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Senior Analytics Engineer


Data Science & Analytics


Bellevue, Chicago, San Francisco

Senior Analytics Engineer

Creating insights to revolutionize an industry

The Opportunity

The mission of Analytics Engineering is to develop and support the development of a logical modeling layer that powers all scientific, analytical, and reporting use cases within Flexport.

Success looks like:

  • Data models are accurate, relevant, complete, timely, and consistent (quality)
  • Data models are comprehensive and span all meaningful business logic (coverage)
  • Data models are easy to use properly, and tough to use incorrectly (usability)
  • Data modeling tooling and standards are available throughout the enterprise (democratization)

The team:

The Analytics Engineering team sits within our Insights organization and works alongside Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Platform, and Business Intelligence teams. The work of Analytics Engineers supports internal analytics as well as directly supporting customer-facing products and experiences.

We are seeking Senior Analytics Engineers with proven experience in building models that scale and setting data standards for large and complex enterprises.

You will:

  • Architect, build, publish, and maintain performant and reliable data models and pipelines to power:
    • Self-service data consumption throughout the enterprise
    • Flexible querying and data visualization
    • Advanced analytical and scientific use cases
  • Serve as a data steward and subject-matter expert for a dedicated set of business and technology domains.
  • Build and improve data tooling in partnership with internal Data Platform teams, including:
    • Tooling for auditing, error logging, and validating data tables
    • Tooling to help democratize data model and pipeline ownership
    • Tooling to make data more discoverable, easy to use well, and difficult to use incorrectly
    • Tooling to make analysts, scientists, and analytics engineers more efficient
  • Drive data quality by transforming dynamic data and business logic into consistent and trustworthy datasets
  • Develop and evangelize development standards and best practices for data modeling and working with our data and tools.

You Should Have:

  • 8+ years of work experience querying, visualizing, and presenting data; prior experience at a modern technology company with a well-developed data organization
  • Advanced skills with writing clean, performant, scalable SQL
  • Advanced familiarity with modern BI tools: Looker, Superset, Metabase
  • 6+ years of advanced experience with Snowflake or Bigquery
  • 2+ years with dbt or spark-based data pipelines
  • 6+ years of extensive experience in schema design and data modeling strategies (e.g. dimensional modeling, data vault, etc)
  • Significant experience with general-purpose programming (e.g. Python, Java, Go), dealing with a variety of data structures, algorithms, and serialization formats

Other Requirements

  • Ability to solve ambiguous problems independently
  • Detail oriented and excited to learn new skills and tools
  • Ability to write clear, concise documentation, and to communicate generally with a high degree of precision
  • Passion for high data quality and building systems and processes that scale

Our Stack

  • Ingestion: Kafka, Snowpipe, Fivetran, Data Coral, Mulesoft
  • Warehouse: Snowflake
  • Orchestration: Astronomer
  • Transformation: dbt
  • BI: Looker, Snowsight
  • Reverse ETL: Mulesoft
  • Cloud: AWS
  • Other: Terraform, Sumologic


About Flexport:

We believe trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easy for everyone. Flexport is building the platform for global logistics, empowering buyers, sellers and their logistics partners with the technology and services to grow and innovate. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $10B of merchandise across 112 countries every year. 

Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?

Don’t be! Our mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. That’s why it’s important to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the global logistics industry forward.

We know this industry is complex. That’s why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success. 

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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