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Thinkific / Thinktific (201-500 Employees, 294% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)

85% 1-Year Employee Growth Rate | 294% 2-Year Employee Growth Rate | LinkedIn | $0 Venture Funding

What Is Employee Growth Rate & Why Is It Important?

We believe in having a transparent hiring process to provide a fair and inclusive experience to all our candidates. 

Our team is dedicated to ensuring you have a great candidate experience, and that starts with outlining our hiring process from start to finish so you know what to expect every step of the way (no surprises!)—click here to learn more!

Are you an experienced Principal Engineer or Architect who is looking for an exciting new challenge? Do you want to challenge the status quo, provide constructive feedback, and bring out the best in your peers? If you’re someone who thinks strategically, is passionate about data, and has long-range goals in mind, this role at Thinkific may be the perfect fit for you!

As our first Principal Data Engineer at Thinkific, you’ll design and build a scalable, world-class data platform that will power decision-making for Thinkers (that’s what we call our team members) and our Customers. Working with the Data team, you will make it easy to answer three questions: What happened in the past? What is happening now? What will happen in the future? Through your work, you’ll impact the Software Engineers who use our data capture tools and consume data streams, Data Engineers who incorporate this data into our data warehouse, and Thinkific Customers who use our data to understand their students.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide the vision and roadmap for a scalable, resilient, high quality data platform to support our internal and external data needs, including business analytics, data science, and data products
  • Collaborate with the Engineering, Product, and Data teams to get buy-in and alignment on the execution of this data platform using software development and agile best practices
  • Advocate for and contribute to our data team’s culture and operate with Thinkific’s core values and principles
  • Recommend and incorporate new technologies, tools, and processes to improve the way we work
  • Question the status quo while pushing back on potentially harmful decisions, all while tackling challenges in unknown territory

To be successful in this role, you likely:

  • Have 5+ years of experience working in data infrastructure or data engineering, with 3+ years of that as a Senior Engineer, Technical Lead, or Architect
  • Are an expert in at least 1 programming language and web framework, understand software design and architecture, and have experience with analytical and software development processes within a SaaS business
  • Demonstrate the ability to build out a sound technical roadmap based on input from technical and analytical stakeholders, best practices, and your past experience (and be able to execute on that roadmap)
  • Are experienced with the consumption, transformation, and management of data from a wide variety of sources, including production databases, internal business systems, third party tools, event tracking, and event streaming services

You might be the person we’re looking for if you:

  • Are eager to learn and grow—you’ve likely attended post-secondary education, continue to seek opportunities to level up your skills or have equivalent professional experience in a similar role
  • Have experience in business analysis, requirements gathering, and product management
  • Are experienced in engineering for a wide range of devices
  • Know how to build networks and community influence

Bonus points if you:

  • Have experience with Ruby on Rails, Golang, and modern JS frameworks
  • Have worked in a product-focused company previously
  • Can effectively work in a distributed environment—you’ve likely had team members in different locations in the past

About us:

We’re about the results of online learning and the people along the way! Thinkific is a software platform that enables entrepreneurs to create, market, sell, and deliver their own online courses.

Our mission is no less than to revolutionize the way people learn and earn online by giving them the tools they need to turn their expertise into a sustainable business that impacts both them and their audience. We believe in meaningful, innovative work: we’re building and expanding an incredible product that empowers course creators around the globe while working collaboratively to learn and succeed together. Together, we’ve served over 50,000 course creators and more than 25 million students, and these numbers are growing each day!


Why we think you’ll like working with us:

  • Be part of a team of incredibly talented, passionate, and driven people focused on building and innovating on a best-in-class learning platform
  • Make an impact with your work—each person has an equal opportunity to contribute to our goals and every day, we get to see how Thinkific is empowering both course creators and their students
  • Join one of the fastest-growing companies in Canada and find opportunities to grow in your own career—offering advancement opportunities for our team members is important to us!
  • Contribute to Thinkific’s award-winning culture—we’re one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures and a certified Great Place to Work!
  • We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, and mental health coverage, and an Employee and Family Assistance Program to support the wellbeing of you and your family
  • Whether you’re at our Vancouver HQ or working from home, you’ll have the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with Thinkers on your team and across the company through team-wide events, meet and greets with new team members, and regular social events
  • Have fun with our team, even while we’re working remotely—join us for an online games session, virtual trivia and paint nights, at-home fitness challenges, or even an online coffee brewing demo!
  • Get additional health and wellness support through a lifestyle or health spending account to put your dollars where you need it most, whether that’s subsidizing your gym membership, covering out-of-pocket expenses, or getting new gear
  • Our Eats and Treats stipend means you can enjoy a meal, an afternoon treat, or happy hour drinks when you want, how you want
  • Enjoy our open vacation policy and flexible work environment, because we know the importance of having a great work-life balance (and sometimes, you do your best work in slippers)
  • Learn and Grow is one of our values and we take it seriously, providing opportunities through lunch and learns, training, workshops, mentorship, and our $1500 education allowance
  • Grow your career AND your family at Thinkific—you’ll be taken care of with our parental leave top-ups as you add to your family
  • Meet the many @dogsofthinkific (and yes, they’re as cute and cuddly as they look)
  • Get set up for success, whether that’s at the office or at home. We’ll provide a quality company-owned laptop, a monthly co-working allowance and a work from home budget to ensure you have all the things you need to do your best work
  • Be confident bringing your whole self to work—we’re proud to be an inclusive company with a diverse team and values grounded in ethics and equality
  • Here at Thinkific, we know that the different perspectives on our team have led to amazing ideas, more innovation, and, ultimately, our success as a company. Our team welcomes applicants of all backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, identities, and statuses. Whoever you are—we can’t wait to meet you!

Tagged as: >100% 2 Yr Employee Growth, 201-500 Employees, Hide US-Only Jobs

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