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Catch Co · Apr 13th 2018

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The data team at The Catch Company is looking to build a business analytics stack that enables smarter and faster business decisions, automated processes, and personalized customer experiences. The Data Engineer role will play a pivotal role in selecting, implementing, and optimizing platforms and technology that enable our high-reaching business goals. As the Data Engineer, you will lead the full life cycle development, implementation, production support, and performance of our data warehouse.

What you will do:

  • Select and implement tools and platforms to enable implementation of statistically based machine learning models to predict user behavior

  • Model, structure, and fit data to allow for the use of advanced statistical models, and clean, concise output to the business teams

  • Implement new data connections to extract, transform, and load data from new sources into our data warehouse

  • Work closely with software engineers to identify new opportunities for data collection, and build the processes to make that data available in our data warehouse

  • Identify and build frameworks that allow for the streamlined use of data outputs, to enable improved customer acquisition, improved retention, and improved personalization for our customers

  • Collaborate with members of the product and engineering team to discuss, architect, and implement solutions

  • Research and surface new ideas and approaches, whether new technologies, tools, framework, open-source code blocks or process improvements for the team.

What will make you successful:

  • Curiosity: Always seeking to understand “why”. Always looking to make things better.

  • Optimism: The ability to bounce back quickly when something doesn’t work

  • Passion: For data - staying abreast of current topics and trends in the data science and machine learning community

  • Action: Quickly obtaining a deep technical understanding of new domains.

  • Picking out and solving the most important problems as part of a team.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills to take projects from beginning-to-end

What makes this a special opportunity:

  • In this role, you'll own building a cutting-edge Business Intelligence stack, with the responsibility to select and implement the technology and platform required to create high-performance, scalable solutions.

  • This is an opportunity to help build a critical function for a dynamic early-stage eCommerce startup with tons of momentum (ranked #435 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies)

  • We place a premium on building a great culture made up of great people

  • You will have the opportunity to work with a team of intelligent, inquisitive, and driven peers who are looking to push the boundaries of digital retail, providing the opportunity for to make a huge impact and grow intellectually with peers who will challenge you to constantly improve

  • You will work with and learn from experienced leaders who have a track record of building successful companies

  • We are based in Chicago’s West Loop, with easy access to all major public transportation systems

 You must be eligible to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship is not available.


  • Experience working in data engineering, data architecture, or another similar field

  • Extensive experience using SQL

  • Experience using the Git source control system to branch, merge, and create pull requests.

  • Familiarity with data warehouses such as Redshift or Snowflake

  • Familiarity with ETL tools, such as Stitch Data or FiveTran

  • Familiarity with business intelligence tools and systems; bonus for experience with Looker

  • Experience building end-use analysis and data visualizations a plus

  • Experience in coding for the purpose of data analysis and data mining, particularly in languages such as Python / R is a plus

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