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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!

Sr. Data Analyst

Department: Business Intelligence
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze

Backblaze originated in a founder’s one-bedroom apartment where five people committed to helping people save their data. Backblaze provides backup and cloud storage that’s astonishingly easy to use and inexpensive. Our customers use our services so they can pursue dreams like curing cancer (genome mapping is data intensive), archiving the work of some of the greatest artists on the planet (learn more about how Austin City Limits uses B2), or simply sleeping well at night (anyone that’s spilled a cup of coffee on a laptop knows the relief that comes with complete, secure backups). We are entrusted with well over an exabyte of data from customers in more than 175 countries. We exited 2020 growing rapidly, and we've done it all with just $3M in total funding.

We’ve managed to nurture a team oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing for our customers and coworkers. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 99% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor!

Backblaze is looking for a self-motivated and experienced Sr. Data Analyst for the Business Intelligence (BI) team. The Business Intelligence (BI) team is responsible for providing visibility into key business metrics, deriving insights from product usage data, performing data governance and warehousing solutions, as well as facilitating data-driven decision making company-wide. The ideal candidate would have strong analytical skills, can work well both independently and as part of a team, excellent time-management and organizational habits, and the ability to communicate clearly. 

The Sr. Data Analyst will be overseeing and managing the processes responsible for accurate data collection, processing, modeling and data analysis for our Personal and Business Backup products. The ideal candidate has a knack for seeing solutions in sprawling data sets and the business mindset to convert insights into strategic opportunities for our company. He/She/Them will work closely with leaders across product, sales, finance and marketing to support and implement high-quality, data-driven decisions. They will ensure data accuracy and consistent reporting by designing and creating optimal processes and procedures to follow. They will use advanced data modeling, predictive modeling and analytical techniques to interpret key findings from company data and leverage these insights into initiatives that will support business outcomes. This person will apply their knowledge and experience in data analysis to solving real-world problems faced by our Personal and Business Backup products and finding opportunities for improvement across multiple projects, teams and business units.

What You'll Do:

  • Work with product managers to define metrics and specifications to measure the performance of new features and integrations.
  • Lead cross-functional projects using advanced data modeling and analysis techniques to discover insights that will guide strategic decisions and uncover optimization opportunities.
  • Build, develop and maintain data models, reporting systems, data automation systems, dashboards and performance metrics that support key business decisions.
  • Oversee the design and delivery of reports and insights that analyze business functions and key operations and performance metrics.
  • Ensure accuracy of data and perform quality checks on reporting deliverables 
  • Define requirements for data collection, intake and validation.
  • Examine, interpret and report results of analytical initiatives to stakeholders in leadership, technology, sales, marketing, and product teams.
  • Oversee the data/report requests process: tracking requests submitted, prioritization, approval, etc.
  • Responsible for developing requirements for the import/export of metrics for marketing and sales automation.
  • Anticipate demands for future initiatives, devise project proposals/roadmaps, and prioritize tasks accordingly.
  • Communicate results and business impacts to stakeholders within the company.

The Right Fit:

  • MUST HAVE Strong SQL skills, ability to perform effective querying involving multiple tables and subqueries.
  • Understanding of and experience using analytical concepts and statistical techniques: hypothesis development, designing tests/experiments, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and developing actionable recommendations for business units.
  • Experience working with and creating datasets and dashboards to autonomously translate ambiguous business problems into deep insights through hands-on analytics.
  • Experience using analytical techniques to contribute to company growth efforts, increasing revenue and other key business outcomes.
  • Strong problem solving, quantitative and analytical abilities.
  • Strong ability to plan and manage numerous processes and projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • We’re looking for someone with 3 to 5 years of experience in a position monitoring, manipulating and drawing insights from data.
  • The right candidate will also be proficient and experienced with the following tools/programs:
    • Experience with data visualization tools: Tableau, Looker, Microsoft Power BI, etc.
    • Knowledge of ETL concepts in order to clearly define requirements for new data sources
    • Knowledge and experience with Salesforce 
  • Strong desire to work with passionate people who care deeply about solving challenging problems to improve Backblaze.
  • Collaborative attitude, inquisitive nature, and an unquenchable curiosity.

Backblaze Perks:

  • 100% healthcare for family
  • Competitive compensation and 401k
  • Full-time employees receive option grants
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation
  • Childcare bonus (human children only)
  • Pet-friendly office
  • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development
  • Culture that supports healthy work-life balance

Backblaze is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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