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Lead Data Engineer



Software Engineering, Data Science
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024


VitalSource®, is hiring a Lead Data Engineer to contribute to our Engineering team located in Raleigh (hybrid) or remotely.
We are looking for a Lead Data Engineer to join VitalSource! You'll play a pivotal role in not only optimizing our current infrastructure but also in pioneering our data evolution. Reporting directly to the Director of Engineering, you'll be instrumental in reshaping our data landscape, leveraging our current technology and introducing best-in-class, battle-tested solutions.
VitalSource is a mission-driven company delivering affordable, impactful learning to anyone, anywhere.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Continuously assess and refine our data architecture strategy, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives.
  • Work closely with engineering teams to optimize our application and system implementations while introducing potential improvements.
  • Evaluate and potentially integrate new technologies or frameworks that enhance data integrity, performance, and scalability.
  • Collaborate with the development teams to optimize and strengthen data transactions within our ecosystem.
  • Guide our data warehouse towards best practices in data quality, integration, and utilization.
  • Serve as a thought leader, introducing industry best practices, tools, and methodologies to enhance our data capabilities.
  • Ensure secure handling and storage of data, collaborating with IT and security teams.
  • Foster a data-centric culture, mentoring team members, and driving data-focused initiatives.
  • Stay updated with emerging technologies, assessing their applicability to our organization's goals.
Required Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of experience in data design, architecture, and systems with a penchant for innovation.
  • Familiarity with GCP or similar cloud service platforms.
  • Familiarity with Snowflake or similar data warehousing platforms.
  • Openness to exploring and integrating new data technologies and best practices.
  • Strong analytical skills and a problem-solving attitude.
  • Ability to drive change and articulate the value of data-centric solutions to diverse stakeholders.
What We Offer:
  • Culture: Collaborative, Inclusive, and Mission-driven
  • More in your pocket: Competitive base salary and a strong variable component
  • We take care of all aspects of our people: Generous, well-rounded benefits such as Medical, Vision, Dental, Life, Disability, Critical Illness, Accident, FSA, HSA, ID Protection, Pet and Legal Insurance
  • Retirement: 401K match up to 5%
  • We support our families: 12 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Continued education: Use our tuition reimbursement program
  • The Importance of Balance: Start at 4 weeks’ vacation, 12 sick days, 11 company holidays, and 3 personal days
  • Flexibility: Flexible work schedules and remote capabilities (by team) - feel free to skip the commute and hit your deadlines from home
  • Wellness: Lots of opportunities for fitness challenges and rewards
Salary Range: $120,000 to $140,000
Who We Are:
VitalSource is the leading education technology solutions provider committed to helping partners create, deliver, and distribute affordable, accessible, and impactful learning experiences worldwide. As a recognized innovator in the digital course materials market, VitalSource is best known for partnering with more than 1,000 publishers and resellers to deliver extraordinary learning experiences to millions of active users globally—and today we’re also powering new, cutting-edge technologies designed to optimize teaching and learning for maximum results. Learn more at https://vitalsource.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, work related mental or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.