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Roaming Mountain Lion Alarms Tulare Neighborhood

A mountain lion is on its way back to the wild on Sunday after it startled residents in a Tulare neighborhood the previous evening, officials said. The Tulare Police Department began getting calls just after 9 p.m. about a big cat spotted near Live Oak Middle School on Laspina Street. Word of the mountain lion sightings had quickly spread through the apps Ring and Nextdoor, Visalia Times-Delta reported. After a “long search,” officials found the big cat about 1/2 mile […]

L.A. Will Have to Stretch Funds to Meet Goal of Building 10,000 Houses for Homeless in 10 Years

In 2016, Los Angeles voters approved a $1.2-billion bond measure to help fund housing for homeless people, with a goal of 10,000 new units in a decade. Now, after hustling to get as many housing projects started as soon as possible, city officials are coming to the end of the money available through Proposition HHH, and it’s not certain that promise will be kept. The city has committed two-thirds of the bond to secure a little more than half the […]

Sri Lanka, Citing ‘False News Reports,’ Temporarily Blocks Social Media After Attacks

Sri Lanka placed a nationwide block on social media sites after more than 200 people died in multiple attacks on Sunday. The government, in taking the drastic step, cited “false news reports” it said were circulating online. The shutdown, which the government said would be temporary, highlights the challenges the world’s most powerful tech companies face in curbing the spread of misinformation and propaganda in the aftermath of terrorist attacks. It also raises questions of censorship and a government’s ability to turn off the […]

Biologists Find Mercury Contamination in Hundreds of Peregrine Falcons Across U.S.

A Nevada wildlife researcher has found that not even the fastest bird on Earth can escape mercury contamination. The toxic element is turning up in feathers of peregrine falcons from coast to coast, including those at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, state Department of Wildlife biologist Joe Barnes told the Las Vegas Review-Journal . Over the past decade, Barnes has tested for mercury in 700 individual peregrines in southern Nevada, Washington, Maryland and the Gulf Coast of Texas. “Every […]

1 Killed in Crash Involving 5 Off-Road Vehicles in San Luis Obispo County

Authorities say a woman was killed in a five-vehicle crash at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area on California’s central coast. The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports the crash happened Friday as a group of off-road vehicles were following each other at speeds up to 60 mph (97 kph). The woman was a passenger in the lead vehicle, which tumbled end-over-end after flying off a dune and losing control. She later died at a hospital. The newspaper says the driver and […]

SpaceX Capsule Suffers ‘Anomaly,’ Smoke Seen for Miles

Officials say SpaceX’s new capsule for astronauts suffered an “anomaly” during a routine engine test firing in Florida, causing smoke to be seen for miles. Forty-fifth Space Wing Spokesman Jim Williams tells Florida Today that the anomaly happened Saturday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station while the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule was undergoing a “static test fire.” Williams says no one was injured and the anomaly was contained. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon successfully flew without a crew to the International Space […]

Trump Called on Spy Chiefs for Help as Russia Probe Began: Report

Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories alleging that Trump’s 2016 White House campaign had ties to Russia were false and the president asked whether Rogers could do anything to counter them. Rogers and his deputy Richard Ledgett, who was present for the […]

Avenatti Accused of Embezzling Nearly $2 Million That NBA Player Paid Ex-Girlfriend

When Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat wired $2.75 million to Michael Avenatti in January 2017, the pro basketball player intended most of the money to go to his former girlfriend, Alexis Gardner. Avenatti was Gardner’s attorney. An actress and barista, she’d hired him just a few weeks before to negotiate a settlement of a potential lawsuit against Whiteside. It’s unclear what she would have alleged. Avenatti quickly struck a $3 million deal, and the $2.75 million was Whiteside’s first […]

A 5-Year-Old Illinois Boy is Missing, and Police Don’t Think He Walked Away or Was Abducted

Police looking for a 5-year-old Illinois boy reported missing from his home say they’re putting special focus on the residence after determining it’s likely he neither was abducted nor walked away. The boy’s parents reported Andrew “AJ” Freund missing Thursday morning, telling police they last saw him around 9 p.m. the evening before, at bedtime, according to a release by the Crystal Lake Police Department. The search has included 15 police agencies, drones, and rescue canine units. Sonar teams that […]

‘Can You Bring Me Mcdonald’s?’: Michigan 5-Year-Old Calls 911 For Help With Fast Food Craving

A 5-year-old from Michigan made a memorable call to police after craving some fast food recently. According to WZZM, Iziah Hall really wanted McDonad’s, but his grandma was still sleeping. So, the boy decided to call 911 to see if they could help. Here’s how the conversation went: Dispatcher: “Kent County 911 what’s your emergency?” Iziah: “Can you bring me McDonald’s?” Dispatcher: “I’m sorry what?” Iziah: “Can you bring me McDonald’s?” Dispatcher: “No I can’t bring you McDonald’s.” From there, dispatchers reached out […]

Felicity Huffman Could Get Home Confinement Over Prison Time

When actress Felicity Huffman announced she would plead guilty to charges related to the college admissions scandal, she expressed unwavering remorse for her actions. “I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions,” she wrote. “I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and […]

Man Injured in Suspected Gang-Related Shooting in Pomona

Authorities are investigating a possible gang-related shooting that left one man injured in Pomona early Sunday morning, the Pomona Police Department said. Officers responded to the 700 block of East Alvarado Street at around 2:45 a.m. to find a man suffering form at least one gunshot wound to his upper torso, police said. The victim, 28-year-old Joseph Padilla, was transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition, according to authorities. Police said the victim was “uncooperative with officers” and that […]

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LAPD Sending Officers to Local Places of Worship After Sri Lanka Easter Sunday Bombings Kill Hundreds

Citing an abundance of caution, Los Angeles police plan to appear at local places of worship after eight Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka killed more than 200 people, including Americans. Officers will also respond to other locations where families are gathering for the holiday. “Southern California residents are waking up this Easter Sunday morning to news of a violent terrorist attack in Sri Lanka, and while there is no nexus to Los Angeles at this time, the LAPD is […]

2 Dead After Car Slams Into Tree, Bursts Into Flames in Suspected Street Racing Crash in Santa Ana

Two people are dead after their vehicle crashed into a tree and burst into flames in a suspected street racing crash in Santa Ana, police said Sunday. At around 9:18 p.m. Saturday, authorities started receiving several calls about a car on fire in the 3200 block of South Bear Street. Officers arrived to find the vehicle fully engulfed in flames, according to Santa Ana police. After Orange County Fire Authority crews responded to the scene and extinguished the fire, the […]

2 Florida Middle School Students Plotted to Kill 9 People, Police Say

Two Florida middle school students are facing felony charges for conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping after their arrests on Wednesday, CNN affiliate WFTS reports. According to arrest records, an Avon Park Middle School teacher noticed the 14-year-old girls acting “hysterical” while looking for a folder. The teacher told authorities she heard one of the teenagers say, “I’m just going to tell them it’s a prank if they call me or if they find it.” “It doesn’t matter if they […]

5 Years Later, Some Fear O.C. Jail Snitch Scandal Will Go Unpunished

Nearly five years have passed since a lawyer representing the man who slaughtered eight people inside a Seal Beach salon first raised questions about the way investigators used informants inside Orange County’s jails. The accusation — that sheriff’s deputies planted a prolific snitch in the cell of confessed killer Scott Dekraai in the hopes of eliciting information without his lawyer present, and then covered up their unconstitutional actions — seemed outlandish at the time. But jailhouse records soon proved otherwise, […]

Gunfire Follows Traffic Stop in South L.A., Leaving Officer and Suspect Wounded

An officer remains in stable condition Sunday after gunfire that broke out during a foot pursuit in South Los Angeles left him and the suspected shooter wounded. Gang investigators with LAPD’s Newton Division tried to pull over a driver just after 9 p.m. Saturday near 51st Street and Long Beach Avenue in South L.A.’s Central-Alameda neighborhood, according to the agency. But the sole occupant of the vehicle exited and ran, and the officers gave chase for about 100 to 150 […]

‘Several’ Americans Among More Than 200 People Killed in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday Bombings

More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in or near Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade ago. Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena described the bombings as a terrorist attack by religious extremists, and police said 13 suspects were arrested, though there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Wijewardena said […]

Jr. Data Engineer

Ingenium - Upland, CA

Posted 8 days ago

Jr. Data Engineer




Schedule: 40 hrs/week



Job Type: Full-Time



FLSA Schedule: Exempt



Reports to: Lead Software Developer or CIO



Department: Information Services



Division: Knowledge Management



Salary: Salary Schedule




About Ingenium Schools



Ingenium Schools is transforming education by restoring joy and meaning to learning. Since 2009, Ingenium Schools has helped students build confidence, leadership, and a lifelong love of learning with the Ingenium Learning System, an easily replicable, standards-based educational model that promotes personal mastery. Ingenium Schools operates charter schools in Compton and in the San Fernando Valley.

Summary:




Our organization is full of data pragmatists. Wherever there is data to be had, we harness it. This position would work to build tools, pipelines and procedures that ensure data quality, reliability and cohesiveness. This hiree will manage the archetyping, documentation, regulations and user training, along with development of these tools. The hiree will have the power to propose the architecture that is right for the problem and won’t be hampered by large legacy systems.

The following aims of the Jr. Data Engineer will be:



Aim A



Develop ETL + Analytics Pipelines




Aim B



Data Modeling and maintenance




Aim C



Provide world-class technical support and training to end users





Capacities:
The candidate should have a basic understanding (Information to Knowledge) of the following and should be willing to learn by doing and dive more deeply into the following:

Aim A


ETL



Can read an architecture diagram




ETL



Can design an architecture that fits the problems' needs




ETL



Knows how to write pipelines with the tools of whatever coding language is necessary ( JS, Scala, R, Python, etc.)




ETL



Knows when to look for webhooks and streaming processing solutions and when to use batch processing




Analytics



Stats



Knows basic statistics (inferential and descriptive)




Analytics



Stats



Reliability / Quality engineering




Analytics



Stats



Deming and Quality




Analytics



Development



Order of operations with cut and filter operations




Aim B:


Modeling



Ability to research about new Database technologies to learn about where they should be applied and how to use them




Modeling



Prototype solutions and assess performance over common use cases




Modeling



Develop Database Schema that are the right fit for the problem at hand




Maintenance



Manage data migrations, upgrades and basic maintenance





Aim C:


Customer Service



Provide live technical support to stakeholders via teleconference or in person




Customer Service



Excellent communication skills, written and oral. Comfortable with communicating with all stakeholders including organization leaders




Technical Support



Manage Support via Ticket System (SLA), meeting SLA requirements for ticket prioritization




Technical Support



Provide highest level of technical support for both District and School-Site SIS end users




Training



Liaise with Administrative Managers on new policies and processes related to SIS




Training



Training end users on Policies, Processes, and Procedures




Qualifications:


In addition the candidate should have a basic understanding (Information to Knowledge) of the following:



  • Strong analytical and quantitative abilities



  • Highly organized, detail oriented and able to produce error free work



  • Business Analytics (BA) and BA applications (e.g. Tableau).



  • Hard working, motivated and self-directed—able to think critically and anticipate needs of stakeholders



  • Good communication skills, written and oral. Comfortable in communicating with senior management.



  • Bachelor’s degree with a demonstrated track record of academic success



  • Dedicated and inquisitive, able to learn quickly about the “big picture” of education in LA



  • The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to make a positive social impact



  • Possess physical and mental stamina commensurate with the responsibilities of the position.




Personal Attributes:


  • Effective interpersonal skills and relationship-building skills



  • Strong written and oral communication skills



  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language



  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities, with keen attention to detail



  • Self-motivated and directed, with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and with little supervision



  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment



  • Strong customer-service orientation



  • Ability to deal with problems with calmness and goodwill




Physical Abilities:


  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.



  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).



  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.



  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).



  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.



  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).



  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.



  • Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.



  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.



  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.



  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.



  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.



  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.



  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).



  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.



  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.



  • Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.



  • Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.



  • Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.



  • Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.



  • Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.



  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to use and look at a computer screen for extended periods of time.



  • Ability to use a computer, mouse, and monitor.



  • Ability to work remotely and independently.

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