BI Engineer and Advocate, Platform Engineering

BI Engineer and Advocate, Platform Engineering

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Stack Overflow empowers the world to develop technology through collective knowledge. More than 100 million people visit Stack Overflow every month, making it one of the most-visited websites in the world.

Best known for its public platform, Stack Overflow helps people find the answers they need, when they need them. That includes serving up relevant technologies to the community through Stack Overflow Advertising, providing direct access to technology-specific subject matter experts with Collectives™, sharing more about companies as future employers, and helping teams scale with its market-leading knowledge sharing and collaboration platform, Stack Overflow for Teams.

The Data Platform team at Stack Overflow builds and maintains data processing, analytic pipelines,  Machine Learning models, and Snowflake databases. The BI Engineer and Advocate will join the Data Platform team to drive the development and adoption of BI solutions, enabling Stackers to use data to make decisions at every level of the business. You’ll be a key part of our mission to empower every Stacker to use data to solve problems, identify insights, and do their best work.

The BI Engineer and Advocate will work with the Data Platform team and Stackers across the company to:

  • Build a vibrant data community by leading Stack’s Data Insights Guild, a community of practice focused on data education and insights generation.
  • Design and contribute to a user training program to enable BI tool adoption across Stack.
  • Communicate and train Stackers on available datasets and data models, data integrity issues, nuances of data consistency, and opportunities to leverage data.
  • Collaborate with Analysts, stakeholders, and Data Engineers to create technical definitions and requirements based on business needs and product strategy.
  • Act as a subject matter expert in the data space. This includes advocating for and helping build sound, reusable data models as well as advocating for data validation processes, standards for data quality, and best practices in analytics and data sharing.
  • Drive the creation and adoption of best practices for BI development workflows, including the use of version control, CI/CD pipelines, and rollback processes for datasets and reports.
  • Forecast needs and opportunities for Data Platform growth by developing relationships with Stackers and collaborating with Stackers over time.
  • Influence the design and processes of the Data Platform by working closely with Data Engineers, including contributions to architecture, data governance, and observability. 

This remote position is open to individuals located in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Germany.

Skills and Requirements

We expect to see:

  • 3+ years hands-on experience building BI solutions with one or more tools (for example, Power BI, Tableau, Looker).
  • 4+ years hands-on experience working with large datasets in the areas of data modeling, data engineering/transformation, or data analytics.
  • 4+ years working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, data warehouses, query authoring, as well as a working familiarity with a variety of database platforms.
  • Experience training or educating users, peers, or community members on Business Intelligence or data-related topics.
  • Autonomy and creativity: you are self-motivating, self-directing, and a great communicator (written and oral). 
  • Excellent problem solving skills. You excel at analyzing and solving problems using technology.
  • Living and working within GMT-7:00 (US) to GMT+2:00 (Europe) time zones.

We like to see (but not required):

  • Experience working hands-on with Power BI and/or Snowflake.
  • Experience working remotely and/or working with teams that are distributed geographically.
  • An active Stack Overflow profile, blog posts describing BI related solutions or learning, and/or example projects that you're proud of (whether open source or worked on at a previous job), or any other evidence of your passion for building great BI solutions.
  • Experience with leveraging cloud-native technologies and techniques to build BI solutions.
  • An understanding of version control and the software development life cycle in an Agile environment.
  • Knowledge of how Stack Overflow works from our blog, podcasts, and other public artifacts. Ideas about how to evolve the platform and increase our impact on the developer community are even better.

What You’ll Get in Return: 

  • Competitive Base Salary ($128K - $150K USD)
  • Generous paid vacation
  • Generous parental leave (16 weeks at 100% pay), family care leave, and unlimited sick days
  • Equity for all employees at all level
  • Industry-leading health benefits that are applicable per country of residence for all our full-time employees
  • Company-paid Life Insurance 
  • Health & wellness stipend
  • Home Internet stipend
  • Professional allocation for your growth and development
  • Company-paid access to Calm, Bravely, LinkedIn Learning, and Overdrive

Work Environment:

We’re a remote-friendly team. Whether you work remotely or work out of our New York office, you’ll be part of a remote work culture that emphasizes online communication (Slack, GitHub, Hangouts, Zoom, Stack Overflow for Teams). While we’re generally very flexible on working hours, living and working within GMT-7:00 to GMT+2:00 time zones (US through Europe) is required for scheduling and interaction with your team. We also believe in strong work-life balance and are focused on making sure you have a positive work experience, in-office or remotely.

Diverse teams build better products.

Legally, we need you to know this:

Stack Exchange, Inc. does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity.

But we want to add this:

We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company and better products. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.



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