Senior Data Analyst

  • Affirm
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Jun 13, 2018
Full time Data Developer Retail

Job Description

We’re looking for intelligent, driven professionals to join our Strategy & Analytics team. The team is responsible for leveraging data and market research to drive both real-time insights and long-term business strategy recommendations across the organization. The ideal candidate will have strong data warehousing and automation skills, as well as interpersonal skills to work cross-functionally and drive data governance and access.

What You'll Do

    • Partner cross-functionally with our Infrastructure, CS, and Analytics teams on projects to define and drive data governance standards and data democratization
    • Design, implement, and manage tools and processes necessary to enable data-informed decision-making across the organization
    • Establish data management best practices to ensure completeness, cleanliness, and consistency across the entire data lifecycle
    • Ensure that our evolving data warehouse is in lockstep with our evolving analytics and reporting use cases, and partnering with our Infrastructure team to ensure the data warehouse scales with our growth
    • Drive creation of operational metrics and KPIs to better understand data quality and operational efficiency

What We Look For

    • Passion and drive to disrupt both the retail and lending industry for the better
    • 3+ years of relevant experience in data warehousing and ETL, automation and reporting, and data governance
    • Strong data retrieval and handling skills using SQL and Python (or other scripting languages)
    • Experience with Luigi or Airflow (or other similar workflow engines/ ETL tools)
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment and cross-functionally
    • Experience with Looker or Superset (or other business intelligence platforms) is desirable
    • Ability to think creatively and critically and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and often ambiguous work environment
    • Enough laziness to find a faster way to do your least favorite tasks
    • Humility and team player - you go out of your way to help teammates
    • Bonus Points - prior experience/interest in predictive analytics & forecasting
At Affirm we are using technology to re-imagine and re-build core parts of financial infrastructure to enable friendlier and more transparent financial products and services that improve lives.
We believe the financial industry is fundamentally broken. Not only is the core infrastructure built with technology from the 1970s, but there are a dwindling number of people who say "I trust my bank to look out for me". It doesn’t have to be this way, and it’s our mission to fix this problem.
We are based in San Francisco; founded by Max Levchin (founding CTO of PayPal), Jeff Kaditz (CDO DeNA/ngmoco), and Nathan Gettings (founding CTO of Palantir); and building a team of exceptionally talented people to join us on our mission.