Data Architect

120,000.00 - 201,300.00

Full Time

    Job Description

    Job Description:


    Scholastic's Digital Education Engineering teams build and maintain learning applications and other supporting technologies that help kids progress through their journey to becoming proficient, independent readers. From highly game-oriented phonics to on-line independent digital reading, millions of students use Scholastic's digital literacy products. Our technologies also support integrations with school and district systems, gather and aggregate data on student performance to enhance teacher and administrative decision-making, and configure an increasingly rich suite of capabilities.

    Scholastic is investing heavily in expanding the ability to leverage data for insights and decision making by teachers, district administrators, content designers and authors. We are creating a new role to lead the design and implementation of the data pipelines, storage, processing, and analytics capabilities needed to support customers and stakeholders. We already have a Learning Record Store that supports a small number of digital literacy products, we need to expand the scope of the products supported, increase the diversity of data and events captured for new and expanded use cases, as well as serve a more diverse set of data consumers.

    • Take a lead role in analyzing functional and non-functional needs related to data ingest, processing, storage, and analysis
    • Conducting proof-of-concept efforts to evaluate designs, vendor and partner technology, and product prototypes
    • Design appropriate storage structured for structured and un-structured data. Structured data includes relational and analytical stores in commercial RDB and columnar databases
    • Manage and maintain directly or through leadership and mentoring, high levels of data availability, reliability, integrity, and security, ensure that data solutions align with availability and performance goals
    • Develop and implement data management strategies in support of non-production environments, with respect to data volume and complexity for multiple purposes (performance, functional testing) and maintain privacy and data security
    • Contributing to partner and vendor selection and management
    • Facilitating technical dispute resolution that cuts across multiple teams related to capture and landing data, data pipeline/processing strategies, and structured data design
    • Documenting, communicating and soliciting feedback on architectural decisions and recommendations
    • Driving adoption of enterprise data practices and patterns
    • Interfacing with the enterprise data engineering and data lake teams to share capabilities, align on technologies, and develop/evolve enterprise-wide data initiatives


    Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 100+ years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at .

    Some benefits that we offer:

    • 100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment

    • Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance

    • Tuition Reimbursement

    • Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount

    Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.


    HOW YOU CAN FIT (Qualifications)
    • BA or BS in a technical discipline or equivalent formal professional development
    • Career track progression in software development with an increasing emphasis on data processing, including pipeline development, database and data storage design, object storage, analytical schema design, troubleshooting and performance optimization
    • Expert level experience designing and optimizing relational and non-relational databases and data stores
    • Strong data lake experience including ingest, processing of structured and unstructured data and related data cataloging and governance, storage, access, and cost optimization
    • Knowledge of data engineering and various data pipeline technologies for ETL/TEL such as map-reduce, job and dependency management, data lineage, and data lifecycle
    • Significant fraction of career experience specifically on data products or infrastructure serving millions of users
    • Servant-leader attitude, consensus builder but able to drive to decisions and deadlines
    • Experience in Agile environments and applying architectural methods that support Agile product development

    Candidates with the following experience will be strongly preferred:
    • Prior experience with AWS data-related services including S3, Kinesis, RDS, Athena, Glue, Redshift, AWS IAM, KMS, EMR, etc.
    • Familiarity with common machine learning and statistical analytics approaches and related data needs
    • Prior experience handling sensitive data such as personally identifiable information and privacy compliance issues as they relate to data handling

    Time Type:

    Full time

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    Job Family Group:

    Information Technology

    Location Region/State:

    New York

    Compensation Range:

    Annual Salary: 120,000.00 - 201,300.00

    EEO Statement:

    Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran. Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination.

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