At Skillshare, we’re building a platform to connect curious, lifelong learners everywhere. Our teachers and students are constantly interacting with the platform (and with each other!), and the data we capture plays a huge role in driving business decisions and building an informed product. As Skillshare’s first Data Engineer, you’ll build and own the home for this important data and create robust systems to support analytics and modeling needs.
We’ll look to your strategic expertise, reliable execution, and sound judgment to lead our data warehousing efforts and instrumentation to ensure our team has consistent, reliable access to the inputs they need. This role is highly collaborative – you’ll work closely with engineers, data scientists, product leaders, and data stakeholders across the company.

What you'll do:

  • Design, build, and own our data warehouse (and the associated ETL pipeline)
  • Ensure that we have robust instrumentation and logging by implementing key pieces as well as providing leadership to the team to disseminate best practices
  • Collaborate with engineers to optimize queries that power our core application
  • What you'll need to be successful:

  • Hands-on experience building and maintaining data warehouses from scratch
  • Experienced with relational databases and queueing systems (we use MySQL, Redshift, FluentD, AWS Kinesis, Elasticsearch, etc.)
  • Passion for data and industry knowledge – you can make informed recommendations about the best tools for our needs, and lead the implementation
  • Strong communication skills – you’re a natural collaborator and can report out to stakeholders of all levels
  • Ability to balance strategy and execution
  • Why you want this job:

  • Impact: harnessing and accessing the right data is at the heart of our growth, and this role plays a key role in enabling us to do so.
  • Our mission: We are building a learning ecosystem for the new economy and changing millions of lives for the better.
  • Our team: We have a passionate, smart team that is a lot of fun to work with.
  • Your life: We take pride in our flexibility. Need flexible hours, or work a day or two remotely? No problem. We trust you to do what you need to do.
  • About Skillshare
    Skillshare is an online learning community whose mission is to connect curious, lifelong learners everywhere – and, in so doing, build a more creative, more generous, and more prosperous world. Today, our community has grown to over 5 million members who come to Skillshare to learn creative and entrepreneurial skills, network with peers, and even teach a class themselves. We are backed by Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Amasia, Spero Ventures, and Burda Principal Investments.
    Skillshare is committed to building a diverse team that reflects a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We work to ensure a consistent interview process, fair compensation, and inclusive work environment for all.