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Data Architect

| El Segundo
The Data Engineering team at GoGuardian is home to one of the most valuable educational technology data stores in the world that powers the student learning experience across some of the largest school districts in the world. The team comprises of a highly diverse mix of passionate, data savvy engineers working across some of the world’s leading cutting edge technologies. GoGuardian is a preferred client in the Southern California region to the largest cloud computing platform primarily due to the maturity of our data infrastructure stack and the tremendous growth our business has generated consistently on an annual basis.
The Data Engineering team is seeking a highly motivated and passionate data architect with a focused background in designing Big Data, Business Intelligence (BI) systems - preferably in diverse on-prem, cloud based platforms. You will have an opportunity to be part of a highly dynamic, creative team of data engineers who are obsessed with student education and create world-class solutions to solve problems at scale! A Data Architect that is curious and passionate about data and owning data deliverables such as models, glossaries and dictionaries and can govern the data.


  • 8+ years of experience in the data space spanning data modeling, integration, Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) processing and data pipeline design and implementation.
  • Extensive database related experience with SQL, relational databases, and NoSQL database like mongoDB/Elasticsearch.
  • Extensive experience with AWS data management (S3, Redshift) and related tools (Athena, EMR, Kinesis to name a few) in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience with service oriented architecture and API design highly preferred.


  • Create data models at all levels including conceptual, logical, and physical for both relational and dimensional solutions.
  • Work with business stakeholders to identify critical data entities and attributes and capture how data is interpreted by users in various parts of the organization.
  • Collaborate within an agile, multi-disciplinary team of engineers, product, data analysts, UX designers, QA and scrum master to solve customer problems effectively.
  • Identify data quality metrics and guide processes that track and measure data quality continually.
  • Develop standards and design solutions for data acquisition, integration and transformation that are scalable and reliable.
  • Partner with a cross-functional team of external cloud providers and company business stakeholders to optimize our cloud infrastructure usage and related storage costs.
  • Work with engineering team and related business stakeholders to develop a strategic operational plan for our data infrastructure with specific focus on data quality and fault tolerance across data platform.

What you'll need

  • Bachelors/Masters in Computer Science or related field of study. Strong experience with data tools integration and related processes.
  • Experience prioritizing and executing data management initiatives across a diverse group of engineering and business stakeholders in a highly agile scrum based environment.
  • Extensive experience in data delivery across highly distributed systems using streaming technologies (Kafka, Kinesis, Flume to name a few).
  • Strong problem-solving skills to build robust, scalable and maintainable technical solutions at scale.
  • Help identify and design solutions that allow performing root cause analysis to enable proactive issue resolution and data quality maintenance.
  • Practical experience in application of machine learning, natural language, and statistical analysis is a plus.
  • Help achieve executive buy-in for data management initiatives across the company.
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200 N Sepulveda Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245

An Insider's view of GoGuardian

What are some social events your company does?

We love hanging out together here at GoGuardian and have a different social event almost every week! We’re not short on company events like Oscar viewing parties, basketball or crafts club and Harry Potter birthday celebrations. We also love smaller team events and have done everything from ice skating to biking on the beach to Korean BBQ /karaoke!


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What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our vision brings tall challenges; one of which is finding ways to sift through nearly insurmountable amounts of data, finding the important nuggets of information, then surfacing it to the right people. By using a combination of machine learning and cutting-edge data science (really), we're building better products for our users.


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What are some things you learned at the company?

One of GoGuardian's core values is to experiment and learn. I think the engineering team embodies this well, and one skill I have learned is to be open to all the learning opportunities available and not be afraid to try new things.


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What's something quirky about your company?

Being a company geared towards improving education it’s only fitting that we embrace the theme of the most magical school on the face of the Earth. Of course I’m referring to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There’s nothing like wrapping up a game of Fifa in the Forbidden Forest and then jumping into a meeting in the Ministry of Magic.


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What are GoGuardian Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
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Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
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Beer on Tap
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Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
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Additional Perks + Benefits

Relax, recharge, and refresh with weekly yoga classes & guided aromatherapy meditation. Whether you're a golfer or a gamer (or both), there's probably a weekly activity with your name on it.

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