Principal Data Engineer

Information Technology
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Scholastic is seeking a Principal Data Engineer to lead ongoing development of the Scholastic Data Cloud (SDC). The candidate will demonstrate a successful track record of thought leadership and management skills coupled with deep experience engineering and managing cloud-based data platforms. The ideal candidate will be distinguished not only by their experience working in a cloud-based, multi-tenant environment, but also by high levels of creativity, passion and thought leadership.


• Lead the Scholastic Data Cloud (SDC) development effort focusing on scalability, quality and performance
• Manage a team of data engineers located both on and off shore
• Serve as the organization’s expert on SDC platform technologies and architecture
• Perform employee performance reviews and regular one-on-one sessions
• Perform code reviews
• Ensure adherence to Scholastic’s enterprise best practices
• Design efficient, scalable processes to acquire, manipulate and project data
• Participate actively in all facets of the Agile process
• Contribute to the SDC codebase directly by taking on development tasks


• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Math, Statistics or other quantitative discipline
• 8+ years experience implementing enterprise data solutions
• 3+ years experience in a management role
• Extensive experience with AWS data services: Redshift, RDS, DynamoDB, Data Pipeline, EMR
• Extensive experience writing and tuning SQL queries
• 5+ years using ETL / data movement tools (talend, Pentaho, Glue, SSIS, Sqoop, Matillion, Informatica)
• 3+ years programming in one or more languages (Python, Java, Scala, C/C++)
• 2+ years experience with NoSQL data platforms
• Experience implementing a data lake architecture
• Experience with Agile process methodology, CI/CD automation, Test Driven Development
• Experience with AWS Kinesis, Kafka, Storm, Spark, SonarQube highly desired


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 97 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.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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. To view the full EOE policy, click here.

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