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Renaissance Senior Data Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

When you join Renaissance®, you join a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology! Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Our fiercely passionate employees and educational partners have helped drive phenomenal student growth, with Renaissance solutions being used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Every day, we are connected to our mission by exemplifying our values: trust each other, win together, strive for the best, own our actions, and grow and evolve.

Nearpod is a classroom engagement tool at the center of solving one of the world’s largest challenges. Our platform enables teachers to keep learning effective and fun. Teachers are empowered to engage and assess students with in-lesson activities, whether it be virtual or in the classroom. We are proud of the enormous impact we are having on the world of education, while experiencing the business success that goes with it.

Position Overview: We are seeking a mature data engineer to join our core platform team. You can expect to introduce new coding patterns, features, and work to reduce complexity of data ownership for our many teams. As an integral part of our growing team, you will have an impact on technology choices, architecture, and the capabilities of our platform. You will influence our development philosophy and practices while continuing to scale Nearpod. You’ll work closely with product managers to develop innovative solutions that enable great classroom learning experiences.

At Nearpod, we value teamwork and pragmatism. You’ll find success here if:

  • You enjoy writing high quality code and know your job is not just about shipping. You are excited to contribute your ideas to the broader team in order to build great products and great teams.

  • You know some problems require introducing new technology.

  • You also understand that the foundation of any great product is proven and well-understood solutions.

Our Ideal Candidate will:

  • Craft fault-tolerant data pipelines and distributed systems to support millions of students.

  • Have experience developing backend services that leverage relational databases (MySQL), non-relational datastores, message queuing and/or cloud infrastructure.

  • Partner with your peer engineers and product owners on getting new features and products to market.

  • Evolve data ownership and fluency across our teams, allowing us to bring new insights to customers easily and cost-effectively.

  • Develop and improve internal services, scripts, and tools that will be utilized by our teams.

  • Ensure that timely, accurate data and metrics are delivered consistently.

  • Take pride and ownership in producing high quality software, including appropriate test coverage and ability to troubleshoot production issues.

  • Advanced level SQL coding abilities

  • Significant professional experience in ETL / ELT using cloud-based databases at scale, such as MySQL, Postgres, BigQuery, Redshift, and/or Snowflake

  • Experience designing, coding, and supporting enterprise-scale ETL / ELT pipelines that balance efficiency and intuitive usage.

  • Experience architecting data warehouses, data lakes, and data meshes that are organized, performant, and easy to use.

  • Effective communicator who collaborates well with distributed engineering, product, and design teams.

  • Experience mentoring fellow team members and demonstrating how to stay proficient with new technologies, methodologies, and frameworks.

Bonus Points For:

  • Understanding K-12 education data

  • Experience with the tools we use, like AWS (including Glue and Lambda), Redshift, Data Build Tool (DBT), Snowflake, and Docker - plus experience with tools we don’t use, but should, and the wisdom to know when to recommend them

  • Enjoy working in a 100% remote environment - we have engineers across the US, as well as remote teams in Latin America.

About You:

  • Architecture: You are adept at working with your team to craft a scalable and resilient design. From technology selection to data model, to service design, you can deliver a solution to problems while acknowledging constraints.

  • Software Delivery: We partner closely with our Product and Design teams, so you will have a role in the entire product lifecycle from ideation through deployment. We iterate and learn through agile, lean and continuous delivery practices.

  • Technical Leadership: You are the technical lead for projects. You are comfortable guiding and collaborating with the team to deliver successful shipments together.

Salary Range: $100,000-$140,000. This range is based on national market data and may vary by experience and location.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Benefits for eligible employees include:

  • World Class Health Benefits: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Telehealth

  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts

  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with company match

  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time Off

  • 12 Paid Holidays

  • Parental Leave (20 total weeks with 14 weeks paid) & Milk Stork program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Life & Disability Insurance

  • Well-being and Employee Assistance Programs

Frequently cited statistics show that some women, underrepresented individuals, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities may only apply to roles if they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Renaissance, we encourage all applications! Roles evolve over time, especially with innovation, and you may be just the person we need for the future!


Renaissance is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with respect to any term, condition or privilege of employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, or status of an individual in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


Renaissance also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Talent Acquisition (TATeam@renlearnCRM.onmicrosoft.com) .


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For information about Renaissance, visit: https://www.renaissance.com/