Amplify
A pioneer in K–12 education, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and formative assessment.
Brooklyn, NY
Remote

Senior Data Engineer (Greater NYC Area, NY or Remote)

| Greater NYC Area | Remote
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A pioneer in K-12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products help teachers identify the targeted instruction students need to build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide educators with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves more than 10 million students in all 50 states. For more information, visit amplify.com.
Amplify is a leader in creating immersive, rigorous digital learning experiences that look great, play great, and help students expect great things of themselves. Amplify has been described as the best tech company in education, and the best education company in tech.
As an engineer at Amplify, you will join a talented team tackling the toughest problems in education with the best ideas in technology - including user experience, APIs and services, data analysis, and deployment pipelines. You'll play an active role in imagining and improving product design and the classroom experience.
Amplify's COVID-19 vaccination policy requires all staff to provide proof of vaccination for in-person meetings unless an approved exemption is provided.
What You'll Do
Our data team builds, augments, and maintains the infrastructure that empowers teams across Amplify and our customers to make sense of and tell stories with their data. We believe strongly in teaching our teammates to serve themselves, within a safe, reliable, and agile environment. You'll be building data systems, but also the sharing-and-learning culture so that every team uses these tools to improve their own lives, and those of our students and teachers.
  • Impress the toughest customers around - students - by:
    • helping teams create fun, compelling apps by leveraging millions of data point
  • Make life better for passionate teachers by:
    • helping teachers understand their students by building reusable data pipelines

  • Make life better for passionate, Marketing and Sales teams by:
    • using REST APIs for sourcing/sending data to SaaS like Salesforce and Hubspot

  • Help school administrators build great schools by:
    • respecting privacy and ensuring security while offering useful insights by making smart choices in tech stack, database design, and encryption
    • helping school principals understand how teachers are teaching and how students are learning by architecting data warehouse schemas and SQL transforms with just the right CTEs, window functions, and pivots
    • analyzing performance and squashing tricky bugs using tools like Snowflake, Matillion, SQL, Python, Looker, and Datadog

  • Learn every day by:
    • immersing oneself in agile rituals and leveraging our infrastructure
    • leading collaboration, pull request-ing, and mentoring on a cross-functional team
    • participating in cross-team share-outs, brownbags, and workshop series
    • becoming an expert in the data models and standards within Amplify and the educational industry in order to deliver quality and consistent solutions

Example Projects You Might Work On
  • Building well-tested and optimized ETL data pipelines for both full and delta extraction
  • Collaborating with data scientists to store, aggregate, and calculate captured students' work
  • Contributing to leading industry data standards, such as Caliper Analytics or xAPI
  • Improving our deployment and testing automation data pipelines

Basic Requirements
  • BS in Computer Science, Data Science, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of professional software development or data engineering experience
  • Proven fluency in SQL and a development language such as Python
  • Strong CS and data engineering fundamentals, and the wisdom to know when they're relevant
  • Strong knowledge of SQL, of datastores and their tradeoffs (including relational, columnar, and document stores), data modeling, data structures, data manipulation
  • Strong knowledge of ETL/ELT pipeline design, tooling, and support
  • Proven ability to architect, implement, and optimize high throughput data pipelines
  • Experience deploying production systems in the cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Strong communication skills in writing, conversation, and maybe silly gifs

Extra Credit For
  • Experience with tools we use every day:
    • Storage: Snowflake, AWS Storage Services (S3, RDS, Glacier, DynamoDB), Parquet, Postgres
    • ETL/BI: Matillion, Looker,Airflow, dbt
    • Cloud Infrastructure: AWS Kinesis, Lambda, API Gateway, Terraform

  • Experience with tools we don't use and their effective application
  • Proven passion and talent for teaching fellow engineers and non-engineers
  • Experience with encryption at rest, including multiple approaches and tradeoffs
  • Proven passion for building and learning: open source contributions, pet projects, self-education, Stack Overflow
  • Experience in education or ed-tech

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.
Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.
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Where we are

We are Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass (DUMBO). We are in one of the most-visited Brooklyn neighborhoods with iconic landmarks and photo ops

Technology we use

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  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JIRAManagement
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What are Amplify Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Unconscious bias training is mandatory for all onboarding employees and is just one part of our rich DEI programming.
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have a variety of employee-led ERGs whose goal is to create a safe space for employees of all backgrounds and identities to find community and support in their personal and career development.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
We offer Pet Insurance options through Nationwide.
Wellness Programs
We offer a premier subscription to CALM, an award-winning mindfulness app as well as health club discounts through our Employee Assistance Program with Aetna.
Mental Health Benefits
Mental Health benefits, including access to therapists, is available through our Employee Assistance Program. We also offer employees the opporutunity to complete Mental Health First Aid training.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
All full time, part-time and temporary employees over the age of 21 are eligible to partiicpate in our Fidelity 401K and/or Roth 401K plan after 30 days of employment.
401(K) Matching
Amplify provides 100% match on first 1% of employee contributions and 50% match on the next 5%, with an annual maximum employer match of $3,000.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Amplify does offer performance bonuses dependent upon the nature of your position .
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Amplify offers a backup childcare solution through Bright Horizons.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Occassional Happy Hours during company functions.
Relocation Assistance
If an eligilbe employee is asked to relocate as part of their job, Amplify may reimburse them for reasonalbe expenses.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Fully remote employees, not assigned to an office, are eligible for internet reimbursement up to $40 per month.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

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