Your life is a ‘choose your own adventure’ book. You could: A. join a normal company that’s bought a data warehouse package and work within its limitations, or B. work at a place with a fantastic culture where you can build your own data warehouse and have a huge impact on your company’s future. If you chose B, read on!
ModCloth.com is out to hire a data-savvy Ruby Architect to build and maintain a robust, scalable, and sustainable data warehouse that will aid the company in its quest to shake up the social commerce industry. Surrounded by a diverse group of fun, yet dedicated, individuals, from agile project leads and talented developers, to fashion writers and photographers, this person will tackle highly-scalable systems with complex data models and a large amount of transactional data. So, if you’re eager to get your hands dirty at the scripting level (Ruby), are a SQL ninja, and have familiarity with enterprise toolkits, let’s talk!
You’ll come into this position at a critical junction—the foundations have been laid for the creation data warehouse that will have a company-wide impact—and you’ll stand at the helm of its ground-breaking development. Working side-by-side with members of the analytics team and pair programming with other top-notch engineers in our agile, test-driven development culture, you’ll create new ETL and data management tools in Ruby. Using your familiarity with data warehousing best practices, as well as your ability to think outside of the box, you’ll participate in the analysis, design, requirements gathering, functional/technical specifications, deployment, and testing of all matters pertaining to the enterprise data warehouse. The insight provided by your work will have a direct influence on revenue and customer interaction, and what you create will be an example to others in the industry.
Lead ModCloth's data warehouse and ETL efforts within our agile workflow, including training and pairing with other engineers
Develop and maintain our custom Ruby ETL tools and data warehouse platform
Integrate with vendors, warehouse tools, and other third parties in a test-driven way
Recommend standards and methodology for creation, capture, maintenance, and integration of metadata
Work with our data scientists and analysts to implement custom algorithms for product recommendations, inventory modeling, and more into the data warehouse's processes
Provide expertise and leadership on decision support technology and data warehousing throughout the enterprise
Work closely with the analytics team to gather technical requirements
Design, develop, and maintain the logical and physical dimensional data model of the enterprise data warehouse
Implement KPI dashboards, dynamic reports, OLAP cubes, ad-hoc reporting, scheduling, monitoring, and automation
Proficiency in object-oriented programming, specifically Ruby and Ruby on Rails
Experience in data warehousing including dimensional modeling concepts
Strong skills in operational data store and data warehouse architecture
Expert knowledge of relational databases and SQL
Proficiency in Unix/Linux/OS X
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and high attention to detail
The ability to learn new paradigms, tools, and processes quickly
Flexibility in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, exciting work environment
The ability to prioritize, self-manage, and seek help when necessary
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Understanding of the principles of data management, data governance, metadata management, data design and integration
Leadership experience within a business intelligence or analytics group
Experience working in an agile development environment
Solid grasp of data mining concepts and techniques
A passion for e-commerce, crowdsourcing, and fashion
The Benefits You’ll Get:
As part of the ModCloth family, you’ll be entitled to a great list of benefits including (but not limited to!) medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, emergency travel assistance, flex time, and continuing education stipends. Oh, and let’s not forget the snack wall.
If you’ve made it this far, you probably want some more background on ModCloth. Not a prob! ModCloth is a profitable e-retailer that has grown 17,500% over the last 3 years by selling affordable independent designer fashion and decor. Through innovative technology, social media, and customer involvement, us Modsters have not only built an ever-growing base of over 2 million unique monthly users, but are creating a brand that’s disrupting the world of social commerce. You’ve already seen how this is happening with our consumer-empowering Be the Buyer program, and that’s just the first iteration of what’s up our sleeve. By combining this eye for innovation with a fun-loving group of employees whose culture centers on passion, entrepreneurship, and monthly lunch cook-offs, ModCloth is on its way to great things!
Think you’re up for the challenge? Apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter telling us why you can’t wait to join our team of Ruby Engineers! Links to your work are encouraged. Click here: http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?cj=oyFCVfwu&s=Startuply