Data Analyst

Data Analyst

Wattpad is a global multiplatform entertainment company whose vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Since 2006, we’ve been on a mission to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world. Every month 85 million people around the world spend over 23 billion minutes on Wattpad to share and discover stories they can’t find anywhere else.  Our brand banner includes: Wattpad, Wattpad WEBTOON Studios, Wattpad Books and Wattpad Brand Partnerships. We’re proudly based in Toronto, but our reach is global. Come build the future of entertainment and storytelling, and write your next chapter with us!

We are looking for a Data Analyst to join our growing Data organization and be an active member of the Analytics and Business Intelligence team. The goal is to advocate for and facilitate data-informed decision-making throughout the organization. The team's main focus is to partner with all of Wattpad's product and business units, to develop high quality analytical reports, dashboards, own company metrics/KPIs and evolve our BI platform. 

In this role, you will take technical business problems and condense them into an understandable format. You will help ensure decisions at Wattpad are based on data, and create an understanding of why our data behaves in certain ways. Data is critical to how we make decisions at Wattpad and you will play a key role in helping Wattpad continue to scale!

What you’ll be doing:

    • Deliver on analytics initiatives to understand user behavior and product usage patterns
    • Develop data models and data transformations to be consumed by the BI platform
    • Query and analyze data from disparate sources to find actionable insights. Make strategic recommendations to business partners and function as a thought-partner
    • Propose, prototype and implement new metrics that allow stakeholders to gain a deeper understanding of our users and the business
    • Partner with product teams on design, evaluation and execution of experiments and their analysis
    • Conduct data deep-dives into user behaviours, user journeys and product usage

What we're looking for:

    • 4+ years experience in a data analyst, analytics engineering, or related role, working in a rigorous data-driven environment. 
    • Advanced technical proficiency with SQL and query optimizations
    • Fluency in Python 
    • Knowledge of dimensional data modeling
    • An engineering mindset with a bias for building tooling and diving deep into technical problems
    • Firm grasp of statistical concepts like Hypothesis Testing, Statistical Significance and probability distributions
    • Experience with data visualization/BI tools (such as Tableau, Periscope, Looker etc.)
    • Experience building custom models to solve business problems such as analysis, forecasting, clustering, etc
    • Strong communication skills with ability to effectively synthesize, visualize, and communicate your ideas to your various stakeholders
    • Curiosity towards experimenting with new techniques in data and keenness to learn and share with the team

Bonus Points For:

    • Experience with dbt and Looker
    • Passionate about security and data governance

What we offer:

    • Career development; we believe in mentorship and investing in your learning, supporting you to achieve your goals
    • Health benefits, including vision and dental!
    • RRSP Contributions (Canada), 401K Contributions (USA)
    • Generous vacation and Parental Leave Top-up
    • Corporate discount for gym memberships for you and your family
    • Winter break shutdown and a whole lot more!
Wattpad is conducting all interviews in a distributed manner using applicable third party software where needed and using visual interface tools such as Google Hangouts and Zoom.

About Wattpad

Who are we? Entrepreneurs and Do-ers. Our vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories, and our mission is to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world.
What does that mean? We are visionaries, community builders, passionate problem solvers, storytellers, coffee snobs (tea drinkers, too!), curious by nature, and culturally diverse.
What are we obsessed with? Our users. Solving complex problems and maximizing flow. Learning constantly. Building the next great storytelling product. Finding the greatest stories ever told. Dogs (and cats), coffee, and good snacks.
How do we work? Autonomously, collaboratively, respectfully. Balancing with work, family, and play...and all while having a great time.

Wattpad is a remote friendly company and encourages remote candidates to apply as long as they are located and authorized to work in either the US or Canada (excluding Quebec) as a precondition of employment. We are not able to sponsor applicants for work permits.

If you happen to live near the areas of either Toronto, Ontario or Halifax, Nova Scotia, you may also have the opportunity to work from our beautiful offices - 1 located in Downtown Toronto and the other in Halifax.

Culture and Diversity

Wattpad is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate. Period. 

Wattpad welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We have taken a leadership position on creating a culture and an organization that truly values diversity. We are committed to fostering a global team that reflects the diversity of the Wattpad community. At Wattpad, we believe cultural fit doesn’t mean culturally identical, and diversity of thought helps us to challenge one another to think big and think differently. We consider employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability status or any other protected status.  

If you have any special needs or accessibility requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation.

Don’t meet all the requirements? Studies show women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs if they do not meet all the qualifications. Therefore, in an effort to build a more diverse workplace, we encourage you to apply anyways. You might actually be the right person or you may be a good fit for a number of other openings we currently have.
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