Data Engineer, Zoro Tools

| Chicago

In the past six years, Zoro has grown from a group of 6 people working out of a 2,000 square foot building, offering fewer than 100,000 products to a group of 150+ working out of a 60,000+ square foot building, offering more than 1,800,000 unique products.

Imagine what you could help us achieve as a Data Engineer! 

Zoro is seeking a Data Engineer. The Data Engineer develops and maintains data architecture for the company to enable knowledge worker productivity, improve customer experience and business decision making with accurate, timely, and consistent information. The role works with solution and cloud architects, business partners, and external service providers to ensure that new capabilities comply with the data architecture and meet the data needs of the company.

 Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Creates the data architecture and data management strategy for the organization
  • Ensures that data architecture and data management strategy creates a foundation for future investment in business intelligence and collaboration
  • Collaborates with business, service, and solution architects to understand the implications of respective architectures on data architecture and maximize the value of data across the organization
  • Maintains a holistic view of data assets by creating and maintaining blueprints that illustrate how data is stored, processed, and accessed
  • Responsible for the development of logical data models and physical data base designs applied across multiple computing environments
  • Provide oversight and direction for the design and development of the data warehouses’
  • Lead the design and implementation of new business intelligence solutions. Design and implement ETL processes
  • Monitor performance and advise any necessary infrastructure changes
  • Ensure optimal end user performance by establishing and consistently executing overall system performance assessment processes and associated action plans
  • Develop standards, process flows and tools that promote and facilitate the mapping of data sources, documenting interfaces and data movement across the enterprise.
  • Define governance and best practices around meta-data to ensure an integrated definition of data for enterprise information, and to ensure the accuracy, validity, reusability, and consistent definitions for common reference data.

Skills & Responsibilities:

  • Expert in data architecture development, data policy formation, data asset management, data modeling, and data taxonomy creation
  • Must be able to draw insights from structured and unstructured information
  • Competent in information systems design and information visualization techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to challenge and convince the various stakeholders involved in any project
  • Working knowledge of usability design and data warehousing techniques
  • Ability to perform business domain analysis and business process modeling
  • Proficient understanding of distributed computing principles
  • Proficient with cloud data warehouse technologies, such as AWS RedShift and/or Google BigQuery
  • Experience with MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
  • Good knowledge of data warehouse querying tools, such as SQL, AWS QuickSight and Google Data Studio
  • Good knowledge of business intelligence tools, such as Jaspersoft and/or Tableau
  • Ability to solve any ongoing data issues that arise throughout the data processing lifecycle
  • Knowledge of various ETL techniques and frameworks, such as Matillion and/or Talend
  • Experience with integration of data from multiple data sources
  • Experience with integrating machine learning toolkits into data infrastructure
  • Experience with Big Data technologies to support future growth

Success Criteria

  • Advanced Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving skills
  • Solid experience in architecture, advanced reporting and dashboards
  • Experience working with data warehouses is required
  • Strong SQL skills and experience with performance tuning are required
  • “Get it done” attitude
  • Superior Communication and Business-Technical Interaction skills
  • Good understanding of data modeling concepts and data relationships

To qualify, you must possess the following skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, management information systems, or a related discipline
  • More than five years of experience in data architecture or minimum five to seven years of experience as data analyst, business intelligence analyst, or equivalent roles
  • Proven experience with ETL tools
  • Professional or educational experience in software development
  • Excellent communication and data analysis skills
  • Excellent knowledge of SQL, R, and Python for performing data transformation and analysis

Zoro is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • RubyLanguages

Location

One office is in River North (Chicago), a community blossoming with culture and nightlife, and the other is in the northern suburb of Buffalo Grove.
225 W. Ohio Street, Chicago - River North & Buffalo Grove, IL

Insider's spotlight

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We are driven and work hard, because we are growing like crazy! We are in this together because we want to be, not because we have to. On the flip side, I've never missed one of my kid's ball games, concerts, parent-teacher conferences, and when I take a vacation, I'm actually allowed to take it (of course, I'm available if you need me, team)! :-)

Adam

Chief Fox Officer - Says he's a business guy first, an HR guy second, but always an HR guy first. That's quite the deep thought...

What are Zoro Perks + Benefits

Zoro Benefits Overview

Very competitive package - beyond your base salary, we offer bonuses, a 401(k) match and additional 401(k) incentive contribution, a full-scope of medical/dental/vision/life insurance benefits, voluntary benefits, shuttle service, a bunch of free food (free coffee, soft drinks, snacks, and free meals from time-to-time). Our North Suburb office has a subsidized cafe inside our offices that is a breakfast/lunch spot and coffee bar, in addition to a game room, recreation area and a rock room... yes a rock room... bring your axe and rock out on a break!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Optional Voluntary Benefit
Wellness Programs
Discount partnership with Sky Fitness.
Onsite Gym
Buffalo Grove equipped with workout bench, dumbells, free weights, a basketball court, badminton court, ping pong, air hockey, bags, golf net, outdoor volleyball, and we've even played quiddich!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
3.5% contribution by Zoro on a bi-weekly basis (whether you contribute or not). Additional 3.5% target contribution based on annual company performance.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We've won a Dave Thomas award for having a solid adoption assistance program - that's pretty cool!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Starting at 18 days per year with carryover option of up to 5 days.
Paid Volunteer Time
We like to give back to the local community. We have team builders focused on helping a variety of philanthropic organizations.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
We feature a range from shorts and t-shirts to those who embrace "Tie Tuesdays". Wear what makes you comfortable, but you may want to clean it up if you have an important customer in town!
Commuter Benefits
In our North Suburb office, we feature shuttle service to/from Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, and Deerfield stops. Also a commuter benefit program available as a voluntary benefit.
Company Outings
We've done many of these. From ball games to luaus to olympics to the zoo - Zoro finds ways to treat employees to lots of fun.
Game Room
Basketball, bags, driving range net, ping pong, badminton, video games, music room... we even played quiddich in our warehouse for our Harry Potter-themed Halloween event!
Stocked Kitchen
All offices feature coffee, soft drinks, sparkling water, tea, popcorn machine, random snacking opportunities, as well as an on-site cafe in our North Suburb office.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Sometimes happy hours provided by the company, but many team members get together outside of work because they want to, not because they have to!
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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