Director of Data Engineering at Guild Education

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Guild is hiring for a Director of Data Engineering! As the Director of Data Engineering you will oversee a high performing team of data engineers to innovate and build software that helps students take advantage of Guild’s affordable education programs and coaching services. You will be growing, mentoring and managing a team of data engineers focused on building high performing and quality data pipelines, building a centralized source of truth, ETL and external data transmissions. Your team will be focused on building solutions that will scale with our continued business growth. Moreover, you’ll use your passion in data technology and managing engineering teams to build a top performing team within the organization focused on building core technology that helps to enable education benefits for students.

You will love this role if are excited about making a difference with technology by leading teams to deliver solutions that connect students, employers, and universities to deliver education at an affordable price, ultimately changing the landscape for how we think about delivering education products to learners across the country.

As Director of Data Engineering you will:

  • Lead a team of data engineers focused on solving data engineering problems, discussing data architecture improvements, leaning in from a technical perspective or helping the team to design a new on-call support rotation
  • Help develop meaningful culture, vision, and strategy for the data engineering team, ensuring key results are met while also promoting teamwork and high standards
  • Recruit, hire and cultivate a team of data engineers building high quality data products – ensuring a pipeline full of top engineering talent in order to double the size of the engineering organization this year
  • Weigh tradeoffs and have in-depth discussions with engineers on the nuances of complex data engineering systems - within the context of technologies such as Scala, Kinesis, Redshift, Snowflake, DynamoDB or Postgres
  • Continuously improve “how we organize” and “how we work” with agility in the engineering organization as our teams scale up
  • Plan and allocate resources appropriately between horizontal technology and vertical teams
  • Work closely with all levels of cross-functional teams to solve and prioritize business problems
  • Help to form a career ladder and discussing career path options with engineers to ensure team members are maximizing their potential

In addition to working with the Data Engineering team, in this role you will collaborate with other Guild leaders including: Jess Rusin (SVP Engineering), Bijal Shah (Chief Products and Analytics Officer), and Emily Nava (Director of Data & Analytics). 

You are a strong fit for this role if:

  • You have experience leading a data engineering organization through several evolutions of process and organization
  • You have exceptional communication skills; excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and an ability to interface with senior management and executives
  • You have a proven track record of setting clear objectives and key results for teams and direct reports while allowing the team autonomy to execute
  • You’re an outstanding people manager who has coached, influenced and grown other engineers, engineering managers and leaders
  • You collaborate well with other technology leaders to craft a powerful long-term technical vision and help the team set pragmatic goals to meet it
  • You have excellent knowledge of modern data technologies and best practices for data streaming solutions, ETL and storage
  • You are able to form excellent partnerships with engineers to problem solve, design and architect solutions; leaning on your technical depth in modern data technologies
  • You have a demonstrated curiosity and interest in keeping up with new technologies and engineering management best practices – you enjoy networking with peers, reading, etc. and want to share information back with the team
  • You have experience in fast-growth, venture backed startups
  • You have a passion for higher education and our mission – Guild is pioneering a new path for education as a benefit in a complicated and regulated space – success means quickly learning the landscape and effectively adapting your expertise

About Guild:

Guild is increasing economic mobility for working adults by partnering with the largest employers in the country to offer education as a benefit to their employees via our marketplace of nonprofit universities and education institutions. Guild’s proprietary technology platform facilitates the administration of this innovative benefit and our team of coaches helps each employee navigate the path back to school, providing individualized support from day one through program completion. Fast Company recently named Guild as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies and we've raised over $70 million from top tier investors including Felicis, Bessemer, Redpoint, Salesforce and Workday (among other social impact and VC partners!).

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370 17th St., Suite 3600, Denver, CO 80202

An Insider's view of Guild Education

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're fast-paced and got a little bit of a startup vibe, so there's always plenty to learn from and grow!People are collaborative and ready to bring their knowledge, experience, and ideas to the table to make sure we're doing right by each other and our students.As hard-working as everyone is, you can also be rest assured we also love to celebrate!

Kendry

Bilingual Student Success Advisor

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We're incredibly cross functional and believe heavily in developing and cultivating strong relationships not only with our external partners, but internally across and within departments as well. One of my favorite traditions is that each new hire at Guild is given a coffee card when they start to encourage them to grab coffee with others and get t

Annie

Partner Marketing, Employer Success

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since my humble beginning as a Guild Intern, I have had opportunities afforded to me that stretch me in ways that align with my values and push me to be a little uncomfortable while still having welcome support. I’m now in a position where I get to learn first-hand from experts that I don’t believe I was qualified for before working at Guild.

Paco

Senior Associate of University Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

My team works on ensuring that new users can find what they need and engage with our platform easily. Many of the technical challenges we face involve scaling the early-stage version of Guild’s app into something more flexible for our next growth phase. We deal with the difficult (but fascinating!) tradeoffs of these decisions every day.

April

Software Engineer

What are Guild Education Perks + Benefits

Guild Education Benefits Overview

At Guild, we’re expanding opportunity for America’s workforce, and we’re committed to doing the same for our own employees by supporting them professionally and personally. Guild offers benefits and perks to support all employees and their families. From $0 medical premiums to a flexible parental leave policy to tuition assistance to company equity for all employees, we have something for everyone at Guild.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Guild has a yearly "Guild Gives Back" day, where we provide organized volunteer opportunities to all our employees as well as a "12 Days of Giving" around the holidays!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Guild has a highly diverse management team, with nearly 75% of employees reporting to female leadership.
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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