Junior Developer

Junior Developer

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Junior Developer for Landing Zone

Data Engineering role at InnovateEDU

Job type: Full Time

Location: Remote

About InnovateEDU

InnovateEDU is a non-profit whose mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap by accelerating innovation in standards-aligned, next generation learning models and tools that serve, inform, and enhance teaching and learning. InnovateEDU is committed to massively disrupting K-12 public education by focusing on the development of scalable tools and practices that leverage innovation, technology, and new human capital systems to improve education for all students and close the opportunity gap.

About the Project

InnovateEDU strives to create real tools and projects that greatly assist a school district in moving toward embracing a data standard and interoperability. Landing Zone, a project at InnovateEDU, provides school districts with a comprehensive cloud based data infrastructure through the implementation of an Ed-Fi Operational Data Store (ODS), data mart for analytics in Google BigQuery, and the necessary data workflows in Apache Airflow to connect previously siloed, disparate educational data systems. Landing Zone simplifies the process a district must go through to implement an Ed-Fi ODS, connecting Ed-Fi certified data sources, and consuming non Ed-Fi certified data once it has been aligned to the standard. This project has a heavy focus on data engineering, backend work, dev ops, and using data analytics tools to verify data.

Who You Are

You are a mission-driven individual and believe in working to close the educational opportunity gap through the use of data and technical solutions. You are excited about bringing order to disparate data, writing data pipelines, and don’t mind being relentless in the pursuit of data accuracy. You’ve worked with SQL and Python before and have written code that interacts with APIs.

You are an optimistic problem-solver. You believe that together we can create real solutions that help the entire education sector move forward despite its complexity. You are excited to join a small, but growing team working on an early-stage product and are looking forward to working on lots of different pieces of that product. You are open to feedback, bring your best every day, and are ready to grow in all areas of your work. You want to join a team of folks who share your vision for mission-driven work at the intersection of education and technology.  Finally, you know that sharing often is key to this work and are ready to document everything that you do so that data people in schools everywhere can benefit.

Experience and Skills

You are a good fit if you:

  • Have strong computer science fundamentals and experience with Python and writing analytical SQL
  • Consider yourself as having very high attention to detail
  • Have strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical people
  • Are passionate about making an impact in K-12 education
  • Are comfortable doing many different types of tasks and having to context switch between tasks relativity often
  • Are passionate about building the best version of whatever you’re working on
  • Are highly motivated to work autonomously, with strong organizational and time management skills

You’ll have an edge if you:

  • Have worked as a data analyst or data engineer in the past and are familiar with validating data and tools like Pandas, Jupyter Notebooks, Google BigQuery and Google data studio
  • Have experience building pipelines using Apache Airflow
  • Have worked in K-12 education in the past


The Junior Developer’s primary professional responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Implementing and maintaining Landing Zone for new and returning customers
  • Creating, troubleshooting, and maintaining data processing pipelines in Apache Airflow (ETL work)
  • Writing SQL queries against many different types of databases (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Postgres) to extract data
  • Running reports and exports in edTech source systems as well as Landing Zone infrastructure to perform data validation checks and communicate those back to our customers
  • Maintaining Landing Zone documentation to ensure it is always up-to-date and reflective of how integrations function
  • Deploying code updates across the Landing Zone customer base
  • Assisting in the deployment of infrastructure on the Google Cloud Platform for new customers
  • Assisting in the development of a historical/longitudinal data storage system (data warehouse)
  • Responding to customer support tickets (this is a shared responsibility on our team)
  • Working with internal systems such as JIRA, Asana, Slack to stay organized and ensure communication with team members
  • Other duties as assigned 

What to expect in the hiring process:

  • An introductory phone call with an Engineering Manager
  • A coding project that will take about 2 hours. This will be in Python and be related to processing data
  • A project review and feedback call with two developers
  • Final round interviews, likely including our Executive Director

The range for this position will be $58,500 to $75,000.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Application Instructions

Please submit an application on this platform. Applications without both a resume and cover letter will not be considered.

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