Principal Business Intelligence Engineer

Job LocationUS Remote
Job TagComputer Science


We’re looking for an exceptional business-focused BI Engineer to drive data-based decision making across 2U. As a BI Engineer your work will be visible, impact and drive decisions and conversations at the highest level and across the organization.

Integrating data insights across a range of business and product decisions is a top strategic priority. This is an opportunity to create tremendous value for our global learners as we build a world-class data team – individuals with high data literacy, intellectual curiosity and communication skills. 

In this role, your work will have a major and highly visible impact on our mission of providing high-quality education to everyone, everywhere. Your data models will help shape decisions as 2U continues to grow and evolve.


  • Partner with business stakeholders, data analysts, and data engineers to translate business concepts, product strategies, and informational needs into technical definitions and requirements 
  • Design, develop, deploy, and support scalable data models and marts that enable stakeholders to effectively explore, report on, and find insights in the data
  • Serve as a primary liaison between the Data and University Partner teams, enabling regular and ad hoc reporting 
  • In close alignment with the Data Engineering teams, influence platform design, data architecture, operational norms, alerting and governance
  • Contribute thoughtfully to data platform design and improvements, documentation, and best practices via DBT, Confluence and Github
  • Foster relationships with peers, business stakeholders, and product engineering in order to anticipate needs and opportunities for platform enhancements
  • As an SME in the data space, be a voice and advocate for data standards, integrity and quality


  • Educational or professional experience with a heavy quantitative, analytical focus. 
  • Hands-on experience working with large data sets in data modeling, data engineering, or BI analytics
  • Experience investigating applications or datasets to understand underlying data structures
  • Ability to acquire and manipulate data programmatically, as demonstrated in a business environment
  • Strong SQL skills and experience
  • Experience working with relational databases, data warehouses and ELT solutions
  • Excellent communication skills and a desire to collaborate closely with others
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with a pragmatic approach to addressing challenges
  • Demonstrated experience in managing projects efficiently, and proactively communicating roadblocks and recommending solutions to non-technical stakeholders

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