Senior Data Analyst

Senior Data Analyst

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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 90 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, W Ventures, 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 Senior Data Analyst to join our growing Analytics Squad. The squad's main focus is to support all of Wattpad's business units and product squads, from building ad-hoc reporting to metrics creation to forecasting and predictive insights projects. The goal is to advocate for and facilitate data-informed decision-making throughout the organization.
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:

    • Lead analytics initiatives on user behavior and product usage patterns
    • Develop data models, 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, product analyst, or related analyst role, working in a rigorous data-driven environment. 
    • Advanced technical proficiency with SQL and query optimizations
    • Fluency in Python or R 
    • 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

What we offer:

    • Competitive salary
    • Career development; we believe in mentorship and investing in your learning, and supporting you to achieve your goals
    • Health benefits, fully covered by us!
    • RRSP Contributions (Canada), 401K Contributions (USA)
    • Generous vacation and Parental Leave Top-up
    • Monthly home office allowance, choice of hardware, flexible hours, and remote work options
    • Corporate discount for gym membership for you and your family
    • Summer Fridays with afternoons off!
    • 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 Downtown Halifax, both with easy access to transit.

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.
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