January 8, 2024 | Harold Hare

We’re hiring: Data Engineer

Find Your Grind helps students figure out who they are and where they want to go by flipping the script on traditional career planning and focusing on a lifestyle-first approach.

Find Your Grind’s curriculum is designed for middle and high school, and is delivered through an AI-powered approach to learning, self discovery, and career exploration – helping students become future-ready in a rapidly evolving world.

Where You’ll Be

At Find Your Grind we’re a fully remote and distributed team. The Product and Technology departments have members in the USA and Europe, and this role requires someone in any location therein. The role will also require a native speaker level of English.

Core Hours

  • USA: 9am – 5pm
  • Europe: 11am – 7pm

The Opportunity

The Data Engineer needs to be a talented, experienced, and enthusiastic person, ready to help us shape our data infrastructure that empower the full Find Your Grind ecosystem. You will be a problem solver, a mentor, a coach, and someone who knows what great looks like, and you’ll be hell bent on making sure everything you, and we,do fits that mold.

You will be joining Find Your Grind in our 3rd year of in-market challenges, and we are incredibly hungry for success. In this opportunity you will be working remotely to help design, build, and maintain our data architecture and services, as well as offering support to our product development teams in order to have best in class data experiences.

We are looking for a skilled Data Engineer to play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing our data strategy. The ideal candidate will be passionate about data, possess strong technical skills, and have a proven track record of designing and building robust data pipelines. The right person will collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the efficient collection, processing, and storage of data, enabling the organization to make informed decisions.

Key Responsibilities

In an EdTech startup like ours, responsibilities are fluid and accountabilities are clear. For this role you’ll be clearly accountable for:

  • Data Architecture & Design
    • Design, implement, and maintain scalable and efficient data architecture
    • Work closely with data scientists and analysts to understand data requirements and ensure optimal data delivery architecture.
    • Use cloud native tooling within Microsoft Azure to complete objectives.
  • Data Pipeline Development
    • Develop, construct, test, and maintain data architectures (e.g., databases, large-scale processing systems).
    • Build robust, efficient, and reliable data pipelines to move and transform data across different systems.
  • Data Integration
    • Integrate new data sources into the existing architecture and ensure consistency.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to facilitate seamless data integration and accessibility.
  • Performance Optimization
    • Continuously evaluate and improve the performance of data infrastructure.
    • Implement best practices for data management and ensure data quality and integrity.
  • Data Security and Compliance
    • Implement and enforce data security measures to protect sensitive information.
    • Ensure compliance with data governance and privacy regulations.
  • Collaboration and Communication
    • Collaborate with data scientists, analysts, and other stakeholders to understand data requirements and deliver solutions.
    • Communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders effectively.


  • Proven experience as a Data Engineer or similar role.
  • Strong programming skills. Find Your Grind is a C# & JS development house, but we are open to using the right tool for the job.
  • Proficient in working with distributed computing tools (e.g., Apache Spark) and data processing frameworks.
  • Experience with relational and non-relational databases (e.g., MongoDB, Cassandra, PostgreSQL, MSSQL).
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms and services (e.g., Azure).
  • Familiarity with data warehousing and ETL processes.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.


Vacation: Everyone starts at 15 days of Vacation. After your 3rd anniversary, adds 5 more days

Sick Leave: 6 Sick Days per year

Holidays: Everyone gets an additional 12 days of holidays throughout the year

Sabbatical: After 48 months with Find Your Grind, get 4 weeks unpaid leave to explore

Maternity leave: After 12 months with Find Your Grind get 8 weeks paid + 8 weeks unpaid leave

Paternity leave: After 12 months with Find Your Grind get 6 weeks unpaid leave

Giving back: 1 Day per year to volunteer in your community

Where this role sits within Find Your Grind

  • CEO + President
  • Director Sales Development
  • Director Customer Success
  • VP Engineering
    • Data Engineer
  • VP Product + Learning

The Data Engineer stakeholders

  • CEO + President
  • Find Your Grind Leaders (VPs + Directors)
  • Product & Technology teams
  • Learning teams

Key attributes we’re looking for…

  • You have incredible communication and interpersonal skills
  • You are comfortable leading meetings, presentations, and being center of attention
  • You’re an educator at heart that loves impacting the lives of others
  • You are a connector and leader, and showcase incredible relationship building skills
  • You can take ownership over your responsibilities, are a self-starter, but embrace a team-first mentality
  • You have the ability to always practice empathy and patience with customers while showcasing resiliency
  • You are obsessed with the success of others
  • You are passionate about writing well tested, maintainable, and scalable code
  • You’ve a tonne of experience with design patterns and principles, and building software in the Cloud
  • You are passionate about the education industry and are keen to see beneficial outcomes for students and educators alike

You and your background

What styles work at Find Your Grind

The Find Your Grind Data Engineer must have the ability to work cross-functionally and be credible – a difficult trait to define, but an impossible one to ignore. At Find Your Grind, we find credibility often stems from a mix of hard work, and strong relationships across the organization. Put another way: people must enjoy working with you, and history will serve as a good guide!

A typical day at Find Your Grind as a Data Engineer

50% building data structures, models, infrastructure, etc

20% collaborating with peers to help refine new features

10% demoing the amazing work you’ve been doing

10% furthering your knowledge and skills, tech never stops!

10% loving what you do!

What your first 90 days could look like

You’re 10 days in, and…

  • You’ve felt the love of the Find Your Grind family (You’ll meet our CEOs, Nick and Natasha, in our hiring process), and you’re loving the fact you can bring your whole self to work every day. You’ve completed your Find Your Grind product onboarding as a student, identified your lifestyle matches, and have passed your summative assessments.
  • You’ve spent time with the key stakeholders and started building relationships
  • You’ve begun learning the product, and started to form ideas on how to move forward and improve

You’re 30 days in and…

  • Your product knowledge for educators and students has advanced, and you fully see the value proposition.
  • You’ve delivered your first value! It may have only been a small contribution, but you feel great about it!
  • Your Slack game is strong and you’re naturally contributing to our positive work environment

You’re 60 days in and…

  • You’ve been through multiple sprints and are holding your own in sprint refinement, and planning sessions
  • You’ve begun to think through how we can do things better along two themes, productivity and performance.
  • You are helping the data discipline become a voice in the community
  • You have developed your relationships with the wider team and have begun to see alignment
  • You’re 90 days in and…
  • You’ve led the delivery of a key piece of value for the product
  • You’re feeling pumped that you’re a key member of the team!
  • You’re loving working the Find Your Grind way!

Applying for this role

Please email james@findyourgrind.com with your resumé and a cover letter addressing why you would be amazing at delivering the outcomes we are looking for.

Expect 4 phases for applicants who are contacted to move forward:

  • Phase 1: Meet and Greet
    • A quick 15 minute call for us both to get a feel for each other’s energy and perspectives on the world
  • Phase 2: Show us your skillz
    • A short demo session where you show off something you’ve created, or worked on. We want to see you, and your work, at it’s best!
  • Phase 3: Discover More & Meet a Peer
    • A 45 minute, role-based interview, where you’ll get to find out a lot more about us, and we’ll be keen to do the same with you
  • Phase 4: Confirmation
    • This phase is designed to give us, and you, time to address any final assumptions or questions we may have about each other, before an offer may be presented

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