Data Engineer

A pioneer in K- 12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating 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 turn data into practical instructional support to help all students build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves more than three million students in all 50 states. For more information, visit amplify.com .

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.

We hire engineers "for the slope, not the intercept" - we're looking for intellectual ability, flexibility and ability to learn, and commitment to work together in tight-knit teams.

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 - seventh graders - by:
    • helping teams create fun, compelling apps by leveraging millions of data points
  • Make life better for passionate, overworked teachers by:
    • helping teachers understand their students by building reusable data pipelines
  • Make life better for passionate, overworked Marketing and Sales teams by:
    • using REST APIs for sourcing/sending data to SAAS like Salesforce, 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 AWS Redshift, Matillion, Python, SQL, AWS CloudWatch, AWS SNS
  • 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

You Must Have
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Data Science, or equivalent
  • 2+ years of professional software development or data engineering experience
  • Strong CS and data engineering fundamentals
  • Proven fluency in SQL and a development language such as Python
  • Understanding of ETL/ELT pipelines and Data Warehousing design, tooling, and support
  • Understanding of different data formatting (JSON, CSV, XML) and data storage techniques (3NF, EAV Model, Star Schema, Data Vault)
  • Strong communication skills in writing, conversation, and maybe silly gifs

Extra Credit For
  • Experience with tools we use every day:
    • Storage: AWS Storage Services (Redshift, Redshift Spectrum, S3, Glacier, DynamoDB), Parquet, Postgres
    • ETL/BI: Matillion, Looker
  • Experience with tools we don't use, but should, and the wisdom to know when to recommend them
  • Proven passion and talent for teaching fellow engineers and non-engineers
  • Proven passion for building and learning: open source contributions, pet projects, self-education, Stack Overflow
  • Experience in education or ed-tech


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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