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Analytics Engineer at Skillshare

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As an Analytics Engineer at Skillshare, you’ll build the foundations of our data pipeline that allows for reporting, dashboarding and analytics capabilities which are at the heart of our business decision-making. You will focus on the “TL” in ETL, working closely with our amazing Data Engineering team and our Data Science team. For this position, we are looking for someone experienced with metrics development, data modeling and warehouse design, advanced SQL, and Python. You’ll work with stakeholders across the company, source data to solve big problems and turn them into actionable data products that power analytics across the company.

What you'll do:

  • Partner with data scientists, platform engineers, and business stakeholders to identify, design, and deliver new reporting and analytics capabilities.
  • Architect, build, release, and maintain core company data models and pipelines
  • Design, define, and implement metrics and dimensions for analytics purposes 
  • Connect new sources to our data warehouse (through internal tools or custom ETL) and integrate into our data models where appropriate.
  • Ensure analytics engineering best practices via coding and documentation standards, and regular refactors.
  • Contribute to the data culture of Skillshare by providing technical guidance, applying your data intuition, and sharing best practices.

Why we're excited to have you:

  • You have significant experience working as a data or analytics engineer with expertise in data warehouse design and data modeling. You’ve worked on things like: data warehousing, ETL and analytics
  • You’re very strong with SQL and data modeling. (We use Redshift and dbt.) You can write, debug, and optimize complex analytical queries, and can also design relational schemas to model business domains. Any experience with DBT (Data Build Tool) is a plus
  • You’re proficient in at least one programming language (we use Python) and are comfortable with command-line tools and version control.
  • You have a passion for helping others and a penchant for finding creative solutions
  • You have strong data intuition and a desire to dive into the specifics of our business to understand how metrics interacts.
  • You enjoy collaborating and communicating with data scientists, platform engineers, and data-savvy business stakeholders.
  • You enjoy keeping up-to-date on the latest packages, vendors, tools that can bring efficiency to the Data Science team.

Why you're excited about this role:

  • Impact: Our analytics foundations provide data products that are used daily across the organization to guide business decisions. You’ll own the framework that empowers all of our teams to make more data-driven choices.
  • Growth: You’ll be mentored by experienced data engineers and data scientists, and will have the opportunity to dive deeper into areas such as data warehousing, statistics, devops and site reliability, and machine learning.
  • Our team: We have a passionate, talented team that is a lot of fun to work with.
  • Our mission: We’re doing work that matters – connecting lifelong learners around the world and empowering them to pursue their creativity.
  • Flexibility: We believe that doing your best work means living a full life. That means different things for everyone, so we optimize for trust, invest to support remote teams, have an unlimited vacation policy (with a required minimum!), and encourage work-life balance.

About Skillshare

Skillshare is an online learning community for creatives. We have thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people, and millions of members who come together to find inspiration and take the next step in their creative journey. We are backed by Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Amasia, Spero Ventures, and Burda Principal Investments.

Skillshare is committed to building a diverse team that reflects a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We’re proud to be recognized as a top place to work by BuiltinNYC andCrain’s, one of the five best places to work for women by Bpeace, and a top-rated workplace for dads byFatherly. We work to ensure a consistent interview process, fair compensation, and inclusive work environment for all.

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Where we are

Previously headquartered in New York, we're now a fully distributed company, with team members across the United States and around the world.

Technology we use

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  • Product
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    • IllustratorDesign
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    • SketchDesign
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    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
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What are Skillshare Perks + Benefits

Skillshare Benefits Overview

At Skillshare, we strive to create an inclusive culture in which each person is compensated fairly, has robust learning and development opportunities, and feels supported in bringing their whole self to work. We also believe that doing your best work means living a full life – that means different things for everyone, so we optimize for trust, invest to support remote teams, have an unlimited vacation policy (with a required minimum!), and encourage work-life balance.

Our perks include:

- Health, Dental and Vision coverage
- 401(k)
- Unlimited vacation (with a required minimum!)
- 14 weeks parental leave (gender neutral)
- Paid sabbaticals for tenured employees
- Learning and conference stipends
- $750 stipend for setting yourself up for success at home (think: desk, headphones, plants, ergonomic chair)
- Monthly reimbursement of up to $75 for high-speed internet services
- Stipend for mental health/well-being tools (Headspace, Talkspace, Peloton, etc.)
- Monthly coffee/tea reimbursement of up to $25
- Ongoing manager training with LifeLabs
- Inclusion workshops with Paradigm

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
In addition to our social committee, we have dedicated Diversity & Affinity groups in which team members decide to come together around a shared identity or background.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
We offer both short- and long-term disability insurance.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Read more about how we think about equity compensation here:
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Skillshare offers 14 paid weeks of paid parental leave to both birth-giving and non-birth-giving parent/s.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Skillshare creates professional development opportunities by offering an annual budget to attend external conferences, in addition to ongoing internal learning programming.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

In addition to the above, we also offer a number of perks around flexibility – including the option between a 1-month bonus or sabbatical at your 3-year mark. Our 100% remote environment comes with the ability to set up your at home workspace with a $750 wfh stipend as well as the option to utilize our partnership with Industrious Co-Working space for those who want to work outside the home.

An Insider's view of Skillshare

What are some social events your company does?

Moving fully remote has meant changing our approach to team-bonding. We are keeping the energy up with happy hours, trading Zoom backgrounds, and, recently, our affinity group for women of color hosted company-wide trivia that kicked off with a Rihanna dance break.


Senior Creative Producer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Cross-team collaboration is frequent and organic at Skillshare; we foster a uniquely friendly atmosphere of openness and shared purpose. Through cross-team threads, project-based meetings, comments on RFC's, pull request reviews, Q&A sessions, and, of course, simple conversations, collaboration commonly happens across a table or across time zones.


Director of Engineering

What are some things you learned at the company?

I was immediately impressed and encouraged by the creative problem solving at Skillshare. Data plays a huge part in learning about our members, determining the most popular classes, and fostering creative community. I was a student within the community long before helping build it. My favorite experience so far has been learning watercolor basics.


Director of Business Intelligence

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

As a management team, we strongly believe in making ourselves accessible. This includes: 1:1s with direct reports, skip-level meetings, team-wide meetings, coffees with people across departments, and attending team events. More broadly, we apply the same foundational rule we all learned in kindergarten: treat people the way you want to be treated.



What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We're in an exciting position - we have a product that we believe in and a community that believes in us. The question we face is: how can we build a platform which works for the Skillshare of today, but will scale to the needs of the Skillshare of the future? It’s not enough to keep up with growth; we must build for where our growth will take us.


Director of Engineering

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