Senior Business Intelligence Engineer Job at NewGlobe

NewGlobe supports visionary governments to transform public education systems, the cornerstone of a prosperous, equitable, and peaceful society. With a comprehensive system transformation platform and data-driven educational services, NewGlobe delivers rapid and dramatic improvements in learning outcomes at state and nationwide scale. Through building impactful partnerships and programmes, NewGlobe ensures that all children have access to an education that will develop their full potential and create a foundation for growth and prosperity.

NewGlobe leverages more than a decade of educational experience and proven impact in integrated school management, teacher professional development, instructional design innovation, technological system support, child-centered classroom practice, and parent engagement -  all grounded in learning science - to ensure each teacher is empowered to engage children in transformational learning, and all children have the opportunity to develop to their full potential. Every day, NewGlobe supports governments to solve what were once seen as intractable problems, and by doing so, ensures this generation will be able to grow up to lead more fulfilled lives, while simultaneously building economic prosperity for themselves, their communities, and the globe.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Senior Business Intelligence Engineer

Job Location: Lagos

About the Role

  • We have reached an inflection point where we need to take our data game to the next level. Instead of just providing data to our various departments, we need to start bringing to bear more sophisticated techniques to unlock the potential of our significant data sets.
  • While we collect hundreds of thousands of data points every day from each of our programmes – from the time each teacher spends on each page of every lesson to every pupil’s answer to every question of every assessment – we are yet to fully realise the potential energy of these data sets. 
  • On a technical level, this shift means moving beyond traditional approaches to data engineering, replacing ETL batch processing and data warehousing with event-driven real-time data pipelines and a distributed data mesh; on an organisational level, it means reimagining business intelligence as a skill set embedded in our cross-functional delivery teams, not as a separate team with separate priorities and timelines. And it also means transforming the ways that we expose the data to our users, providing richer, more actionable interfaces.
  • The Senior Engineer will help to lead the charge on this transformation, bringing experience to bear, both on the systems themselves, as well as mentoring and developing other team members.
  • This role reports to the Business Intelligence Lead, but will routinely be embedded in cross-functional delivery teams, working collaboratively to deliver our next generation data products.

What You Will Do 

  • Build next generation event-driven data processing pipelines that cleanse, enrich, and aggregate a range of different data sets as part of a globally distributed and cross-functional software development organisation
  • Deploy these data pipelines in line with continuous delivery practices and principles
  • Monitor our data platforms in order to identify and resolve issues and ensure high-availability of data insights
  • Improve the scalability, stability, accuracy, and efficiency of our existing data platform - it’s not all just green field!
  • Develop and mentor other members of the business intelligence department
  • Communicate with stakeholders to develop requirements, implement solutions, and collaborate on rollouts

What You Should Have

  • 5+ years of enterprise work experience in business intelligence, data engineering, and advanced analytics
  • 2+ years of commercial, enterprise experience building data pipelines using Apache Spark and Python (future platform). Familiarity using these tools to consume data from RabbitMQ or Kafka is a plus.
  • Experience with one or more types of NoSQL databases and data lakes
  • Comfort with version control and continuous delivery
  • Familiarity with relational databases, ETL, and reporting tools. Preference for Microsoft technologies (we currently use Microsoft SQL Server 2016/2019, SSIS, and SSRS)
  • Fluency with warehouse design and dimension modelling (star schemas, snowflakes, etc)
  • Experience or interest in results-driven, lean/agile environments
  • Basic DBA skills
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to make a difference for children every day at a proven, internationally recognized, mission-driven company.
  • Flexible hybrid working arrangement.
  • Take the lead and help us grow our engineering team
  • The opportunity to work on challenging and innovative projects

Important Information and Notice

  • We have a rigorous, merit based hiring process. The process is designed to simulate the essential parts of the job and introduce you to your role in the business should you join our team.
  • We will never ask for payment as part of the interview process and we are committed to a fair process free of discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, citizenship or disability.