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We're hiring! 


Human Capital Research Corporation (HCRC), a Chicago-based research consultancy specializing in higher education enrollment, finance, and market development is seeking individuals with outstanding technical and creative talents to join us as a full time Data Engineer. Working with HCRC’s development team, this position will work in a collaborative environment building ETL pipelines and converting locally hosted workstreams to a cloud framework.


Working in close concert with HCRC’s other developers, analysts, and senior consultants, responsibilities for the position include:


  • Technical needs assessment of the design and performance of HCRC’s existing suite of analytic products and identification of new product opportunities

  • Designing and developing new software to tools automate data conditioning, data display related to HCRC’s analytics

  • Maintenance, quality-control management, error correction and enhancements related to the performance and user-interface of existing applications

  • Managing concept, design, production and implementation of new applications over the course of the entire development life cycle

  • Providing on-going communication and consultation with internal stakeholders concerning status of existing projects and prospective new projects

  • Provide end-user support and related training to ensure programs are utilized properly and smoothly, and deficiencies and requisite improvements are resolved on a timely basis

The ideal candidate will have:


  • Experience working on a multidisciplinary team to solve data engineering problems including analytics and business intelligence

  • Understanding of building data pipelines and ETL strategies

  • Knowledge of python, javascript, typescript, HTML, and CSS required

  • Proficiency with a database system such as SQL, DynamoDB, or equivalent

  • Hands-on experience with AWS cloud technologies including Glue, Lambda, and S3

  • Working knowledge of React, PySpark

  • Preferred experience with NoSql and typescript

  • Demonstrated experience of data warehousing concepts and approaches

  • Full software development life cycle experience

  • Demonstrated experience in Service Orientated Architecture

  • Experience with GIT or related source control

  • Self-Starter - Inquisitive, motivated and creative

  • Capability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Knowledge of data visualization a plus

  • Experience working in higher education administration or research a plus


US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor H1b candidates at this time. Interested parties should forward a resume to

About Human Capital Research

Established in 1991, HCRC is among the nation’s preeminent education research consultancies. Using a wide array of econometric and statistical research methods and rubrics, HCRC provides colleges and universities with a wide range of strategic information services concerning all aspects of the college enrollment process and student experience from first contact on through to graduation and beyond.

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