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Staff Analytics Engineer



Data Science
San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2023

ClassDojo's goal is to accelerate humanity’s progress, by giving every child on Earth an education they love.

We started by building a network that connects teachers, children, and families. ClassDojo’s flagship app is the #1 communication app connecting K-8 teachers, children, and families, globally. They use it to share what’s happening throughout the day through photos, videos, messages, and activities. It is actively used at an unprecedented scale: in over 95% of US schools, reaching ~51 million children in ~180 countries, with a team of just ~200 people [1]). We are now beginning to use this network to give kids the best learning experiences in the world, far beyond those a standard school can provide.

We hire for talent density. Our team comprises the most talented, entrepreneurial, and innovative teammates from around the world, with experience in education and large scale consumer internet companies, including Instagram, Netflix, Dropbox, Stripe, Uber, Y Combinator, and more. We’re building a company where the most talented people want to work. We believe you’ll do the best work of your life here—and you’ll pioneer the future of education, too.

What you’ll do:

Join our team as a Senior Data Engineer - Privacy and play a pivotal role in advancing data privacy practices at ClassDojo. You'll collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including legal, compliance, and data governance experts, to ensure rigorous data privacy controls for student, teacher, and parent data. Your expertise will contribute to the development and implementation of essential privacy measures, such as data masking, encryption, and access controls, guaranteeing the protection of sensitive educational data. Through your efforts, ClassDojo will achieve enhanced compliance with data privacy regulations, reducing the potential for data breaches and associated fines. Additionally, you will streamline privacy workflows, automate processes, and create data anonymization pipelines to facilitate efficient data handling for educational analysts and stakeholders. Your work will also bolster our data governance efforts by building a comprehensive data catalog and metadata management system, ensuring a well-documented and compliant data landscape in the realm of education technology. Join us to make a significant impact on data privacy and governance within the ClassDojo community.

You will be a match if:

7+ years experience with data / analytics engineering

End-to-end Data Governance:

  • Ability to work with data cataloging and metadata management tools to document data assets and ensure data lineage.
  • Understanding of data governance principles, including data classification, data ownership, and data stewardship.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Effective communication skills to collaborate with data analysts, data scientists, and business stakeholders.
  • Ability to understand and translate business requirements into technical solutions.

SQL and Data Querying:

  • Strong SQL skills for querying and manipulating data in databases or data warehouses.
  • Ability to write complex SQL queries to extract, transform, and analyze data.

Data Modeling:

  • Experience in designing and implementing data models that facilitate efficient querying and reporting.
  • Knowledge of dimensional modeling techniques for creating data warehouses and data marts.

Data Transformation and ETL:

  • Familiarity with ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) processes and tools to prepare and clean data for analysis.
  • Skill in using tools like DBT to build data transformation pipelines.

You might be a good fit if:

  • Experience with data governance high-growth, tech start-up environments
  • Experience with DBT to build and audit privacy-focused data products
  • Experience with data privacy regulations (US, Int’l, GDPR, ICO, COPPA)

[1] Some more context:

- ClassDojo's $125m Series D (Forbes) and Sam’s note about it.

- ClassDojo is one of Y Combinator’s Top 100 companies

- ClassDojo's Second Act Comes with First Profits (TechCrunch) and Sam's note about it.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are happy to accommodate any disabilities or special needs. We are a distributed company, so we hire regardless of location, as long as you are willing to have significant hours overlap with one of the Americas time zones.