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Embark Veterinary Engineering Manager, Business Intelligence in Boston, Massachusetts

Who we are:

Join Embark on our mission to improve the life and longevity of dogs everywhere. Our canine DNA test — the highest-rated, most accurate on the market — enables us to make scientific advances in personalized pet care. Recently named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine ( , Embark is the only canine genetics company using research-grade technology, which allows us to make new scientific discoveries.

Designed by world leaders in dog genetics in partnership with Cornell University, the Embark Dog DNA Test provides information on genetic health risks and breed make-up, allowing dog owners, breeders, and veterinarians to make personalized care plans based on a dog's unique genetic profile. Embark is also home to the world’s only canine DNA relative finder. No wonder The New York Times ( recently called Embark’s Breed and Health Kit the best dog DNA test available!

Interested in joining our pack? We are looking for highly motivated and mission-driven employees who will join us as Embark leads the cutting edge of creativity and innovation in the fast-growing consumer genetics space.

About the role:

This is an exciting phase in our growth. We are moving beyond ad hoc spreadsheets and manual data extracts, to embed seamless data-driven decision-making and analytics throughout the business. You will be responsible for building out a green-field data warehousing and analytics system to support the needs of Product, Marketing and Finance. You will lead an engineering team to design, set up and operate data storage, ETL, and data viz. You will report to the CTO, and work closely with counterparts and users in Product, Marketing and Finance.

What you’ll do:

  • Implement and operate ETL from first-party and third-party transactional data sources, and federated queries, as appropriate

  • Implement and operate a highly scalable data warehouse to store and query data (e.g. Redshift), including structured/relational data and unstructured/nonrelational data, and clickstream data

  • Manage a universal data model to allow non-technical people to query across diverse data sources in sensible ways

  • Implement and rollout one or more data analysis and visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Power BI, Metabase)

  • Provide training and support to analysts across the company

  • Communicate solutions effectively with users and team members

  • Create and host dashboards and other data products

  • Hire, manage and develop the engineers on your team

  • Be accountable for the success of the team including progress towards milestones and for successful outcomes for users

    What experience we’re looking for:

  • Several years of team and project management experience

  • Experience delivering BI tooling and reports for Marketing, Product and Finance teams

  • Experience designing and implementing data warehousing systems

  • Expertise with AWS Redshift

  • Experience with these is a plus:

  • Spark

  • Snowflake

  • Azure Data Factory

  • Big Query

  • Dataflow

  • AWS Glue

  • AWS Athena

  • Expertise designing data warehouse schemas, and designing and building ETL and data ingestion pipelines

  • Expertise introducing Tableau or similar into an organization

  • Experience managing operations for HA/DR

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to engage and manage internal and external stakeholders across all levels of seniority.

  • A “customer-centric” approach to providing services to our internal employees, balancing employee requests and needs with reason, and proactively communicating with key stakeholders.

    What we can offer:

    At Embark, we might be dog lovers, but we’re passionate about people too. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where all employees can belong and flourish. Here are some of our benefits and perks:

  • A flexible vacation policy so you can take off the time you need when you need it

  • Paid maternal and paternal leave (plus paw-ternity leave for new pets)

  • Every other Friday off each summer

  • Dog-friendly office near South Station, Boston (when we get back to the office), with some flexibility (eg work from home at least 2 days a week, flexibility around child care needs, etc)

  • Perks tailored for dog lovers including subsidized pet insurance and dog-walking services

  • Startup perks with big-company benefits (401k match, a generous bonus structure, commuter benefits, top-of-the-line healthcare, HSA/FSA)

  • Competitive salaries and equity participation — every employee gets stock options

  • Fully-stocked office snack bar and regular office events

  • New iMacs and MacBook Pros, or laptops running Linux

  • Continuing education, including attending conferences and company-provided resources to help with individual growth and development

    Embark is an equal opportunity workplace and values diversity at our company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, age, disability status, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws. See also EEO is the Law ( .

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