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Associate Data Engineer

Are passionate about higher education? Are you interested in improving teaching and learning technologies? Join Unizin and make a difference!

Our team is seeking a talented Data Engineer in Austin, TX. 

Unizin is a membership based, not-for-profit organization with a mission to improve teaching and learning experiences. Our Members include 22 leading university in the country. And our aim is to improve the ways in which higher education serves learners, advances quality educational materials, promotes teaching and learning innovation and practices, and enables the best learning analytics.

The Data Engineer is responsible for implementing portions of the Unizin Data Platform, including but not limited to extract / transform / load scripts, integrations with remote systems and APIs, periodic scheduled jobs, aggregation and summary reports for machine and human consumption.

What You’ll Do

  • Make heavy use of AWS offerings like EC2, ECS, Redshift, S3, RDS, EMR, Kinesis, and others in order to provide timely, accurate, and comprehensive data services to large research universities for analytics and reporting
  • Write batch and real-time data integrations from external systems, including learning management systems and student information systems, as well as analytics and instructional tools from third-party vendors and partners
  • Generate test data sets based on established internal and external schemas
  • Participate in production support rotation with other Unizin engineers

 What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or management information systems, or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • Hands-on experience of at least one relational and one NoSQL database
  • Programming experience in at least one of Python, Java, or server-side JavaScript
  • Working knowledge of Linux or other Unix system
  • Working knowledge of HTTP and web services

Nice to Have

  • Experience with implementing data-oriented systems using Amazon Web Services
  • Knowledge of Hive, Spark SQL, Presto, or other distributed query systems
  • Experience in higher education information technology

We Offer

  • Competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits
  • Relocation assistance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Open vacation policy

All candidates are encouraged to apply. 
Unizin respects diversity and relies on our employees' varied backgrounds and perspectives to spark innovation.

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