Associate Data Engineer

Company Overview

Niche helps people find where they belong. Every month, millions of people use Niche to choose where to live, work, and go to school. We have in-depth reviews, rankings, and statistics on every college, K-12 school, and neighborhood in the U.S. and millions of monthly website visitors. Located in Pittsburgh, we're quickly becoming one of the largest websites in the U.S.


Job Summary

We are looking for a highly motivated Data Engineer. We want someone who loves designing database solutions.  This person will utilize their skill set to improve upon SQL database flows, build processes to work with back end applications, and make maintaining our databases easier.



  • Create and maintain SQL stored procedures, triggers, and functions to support tech requirements
  • Design data infrastructure that can be utilize by data analysts, back end engineers, and non-tech employees
  • Organize data in a way that optimizes querying
  • Work collaboratively with team members to improve upon existing practices
  • Write technical documentation


Required Qualifications

  • 1-3 years relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and/or PostgreSQL databases 
  • Strong programming skills including complex SQL programming, stored procedures and performance tuning
  • Experience designing database solutions to move and transform information to different teams and services
  • Hard worker who wants to learn and grow with the position and company
  • Passionate about all things data
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment and handle multiple projects concurrently


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with geospatial and boundary data
  • Basic knowledge of R
  • Basic understanding of ETL processes
  • Experience building a data warehouse

Princpals Only.  No recruiters or agencies, please. 

Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening.

Benefits and Perks

This is a full time, salaried position with competitive compensation and benefits including 20 paid days off per year, paid parental leave, stock options, SIMPLE IRA, and a comprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee. Niche is committed to the local community and offers three paid volunteering days per year. We’ve also been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Southwestern PA by the Pittsburgh Business Times. EOE.

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Working at Niche

Niche is a small team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’re a unique blend of data scientists, engineers, parents, and “yinzers” who are looking for exceptional talent to grow our company. Read more about Niche and check out our team page.

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users.

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