As the Vice President of Data Systems, you will mentor leaders to cultivate an environment where our Data Systems teams are inspired to do their best work. With your direction, your teams will own Newsela’s data warehouse and business intelligence capabilities. You will establish operational excellence among our teams that service our internal analytics and reporting needs. Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, you will work in partnership with other Technology and Product Management leaders to ensure our teammates are well supported and unobstructed in pursuit of their goals. You will also be the leading voice of your domain and resourceful to stakeholders throughout the organization. .
Why You’ll Love This Role:
Each student is deserving of the opportunity to learn and advance regardless of unique learning preferences. We work hard to make sure these opportunities exist. This role is foundational in delivering a platform that educators and students rely on each day. And because we’re a technology company focused on improving the way students learn, you’ll be part of a technology culture that values teaching, learning, and questioning. You’ll continue to build our culture of learning by providing close mentorship to your team of specialists as needed, and regular one-on-one’s, all to ensure you’re growing your team’s technical skills and interests. You’ll get to work closely with our leaders to deliver high quality applications at scale, execute high level engineering strategy, and provide career guidance to your team. You will also inherit best of breed tools such as Snowflake and Looker, along with highly skilled teams that love the value they bring to the company.
Why We’ll Love You:
You have 10+ years of experience working with creating reporting and analytics solutions from significant quantities of structured and/or unstructured data, and ideally 8+ years of experience managing or leading a software development team of 15+ engineers. You have a background in data warehousing and reporting, and have worked in a data-centric SaaS organization. You understand contemporary reporting and analytics techniques such as data warehousing, business intelligence tools, and capturing and reporting arbitrary metrics. Ideally you’ve also had exposure to emerging trends like the data mesh concept. You and your team(s) deliver high quality work on-time or ahead of schedule, when possible. As a leader who is empathetic to the needs of BI developers and data engineers, you foster a culture where team members can be fully engaged and creatively solve problems to the benefit of our internal stakeholder
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.