You like to solve problems. You believe that successful projects require attention to detail, effective communication and collaboration. For you, data engineering is about bringing together an interdisciplinary team to solve problems. You thrive on using data to answer questions and drive decisions internally and externally to achieve business goals. You are looking for an opportunity where you can combine your desire to solve problems, work with people, use tons of data, and continue to develop your data engineering skills. Sound like you? Read on…

Career Opportunity

The Data Engineer is a critical position on the LearnPlatform Product Development team to ensure the consistent delivery of high-quality product in alignment with our roadmap, strategy, company goals and mission. The position offers an incredible growth opportunity for a motivated, analytical, and organized individual who wants to have an immediate impact on an early-stage company serving the education technology space. The Data Engineer position offers a path to expand your skills and experience while working with a team who is committed to having a positive impact on education.

Responsibilities

  • Architect, build, and maintain a centralized data warehouse (in AWS or other 3rd party platform(s)) to support cross-departmental operations including BI, product operations, product development, and marketing
  • Work closely with Engineering to implement and optimize ETL/ELT pipelines
  • Maintain and version data sources for various analytic applications
  • Build reports, dashboards, and other data visualizations for marketing, product development, and other external-facing projects
  • Own and maintain data definitions, metrics, and KPIs used company-wide
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to define requirements, identify data sources, and design analytical solutions
  • Support scope, timeline, quality, goals and deliverables that progress project and company goals
  • Organize and document planned work and processes with leadership and team leads
  • Create or update documentation in support of development efforts. Documents may include detailed specifications, implementation guides, architecture diagrams or design documents.
  • Maintain quality and ensure the responsiveness of applications.
  • Maintain code integrity and organization.

Essentials

  • Passionate, curious, open to new ideas with the ability to research and pick up new technologies
  • Proficient with R, Python, and SQL 
  • Knowledge of BI tools such as QuickSight
  • Knowledge of AWS services such as Lambda
  • Knowledge of code versioning tools (Git)
  • Experience in other software and/or analytical development languages (Ruby, JavaScript, Java, SAS, SPSS, etc.) a plus
  • Experience with developing and utilizing REST web services
  • Knowledge of software and application design and architecture
  • Experience with agile methodologies and practices such as Scrum, or KanBan
  • Understanding and implementation of security and data protection
  • A technical mindset with great attention to detail
  • Outstanding communication and presentation abilities
  • Demonstrated problem-solving aptitude
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced, results-driven startup environment

Preferences

  • Professional experience in K-12 education, education technology, or a related field
  • MS/BS in computer science, statistics, engineering or other relevant field
  • 2-5 years experience as a software engineer, data engineer, data scientist, or similar role

Benefits

As a member of our growing team, employees receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Subsidized healthcare (medical, dental, vision, and more)
  • 401k with employer match
  • Flexible PTO plan
  • Student Loan Repayment program
  • Continuing Education Reimbursement
  • Activity/Wellness Reimbursement
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)
  • Spacious office with all the amenities in Raleigh’s South Glenwood neighborhood (when remote COVID period ends)

About LearnPlatform

Our mission is to expand equitable access for all students to teaching and technology that works best for them.

LearnPlatform strives to generate actionable insights to guide informed decisions across education. As part of our daily work, we expect our co-workers and ask of ourselves to embody our core values of honesty, hard work, a bias for responsible action, a desire to learn and adapt when needed and have empathy for others. We are looking for smart, engaging people to contribute their diverse experiences to our team.

LearnPlatform is the edtech effectiveness system that equips K-12 districts to organize, streamline and analyze their education technology to ensure it is safe, equitable and cost-effective. We simplify processes for edtech vetting, approvals, procurement, implementation and evaluation and make it easy to communicate edtech information and access to teachers, students and families, all in a single platform. The software-as-a-service and research-based solution is used by districts to organize their education technology, streamline standard processes (such as purchasing, contract management, and piloting), and rapidly analyze their classroom technology to learn what’s working, for which students, in what context, and at what cost. 

LearnPlatform is a B Corporation and has received its Series A financing in February 2018 from New Markets Venture Capital and The Emerson Collective. LearnPlatform is committed to equity, both in its hiring and overall mission.

Apply for this Job

* Required
  
  


U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at LearnPlatform are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.


Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 05/31/2023

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years.

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.