Senior Business Intelligence Engineer

| Chicago

SPINS, a Chicago-based SaaS company, is seeking a Business Intelligence Engineer to join its growing Retail Applications team.

By leveraging SPINS’ industry-leading proprietary data and analytics, our technology enables deeper, more engaged relationships between Retailers, Brands and Consumers through our platform, web, and mobile products.

WHO ARE WE?

  • We eat collaboration and curiosity for breakfast
  • We communicate quickly and succinctly
  • We believe in roles instead of jobs
  • We take initiative independently and hurdle challenges together
  • We discuss, debate, decide and do with the same rapidity as we iterate our platform
  • We are a talent ecosystem whose health is predicated on each individual’s ability to support every other individual’s success

WHO ARE YOU?

  • Someone energetic, empathic and earnest
  • Someone who wakes each morning thinking of which opportunity they will grab today
  • Someone that refuses to give up when the path isn’t paved
  • Someone that consistently delivers quality work on schedule
  • Someone who would rather build the right tool to do the job than wait until they’re handed one
  • A creative thinker as adept at looking at the Big Picture as they are at the details
  • An obsessive perfectionist that knows when to put down the paintbrush and ship
  • The kind of person that can expertly use an Onion headline as an analogy in a serious strategy meeting

WHAT DO WE NEED?

Are you interested in helping customers discover and add healthy foods to their lives and help retailers and brands understand and reach those customers? SPINS is looking for an experienced Business Intelligence Engineer to help us create and deliver actionable insights to our customers through our next-generation of products. We are building exciting new experiences and driving new customer interactions with our growing retail platform and want to find someone as passionate about creating incredible products as we are.
In this role, you will develop and support the analytic technologies that give our retail and brand clients flexible and structured access to their data, including implementation of a BI platform, defining metrics and KPIs, and automating reporting and data visualization.

A successful candidate knows and loves working with BI tools, can create beautiful, compelling data visualizations, is comfortable accessing and working with data from multiple sources, and can partner with internal stakeholders to help drive product features from inception to use. The candidate will need to be a self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment, and able to think big while paying careful attention to detail.

WHAT ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES?

  • You know and love working with and creating business intelligence tools, can model multidimensional data-sets, and can create solutions which answer key business questions. You are analytical and creative and you don’t quit.
  • Interface with business customers, gathering requirements and delivering complete BI solutions.
  • Interface with other technology teams to extract, transform, and load data from a wide variety of data sources and APIs
  • Lead customer utilization research projects to better understand how our customers are using our product.
  • Own the design, development, and maintenance of ongoing metrics, reports, analyses, dashboards, etc. to drive key business decisions
  • Recognize and adopt best practices in reporting and analysis: data integrity, test design, analysis, validation, and documentation
  • Continually improve ongoing reporting and analysis processes, automating or simplifying self-service reporting for customers

YOU PROBABLY HAVE...

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, related technical field, or equivalent work experience
  • 7+ years professional experience
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in analytics, data engineering, business intelligence, market research or related field
  • Knowledge of at least one common data science programming language (e.g. R, SAS, SPS)
  • Expert knowledge of JavaScript
  • Experience gathering business requirements, using industry standard business intelligence tool(s) to extract data, formulate metrics and build reports
  • Experience using SQL, ETL and databases in a business environment with large-scale, complex datasets
  • Knowledgeable in formalized QA/Testing strategy, processes, methodologies, and standards
  • Strong communication skills
  • Familiar with Agile frameworks and testing process implications.
  • Solid understanding of application/software lifecycle and quality assurance processes and tools.
  • Must adhere to established timelines and have a strong focus on ensuring all deadline dates are met.
  • Able to clearly articulate complex issues to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated strong analysis, problem resolution, judgment and decision making skills.
  • Ideal experience:
    • Graduate degree in computer science, business, mathematics, statistics, economics, or other quantitative field
    • Both technically deep and business savvy enough to interface with all levels and disciplines within the organization
    • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects across functional teams, including engineering, IT, product management, marketing, finance, and operations
    • Proven track record of successful communication of analytical outcomes through written communication, including an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams
    • Knowledge of Advanced SQL
    • Experience with data visualization using Qlik or similar tools
    • Experience in consumer-facing industry
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Location

We are just steps from the Merchandise Mart, located in the bustling River North neighborhood of Chicago.
222 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Insider's spotlight

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 Adusumalli

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 Yee

Senior Software Engineer

What are SPINS LLC Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
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
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours

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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