Senior Data Engineer, Analytics

Senior Data Engineer

Quizlet’s mission is to help students (and their teachers) practice and master whatever they are learning. Every month more than 50 million active learners from 130 countries practice and master more than 300 million study sets on every conceivable topic and subject. We are developing new learning experiences by modeling how students learn and by drawing upon knowledge acquisition, retention, and pedagogy in cognitive science. We are always seeking to help students master any subject by optimizing study efficiency and engagement.

We're looking for a data engineer to help us improve our product and make strategic decisions using one of the largest education datasets in the world. As one of the top 20 most visited websites in the US, we have incredibly rich and high-velocity data that allow us to continuously experiment and improve our user experience, affecting millions of students worldwide. In this role, you will help us improve our analytics-facing data and ETL infrastructure and work with analysts and data scientists in order to unlock the potential of our data. This role is critical to everything that we do at Quizlet; experimentation and data-driven decision making is at the core of our philosophy, and you will play a central role in shaping our strategic capabilities.

Quizlet is a leading company in consumer learning technology with proven traction and huge growth ahead. Our business model is robust with two strong revenue streams — advertisements and paid subscriptions. Our ads business allows us to offer amazing study tools to millions of students around the globe for free. And our premium subscriptions give students and teachers to ability to create custom content and access learning analytics tools. Come help us scale one of the fastest growing and highest quality consumer learning brands, as we develop innovative simple-to-use study tools that help students everywhere.  

The Role

  • Take ownership of our analytics-facing data pipelines; lead architectural decisions
  • Interface with analysts and stakeholders to understand their data needs
  • Understand our logging systems and work with application engineers to ensure our logging is reliable
  • Lead data quality efforts to support analytics as a strategic assets
  • Build out abstractions and tooling to ensure that our pipelines are robust and maintainable

Required Qualifications

  • Strong programming fundamentals; proficiency in a scripting language
  • Strong proficiency in SQL
  • An affinity for data modeling and rigorous, well-tested data transformation pipelines
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to empathize with others
  • A genuine interest in improving education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with PHP, JVM
  • Experience designing elegant APIs for data processing
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform

Quizlet’s Team Culture

We are here to make education better and more accessible. We strive to improve the lives of students and teachers at every stage and in every setting. We have a bias for action, take initiative, and hustle to deliver results. We make informed decisions whenever possible but are unafraid to take calculated risks on great ideas to promote learning. We embrace challenges and see effort as the path to mastery. We’re constantly seeking opportunities to learn and we embrace curiosity. Quality matters at Quizlet, and we hold the bar high on everything we do. We sweat the details and take personal accountability and pride in anything that carries the Quizlet name. We speak up, jump in and work with each other to fix problems, and never say "that's not my job." We treat each other with honesty and respect, encourage vigorous debate, and seek critical feedback. We value diversity, humility, transparency, and collaboration as the best paths to our success — as individuals, as a team, and as a company.

Quizlet’s success as an online learning community depends on a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We are actively working to build a team that is representative of the diverse communities we serve, and an open, inclusive work environment where all employees can thrive. As an equal opportunity employer and a tech company committed to societal change, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Come join us!


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