We’re thrilled to announce Handshake’s $80M Series E funding round. From the start, we’ve made it our mission to break down barriers and create equitable access to great jobs. We’re expanding our mission to build a platform students love, that helps early talent of all backgrounds receive access to opportunities – no matter who they know or where they go to school. 

Handshake is the largest early career network, helping millions of students from all backgrounds get hired and launch their careers with no connections, experience, or luck required. The Handshake community includes 18 million students and young alumni (9 million active students & alumni) from 1,400 educational institutions including four-year colleges, community colleges, boot camps, and 290+ minority-serving institutions. We connect up-and-coming talent across all 50 states with 600,000+ employers recruiting on Handshake - from every Fortune 500 company to thousands of small businesses, nonprofits, startups, and more. Handshake is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Denver, New York, and London.

Everyone is welcome at Handshake. We know diverse teams build better products and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture built on a foundation of respect for all individuals. We strongly encourage candidates from non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized or underrepresented groups to apply.

If you are not sure that you’re 100% qualified, but up for the challenge – we want you to apply. We believe skills are transferable and passion for our mission goes a long way.

Want to learn more about what it's like to work at Handshake? Check out these interviews from our team members!

Your Impact:

Handshake is hiring a Data Engineering Manager to lead a growing data engineering team. In this role, you will be supporting the development of Handshake’s data platform by managing a team that is building data architecture, defining data governance practices and delivering data solutions throughout the company.

Your Role:

We're focusing on innovating Handshake’s data offerings, while constantly improving our technical foundation. We’re excited for you to work on:

  • Leading, coaching, and inspiring our data engineers within the organization.

  • Motivating and ensuring the timely, quality-focused delivery of new features and projects

  • Ensuring the team’s growth by ensuring the right processes are in place, facilitating efficient communication, and hiring the right talent to fill in the gaps.

  • Partnering closely with key stakeholders across Handshake, including Product Development, Analytics, Data Science and others.

  • Leading with empathy as you help us nurture a culture of growth, inclusion, and belonging.

Your Experience:

  • Proven track record in leading a team to ship features and products.

  • Prior experience in managing distributed teams. The data team at Handshake is 100% remote.

  • Experience managing high-output data engineers.

  • Experience managing (or working closely with) machine learning or relevance engineers

  • A background in data engineering - the ability to understand the team’s technical challenges and architecture is the key to success.

  • Familiarity with cloud technologies (AWS, GCP, etc.).

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Excellent people management skills, focusing on supporting empowerment.

  • Passion for helping teams and individuals grow and for building an inclusive culture and diverse team.

Bonus Areas of Expertise: 

  • Experience with Handshake’s technical stack:

    • GCP

    • BigQuery

    • Spark

    • dbt

    • Looker

    • Terraform

Compensation Range: 

$154,660 - $176,000

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