Manager of Software Development, Data and Analytics at RedShelf

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Founded in 2012 and recently named one of the nation’s fastest-growing private businesses by Inc. Magazine, RedShelf is a Chicago-based EdTech company helping to make education both more affordable and more effective through the use of digital instructional resources. Partnering with more than 400 publishers and 1,900 campuses nationwide, we provide leading-edge digital course materials and an end-to-end Content Delivery System for effortlessly distributing those materials.

 Job Summary:

We are looking for a Manager of Software Development, Data and Analytics who is excited about leading, inspiring, and mentoring an engineering team. The technical and cross-functional problems in this role are equally as important, meaning this manager will need to develop partnerships with other teams to establish empathy and understand their use cases.

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of experience in data modeling and developing with Python
  • 2+ years of engineering management experience building productive, high functioning teams. You should be able to describe why these teams were high functioning and what you specifically did to ensure engineers felt productive
  • Partners with Team Leads, Technical Architects, and DevOps within RedShelf to ensure architecture decisions adhere to our best practices
  • Must have an understanding of data architecture, streaming technologies and the ability to help lead the design and implementation of data ingestion pipelines, data warehousing strategies and supporting models and structures
  • Familiarity with visualization tools such as PowerBI and Domo and the ability to navigate the technical details of integrations between external systems and ours
  • Possesses deep SQL skills and knowledge of ETL tools and overall best practices
  • Willingness and desire to work across technical and non-technical teams to translate existing data into meaningful, generalized models
  • Experience operating in a fully cloud-based environment, preferably AWS
  • Will become the "go-to" person on technical questions and troubleshooting issues
  • Love helping engineers develop new skills and advance in their careers. You don’t shy away from performance conversations and you recognize the relationship between objective feedback and career growth.
  • Must be able to lead an offshore team during design, development, testing, and deployment of all types of projects
  • Work with Agile metrics to understand the current velocity of the team and help the team have iterative maturity progress be as efficient as possible, without risking quality
  • You are a very strong verbal and nonverbal communicator. You’re adept at understanding complex technical concepts and helping teams make decisions to move forward as well as communicating those decisions up
  • Proven ability to rapidly learn new technologies, developing and implementing proof of concepts


 

Other Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Experience with PowerBI and/or Domo
  • Experience administering and developing against PostGreSQL
  • Experience with AWS tooling and data technologies such as Lambda and RDS, and messaging and streaming technologies like SQS, Kafka, and RabbitMQ
  • Experience with and an understanding of asynchronous, distributed architectures
  • Experience with web analytics tools including Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and Google Search Console

Why RedShelf?

RedShelf prides itself on maintaining an informal but fast-moving, hard-working, entrepreneurial culture. Our team members are smart, innovative, and passionate about improving education through digital technology.

We offer the best of both worlds: the energy and opportunity of a rapidly-growing organization, coupled with the stability of an extensive client base, strong financial backing, and proven track record of success. In addition to a forward-thinking environment with ample opportunity for professional and personal growth, our team members enjoy competitive compensation and benefit packages.

RedShelf is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, individuals with a disability, veterans, and others who would enrich the diversity of RedShelf are encouraged to apply.


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Beautiful and convenient River North office located minutes from Magnificent Mile and the Loop with one of the best rooftops in the neighborhood.
"Education is everything": RedShelf makes it more accessible and affordable
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An Insider's view of RedShelf

What are some social events your company does?

With everything remote, RedShelf has done a great job with adjusting to the times. We have virtual happy hours, trivia games, talent shows, etc. It's hard to virtually maintain those work interpersonal relationships but events like these definitely help. RedShelf does their best at keeping it a fun place to work at, even if that's remote!

Carly

Scrum Master

What projects are you most excited about?

I’ve been working on our Content Delivery System and have had the opportunity to work with stakeholders I wouldn’t normally interact with. The new system is a completely new set of workflows that we had to take a unique approach to developing, so it’s been a perfect combination of cool and challenging.

Clayton

Full Stack Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

In many companies, the accounting team rarely interacts with teams outside of their function. At RedShelf, I've had the opportunity to collaborate with the sales, product, development, publishing, and customer experience teams on a daily basis. By collaborating across teams, I've gained invaluable experience outside of my sole job function.

Megan

Billing Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our team is working to provide campus partners with tremendous amounts of automation, workflow management capabilities, and business insights that are long overdue in the higher ed space. We are focused on making education more affordable and accessible to students thru technology and digital materials.

Steve

Product Director

How does the company support your career growth?

Working at Redshelf gives me the opportunity to have a big impact on the products we deliver. No one here is just a 'cog in the machine' and I always feel challenged yet supported by my teammates and leadership.

Marielle

Full Stack Developer

What are RedShelf Perks + Benefits

RedShelf Benefits Overview

On top of our competitive compensation package that includes company stock options, we offer an engaging office culture with frequent onsite and offsite events including intramural sports, happy hours, and more!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Bernie's Book Club Volunteering, Earth Day Activities, Toys for Tots, etc.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Designed hiring policy to ensure a diversity candidate pool for departmental interviews and hiring practices.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
RedShelf employees receive between 15 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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