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 ). 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:
As a Sr. Data Engineer at ClassDojo, you’ll help build the systems that will support our rapid growth. You’ll work on production code from day one, deploy often, move quickly, and have your work used by millions of students, teachers, and parents around the world every day. In addition, you’ll help us further develop our high-quality engineering culture, one that values rapid iteration, collaboration, and best practices. You will work with our data pipeline and data warehouse as well as start to move across to our data lake with Amazon and set up our infrastructure to ensure we can continue to handle the increasing volume of data.
You will be a match if:
- You have at least 5 years of data engineering experience
- You are in the Americas time zone
You might be a good fit if:
- You’re excited to get things done, in a fast-paced environment
- You have excellent programming skills in Python
- You have experience with data pipelines: transforming raw production and external data into user-friendly tables
- You have an ownership mindset: you are comfortable with both responsibility and accountability
- You’re thoughtful about creating and maintain a world-class engineering culture
- You work well in teams and enjoy collaborating with engineers, designers and product teams
- You are passionate about education and care about having impact on tens of millions of kids’ lives with your work
- Experience using MongoDB, MySQL, Redshift, Airflow, and Athena
- You have DevOps experience, especially on AWS
- > 7 years of professional software experience
 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.