Open Positions at EmpowerK12

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Data Engineer

Position Overview

The data engineer is a new position and will play an essential role in helping us achieve our mission by taking our existing data platform to the next level. The data engineer will improve our ETL efficiency, design modular, scalable data processes, and develop new ways to allow users to submit and analyze data in real time. The data engineer will report to Kenli Okada, EmpowerK12’s managing director. 


  • Anything it takes to serve our partners’ needs
  • Move our data platform from v1.0 to v2.0 by increasing our ETL scalability and developing error-proof pipelines
  • Ensure all the data our partners see in their data warehouses and Power BI dashboards is error free
  • Develop robust, modular data systems using the Microsoft Azure stack
  • Create new methods for educators to efficiently input and modify data during meetings and analyze that data in real time
  • Train our data analysts and specialists on the new tools you create 


  • Commitment to educational equity and EmpowerK12’s mission
  • Meticulous about writing modular, well-commented code (e.g. Python or SQL)
  • Systematic thinker who is skilled at cleaning data, error-handling, and creating error-proof ETL pipelines
  • Understands how to build interactive dashboards by collaborating with school partners to identify critical metrics and visualizations and by identifying the requisite underlying data model needed to power the dashboard
  • Strong communicator who can listen to the needs of teammates and partners as well as explain the systems you build
  • Excited to work in a startup environment where challenges arise daily and where your ideas will take our services to the next level
  • Self-directed, self-starter with a willingness to own high-priority projects and do whatever it takes to meet partner and organizational needs 
  • Desire for feedback; commitment to self-development and to improving skills
  • Tenacity; understands that challenges are a signal to work smarter, collaboratively involve others, and creatively problem solve
  • Effective project manager with ability to drive projects to completion and who is comfortable managing multiple priorities amid ambiguity 
  • Collaborative team player who is excited about building strong relationships among diverse communities 

Experience and Education

  • 3+ years of data engineering experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher 
  • We value a diversity of backgrounds; we will consider candidates that do not meet the listed education and experience requirements if they can demonstrate the qualifications listed above through alternative career paths 


If you wish to apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to kokada (at) empowerk12.org