The Role:

As our Lead for Data Foundations, you will help the Content Discovery team to innovate and scale in terms of data related efforts. You will be working with multiple senior and principal engineers, data scientists and product managers to be driving our data and experimentation needs. You will be working closely on improving and innovating our data lake, bringing new ideas and concepts to our offline and online data pipeline architecture and in architecting our data organization for easier access and consumption across product and analytics use cases. You will work with our broader ML Ops teams and data warehousing teams to align our data strategy with the rest of the organization. You will also lead and guide our frontend and backend engineers in improving our logging and experimentation best practices.

Why You’ll Love This Role:

Reporting to Sr. Director of Content Discovery, you will have the opportunity to define and shape our vision for everything data-related across all of Content Discovery. Your work will empower our teams to be a fast-paced organization that values delighting our teachers and students with great discovery experiences as soon as possible. You will get an opportunity to work in a hyper growth startup and enable them to scale.  Your work will directly enable teachers and students to find the content they’re looking for on Newsela’s platform seamlessly and effectively in the classroom and remotely, ultimately helping improve the learning experience of K-12 students around the U.S. And because we're a technology company focused on improving the way students learn, you’ll be part of an engineering culture that values teaching, learning, and questioning.

Why We’ll Love You:

You have 5+ years of professional experience across various technical competencies for our stack including Python, AWS Services, SQL, Prefect/Airflow and dashboard tools like Looker or Tableau. You have professional experience in collaborating with ML Engineers and Data scientists in building data systems to help with launching ML models and experiences. You have experience in analyzing and building A-B experimentation systems. You also have a working knowledge of ML and have used it for metric anomaly detection and/or insights. You have led multiple teams before and are comfortable with evangelizing and driving requirements towards a data-driven culture. You also have experience in working with client teams in driving logging requirements and in evangelizing the need for deeper instrumentation to drive product and data insights.

About Newsela:

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.

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