Technical Lead, Data Engineering

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Technical Lead, Data Engineering

About Us:

At Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT), we’re unlocking the power of educator-created content. More than 3 out of 4 teachers in the U.S., Canada, and Australia come to TpT every year to get teacher-tested, engaging, and rigorous materials. What began as a humble exchange for teachers looking to share lesson plans has since exploded into a massive marketplace where teachers have created more than 4 million resources for all aspects of PreK-12 education. More than six million educators worldwide (including teachers, administrators, and parents) have downloaded TpT resources more than a billion times. That's why Fast Company named us one of the top 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world in 2019, and awarded us the #1 spot for the education sector.

 If you haven’t heard of TpT yet and want to learn more, just ask a teacher. 

Who we are looking for:

We’re a team of good people doing great things. We listen first. We love our work. And we are all teachers and learners in whatever we do. We believe that productivity is never an accident. It’s the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, passionate teamwork, and focused effort. We want every day to be fun and to matter.

Role:

As the Technical Lead for the Data Engineering at TpT you will be designing, building and iterating on the architecture that will provide clean, reliable, and curated data to systems and internal stakeholders. Along with your manager, you’ll ensure the team’s projects and processes are focused, on track, high quality and that partnerships with other teams are effective and coordinated.

You’ll help to build and improve our Data Warehouse, pipelines, and related infrastructure by using your ability to think systematically, abstractly, and empathetically. 

Some things you may be responsible for include: 

  • Contributing code to iterate on our data models and infrastructure
  • Scaling up your impact through team leadership and technical project management
  • Acting as a mentor to other engineers on the team
  • Shepherding technical decisions for the team
  • Balancing technical debt and ensuring high code quality
  • Monitoring and maintaining the team’s products in production
  • Collaborating with product stakeholders to scope and refine projects
  • Working with the team to improve processes and keep things running smoothly

Qualities for a successful candidate

  • Strong grasp of advanced SQL, including windowing functions, nested queries, regular expressions, and a solid understanding of how relational databases and cloud data warehouses work.
  • Experience with data warehouse design and development, including dimensional modeling and ETL/ELT pipelines.
  • Experience with backend web development practices and tools, including CI/CD, SQL databases, APIs, git/GitHub, etc.
  • Experience with building, scaling, and monitoring resilient systems.
  • Enjoys working collaboratively with peers across business and engineering teams.
  • Comfortable with mentoring teammates, communicating, and teaching your learnings.
  • Experience with many of the primary tools we use: BigQuery, dbt, Looker, Airflow, Kubernetes, AWS, Python.
  • At least three years of experience as a data engineer.
  • Strong communications skills, including the ability to speak clearly to technical and nontechnical audiences and to write clearly.

Extra Credit for

  • Experience with Ed-Tech or ecommerce marketplaces.
  • Experience as a Business/Data Analyst or related role.
  • Relevant education, such as a degree or substantial coursework in a field such as Computer Science.
  • Open source contributor or active in your professional community.

Here at TpT we value Diversity & Inclusion and encourage people to bring their most authentic selves to work. We cultivate an environment where people are recognized and celebrated for their individuality.

Any TpT applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the interview process can contact the TpT People Ops Team ([email protected]) to make the need for an accommodation known.


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Location

111 E 18th St, New York, NY 10016

An Insider's view of Teachers Pay Teachers

What are some social events your company does?

Every month a different team in the office will host a Teacher's Lounge. These can be anything ranging from a pumpkin-carving contest, to Office Olympics, where teams of TpT-er's represented a variety of different countries to compete for Office Olympic gold.

Emily

Technical Recruiter

What projects are you most excited about?

My team works on the cloud infrastructure that we run all of our applications on, and we’re excited about creating pre-production environments for every pull request a developer opens. Using Kubernetes, we'd create temporary environments that mimic production but are isolated for testing purposes. This empowers our team to build with confidence.

Lucas Chi

Engineering Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

One of our company values is “We Learn and Grow Together”. The first few members of the Schools team started right around the same time, so we really had to embody that value! We were building a new set of features and got to make a lot of decisions. Looking back at the code we were writing when I started at TpT, we’ve definitely learned a lot.

Julia Sterling

Software Engineer

What are Teachers Pay Teachers Perks + Benefits

Teachers Pay Teachers Benefits Overview

Building for Diversity and Inclusion is one of our core company values here at Teachers Pay Teachers. A huge part of this means that we want to make TpT a place where people feel like they can thrive, regardless of what stage of life they're in. This means we have a competitive parental leave policy (three months for both mothers and fathers to bond with their little one), 20 days of PTO, 7 wellness days to look after your physical and mental health, as well as fun perks like twice-weekly catered lunches and discounted tickets to events around NYC. As a company rooted in the belief that teachers must be at the heart of everything we do, we also make time twice a year to go into local classrooms in the tri-state area to shadow teachers in action, and remind ourselves of the urgency of our mission.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 5 weeks of paid sabbatical after their first 5 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
We have an undefeated softball team, and have also sponsored volleyball, dodgeball, and are always taking new suggestions!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
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