Analytics Engineer


Media, PA Hybrid Sep 12
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The Analytics Engineer role provides the technical expertise to enable the organization to become more data-driven leveraging the Self-Service & Enterprise BI tools and provides the expertise for the design, modeling and implementation of organization's data, insights and analytics. The individual will be responsible for developing and implementing the strategy and roadmap for Business Intelligence and Self-Service Analytics within the organization. The individual will also be involved in design, development and support of the Enterprise Data Warehouse/Data Lake.

Principal Duties:

  • Understand core principles of "design thinking," including role of prototype design and the steps involved to define, develop, validate and deploy prototypes for analytics and business uses.
  • Collaborate with technology and platform management partners to optimize the appropriateness and quality of various datasets for the organization/business units and help business partners to transform datasets into actionable insights.
  • Define and drive analyses aimed at developing a deep and holistic understanding of business performance, growth drivers, and trends.
  • Deep engagement with business stakeholders at all levels is needed to understand the requirements, define and develop solution definitions, including objectives, deliverables, scope, approach, process, plan, resourcing and business case to develop business/operational dashboards to monitor business performance.
  • Apply expertise in quantitative analysis, data mining, and data visualization to see beyond the numbers and pull insights to help identify trends and opportunities to drive growth of our products and business
  • Develop and generate reports and dashboards as required by business stakeholders leveraging enterprise data warehouse and self-service BI tools.
  • Develop flexible and repeatable framework for analyzing, transforming, testing, deploying and documenting datasets by incorporating software engineering best practices like version control and continuous integration.
  • Conduct in-depth investigations, building and leveraging large and complex data sets
  • Recommend, develop, and implement best practices for reporting, analytics, and generation of key metrics needed to report on the productivity and business performance
  • Support the business partners by delivering well-defined, high-quality, transformed and documented datasets to be accessible by Self-Service BI tools for targeted analysis as well as Enterprise BI Tools for Operational Reporting.
  • Act as a liaison between business owners and technical associates to ensure the data collected and processed is both actionable and relevant to the end goals.
  • Train and drive adoption of Self-Service BI tools with the business organization.
  • Support business strategies with the adoption of additional or new technologies/datasets by leveraging fluency in primary and secondary technologies.
  • Preemptively recognize and resolve technical issues utilizing knowledge of policies and processes. Recognize and identify implications of changes on projects upstream.
  • Serve as a team leader on projects spanning different engineering disciplines within the organization and mentor for colleagues. Understands other business units and how they affect the team and work.
  • Work closely with various business units across the organization to implement their self-service reporting and analytics requirements.
  • Design analytics solutions leveraging Wawa’s current toolsets that include MicroStrategy, SAP BW/HANA, Tableau, Tableau Prep and Alteryx.
  • Follow security standards for all data and tools that are part of Wawa’s Technology landscape.
  • Work with the team to lead and maintain Analytics/Data Engineering strategy & standards.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering/MIS or related field preferred.
  • 10+ years of data warehousing and data integration experience including 5+ years of designing and implementing data warehouse models for reporting and analytics (conceptual, logical, physical and dimensional).
  • 8+ years experience working with various Enterprise Business Intelligence tools such as MicroStrategy, Tableau etc.
  • 7+ Experience in data collection, modeling and analysis.
  • 3+ years experience with Big Data Solutions such as Hadoop, Snowflake, Databricks, etc.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of SAP systems such as SAP BW/HANA, SAP ERP, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of key scripting and programming languages such as Python, and Java.
  • Analytics experience manipulating large data sets to formulate insights and drive solutions
  • Cross-functional experience, including experience leading or influencing change through data-driven insights.
  • Strong understanding of technical processes and working knowledge of database design, data manipulation, ETL, implementation, information storage & retrieval and data flow & analysis.
  • Strong knowledge of data security principles.
  • Proven ability in working with complex, interrelated systems and bringing that data together in Enterprise Data Lake platforms.
  • Specialized training in how to use Wawa designated processes, methods, tools, deliverables and standards for business intelligence, including how to analyze data using more advanced statistical techniques and tools such as R and Python.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401k with company contribution
  • Company Equity
  • Financial Planning Services
  • Access to Coaching (Health, Professional, Life)
  • Community Service Programs
  • Hybrid Work Options
  • Pet Insurance
  • Public Transportation Assistance
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Accessible Building
  • Accessible Devices
  • Accessible Work Environment
  • Job Modification
Perks & Discounts
  • Bring Your Own Device Reimbursement
  • Casual Dress
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
  • Lunch Provided
  • Offsite Company Events
  • On Site Gym/Fitness
  • Special Discounts
Parental Benefits
  • Childcare Assistance Programs
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Nursing Room
  • Commitment to Work/Life Harmony
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days
  • PTO
Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • FSA
  • Gym Reimbursement/Discounts
  • Health Insurance
  • HRA
  • HSA
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Onsite Gym
  • Short Term Disability
  • Vision Insurance
Professional Development
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement
What types of technologists are you looking to hire? As we continue our digital transformation, we’re looking to hire an incredible team of technologists to build the back-end features and functionality of our platform, including: Senior software engineers Lead software engineers Platform engineers Platform architects Security engineers Risk and compliance Forensic analysts SCRUM masters   What is your tech stack? We are always exploring new technology and languages to see how they can benefit our platform. Right now we’re working with AWS, Java, Kubernetes and Golang on the back-end and ReactJS on the front-end. It can surprise people who only think of Wawa as a convenience store, but we’re very passionate and proactive about using the latest technology to build our digital experiences. There’s a lot of room for our tech team to try new things and bring them to the table.   Tell us about what it's like to work at Wawa HQ. Wawa is a people-first organization, which means we care about our people over everything else and treat them fairly. The culture is very supportive and collaborative — everyone works together. And, we really give you the opportunity to spread your wings. We have many people who have worked here for 15 to 40 years, which says a lot. You can go to the cafeteria and eat lunch next to the CEO. It’s the kind of place where everyone is happy to come to work on a Monday morning. And there’s coffee everywhere.   How does Wawa give back? Wawa proudly gives back through The Wawa Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation focused on building stronger communities in three areas of health, hunger and everyday heroes. Since its inception in 2014, The Wawa Foundation has contributed more than $100 million to non-profit community organizations. Wawa and The Wawa Foundation are proud to support seven National Partners with in-store customer fundraising campaigns and provides its associates with year round volunteer and participation opportunities with waived registration and fundraising at community events such as JDRF One Walks, LLS Light the Night, Special Olympics Polar Plunges, among others. At Red Roof, our corporate campus, our associates support some mentoring programs directly including  a  Big Brother, Big Sister program called Beyond School Walls that brings kids into HQ to get on-the-job mentorship in a real world environment, as well as a partnership through Cristo Rey High School that also pairs high school students with job opportunities.  Our Product Development team hosts Future Food Scientist workshops giving middle schoolers from throughout our communities a closer look at careers in the food sciences.