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Senior Manager, Analytics Engineering

Algolia

Algolia

Data Science
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

Algolia is looking for a Senior Manager to lead a team of Analytics Engineers, who work at the intersection of Business Teams, Data Analytics, and Data Engineering. You will be responsible for bringing robust, efficient, and integrated data models and analytical reports to life. Our Analytics Engineers speak the language of business teams and technical teams, they are able to translate data insights and analysis needs into models powered by Algolia’s Data Platform.

You will work closely together with the Senior Manager, Data Engineering Team who have a particular focus on data movement and orchestration. This with an analytical and business-oriented mindset with the ability to implement rigorous database solutions and best practices in order to produce and influence the adoption of strong quality data insights to drive business decisions in all areas of Algolia.

We currently use Redshift as our data warehouse. The Data Warehouse is positioned as the single source of truth for Algolia’s corporate data, performance analytics, and company-wide data such as Key Performance Indicators. The Data Platform supports Algolia’s data-driven initiatives by providing all teams with a common platform and framework for reporting, dashboarding, and analytics. With the exception of point-to-point application integrations, all current and future data projects will be driven from the Data Platform. As a recipient of data from a variety of Algolia’s source systems, the Data Platform will also help inform and drive Data Quality, Data Governance and Data Documentation best practices, measures, and remediation to help ensure all decisions are made using the best data possible.

YOUR ROLE WILL CONSIST OF:

  • Manage a team of 4 people, and are responsible to attract, retain, and develop deep technical talent by establishing Individual Contributor career paths for your team members who do not want to move into Data People Management.
  • Own one or more stakeholder relationships in Marketing Ops, Sales Ops, Product, Engineering, Customer Success, R&D Ops, Growth, and Finance.
  • Serve as Data Modeling subject matter expert and spokesperson for our data platform, demonstrated by the ability to address questions quickly and accurately.
  • Advocate for the Data Quality Program and Trusted Data to help ensure all data is profiled, reviewed, and accurate to support critical decisions.
  • Review and improve the data system as a whole, inclusive of data model designs, DAG designs, and end-use cases
  • Organize and Plan multi-quarter initiatives and develop the Analytics Engineering Roadmap
  • Set data architecture principles, standards, and guidelines
  • Continuously review current data modeling principles and initiate any improvements to enable the implementation of the intended architecture
  • Create an inventory of the data and tools needed to implement a scalable data architecture.

DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a team lead responsible for helping to bridge the gap between business and technology, the Senior Manager, Analytics Engineering role requires equal amounts of business acumen and technical acumen.

  • Collaborate with team members to collect business requirements, define successful analytics outcomes, and design data models
  • Build trust in all interactions and with Trusted Data that has been tested, documented, and verified by our team and stakeholders.
  • Serve as the Directly Responsible Individual for major sections of the Enterprise Dimensional Model
  • Design, develop, and extend dbt code that meets our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices to extend the Enterprise Dimensional Model
  • Provide data modeling expertise through code reviews, pairing, and training to help deliver optimal and scalable database designs and queries
  • Create and maintain architecture and systems documentation
  • Maintain the Data Catalog, a scalable resource to support Self-Service and Single-source-of-truth analytics
  • Implement a developer's mindset to build data models: modular, unit-tested, documented.
  • Guide work to completion from high-level roadmaps to tactical project plans to sprint planning.
  • Identify and resolve impediments to efficiency and enable the entire Data Program to iterate faster

YOU MIGHT BE A FIT IF YOU HAVE:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in a technical discipline; Master's preferred
  • Familiarity with Git
  • Ability to thrive in a fully remote organization
  • Positive and solution-oriented mindset
  • Ability to receive feedback well and apply continuous learning to day-to-day operations.
  • Self-motivated and self-managing, with task organizational skills
  • Great communication: Regularly achieve consensus amongst technical and business teams
  • Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following business subject areas: Marketing Ops, Sales Ops, Product Engineering Ops, Customer Support, and Finance.
  • 6+ years in the Data space as a data analyst, analytics engineer, data scientist, or equivalent
  • 3+ years managing the same data model system over time, evolving the model to meet new business requirements
  • 2+ years managing an analytics engineering team using a scrum/agile methodology
  • Experience working with commercial data warehouses (Redshift), ETL tools (Dbt), data visualization (Python notebook, Thoughtspot, Looker, Tableau, Hex), and Data Dictionary tools (Atlan)
  • Demonstrated experience leading 2 or more multi-department analytics projects from inception to operationalization
  • Demonstrated proficiency with data system design, including databases, schema, marts, aggregates, and views
  • Experience introducing a new software, tool, or technique to a multi-person team, leading to measurable productivity improvement
  • Experience with data access, administration, and security techniques, both inside and outside of a data warehouse
  • Experience with data pipelines in support of near real-time event stream processing
  • Created and presented multi-quarter development roadmaps to non-technical audiences

WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN LIVE OUR VALUES:

  • GRIT - Problem-solving and perseverance capability in an ever-changing and growing environment.
  • TRUST - Willingness to trust our co-workers and to take ownership.
  • CANDOR - Ability to receive and give constructive feedback.
  • CARE - Genuine care about other team members, our clients and the decisions we make in the company.
  • HUMILITY - Aptitude for learning from others, putting ego aside.

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REMOTE STRATEGY:

Algolia’s flexible workplace model is designed to empower all Algolians to fulfill our mission to power search and discovery with ease. We place an emphasis on an individual’s impact, contribution, and output, over their physical location. Algolia is a high-trust environment and our team members have the autonomy to choose where they want to work and when. We know community comes in many forms and strive to create opportunities for intentional in-person connection in our offices and virtually for our remote colleagues around the world.

We have a global presence with physical offices in San Francisco, NYC, Paris, London, Sydney and Bucharest.

ABOUT US:

Algolia prides itself on being a pioneer and market leader offering an AI Search solution that empowers 17,000+ businesses to compose customer experiences at internet scale that predict what their users want with blazing fast search and web browse experience. Algolia powers more than 30 billion search requests a week – four times more than Microsoft Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, Yandex and DuckDuckGo combined.

Algolia is part of a cadre of innovative new companies that are driving the next generation of software development, creating APIs that make developers’ lives easier; solutions that are better than building from scratch and better than having to tweak monolithic SaaS solutions.

In 2021, the company closed $150 million in series D funding and quadrupled its post-money valuation of $2.25 billion. Being well capitalized enables Algolia to continue to invest in its market leading platform, to better serve its thousands of customers–including Under Armor, Petsmart, Stripe, Gymshark, and Walgreens, to name just a few.

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

We’re looking for talented, passionate people to build the world’s best search & discovery technology. As an ownership-driven company, we seek team members who thrive within an environment based on autonomy and diversity. We're committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace. We care about each other and the world around us, and embrace talented people regardless of their race, age, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, color, veteran status, disability and socioeconomic background.

READY TO APPLY?

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for building the world’s best search & discovery technology, we’d love to review your application!