Data Engineer at Civitas Learning

| Austin
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Data Engineer
Our mission at Civitas Learning is to partner with forward-thinking colleges and universities, harnessing the power of insight and action analytics to help students learn well and finish strong. Data and predictive models are at our core to achieve this mission. Are you amazing at SQL and PHP? Curious about data transformation for data science? We are looking for a smart and dedicated data integration specialists to join our data engineering services team.
The Data Engineering role at Civitas Learning is critical to onboarding colleges and universities onto our cloud platform and making the process smoother, more flexible, and faster. We work with people who are passionate about our mission, enjoy working with customers, and are eager to use their technical skills. We work hard, but also like to have fun! If this sounds like you, keep reading.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate directly with external customers to understand their student success goals, specify and design data solutions and commission products into production.
  • Develop ETL transformations to map client data systems into our canonical data model.
  • Collaborate with teams across Civitas to drive innovation and best practices in our data and data science platform.
  • Up to 20% Travel to visit external clients for technical discovery and/or UAT/QA of data mappings.
  • Design, Implement and Maintain Database Models.
  • Build and operationalize data science models on AWS.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree plus 3 years experience designing, developing, testing, and implementing complex ETL solutions using enterprise ETL tools 
  • Expertise in writing complex database SQL queries with a focus on Postgres and Redshift.
  • Strong understanding of ETL best practices.
  • Proficient manipulating and processing text files with command line build tools and/or writing scripts to manipulate text files
  • Experience with database design and function
  • Expertise in working with technical and business teams to extract and document data integration/exchange requirements
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work independently and learn on the job as well as in a cross-functional team environment, collaborating with others and sharing tools, skills, and knowledge
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines, prioritize workload, and manage time effectively
  • Solid problem-solving and analysis skills that demonstrate resourcefulness and attention to detail
  • Strong customer service focus and a comfort with engaging with a customer via email, phone, and in person
  • Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Must have experience in some of the following:
  • Writing SQL and using command line tools (preferably in a linux or linux like environment)
  • Experience with at least one major RDBMS (preferably postGres, RedShift, or MySQL)
  • Python/PHP or other programming language

Preferred experience in the following:
  • Version Control System (preferably Github)
  • Experience with Higher Education Student Information Systems or Learning Management Systems (Ellucian Banner, Peoplesoft, Blackboard LMS, Canvas, etc.)
  • JIRA

About Civitas Learning:
Civitas Learning helps colleges and universities harness the power of their student data to improve student success outcomes. We embed actionable intelligence in workflow tools so higher education can focus their student success strategies, deliver proactive care, inspire holistic advising, and quickly measure what’s working for whom. With our platform, software and services, our customers empower leaders, advisors, faculty, & students to measurably improve enrollment, persistence, and graduation outcomes.

Today, we work with 375 colleges and universities, serving nearly 8 million students. Together with our growing community of customers, we are making the most of the world’s learning data to help graduate a million more students per year by 2025. For more information, visit:

Civitas Learning is located in the heart of downtown Austin, directly across from Lady Bird Lake and the Austin Hike and Bike Trail. Civitas offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, onsite paid parking, 401-K Program and a flexible paid time off policy. Civitas Learning is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases


We're in the heart of downtown Austin near great restaurants and watering holes. We also love our view of Lady Bird Lake.

What are Civitas Learning Perks + Benefits

Civitas Learning Benefits Overview

Civitas Learning offers medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a 401k plan. We also have a generous flexible, paid time off policy. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Our FSA allows you to utilize pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible medical, dental, and vision expenses. The pre-tax contribution amount for 2018 is up to $2,650.
Disability Insurance
We offer short and long term disability coverage.
Dental Benefits
Keep your teeth clean! Our dental plan covers 100% of the cost of preventative care, including x-rays.
Vision Benefits
Our vision insurance plan provides 100% coverage for annual eye exams and lenses after a $10 copay. Frames and contact lenses are covered up to $130.
Health Insurance Benefits
We offer comparable health insurance plans and are fully insured. Offering both an HSA (with employer contribution) and an FSA.
Life Insurance
We cover basic life insurance with additional options to purchase individual and dependent plans.
Pet Insurance
We love pets so we offer pet insurance to cover your dog or cat for accidents, illnesses, wellness care and more.
Wellness Programs
We promote healthy habits so we partner with Global Fit to offer various wellness programs and discounts.
Onsite Gym
Our corporate headquarters offers an onsite gym to employees to get their workout on!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
We provide employees with a 401(k) option and auto enroll new employees at a 5% contribution.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family is important. Primary caregivers receive 100% of wages for 12 weeks with the option to take an additional 4 weeks unpaid. Secondary caregivers receive 100% of wages for 4 weeks.
Flexible Work Schedule
We offer a flexible work day schedule to all employees, pending their manager's discretion.
Remote Work Program
We allow employees to occasionally work remotely, pending their manager's discretion.
Family Medical Leave
We offer up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year, as well as maintained health benefits, for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
We trust our employees to get their work done and take off time as needed, which is why we offer a paid, open leave vacation policy.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
We offer all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
We offer paid sick days for all employees.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
We are here to do great work - jeans and all!
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
We have a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, hot & cold brew coffee, tea, soda, and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
We provide catered lunches on Wednesdays and breakfast on Fridays.
Happy Hours
Our employees don't worry about where they will park—we cover garage or lot parking. For those who bike or ride to work, we offer a stipend.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

In addition to all of the wonderful perks and benefits we offer employees, we also have a diverse culture committee who's sole mission is to work together, with mutual respect of all perspectives, differences, and approaches, in advocacy of the current and future culture at Civitas Learning.

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