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Senior Analytics Engineer

Company: ThriftBooks
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

ThriftBooks is the world's largest used book retailer! We believe in a workplace where respect for our employees matters, where promoting from within is how we grow, and where safety comes first in all our decisions and planning. At ThriftBooks, your work will help get inexpensive books into the hands of people who need them instead of going into landfill. We strive to create a friendly work environment with high standards of performance and rewards for excellence. We started out small and remember that encouraging people to do their best is how we expanded to our current scale.
If you want to learn about the intersection of technology, innovation, and good old-fashioned teamwork, we might be a good fit for you. Wherever you start in the company, our hope is that is a launching point to higher achievement. At ThriftBooks, your success is up to you.
Remote from WA, IL, TX, GA, MD, AZ. Or if you like coming into the office, our offices are in the Seattle area.
ThriftBooks is the world's largest data-driven online second-hand bookstore. That's a mouthful. Let us explain --- We buy used books that the original owners no longer need. We buy them from libraries and thrift stores and schools. We do this at scale - hundreds of millions of pounds of books per year. We comb through these cast-offs looking for books that we know our customers will love. We add the best books to our inventory. The rest we recycle. We list our inventory on where our customers find low-priced books and a fantastic customer experience. We began in 2003 with a small storage unit in Seattle and have grown to over eight million books in six fulfillment centers across the United States. We are growing rapidly and need your help!
As an analytics engineer at ThriftBooks, your mission is to make working with data a delightful experience for data consumers. Everything you do aligns to that one mission. Your customers are data scientists, business analysts, and executives.To accomplish your mission, you will use dbt to deliver well-defined, transformed, tested, documented, and code-reviewed data sets to your data consumers. You'll be applying software engineering best practices to analytics code through version control, testing, and continuous integration.Your days will run the gamut of data-related activities:

  • Build and enhance beautifully crafted data warehouse models with dbt
  • Listen to customers as they explain the problems they're trying to solve
  • Troubleshoot data anomalies with engineering teams
  • Build visualizations and pull data for people
  • Educate and empower your customers to self-serve
  • Investigate and propose the use of new, relevant technologies
  • Manage a cloud-based data warehouse in Snowflake
  • Craft data requirements for the engineering teamsYou will be part of a small analytics engineering team and will have a lot of latitude to accomplish your job. You will have daily access to (and support from) senior leadership.The entire technology team is about 30 people - data scientists, software engineers, and IT.
    • 2 or more years' experience writing performant, scalable SQL models on large data sets
    • A love for (and experience with) modeling data. dbt experience a big plus.
    • The ability to break large problems into small, testable, deployable solutions
    • Proven track record of delighting data consumers
    • Some experience with BI visualizations - we use Power BI & Mode Analytics
    • Near-obsession with all-things data
      • Software engineering background - C#, JavaScript, React, PowerShell, Python are all part of our environment
      • Experience with Snowflake, dbt, Snowplow
      • Experience with data storage technologies outside of our regular stack
        • Autonomy
        • Ownership of the analytics domain
        • Competitive salary
        • 3 weeks PTO to start
        • Medical, dental, vision
        • 401k w/ match
        • Flexible work schedules from your home or our offices
        • Work with nice, fun people
        • FREE BOOKS!!#COD00

Keywords: ThriftBooks, Phoenix , Senior Analytics Engineer, Engineering , Phoenix, Arizona

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