Packback Inc. Data Engineer in Chicago, Illinois
Packback is looking for a Data Engineer to support our mission to awaken and fuel the lifelong curiosity in every student. As a Data Engineer at Packback, you will be working on the infrastructure that supports all of Packback?s data efforts, working with our business and product teams to develop and validate hypotheses, and helping to design and build the next generation of Packback?s A.I.
Packback?s A.I.-powered platform is used by college professors to help their students fall in love with the subject matter, drive personalized learning, and most importantly, quantify and improve student critical thinking skills.
Key job duties include close collaboration with business units, providing thoughtful feedback to teammates, building out data infrastructure that supports Packback?s entire business, and analysis of data.
Why You Should Work at Packback
Reach - Our platform, Packback Questions, is used by thousands of professors, and hundreds of thousands of college students, who collectively author millions of posts per semester. You will be a part of building a platform that has a huge impact on inspiring curiosity in students. In 2021, Packback was named in Fast Company's World's Most Innovative Companies of 2021 (https://www.fastcompany.com/90600179/education-most-innovative-companies-2021) "for bringing intellectual curiosity to online discussions".
Training - We offer opportunities for learning, classes, and mentorship. We value people who like to wear many hats.
Ownership - Packback is a rapidly growing company. You will have responsibility for bringing data product to life for the entire company. In 2021, Packback was #49 in Financial Times? list of Americas? fastest-growing companies (https://www.ft.com/content/ac773779-98ba-442d-a1f2-a14f1a67ddfe) .
We?re looking for somebody who is excited to work on both data engineering and data science problems. To succeed, you should have experience working with big data technologies (We use Python, Apache Airflow, dbt, and Google BigQuery, but care mainly that you are a great developer who is excited to learn new things).
Additionally, we?re looking for:
Strong SQL skills
Experience building and/or maintaining ETL and/or ELT pipelines
Demonstrated ability to apply statistical techniques on a variety of datasets, and communicate findings to non-technical audiences
Comfort with Linux/UNIX systems
And your application will really stand out if you have:
Experience building, validating and deploying machine learning models
Experience working on highly scalable cloud infrastructures
Startup or small company experience
Our commitment to diversity
Working in the Education Technology space, it is an ethical necessity for us to build a diverse and inclusive team in order to better consider the needs of our audience?s wide range of backgrounds and educational experiences. We provide regular training on topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion to all employees.
Employees of color are invited to participate in a mentorship program with members of our executive team to build career skills and to help with career progression.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Perks of working at Packback
A culture that you can be proud to build: We work hard at building an inclusive culture of curiosity and continuous learning at Packback. In any role at Packback, being a good steward of our values and using them to inform decisions and communication can make an enormous impact on the business.
Work-life balance: Packback offers an unlimited vacation policy. Team members are encouraged to take time off for volunteer opportunities.
Competitive Benefits: Our salary ranges are competitive, and we set clear expectations for professional growth. We offer a 401k match; full health insurance; dental, vision, life, and short-term disability insurance; and a fully paid extended leave policy (for either parent welcoming a new child through birth or adoption, to care for a family member in need, or for bereavement).
Remote Friendly: Our engineering team is fully remote, and provides flexibility and support for working wherever makes the most sense for you. We work hard to maintain our team's remote-first culture. Applicants from anywhere in the US are encouraged to apply!
This position has an expected start date of July 1st 2021, and base salary of up to $85,000 per year, depending on experience.