Data Support Engineer

| Austin
The Data Support Engineer provides ETL and product engineering support to customers and internal teams in our Services department. Specifically, this team member will focus on constructing and testing custom filters and custom ETL logic for our customers, as well as investigating and correcting complex bug fixes within our ETL codebase. More broadly, this position is responsible for resolving Tier 2 support issues by troubleshooting workflows, implementing SQL code and configuration changes, and translating customers’ business logic into SQL code. The SQL Support Engineer ensures all matters reach full-circle resolution by thoroughly tracking the lifecycle of an issue and maintaining frequent and strong lines of communication with our customers. You will also help build and maintain data engineering and product documentation.
The Data Support Engineer will work as part of the Customer Support team within the Data Engineering department at Civitas Learning. The primary functions of the Customer Support team are to maintain data freshness and accuracy in customers’ apps, maintain app usability, and implement custom code solutions post-deployment to fulfill our customers’ needs.
 
Primary Responsibilities
  • Develop and debug ETL data transformations to map customer data systems into our canonical data schema using SQL
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and resolve issues with production ETL workflows
  • Develop and debug data extracts and ingest behavior using AWS and Linux cloud-based tools
  • Read and write complex multi-table SQL statements, optimizing for efficiency and minimizing technological risk
  • Reproduce and diagnose the cause of product/data defects by investing app behavior, tracing to underlying customer-side database, and identifying cause in SQL codebase
  • Provide engineering and product support via email to customers and internal teams
  • Gather information and prescribe customer steps to resolution for expected vs. actual outcomes
  • Gather customer requirements and business logic and translate into SQL logic for use in custom data views and filters
  • Create technical documentation to serve as a knowledge base for handling recurring support and data engineering needs
  • Ensure customer inquiries are responded to within established timeframes and support service levels are achieved
Qualifications
  • 2+ years experience in technical support or equivalent customer-facing role with a track record of increased responsibility
  • Experience reading and writing complex SQL logic
  • Experience working from a Linux command-line
  • Ability to navigate SIS, LMS, and homegrown databases for root cause problem identification and analysis
  • Possess advanced customer relations skills to de-escalate situations and build customer trust
  • Excellent written, verbal, and listening skills to convey complex technical issues to appropriate audiences correctly for action or education
  • Demonstrated experience learning new technical skills or product quickly
  • Demonstrated appetite for working on vague technical problems with minimal guidance or training
  • Experience in a tightly-knit team environment
Nice to Have Skills
  • ETL pipeline development
  • AWS (S3, Redshift)
  • PeopleSoft, Banner, Colleague or Degree Works databases
  • Python and/or Java

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: www.civitaslearning.com.
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. 
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Technology we use

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

Location

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
401(K)
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
Parking
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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