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Senior Data Analytics Engineer

Interplay Learning

Interplay Learning

Data Science
United States · Remote
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024
Interplay Learning sits at the intersection of EdTech, Virtual Reality, and Enterprise Software as it modernizes Learning Management & Content Systems throughout the skilled trade industries.
Since 2016, Austin-based Interplay Learning has been building better training, better careers and better lives for its customers and their employees.
Our award-winning online and VR training for the essential skilled trades, including HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Solar, Multi-Family Maintenance and Facilities Maintenance workforces, is scalable and more effective than traditional training methods. By leveraging immersive learning technology, Interplay’s customers are able to train and practice hands-on learning from a desktop, phone, tablet, or in virtual reality. The result is a highly trained employee who is job-ready in weeks, not years.
Our digital experiential learning platform, SkillMill, conveniently turns any space into a training lab with its short video courses, 3D simulations, knowledge checks, coaching, community, and connectivity.
Awards & Recognition:
  • Backed by best-in-class VC’s, we are positioned for exciting growth
  • Forbes 2024, America's Best Startup Employers
  • Built-In, Best Midsize Places to Work In Austin 2023 & 2024
  • Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards in the Education, General Excellence, and On the Rise categories

Position: Senior Data Analytics Engineer

We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Data Analytics Engineer to help grow our nascent data team. You will play a pivotal role in shaping both internal and customer-facing reporting and analytics of our VR training platform.

(Please note, this role is an individual contributor and does not include people management.)

Why this position:

  • Meaningful, impactful work

  • Mission-driven company

  • Innovative product - EdTech, VR

Interplay Learning is an innovative impact-driven EdTech company that uses the power of VR and simulations to teach the trades. Our customers range from large enterprises to mom & pop shops, technical high schools and higher education institutions to correctional facilities helping create better opportunities for incarcerated individuals re-entering society.

We truly believe in our motto - Better Careers, Better Lives - for our customers and our employees. We hire intentionally, and responsibly; and we never experienced layoffs as a result. We prioritize being a healthy business, and that means we get scrappy and creative to delight our customers.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage transformations of raw data through both technical processes and business logic using dbt.

  • Write thorough documentation needed to implement self-service analytics.

  • Write tests and analyses to monitor and improve data quality.

  • Build dashboards and models in our BI platform (Omni).

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship high-quality data products.

  • Complete ad-hoc data requests with an eye towards making them into reusable tools.

  • Become an expert in how the business runs and empower the various departments with the data they need to make the right decisions.

  • Collaborate with technical and non-technical stakeholders, bridging the gap between a business problem and technical solution.

Who you are:

  • A self-starter: You have a strong disposition to thrive in ambiguity, taking initiative to create clarity and forward progress.

  • A great communicator: You write clear documentation and technical proposals. You are able to be precise and technical with engineers and translate technical explanations for non technical roles.

  • Collaborative team player: You value team success over ego. You will engage in spirited discourse, but can disagree and commit if the team chooses another path.

  • Detail-oriented: You triple-check your numbers, and ask the clarifying questions. You have strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Experienced: You bring strong software/data engineering experience, including at least 2 years of working directly with some part of the “modern” data stack (dbt, Fivetran, Snowflake, or equivalents).

  • A builder: You’re enthusiastic about establishing the foundations of a data team and their tools from scratch.

  • A learner: You follow your curiosity. You are genuinely interested in the field and honing your craft. You keep an eye out for new tools, and love learning new ways of doing things by reading documentation, blogs, books, or watching conference talks.
  • Deep expertise with SQL. You can write/read complex queries, troubleshoot accuracy issues, and tune performance for speed and cost.

  • Production experience with dbt.

  • Solid experience with BI tools like Looker or Omni.

  • Familiarity with one of the data warehouses like Big Query, Snowflake, Redshift, Databricks (We use BigQuery).

  • Have a software engineering mindset and toolkit - git, testing, code reviews.

  • Mastery of data warehouse methodologies and techniques from transactional databases to dimensional data modeling, and wide denormalized data marts.

  • A track record of leading and mentoring less experienced developers. You are eager to teach others and invested in the growth of your team.

  • Worked asynchronously as part of a fully-remote, distributed team.

  • A “full-stack mindset”, not hesitating to do what it takes to solve a problem end-to-end, even if it requires going outside the original job description.

  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer without stipulations and be residents of the United States.

Please note if you have any of the following:

  • Experience developing and scaling a dbt project while leveraging engineering best practices (e.g. data quality tests, unit tests, etc)
  • Have a deep expertise in one or more of the following data domains: Revenue/Sales, Marketing, Customer Success/Support, Product, Education.
  • Python proficiency.
Pay: up to $135k (no bonus)
Interplay Learning Ethos:
At Interplay, we love what we do. We embrace our daily challenge to push technological limits to invent better ways to make learning easier and training more powerful. We attract passionate people and invite spirited discourse. We celebrate that our jobs fit our lives, not the inverse. We are uncompromising in our belief that together: we can build better training, build better careers and build better lives for customers and our team.
Company Benefits:
  • Remote-first culture and flexible hours
  • Learning resources and annual learning reimbursement
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Generous vacation policy includes 3 weeks of PTO, 1 week Winter Break, holidays and sick days
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance coverage
  • 401k
  • Private company stock options
  • Mental health and wellness resources
  • Virtual/in person social events
Diversity Statement
At Interplay Learning, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to who we are and how we operate our business. We’re building a diverse workforce that cultivates and supports all individuals for the betterment of each other, our company, and our customers. We believe a culture of equality creates a stronger work environment for all employees and that we are all accountable for encouraging and celebrating diverse voices. Interplay Learning commits to promote and recognize principles of fairness, equity, and social justice in relation to, and across, intersections of race, age, color, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, and all other identities represented among our diverse membership.
We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Interplay Learning is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need any reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Interplay Learning is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, gender identity or expression, status as a veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic or activity in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.