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Senior Data Infrastructure Engineer


10 days ago



Senior Data Infrastructure Engineer

GoGuardian is on a mission to transform education by helping to protect students in the digital space from harmful and distracting content and supporting their mental health. We partner with schools to identify learning patterns and maximize the academic potential of every student. With GoGuardian, educators can engage students with more effective resources while also promoting online accessibility in the most applicable way for their school population.

The Data Infrastructure team at GoGuardian manages the high-throughput, real-time pipelines of educational technology data that power the learning experience for millions of students across the world, as well as the cloud infrastructure that supports those pipelines and the GoGuardian Suite. GoGuardian is seeking a Senior Data Infrastructure Engineer to work closely with cross-functional teams across Engineering and other departments to help us build and maintain the large scale, high-performance, robust, and secure systems that power our products. This role will involve architecting and deploying systems and processes that operate under scale, providing security and reliability while remaining cost-effective and developer-friendly. This includes data ingestion and processing pipelines, data storage and query layers, application deployment and communication systems, and observability and monitoring solutions.

What You'll Do

  • Design and implement reliable, high-performance systems to meet customer-facing and internal product needs
  • Leverage various data storage and manipulation technologies to ensure the availability of data and analytics at scale
  • Build and maintain secure cloud infrastructure solutions for high availability and ease-of-use
  • Write maintainable and readable code using various programming and configuration languages
  • Effectively document and communicate complex ideas with other engineers and non-engineers
  • Collaborate in an agile environment with engineers, product managers, data analysts, and other roles across teams and products
  • Provide feedback and mentorship to other engineers through code review, working sessions, design reviews, and other means

Who You Are

  • CS degree with 5+ years of experience or MSCS degree and 6+ years of experience, or equivalent market experience desirable
  • Strong knowledge of at least one backend programming language, preferably Go
  • Extensive experience with at least one major cloud infrastructure provider such as AWS, including configuration and usage of multiple services, preferably at scale
  • Familiarity with various data storage technologies and implementations, such as MySQL, Redshift, ElasticSearch, and Redis
  • Understanding of modern web application technologies like containers/Docker, load balancing, and gRPC
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code tools such as Terraform, Packer, and Ansible
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

What We Offer

  • Opportunity to impact and revolutionize safe digital learning experiences for K-12 students
  • Partner with enthusiastic and talented colleagues who are compelled to do good in the world
  • Weekly yoga classes and guided aromatherapy meditation
  • Annual personal growth stipend for continued learning
  • Grow and scale with one of the fastest-growing EdTech companies

GoGuardian is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. GoGuardian does not discriminate against employees, applicants, interns, or volunteers on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, military, and veteran status, registered domestic partner status, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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