Data Engineer

Location: Washington, DC 20010

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Every day, we’re changing the way public education operates in Washington, DC—making it better for students, families, and communities. In fact, the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) currently does that for more than 43,000 public charter school students who deserve a better education and a brighter future.

This work matters.


That’s where you come in. Data engineering at DC PCSB makes better, faster, and more accurate analysis and reporting possible by building platforms and tools, and ensuring the rest of the agency and its stakeholders have access to the data they need. We operate in a fast-paced atmosphere, and use automation and testing to meet the ever-evolving business requirements.

You’ll work with both technical and non-technical audiences to elict project requirements, and translate them into reliable data products. You’ll be responsible for building and maintaining data pipelines using Apache Airflow, working with analysts to design data collection and reporting processes, and enhancing our in-house data processing tools.

You’ll also be responsible for managing client access to our data systems. This work is currently manual, requires excellent customer service skills, and is important to our success. In an ideal world, you’ll help us build the next generation of data systems which automates these tasks. Your experience building data-driven web applications or APIs will help us get there faster.

After a year in the role, you’ll be thoroughly versed in DC PCSB’s data assets and infrastructure, and will be able to make good design decisions under pressure. You’ll be proactively making recommendations for process improvement, and will be able to lead code reviews and discussions about how to evolve our code style guide.

Competencies and Qualifications:

You’re detail oriented, independent, and able to develop innovative solutions to difficult problems. You’re comfortable with large quantities of data, and understand relational databases inside and out. You see change requests as an opportunity to improve both our products and the quality of education provided to DC students.

Technically speaking, you have strong Python skills and experience managing PostgreSQL databases. Experience working with Linux is a must; experience with AWS is a plus. Our codebase and BI tool use GitLab for version control and issue management; you’ll need to have at least basic proficiency in git to hit the ground running.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with prior experience in a similar role. DC PCSB offers a comprehensive benefits plan. The salary band for this position is $75,000 - $80,000.

DC PCSB is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse staff. We strive to foster an environment where everyone feels included. We believe that when people bring their unique identities, backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to our community, we are able to truly achieve excellence in our work.


The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. DC PCSB is not enrolled in E-Verify and does not sponsor individuals for work visas.

In response to COVID-19, DC PCSB is operating in remote work status, and all interviews will be held via Zoom.


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