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Junior Data Engineer

Junior Data Engineer

Reports to:  Data Systems Manager
Salary:       Competitive and commensurate with experience
Location:    New Haven, CT 
The Connecticut RISE Network (RISE) is a Connecticut-based non-profit organization with a mission to empower educators to achieve breakthrough results, helping all students realize and achieve their full potential. Leveraging its innovative partnership model, RISE facilitates networks for school improvement by bringing together exceptional educators working in different contexts to advance shared goals. By empowering school communities to improve, we invest in a cycle of lasting and scalable impact.

RISE districts and schools commit to sharing resources and expertise, pursuing innovative solutions, strengthening school and district systems, and empowering educators and leaders through continuous improvement. Currently, RISE represents a multi-year partnership between nine school districts across Connecticut, serving 14,000 students across ten high schools to support educators striving to ensure every RISE high school student graduates college and career ready. 
Position Summary and Essential Job Functions:
The RISE Junior Data Engineer will play an integral role supporting the Network’s research and analytic functions. RISE is seeking a talented and highly motivated individual to serve on a team collaborating with schools and districts to support data tools, systems, and practices to improve student outcomes. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment and is passionate about closing achievement gaps and developing the potential of all students regardless of life circumstance.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Database Management:
  • Facilitate the integration of new school variables into existing data warehouses and data tools
  • Support the ETL (extract, transform, load) data pipeline
  • Create data sets from raw files, bringing together longitudinal and immediate data for a variety of indicators
  • Uphold the highest data security standards
Data Systems and Tools:
  • Monitor RISE district data needs and challenges, proactively looking for ways to enhance data-driven decision-making and workflow
  • Collaborate on the design, development, and ongoing refinement/maintenance of new data products and tools to address district data needs
  • Maintain existing data tools through rigorous, ongoing, quality assurance
  • Transform educator feedback into improvements and enhancements for existing online dashboards
Data Practices:
  • Use data tools and dashboards to facilitate deeper understandings of student performance and serve as a support for school and district data team meetings
  • Provide support to RISE leaders around data systems and practices
  • Join cross-functional teams to effectively launch new data tools and complementary resources, promoting educator buy-in, understanding, fluency, enthusiasm, and high usage rates
  • Develop and maintain a “Help Desk” process for users of RISE data tools
Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Demonstrated proficiency with spreadsheets and Google apps
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility for results
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and teamwork
  • Ability to interact professionally and earn credibility with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Commitment to systems-driven solutions for scalable and sustained impact
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strong belief that all students can learn and achieve at high levels
  • Ability to ramp up on new content and work in an independent and self-motivated manner
  • Desire to work in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and results-driven environment
  • Ability to conduct analyses and present results in a variety of written and visual formats
  • Sense of humor, positive attitude, and willingness to work in a collaborative environment
Preferred Knowledge and Skills;
  • Knowledge of SQL, R, Tableau, and/or Python desired
  • Experience with version control systems (preferably Git)

Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required
  • Minimum of one year of relevant experience

RISE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.