Data Engineer

Location: Pennsylvania

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About Niche
Niche is the leader in school search. Our mission is to make researching and enrolling in schools easy, transparent, and free. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search tools, we help millions of people find the right school for them. We also help thousands of schools recruit more best-fit students, by highlighting what makes them great and making it easier to visit and apply.

Niche is all about finding where you belong, and that mission inspires how we operate every day. We want Niche to be a place where people truly enjoy working and can thrive professionally.

About the Role
We are looking for an experienced Data Engineer to help us grow our business. As a Data Engineer, you will be tasked with building technical solutions to move, transform, extract and analyze data for internal stakeholders.

What You Will Do

During the 1st Month:
Attend onboarding sessions to better understand our internal processes and learn about the company

Work with Data team members to learn about our data, data structure, and how your role fits within the team, the Tech department, and Niche

Shadow multiple roles to see how a data engineer could help with their everyday work

Within 3 Months:
Begin to examine data team processes and execute enhancements where needed

Participate in code reviews

Become a regular participant in bi-weekly back-end and infrastructure meetings

Identify all sources of data being ingested across Niche

Gather business requirements and translate them into technical requirements

Within 6 Months:
Work with your manager to identify tasks/projects within the Data team that fit your interests, leverage your skill sets, and align with Niche's goals

Build data workflows, pipelines, and tools for internal teams

Develop a plan for implementing data engineering tasks across Niche

Within 12 months:
Own data engineering processes

Work with your manager to figure out a vision and strategy for the team

Participate in hiring

Contribute to product teams, when needed.

What We Are Looking For

3-5 years of relevant experience

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or related technical field.

Strong understanding of database fundamentals and schema design

Shown ability to write complex but efficient database queries

Professional experience building workflows to extract, transform and load data

Experience building/operating distributed systems of data extraction, ingestion, and processing of large data sets from multiple sources.

Knowledge of data warehousing fundamentals, ETL development, and data storage principles.

Advanced knowledge of coding languages and best practices

Experience with cloud computing/platform, Google Analytics, or Salesforce is a plus

Hard worker who wants to learn and grow with the position and company

Can handle multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced, startup environment

Can work both independently and as part of a team

Why Niche?

We are a fully hybrid workforce

Full time, salaried position with competitive compensation

Comprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee.

20 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays and 3 Volunteer Days off per year

Parental leave

Stock options and 401(k) with employer match

Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users

Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening.

Candidates only. No recruiters or agencies, please. All of our open positions are located in our Pittsburgh, PA office and we are also open to remote candidates. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.

Niche is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

As interviews are being held remotely, if there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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