Data Specialist

Job Description

An Analytics Data Specialist combines a passion for data with the technical know-how to do things the right way. They combine a deep technical fluency with strong communication skills to productionize the data transformations and reporting that drives key business decisions across Wayfair’s multi-billion dollar business. They are hands on writing and owning robust, scalable code that produces thousands of core business metrics each day, deployed across a range of terabyte scale data warehouses.

What You’ll Do

  • Build reporting products that drive business decisions across Wayfair
  • Support business-oriented analysts in the design and implementation enterprise scale BI reporting
  • Execute deep dives on data sets to understand their content and build trusted, accurate data products
  • Optimize performance of queries and data transformation processes by leveraging an understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Investigate and identify the root causes of data inaccuracy
  • End to end ownership of data pipelines, including: business requirements elicitation, data model best practices, implementing changes in SQL, gaining DBA support, and backfill/conversion of existing data

What You Are

  • Collaborative, approachable, and understanding; a team player who can work with individuals of varying technical aptitude
  • Attentive to detail and excited to be responsible for critical reporting
  • Able to identify and succinctly summarize roadblocks, constraints, and trade-offs, propose potential solutions, and drive toward resolution

What You Have

  • Professional work experience in a technology, start-up, data warehousing, or other analytical role
  • Bachelors in computer science, engineering, economics, MIS, or other quantitative discipline with strong academic record

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