Data Analyst

Full Time Position in Boston, MA

Salary + Medical/Dental Benefits


Who we are

DataDriven is a boutique consulting company located in Davis Square, right off the Red Line in Somerville, MA. Our mission is to help clients make better business decisions by using data. We are a group of MIT-trained computer scientists with a strong startup background who love tackling hard problems on behalf of our clients.

We are good at solving hard problems that exist at the boundary between technology and our client’s business. There are many cogs working together to make a business run. We operate using the principle that you can’t just replace one without knowing how the whole machine works, or design one without being an expert craftsman. We've gained depth of knowledge by doing. In the startup world, when you depend on yourself for survival you have to be good at everything. Delivering projects to specification and on time requires an intimate knowledge of what might lurk around corners. When evaluating trade-offs there is no substitute for experience.

Diversity

We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in our team.

We fundamentally believe that we will do better work by bringing people with different backgrounds and experiences together.

Flexibility

One of the benefits of being a small consultancy is that we can provide a flexible work environment.

We don’t believe in punching in/out at certain times, we believe in doing great work. We sometimes work from home; we sometimes come in late if we have to drop kids off at school.

Learning/Teaching

We don’t expect you to know everything. We want to work with smart people who are excited to learn new things.

We take great pride in teaching: we want you to level up during your time with us.


What we got going on

DataDriven is an official partner for Looker, the leading Business Intelligence tool on the market. Many of our customers use Looker to run their business and help them make important decisions.

We are looking for a Data Analyst to work with our clients as a critical participant in their Looker journey. It will require you to understand their data landscape and needs to provide guidance on rolling out Looker in their organization. This includes designing data models on top of their SQL database(s) in their Looker Modeling Language (LookML), optimizing for performance, visualizing analysis among other areas of the product. You will also lead trainings for data analysts and business end users.


We will teach you to

  • Assess use cases for various teams within the client company.

  • Develop a data model around stated use cases to capture client’s KPIs and data transformations.

  • Take a consultative role and guide clients on optimizing their data environment to work most effectively and efficiently. This may include advising on database performance, altering the ETL process, providing SQL transformations, discussing API integration, and rethinking the approach of certain KPIs.

  • Teach technical data modeling concepts to a variety of audiences, including developers, data architects, business users, and IT professionals.

  • Become amazing at SQL


What you bring

  • Great communication skills:

    • Verbal: you’re going to be interfacing directly with our clients one-on-one.

    • Written: you will be moving projects along through email kick-offs, questions/answers, and wrap-ups.

  • Detail oriented: As you juggle multiple clients at a time, you need to stay on top of it all.

  • Knowledge of SQL: you will be writing SQL to transform our client data.

  • A passion for exploring data and extracting valuable insights.

  • Analytical, problem solving, and troubleshooting expertise.

  • Willing to work from our offices in Davis Square, Somerville.