As the data landscape evolves, so do our roles. As an Analytics Engineer you will:
- Create data pipelines and reports that deliver actionable insights to our product and business teams.
- Always be raising data quality. That includes auditing sources, documenting issues, driving resolutions together with other teams, and implementing well-documented, performant, and tested transformations.
- Perform ad hoc analyses to better understand customer behavior, needs, and individual test results.
- Develop Looker models and dashboards.
- Partner with analysts and developers to increase data accessibility across the organization.
Communication with and empathy for our colleagues is a key part of this job – curiosity about the puzzles they face is a requirement. Data can be unruly: you’ll need to be prepared to face uncertainty and provide your best guess sometimes – our work is as much about cleaning and testing the legacy pipeline as it is about creating excellent reporting and solving business problems.
We’d love to hear from you if:
- You’re fluent in SQL: window functions and CTEs are part of our daily work.
- You’re familiar with Java, Python, PHP, or another scripting language.
- You have used a data flow scheduling system like Airflow or dbt.
- You have experience with a business intelligence platform: we use Looker and strongly prefer experience with that platform, but other platforms and a willingness to learn can go a long way.
- You have experience working across teams to deliver analytics solutions and are familiar with common metrics of a software as a service (SaaS) business.
- You have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
- You’re able to communicate clearly with and about data to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
- You’re highly collaborative and experienced in working with business owners, executives, developers, and creatives to discuss data, strategy, and tests.
Curious about who we are and what we work on? Read our blog!
Like all positions at Automattic, you’ll work remotely, and can be based wherever you live. It’s not a requirement that you live in or relocate to the Bay Area to do this job. Automattic has more than a dozen full-time global nomads!
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How to Apply
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