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Backend Engineer II
Data Infrastructure
Posted on 12/3/2022
INACTIVE
Locations
Remote • Mountain View, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
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Requirements
  • Why we switched to Airflow for pipeline orchestration
  • Experience building and maintaining complex software. You'll join us in writing clean, maintainable software that solves hard problems. You'll build test and monitoring frameworks to verify the accuracy and integrity of our data. You'll push the team and the mission forward with your contributions
  • Strong communication, thoughtfulness, and desire to give and receive regular feedback
  • Empathy for learners around the world. You love learning and are excited about helping others learn to love learning. You're motivated to learn new things and share what you learn with the world
  • Excitement about helping Khan Academy bring a free, world-class education to the world
  • Candidates with experience in any and all technologies. We don't require experience in any particular language or tool. Our commitment to on-boarding and mentorship means you won't be left in the dark as you learn new technologies
Responsibilities
  • Take on world-changing challenges guided by our Engineering Principles - some of which have never been solved before
  • Model problems, then design, write, test and release code to solve them!
  • Collaborate with your peers via code reviews to level up yourself and others, to improve your ability to provide effective feedback, and to achieve higher quality code
  • Work closely with our Data Insights, Marketing, Philanthropy, and District Partnerships teams to deliver data-driven insights in service of our mission
  • Build out our data architecture using Google Pub/Sub and BigQuery, Apache Spark and Airflow, PostgreSQL and any other tools we need to provide data that is reliable and up-to-date
  • Contribute to open source! We ❤️ open source, and we give back to the community whenever we can
Desired Qualifications
  • At least 3 years of experience building backend infrastructure such as databases, data warehouses, pipelines, and services. Experience with cloud infrastructure - and Google Cloud in particular - is a plus
Khan Academy

501-1,000 employees

Education platform
Company Overview
Khan Academy's mission is to provide a free, world‑class education for anyone, anywhere.
Benefits
  • Competitive salaries
  • Health and wellness benefits
  • Flexible time off
  • 401(k) + matching
  • Affinity groups
  • Paid parental leave
  • Fun virtual events
Company Core Values
  • Live and breathe learners - We deeply understand and empathize with our users. We leverage user insights, research, and experience to build content, products, services, and experiences that our users trust and love. Our success is defined by the success of our learners and educators.
  • Take a stand - As a company, we have conviction in our aspirational point of view of how education will evolve. The work we do is in service to moving towards that point of view. However, we also listen, learn and flex in the face of new data, and commit to evolving this point of view as the industry and our users evolve.
  • Embrace diverse perspectives - We are a diverse community. We seek out and embrace a diversity of voices, perspectives and life experiences leading to stronger, more inclusive teams and better outcomes. As individuals, we are committed to bringing up tough topics and leaning into different points of view with curiosity. We actively listen, learn and collaborate to gain a shared understanding. When a decision is made, we commit to moving forward as a united team.
  • Work responsibly and sustainably - We understand that achieving our audacious mission is a marathon, so we set realistic timelines and we focus on delivery that also links to the bigger picture. As a non-profit, we are supported by the generosity of donors as well as strategic partners, and understand our responsibility to our finite resources. We spend every dollar as though it were our own. We are responsible for the impact we have on the world and to each other. We ensure our team and company stay healthy and financially sustainable.
  • Deliver wow - We insist on high standards and deliver delightful, effective end-to-end experiences that our users can rely on. We choose to focus on fewer things - each of which aligns to our ambitious vision - so we can deliver high-quality experiences that accelerate positive measurable learning with our strategic partners.
  • Cultivate learning mindset - We believe in the power of growth for learners and for ourselves. We constantly learn and teach to improve our offerings, ourselves, and our organization. We learn from our mistakes and aren’t afraid to fail. We don't let past failures or successes stop us from taking future bold action and achieving our goals.
  • Bring out the joy - We are committed to making learning a joyful process. This informs what we build for our users and the culture we co-create with our teammates, partners and donors.