Data Engineer

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The Data Engineer

COLLABORATE | OPTIMIZE | EVOLVE

As a Data Engineer at A Cloud Guru, you will ensure the data platform infrastructure and architecture supports the evolving requirements of the Data Engineering and Data Analytics teams as well as other parts of our business! You will work closely with the Director of Data Engineering to develop a strategy for our long term Data Platform architecture to identify gaps in the data processes and drive improvements while mentoring and coaching other team members. Thanks to your contributions, our data platform will continue to optimize and revolutionize. This role reports to the Director, Data Engineering. 

Hello, we're A Cloud Guru

Our friends call us ACG.

We're on a mission to teach the WORLD to cloud. A Cloud Guru is the largest online cloud school on the planet. Our training feels more like logging into Netflix or Spotify - it's entertaining and playful. The people are the #1 reason employees say they stay at ACG. We’re a quirky, tight-knit crew that cares about our customers and each other. No egos here. Our leaders encourage thoughtfulness, compassion, being humble, and we have a bit of fun along the way.

It’s an exciting time to join the team, because we’re in a really unique space. We have an amazing product that people want, and we're in an industry that's tripling in size overnight.

What makes the Product & Engineering team awesome...

Learning to cloud means unlocking a world of possibilities for our students. Using the latest tech, we design the tools to teach people cloud faster and better. The team is talented (and a little quirky), and we’re all in it together.

  • Cutting edge tech. We've built a cloud-first Serverless Architecture with tools like Lambda, API Gateway, GraphQL, and ReactJS
  • Founded by engineers. Having a CEO that is also an engineer is nice, because he knows the effort it takes to make things awesome.
  • We're friendly. We're down-to-earth and collaborative. There's no high-performing jerks, there's no heroes, there's just great teams.
  • We're hungry, and humble. We are dedicated to learning all the things to create the best product possible.

If you're down to earth and enjoy a laugh while also working hard you'll love it here. - Joanna, Avocado to Guac Ratio Guru (and Product Manager)

As a Data Engineer at ACG, you’ll get to:
  • Be an essential part of designing and building ACG’s new data platform, as we evolve the existing databases into a cutting-edge solution to meet the needs of our 2021 data plans and beyond
  • Explore and contribute to discussions around technologies under consideration, such as Snowflake, Kappa/Lambda architecture, Delta Lakes and Data Vault
  • Develop, test and maintain existing architecture, including databases, data pipelines and large-scale processing systems
  • Collaborate with the Analytics team on transformation processes to populate data models
  • Recommend ways to improve data reliability, efficiency and quality of the data platform and optimise for performance, scalability and cost
  • Discover opportunities for data acquisition and explore new ways of using existing data
  • Identify gaps in data processes and drive improvements
  • Coach and mentor other team members
What you bring to the table

We focus on hiring values aligned people, because we believe the right person can learn all the things to be successful in their role. Self-confidence plays a big part in what you apply for. We encourage all job applicants to apply even if they are nervous to do so. College degrees aren't required for any roles, and career gaps or switches are totally welcome.

Essential

  • 2+ years of Data Engineering, Data Warehousing, or related experience
  • 2+ years of development experience with Python or similar scripting language
  • 2+ years of SQL experience, including experience with schema design and dimensional data modelling
  • Experience working with AWS services such as DynamoDB, Glue, Lambda, Step Functions, S3, CloudFormation or Redshift
  • Experience with ETL development, metadata management, and data quality

Desirable

  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices with experience with implementing CI/CD, monitoring & alerting for production systems
  • Experience with complex data structures and No-SQL databases
  • Experience with open source orchestration platforms (e.g. Airflow)

We want the people who care about doing a good job. The ones who have the humility and hunger to learn. - Sam Kroonenburg, Co-Founder and CEO

More than a job

Where you work isn’t just a career decision -- it’s a life decision. We get it. That’s why we want all of our Gurus to feel a sense of belonging that comes from feeling supported in all areas of their lives. Everyone has family, friends and interests outside of their careers, so we offer perks and benefits to make work, work better for you.

  • 4 weeks PTO, plus 10 sick days, and holidays. Whether it's hiking to a waterfall in Costa Rica or bonding with your couch, we all need downtime. All Gurus get four weeks paid time off, 10 sick days, and enough holiday to make a banker blush.
  • Let's get lunch. Lunches are catered three times per week, and our kitchen stays stocked with a smorgasbord of the team’s most requested snacks and drinks.
  • Parking is on us. We have your Downtown parking covered. We offer paid garage parking nearby the office. We also have perks for going green by walking and taking public transit.
  • We’ve got you covered. We offer insurance plans that pay for 100% of your medical, dental, and vision, and 80% for your family/dependents.
  • Gender-neutral paid parental leave. Expanding your family? We offer 12 weeks of gender-neutral paid parental leave, and reimburse up to $10,000 for eligible adoption expenses.
  • $1,000 continuing education budget. All Gurus get $250 a quarter to spend on personal development, and 2 hours each week reserved for learning something new.
Remote where?

The A Cloud Guru team has grown a lot since it was just two brothers with a dream of teaching the world to cloud! We now employ gurus in 30 states of the USA as well as in Australia and the UK. For the time being that’s as far as we can go. We won’t bore you with the details, but setting up the extra operations we would need to employ people in new states or countries is a little bit more expensive than replicating your database in another AZ, if you know what we mean. So as much as we would love to have staff in as many countries as we have students, we are only opening this role to applicants in areas we currently have operations.

If you’re not sure if your US state is included, please still apply! We will let you know if you are in a state that we currently don’t have operations. If anything changes we will reach back out.

What’s the interview process like at ACG?

Applying for a job can feel intimidating and like a full-time job of its own. You shouldn’t have to burn through a week of sick time or all your best out-of-office excuses just to put feelers out for a new career opportunity. We want to be as transparent about the process as possible to help ease your mind. It’s our goal to provide you a fair, efficient interviewing experience that respects you and your time — and to do it all with a sidecar of delight.

Once you submit an application, we’ll review it. If you’re a good fit, you’ll have an initial chat with a recruiter over the phone. A phone interview with a manager typically follows. Depending on your role, you might then be asked to do a little homework (but nothing too time consuming). Then we’ll schedule a Zoom call to meet other members of the team, answer any questions you have, and give you a feel for what it’s really like to work at ACG. If you're on the fence, just give it a try.

Keep being awesome, Cloud Gurus.

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Location

Feed off the energy of Downtown Austin. Sit in the grass of the Capital, talk business over Medici coffee, and become a regular at a local lunch spot!

An Insider's view of A Cloud Guru

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It is very open and laid back, but also fun! You can just tell that everyone is happy to be here. You can feel the positive energy. We all joke around, but we still get work done - and do it well. Everyone is really good at their job and really passionate. We kick some booty.

Montana

Finance Guru

What projects are you most excited about?

I’m thrilled to work on projects that offer custom solutions for our customers. Whether I’m curating content for their specific roles or partnering with Training Architects to build personalized webinars, each project is really special because it’s created specifically for our learners to support them in their day to day efforts.

Christina

Marketing Guru

What makes someone successful on your team?

Throughout the company everyone, regardless of the team they are on, strives to help each other. Technical Editors craft content from the perspective of the student. Video editors make content look amazing. Designers craft awesome images and designs to support our courses. If you have ideas, ACG is a place where everyone helps them come to life.

Karlos

Training Architect

What is your vision for the company?

Cloud is the future and we're here to send as many into that future as we can. We set them up to achieve remarkable things and build a brighter tomorrow. Our vision is to chart the course to cloud maturity for businesses and individuals. We accelerate their journey and power their competitive advantage.

Lady

Chief Doggo Officer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

It makes a difference when you can get out of bed in the morning selling something that’s doing actual good. Organizations all over the world, of all sizes, in every industry, are facing a major challenge and opportunity with cloud. We reach out to these businesses with real value, because we have a product they need.

Madeline

Sales Guru

What are A Cloud Guru Perks + Benefits

A Cloud Guru Benefits Overview

We treat our people well, simply because it's the right thing to do.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
To celebrate our value 'Be Hungry, Stay Humble' we plan a day of charity each year. We volunteer around the city, and are active environmentalists.
Partners with Nonprofits
It is our vision to enable anyone, anywhere to become a cloud guru. We live this vision by partnering with customers such as the South African nonprofit Quirky30 and Women Who Code.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We stay connected through our Culture Committees, A Proud Guru, Anti-racism DIG (Diversity and Inclusion Groups), and Women-In-Tech DIG.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
From ex-6th street bar owners to ex-Silicon Valley, our management team, lead by our fearless leader and President Katie Bullard, is not only diverse in gender, but also background.
Unconscious bias training
All employees go through unconscious bias training annually, on top of manager effectiveness training and all interviewers. Plus we have tons of bias reminders trickled into our day-to-day.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our anti-racism and women in tech groups are the first of our ERGS. We also have A Proud Guru lead by our LGBTQIA community!
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We use Greenhouse Inclusion which is paid software to help remove unconscious bias from our hiring practices.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Put aside up to $2,700 bucks to spend on yourself, or $5,000 on your dependents. $$$
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
A Cloud Guru pays for 100% of employee medical, dental and vision, up to a cap dollar amount.
Vision Benefits
A Cloud Guru pays for 100% of employee medical, dental and vision, up to a cap dollar amount.
Health Insurance Benefits
We're a little company that can compete with your big company benefits. We partner with a provider that gives us Enterprise-level benefits at our startup size. Yippie!
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
From free headspace licenses and daily meditation to our Employee Assistance Program and manager hotline, wellness means physical AND mental health!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks of paternity leave, so go on and have a little one.
Flexible Work Schedule
No one should have to feel guilty about going to the doctor or picking up their kids. Own your schedule, just don't abuse the system and we'll all be happy.
Remote Work Program
We like when our employees are in the office, because it lets us build a family culture, but we give everyone the freedom to work where they're "from-from" for up to a week!
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $10,000 for eligible adoption expenses and 12 weeks of paid leave.
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Work to live, don't live to work!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
A Cloud Guru offers 4 weeks of paid time off. Startups are tough, so we want you to unplug and use your time off, but if you don't, you have the opportunity to roll over 64 hours.
Paid Holidays
We offer all employees paid time off for all major holidays
Paid Sick Days
Sorry you're sick. Here's 80 hours of paid sick leave a year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Are you a train or bus person? We partner with WageWorks to provide public transit benefits. We offer free parking for our drivers, and if you're a walker we reward you with $125 monthly stipend.
Company Outings
Every quarter we celebrate one of our core values by hosting a big company outing.
Free Daily Meals
Family lunch is our favorite office tradition. We don't eat at our desks, we eat together.
Stocked Kitchen
We eat a lot of cheese, and have heated debates over LaCroix vs Waterloo. The hard-boiled eggs are a bit watery, but people eat 'em!
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
We have your Downtown parking covered. We offer paid garage parking nearby the office.
Pet Friendly
Our office doggo Lady will greet you at the door and steal food out of your trashcan.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
If you walk, train, or bus to work, you get money monthly that can be put towards a gym membership.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
To make WFH a little more awesome, you get $$$ to build out or improve your home office set up.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Training is in our DNA. Every Guru is given $250 a quarter to spend on professional development, and given 2 hours EVERY week to put aside their daily work to focus on training.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Improve your sales skills, branding skills, learn how to not get your passwords stolen, figure out what the heck is going on with your benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
One of our values is Learn All The Things. To live this value, every Guru is given $250 a quarter to spend on professional development.
Time allotted for learning
Every Friday for 2 hours, we put down our normal work and spend time learning something new.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Within months of joining, all Gurus take their Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, so that we can empathize with our students. After that, use your training budget for all the certs you need!

Additional Perks + Benefits

We were always really proud of the in-office experience we created for people. The space, the location, and what we offered internally was really key. Then COVID happened, and that all went out the window. That's why it was important for us to recreate this experience virtually for our new hires and our existing team. We wanted to take our best-in-class office experience and make it a best-in-class at home experience.

To learn more about our remote culture and perks, check out this article: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cloud-guru-launches-new-wfh-perks-benefi…

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