning and is one of the fastest-growing EdTech companies in North America. Their mission is to help every student in the world love learning, motivating millions worldwide via fun, secure and accessible curriculum-aligned gameplay experiences.

They are looking to hire talented Staff Data Engineers to join their Data Group. This team is responsible for all aspects of data ingestion, storage, transformation, and analysis using modern tools and environments such as Spark, Airflow, Snowflake, Periscope, Kinesis and AWS.

You will be working alongside the development and data science teams to help build and manage all data artifacts, systems, and product impacts. You will be the primary technical owner of the platform, ensuring it scales to meet all business needs and working with Architects in the company to connect the data platform to the organization's broader goals. Additionally, you will be helping develop strong technical expertise through mentorship of other Data Engineers.

Your Impact:

● You will contribute to rapidly scaling the data practice to hit ambitious growth targets
● Your abilities will enable Data Analysts, Data Scientists, and Product teams to improve on product offerings
● Through collaboration and mentoring, you will help level up your team members
● You will assist in improving the ability to leverage data by ensuring teams have access to the platforms, tools, and data sets required to drive understanding and product improvement
● You will identify opportunities and implement strategies to further our Data Platform

Must Have Skills:

● A very experienced data engineer, comfortable using both Python and PySpark
● Excited by the challenges that come with a rapidly growing and scaling company, and have thrived in this kind of environment
● A strong contributor and technical leader, with the ability to communicate effectively, set a vision for your team and lead them to strong execution and delivery
● Coaching and mentorship is your passion - you thrive on seeing your team members grow and develop personally and professionally
● Not afraid to stretch yourself outside of your comfort zone to take on new challenges, and have a love for continuous learning

Core Technologies:

● Platform: AWS, Airflow, Spark (Databricks), DBT, Snowflake
● Languages: Python, PySpark, Go-Lang
● Other: Terraform, Kubernetes, Fivetran,

Nice to Have Skills:

● Agile workflow experience
● Experience in the educational software space
● A strong passion for education
● Previous experience scaling in a startup environment


Starting: ASAP
Travel: 0%
Dress Code: Casual

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