Business Intelligence Engineer

| Chicago
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About SPINS

SPINS is a diverse group of positive professionals with an unwavering commitment to help propel the natural and organic industry forward. Our company culture promotes individualism and encourages creative expression while innovating new industry applications, in a collaborative and highly rewarding environment.

We pride ourselves on building meaningful relationships with each member of our team and stimulating creativity by exposing our talent to various aspects and opportunities across the company. As we continue to grow our unique collective of innovators, industry experts, software engineers and business consultants, we can increase America’s access to healthier product alternatives, by continuing to empower our manufacturer and retail partners.

We look forward to learning more about you and how your talents can help shape the future of SPINS.

Position Summary

Our Engineering team creates solutions that cover the entire lifecycle of information utilization, from ideation through implementation. We are investing heavily in our products and rebuilding our Business Intelligence platforms using the latest database, big data, and reporting technologies.

The Business Intelligence Engineer will create user information solutions by designing and coding medium- to high-complexity reports, leveraging the latest Qlik Sense reporting platform and tools. This position will be part of a team within engineering working on business intelligence.

This is a position on the Applications Development Team and will be based out of the SPINS' downtown Chicago office. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and code medium- to high-complexity reports, leveraging Qlik Sense Server, Enterprise Edition
  • Collaborate with internal and external users to identify reporting requirements, design features and specifications
  • Convert user stories to report designs
  • Design and implement security and distribution architecture for reports
  • Import data into the Data Warehouse from source systems using ETL
  • Debug reporting problems and issues in QlikView/Qlik Sense and Java code
  • Provide support to ensure optimal performance of reports and dashboards
  • Support all facets of data modeling and data management activities
  • Maintain the data dictionary and drive adherence
  • Create all types of reports and insightful data displays
  • Identify and escalate issues that put work at risk of delay and propose suitable alternatives

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Computer Science, Engineering or Information Systems Management or equivalent experience; Master’s degree is a plus
  • 5 years experience working with QlikView/Qlik Sense BI reporting platform: Direct Discovery Experience a plus
  • Design and data visualization experience is a plus
  • UI/UX expertise for web based application is a plus
  • A passion for data visualization and a meticulous attention to detail
  • Hands-on experience with relational databases
  • Solid experience with coding SQL queries and Java
  • Demonstrated skill in designing and developing complex studio reports involving drill down and master detail queries
  • Strong knowledge of data models and data mining techniques, database design and writing stored procedures
  • Familiarity with agile development methodology and processes

 The SPINS Way

  • Direct – We communicate with clarity, honesty and respect in all situations and embrace opportunities to provide solution-oriented feedback.
  • Determined – We are committed to overcoming all obstacles to achieve results. We adapt to change, seek opportunities to learn and rapidly translate that learning into action.
  • Passionate – We go above and beyond to help our partners achieve their goals. We challenge assumptions and are comfortable forging new paths.
  • Collaborative – We leave our egos at the door, believing that working together we will produce an outcome that’s greater than each individual contribution.

If we haven’t convinced you to join us yet, this just might! Sure we have a great benefit program but SPINS also offers its team members:

  • Company subsidized commuter transit program
  • Gym, bike storage and showers onsite
  • Fresh and healthy snacks daily
  • Vibrancy 360 Wellness Program: Free yoga and fitness classes, onsite massage, volunteer opportunities, client product demos, outings, and more.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
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    • IllustratorDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are just steps from the Merchandise Mart, located in the bustling River North neighborhood of Chicago.

An Insider's view of SPINS LLC

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The beauty of our mission lies in the fact that we're impacting all consumers to live healthier and more vibrant lives, and this transcends to our own team members within the office. With our mission in mind, we cultivate an office environment and culture where we support team members to live their best lives.

Rosemary

Chief People Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

If you work on the engineering team, you get to understand the end to end process. You are not siloed to one team, you can move into areas you’re interested in. It helps you understand the business

Subha

Engineering Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve worked with corporate companies for many years and I really love the organic feel of SPINS. I have opportunities and encouragement to do what I need to do to get my work done. If you’re willing to put in time and work hard and passionate, you can do so much more than your job, I get to touch so many things.

Janice

Senior Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

We bring creativity to obstacles, living principles that drive innovation. We work smart; always striving and learning. We want you to chime in. We want you to be you. We're diverse, confident, collaborative, and unafraid. We don't punish progress which sometimes takes two steps back. We refactor. We're quality, at velocity.

Troy

Chief Technology Officer

What are SPINS LLC Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave: SPINS provides six weeks of paid maternity leave (or more broadly speaking, primary caregiver leave), and two weeks of paid paternity leave (or secondary caregiver leave).

Flexible Schedule: Our teams offer flexible options to serve business goals and accommodate personal needs.

Full access to SPINS’ comprehensive wellness program "Vibrancy 360" which includes: chef led cooking demonstrations, yoga, natural/organic fare in kitchens, office gym with personal training sessions, running club, volunteer opportunities, massages, meditation, in-office happy hours

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